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Spectator: Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

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  1. Angus

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    Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

    By Matthew Vadum on 8.24.09 @ 6:08AM

    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

    This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.

    The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group's senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

    Yearwood, who uses the honorific "Reverend" before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the "Democracy Now" radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. "I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die," he said.

    On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something "positive," "forward-leaning," and "productive," said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.

    The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

    "They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day."

    A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.

    Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn't happy that TV's Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist" who became the president's green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon. The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show. Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.

    With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media -- which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation's first black president -- to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens.

    "The organizing term is to 'go dark.' You don't tell the press, don't tell people you think will tell the press," said the source.

    Of course, the annual commemoration of the 2001 terrorist attacks belongs to the entire nation, but President Obama and the activist left don't see it that way. They view the nationwide remembrance of the murder of 3,000 Americans by Islamic totalitarians as an obstacle to winning over the hearts and minds of the American people.

    "When you criticize them, they are prepared to say, 'Did you want 9/11 to be another day of selling mattresses, like Presidents Day?" the source said. "They are truly trying to change the American mindset."

    They view Sept. 11 as a "Republican" day because it focuses the public on supposedly "Republican" issues like patriotism, national security, and terrorism. According to liberals, 9/11 was long ago hijacked by Republicans and their enablers and unfairly used to bludgeon helpless Democrats at election time.

    MSNBC's foremost left-wing bloviator, Keith Olbermann, summed up this ugly perspective the week after the Republican Party convention last year:

    But 9/11 has become a brand name. A Republican campaign slogan. Propaganda of the lowest form. 9/11 has become 9/11 with a trademark logo. "9/11 TM" has sustained a president who long ago should have been dismissed, or impeached. It has kept him and his gang of financial and constitutional crooks in office without -- literally -- any visible means of support. "9/11 TM" has made possible the greatest sleight-of-hand in our nation's history.

    On Aug. 4, the White House offered a glimpse into its plans to desecrate 9/11 for political advantage. Jones appeared in a largely ignored 33-minute video posted on the official blog of the White House to discuss the administration's plan to flush 9/11 down the memory hole just as it has tried to do by rechristening the Global War on Terror the "Overseas Contingency Operations."

    Of this National Day of Service, Jones says little except that it will be a great opportunity "for people to connect, to find other people in your peer group who are also passionate about repowering America but also greening up America and cleaning up America."

    On the same day, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson and activists held a low-key press conference. At it, Yearwood said the National Day of Service will be "the first milestone" of a larger effort called Green the Block that is attempting to convince Americans that the utopian fantasy of a so-called green economy is possible without turning the U.S. into a Third World country.

    "From policy creation to community implementation, the Green the Block campaign wants to see access and opportunity created for all Americans, to build prosperity and a healthier planet for future generations," Yearwood said.

    At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held -- of all the 365 days in a year -- on Sept. 11.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2009/08/24/obamas-plan-to-desecrate-911/
  2. Jarv

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    Anyone, like I, that had many friends die in that attack will not buy it and forever fight their attempts to make us forget.

    What's next, the bombing of Pearl harbor ? Remember the Maine ?

    Obama is a scumbag.
  3. MetalHead

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    Anybody caught his act today talking so joyfully about Islam and their ramadan(so what if I mispelled?)

    He goes on vacation at te beginning of Ramadan??
    Barry,is there something you wish to tell us?
  4. SuspectCorner

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    Conservative writer: Obama plans "to desecrate 9/11"

    by Alex Koppelman / Salon.com / Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 20:30 EDT

    You might think that President Obama and Congress designated Sept. 11th as a "National Day of Service" in order to commemorate the people who lost their lives in the terror attacks of 2001, and the spirit of volunteerism that followed. But Matthew Vadum is here to tell you different. In an article for the American Spectator titled "Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11," he says he knows what it's really about:

    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

    This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing ....

    The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

    "They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day." ....

    With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media -- which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation's first black president -- to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens.


    It's really not worth spending much time debunking this -- Vadum did a fine job of making the story totally unbelievable all by himself -- but it probably is worth noting that victims' families had been asking for just this kind of day since 2003.

    Plus, check out the official Web site set up for the day: They're asking people to come up with their own events. So if you don't want to help out at anti-American places like food banks and community gardens, you can organize your own event. I imagine even Vadum could come up with some sort of volunteer work that wouldn't "desecrate" 9/11.

    ― Alex Koppelman
  5. burmafrd

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    And once again ol suspect picks someone from the far left in going to Salon. And he has the nerve to squawk about Fox News?
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I don't know what is wrong with taking one article to argue against another when one article comes from a right leaning site and the other comes from a left leaning site.
  7. zrinkill

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    Sorry ...... but I agree with this.
  8. JBond

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    What is the "National service day" and why does it have to be on the anniversary of the deadliest attack by Muslims in the United States? What in the hell do community gardens and food banks have to do with Islamists attacking and killing our fellow citizens?
  9. TheCount

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    Do you know who you're talking to? :laugh2:
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Yes...anything that is not far right wing leaning is MSN liberal bias news sources. Which makes it even funnier that he of all people would whine about it.
  11. JBond

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    How does a national service day have anything to do with Islamic terrorists killing our citizens? I am asking you because you are level headed left leaning guy and I do not understand the correlation Obama is trying to make.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

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    http://origin.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,94503,00.html

    9/11 Relatives Want to Make National Service Day

    Tuesday, August 12, 2003

    WASHINGTON — Sept. 11 will forever be a day of grim memories, but a group of victims' relatives, nonprofit groups and marketing professionals hope to also turn it into an annual opportunity to boost volunteerism and charitable works.

    One Day's Pay (search), a New York-based nonprofit, wants millions of Americans to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks by lending a helping hand to their communities each Sept. 11. The effort begins this year, and the group's goal is 30 million participants by 2010.

    In announcing their plans Tuesday, organizers said they are not seeking to turn Sept. 11 into a work holiday. Nor do they expect that every American will have time to volunteer that day. But they hope people will take steps on Sept. 11 toward helping a community group with a pledge of money or time.

    "It's a simple idea. All we're saying to people is, observe Sept. 11 by doing something good for someone else," said David Paine, the group's president and the chief executive officer of Paine PR, a public relations agency.

    Jay S. Winuk, whose brother Glenn died at the World Trade Center (search), said the volunteerism drive "is perhaps the best thing to rise from the ashes of that terrible day. It is a simple, user-friendly action plan for helping others."

    Winuk, the group's vice president, said his 20-year-old brother raced from his law office about a block from Ground Zero to lend his skills as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician on Sept. 11, 2001.

    "That day he risked everything to help others, as he had hundreds of times before," Winuk said. "Glenn's remains were found six months later in the ruins of the South Tower, a borrowed medic bag by his side."

    The concept for One Day's Pay, according to the group, was inspired by the courage exhibited by the passengers who rebelled against hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 (search), which crashed into a Pennsylvania field.

    The group's founders include Alice Hoglan of California, whose son, Mark Bingham, died in the crash.

    "The purpose of One Day's Pay is to act as a vehicle for us to convert that awful negative energy that was generated that day into something truly beautiful, altruistic, constructive and uplifting," she said.

    The name One Day's Pay refers to the idea of giving at least one day's service to communities each year.

    Organizations working with One Day's Pay include the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network (search), Youth Service America and Citizen Corps, an office within the Department of Homeland Security that coordinates preparedness activities in communities nationwide.

    One Day's Pay created a Web site to help individuals, employers and organizations make plans to help others on or around Sept. 11. More than 100 organizations have already pledged to participate this year.

    Those participating are encouraged to register nonbinding, confidential pledges, which One Day's Pay will tally each year.

    The group had planned to urge Congress to pass a resolution recognizing Sept. 11 as a voluntarily observed national day of service, charity and compassion. But Paine said that with the anniversary a month away, and Congress in recess, the organization is not pressing that idea this year.


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  13. TheCount

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    What would you prefer, exactly?
  14. BrAinPaiNt

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    Any reason to complain about Obama will work, even if unfounded and the idea was brought forward back in 2003. :D
  15. JBond

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    I suppose one day a year is all some can manage. Maybe if they tried every day to help others they actually may make a difference rather than a publicity stunt. That day will always be remebered for what the islamic nut jobs did to us.
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Well shiver me timbers...what no blaming Obama for this one>?!?!?!?!
  17. JBond

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    Service is fine, but to try and mask what that day is really about is wrong. It is about Islam and their intolerance for anything not Islamic.
  18. burmafrd

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    BP still tries to act like he is impartial and all that crap. Thankfully most realize that he is not. The smug part is definitly wearing thin.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    It will do you a world of good
  20. TheCount

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    In the United States of America, you expect a day dedicated to railing against Islam?

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