There have been some recent headlines concerning the supposed inappropriateness of the trailer advertising the movie Flight 93 which will be released at the end of this month. At least one theater in New York City has pulled it. Some patrons complain that it is too soon after 9/11. Is such a response even partly justified? The answer is an unhesitating no! Do you doubt me? Well, then take a look for yourself:
Flight 93 Trailer
What prompts such outrage? Is it based on a legitimate concern for the victims of 9/11 and their families? Around eight months after 9/11, I had a discussion with a radical leftist. He adamantly believed that we needed to “get over” 9/11. The United States is an allegedly evil country deserving attack. This is the real reason why a number of people are upset. It is, according to the left-wingers, best for Americans to forget that awful day. If nothing else, isn't it of far greater importance to radicalize the American political system? Why be overly concerned with terrorism when Bush/Hitler resides in the White House?
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