|They've gone and done it now
||[Sep. 11th, 2002|04:50 pm]
The American Caliban
Do greed and bad taste have no limits?
They've named the freakin thing as a holiday. There is merch. I am going to stick my finger in my throat now.
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?
Well, for one thing, every American I've shown that to has been angry! That's something :)
I hope Hallmark gets reamed for this
It's not a holiday unless there's a Hallmark card...
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.
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?
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.
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.