Where Is The Memorial?
As Aunt B. mentioned the other day, Oliver Stone has a World Trade Center movie coming out soon. Tomorrow, I think. Doesn't matter to me because I'm not gonna go. You couldn't pay me to see that movie.
But Stone made it because he thinks that we are in danger of forgetting 9/11.
I think I'll pass over the ludicrousness and folly of that statement. But I do want to know one thing.
Why have we forgetton the World Trade Center? Why isn't anything rebuilt yet? They can't even get the memorial off the ground. All the talk in the weeks immediately post 9/11 was about getting new and taller towers up there as fast as possible. There were the towers shaped like a fist giving the finger, the taller towers, the smaller yet prettier towers, etc.
Five years later there's still a hole in the ground.
It's like America. Five years later we still have this gaping hole and all we seem to be able to do is pick pick pick at it. TV movies about the pain. Oprah shows about the pain. Books and History Channel specials and songs and arguments about who hurts worse and who hurts too much and whose made too much money and who hasn't made enough. And now movies in the theatre about the pain. Let's pick at the scab some more and bring Junior Mints along for the fun of it.
And yet five years later there is still a hole in the ground.