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September 11, 2011

Paul Krugman Doesn’t Allow Comments, for Obvious Reasons

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 7:25 pm

Paul Krugman exploits the 10th anniversary of horrific terrorist attack on our country to score political points.  The Years of Shame:

Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

Well, yes, the commemorations are oddly subdued, if they can even be called commemorations.  Mayor Bloomberg did not allow the firefighters to participate in the official events held by the City of New York.  Barack Hussein Obama urged us to clean the beaches, kiss a baby and be nice to the busboy or some such.  Better forget the 3,000 innocent Americans murdered by jihadis and feel guilty, guilty, guilty for no particular reason.  I’m not at all clear what is it that Giuliani is supposed to be vilified for, and Krugman is no help.

We should feel shame, though.  Shame for allowing the central story of the War on Terror to become the condition of Muslims, shame because our Mideast studies departments are run by the Saudis, shame because it actually took something like 9/11 to go into Iraq and finish the job that should have been finished ten years earlier.  Most of all, we should feel shame for forgetting.

Shame because a cheap rabble-rouser like Krugman is supposed to be an opinion-maker.

UPDATE: Linked by Political Junkie Mom — Thanks!

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8 Comments »

  1. You sound angry, racist, and confused. I’m not sure which of those is related to or caused by the others, but you should probably chill out a little bit, maybe go for a walk outside.

    Comment by City of Prog — September 11, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    • Oh, I am pretty angry. Accusations of racism is the last refuge of scoundrels, though.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — September 11, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    • Wow! Race Card?!?! Talk about the inability to look at context with a contrasting view. Only an undereducated person would have made such a statement. Thanks for defining the benchmark for desperation.

      Comment by CB — September 13, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

      • CB, amazing, isn’t it? I supposed I didn’t have to approve it, but some trolls are just too good to be ignored.

        Comment by edge of the sandbox — September 13, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

  2. Krugman is a hack. A sad, partisan hack with no new ideas.

    Comment by Harrison — September 12, 2011 @ 7:39 am

  3. FYI (and disgusting)….Krugman’s book on macro-economics is used as a textbook in many community colleges — and universities, too.

    Indoctrination in Leftism!

    And now he’s bloviating on 9/11. Can I puke now?

    Comment by Always On Watch — September 12, 2011 @ 9:18 am

  4. Krugman is just another Marxist pretending to be an elite.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — September 12, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

  5. spot on..shame is exactly right…good grief!

    Comment by Angel — September 12, 2011 @ 7:02 pm


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