Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Freedom Tower

When I first heard the replacement structure for the World Trade Center was going to be called the "Freedom Tower," I nearly gagged. No other word in the English language has been as diluted as freedom has been over the last decade.

Saying something over and over again doesn't make it any more true, yet people have a tendency to repeat something over and over again when they don't have it; they are fixated on what is not theirs. After 9/11, freedom in America was at greater risk than ever before, not only due to the hate of the world but Americans themselves who didn't give a damn about protecting the most sacred philosophies of our civilization. We used the word freedom repeatedly because we did not have it.

What I find most ironic about the "Freedom Tower" is that we're not the only country with a freedom tower. In particular, one country whom we are terrified of has their own freedom tower. Naming buildings after ideas doesn't promote or protect them; it makes it obvious that you don't live up to them.

They ought to name the Freedom Tower the United 93 Tower--after all, you don't get freedom by talking about it; you get freedom by fighting for it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I think the closing sentiments of this blog entry are very powerfully worded.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 8:00:00 PM  

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