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I'm serious about this (well, sort of). The right has always been uneasy with the specifics of what happened on September 11, 2001, because the people who were killed, who were permanently injured, who lost loved ones, who rushed heriocally into danger to save their fellow human beings, were all New Yorkers. New Yorkers, like other blue-staters, aren't supposed to behave like that, according to the right-wing culture-war narrative. They're supposed to be effete, latte-drinking, Europhiliac, wine-sipping wimps who shriek and run at the first sign of danger.
The right absolutely hated the fact that New Yorkers proved their culture war narrative wrong. It would have been so much better if it had been red-staters that were attacked by terrorists and behaved heroically in response (which no doubt they would have). Annie sez this herself: "I think I'd rather have them trying to invade Mississippi or Georgia, Alabama." It was so thoughtless, really, of the Al Qaeda terrorists to make New Yorkers look good.
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Saturday, August 27, 2005
New York was not attacked
I know I've been a posting fool today but one more. It's a shame we fucked up the wingnuts' day on 9/11, but they've gotten their mileage out of it regardless. From the Green Knight:
Posted by Fixer at 13:52