Monday, September 12, 2011

Paul Krugman Writes of Shame

I'm not one to expose my readership to garbage.  However, Paul Krugman wrote an article (then proceeded to not allow comments like the coward he is) that has me completely infuriated.

Here it is, in its entirety:

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.

Shame, Mr. Krugman?  The shame is that you cannot look past the hatred and loathing you have for your political opponents, regardless of the circumstances.  You are at best morally polluted and at worst suffering from mental illness.  I pray that you seek help.

1 comment:

  1. What's odd about subdued commemorations of such a tragedy? What does this guy think would be more appropriate -- dancing in the streets? I mean, seriously, how would he prefer they be commemorated? What an idiot...


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