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They've gone and done it now [Sep. 11th, 2002|04:50 pm]
The American Caliban
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Do greed and bad taste have no limits?

apparently not.

They've named the freakin thing as a holiday. There is merch. I am going to stick my finger in my throat now.
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[User Picture]From: fimmtiu
2002-09-11 05:18 pm (UTC)
I thank whatever Gods may be listening that I am a Canadian immigrant now. What is there to be proud of about America these days?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2002-09-11 05:43 pm (UTC)
Well, for one thing, every American I've shown that to has been angry! That's something :)

I hope Hallmark gets reamed for this
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2002-09-11 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's not a holiday unless there's a Hallmark card...
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[User Picture]From: flipzagging
2002-09-11 05:26 pm (UTC)

you think that was bad?

As the war on terror evolves into the ongoing fight to protect freedom, more and more Americans are asking "What can I do to help?"

The Ad Council's Campaign for Freedom has been created to help answer that question. [...]

Every dollar collected goes directly towards creating public service announcements, which will empower millions of Americans to protect our cherished way of life. Think about it, your generous donation puts you on the frontline in the protection of freedom.


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[User Picture]From: flipzagging
2002-09-11 05:29 pm (UTC)

but come to think of it...

Not so long ago, they used to sell commemorative postcards at lynchings.

This isn't so bad, is it?
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[User Picture]From: turnip
2002-09-11 05:34 pm (UTC)
a HOLIDAY?
jesus christ.
i don't know what burns me up more, the tackiness of making it a holiday, or the fact that i still had to work today.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2002-09-11 10:26 pm (UTC)
What pisses me off is the idea that to mourn the atrocity of 9/11 is by definition to become some kind of rah-rah flag-waving this-is-no-time-to-question-the-president's-actions patriotdroid. Can't I just be upset because some people died senselessly? Can't I just feel respect for the individuals who tried to help when it mattered? Why does it have to be grandiose and abstract?

I live in New York. I could smell the burning for a week after. The people on the upper floors who were incinerated? I inhaled them. Put that on a fucking greeting card.
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