Tuesday, August 23, 2005

WTC Memorial And Its Foreign "Helpers"

Here's an update to this post. The International Freedom Center plans seem even more outrageous with this new information. The idea that foreign "museums of conscience" have any right or standing to tell America what type of displays should be allowed at Ground Zero is incredibly arrogant and insulting. However, we must remember that audacity is something they have in abundance.
"'I can't think of a greater insult than to invite museums from other countries of the world to come and exploit what should be America's memorial,' said Jack Lynch, who helped carry the body of his firefighter son Michael, 30, out of the rubble."

So of course that means the IFC comes out with some boilerplate platitudes to try to deflect criticism. They "said on its Web site and newsletter that it had 'drawn inspiration' and received 'important practical advice' from the International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience." "'We have many, many advisers who have given us lots of advice,' Richard Tofel, Freedom Center president, said last week. 'Some of it we've taken and some of it we haven't - that's the nature of advice.'"He said the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington had most inspired the IFC's vision, and that the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Illinois was also offering extensive advice.

Yeah, right, you really plan on following the example of American museums instead of your soul-mate foreign "museums." Sorry, that won't wash. We've seen below that one of your group cut and run because they've been exposed as America haters and could no longer cover it up.
Listen to what the leader of these foreign "museums" has to say about the memorial: "'No one in the civilized world would ever defend what happened on 9/11,' said Sarwar Ali, the coalition's chairman and a trustee of the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh. 'But (we knew that word would make an appearance) what happened after 9/11 - with restrictions placed on human rights (where? examples please) and the cycle of revenge (no, the just punishment of the perpetrators and those who aid and support them) and the allegations of human rights abuses in prisons (overblown, wrong, but overblown) - must also be explored,'(not at Ground Zero, punk) Ali said in a call from London."

That being said, our enlightened "museum" friends suggest things like:

"Help distinguish between American people and the U.S. government in exhibits ..." (sorry, we are the government)

"Use reports from human rights organizations to examine contemporary abuse of rights." (again, not at Ground Zero)

"Involve the United Nations, UNESCO and other international bodies." (Hell no!)

"Use the museum as a venue for international meetings, where all views are welcomed and considered." (what? invite thugs and murderers to give speeches supporting their criminal actions? Oh, Hell no!)

No matter what they say, the far left IFC must be booted from the WTC Memorial site. They have no place at Ground Zero. Listen to what they say about the exhibits. "Tofel said preliminary plans call for an exchange of exhibits with some coalition museums. 'It is hoped and expected that temporary exhibits at the IFC will originate at, or travel to, some of the Historic Site Museums of Conscience - and perhaps vice versa,' he said in an E-mail." Why on earth do we need or want to do this? What do these "museums" have to do with 911? Oh, wait, nothing! Maybe they have a good purpose, maybe not. Let's not pollute Ground Zero with off topic exhibits and anti-American propaganda. We should demand no less.