Today, watching President Screw-Up at Ground Zero pandering to the 9/11 Families, etc. The Pink Flamingo finally had it.
Enough is enough.
It’s been nearly 10 years.
I still get a lump in my throat when I see that FDNY uniform or the NYPD. It is a matter of national pride. But a decade is long enough for the media pandering. It needs to end.
Yes, this sounds ugly, but someone needs to open their big fat mouth and say what the rest of us are thinking. We have hurt for the 9/11 Families. We have shed tears aplenty. We have said innumerable prayers for you. We have felt for you. But, it’s time to let it go. Ten years is enough time to heal.
Look, I personally know people who have lost spouses during this ten year span. They’re over it, having moved on with their lives. They don’t demand memorials, flowers, wreaths, or cash payments. People move on with their lives. They don’t use their heartache to become celebrities.
There, The Pink Flamingo said it. There is something rather distasteful about people turning their heartache and tragedy into celebrity status.
I guess I mention this because there is another group of families who have lost loved ones, not on 9/11, but not long after it. They are still losing loved ones, but are given no bounty, no attention, no flowers, no television time, nor no celebrity status. What is even more poignant is the fact that their loved ones willingly gave their lives to avenge the loved ones lost on 9/11.
Aside from very private moments with the former President and First Lady, you never ever ever see the spouses of the men and women who gave their lives for freedom during this War on Terror. They rarely appear on television. There are no large insurance payouts. They aren’t trotted out in public on the anniversary of their sacrifice.
They get nothing.
There are no towering memorials. You see no beautiful wreaths. There are no presidential visits. There are no moving articles.
They get nothing.
On September 11, 2011, they will get no memorials. There will be no presidential visits. There will be no media attention. You won’t see interviews with the parents of the men and women who have given their all. There will be no heart-breaking profiles of our heroes who died for freedom, thousands of miles away, expecting no memorials.
No one will stand up and ring a little bell and read the name of every man and woman who died in this War on Terror, fighting for freedom. There will be no organized corporate gathering of spouses and families. One gets the opinion that they are not important enough. There will be no towering monument. They will be forgotten and ignored.
How many children of fallen men and women in uniform get the celeb POTUS treatment?
Evidently Barack Obama has never met with the children of our fallen soldiers. Compare that to this:
There is no political capital for someone to meet with the families of our war dead.
The Pink Flamingo does not think the 9/11 Families are less deserving of respect, tears, and compassion, I simply think the families of those who have died for freedom are just as deserving and deserve equal attention.
They are never going to get it.
There’s no political capital in it.
The families of our men and women who have given their all in the War on Terror have moved on with their lives. Is it not time for the 9/11 Families to do the same thing?