| September 9, 2011

I missed this, and it’s in my old stomping grounds too?

College Threatens to Nix 9/11 Tribute As Too American

If you thought that something as innocuous as putting up 3,000 American flags on school grounds to pay tribute to those murdered on September 11 couldn’t be controversial, you haven’t been to Marietta College.
Administrators at this liberal arts college in southeast Ohio are threatening to cancel a 9/11 memorial planned by their students if flags from other countries are not observed in the activities as well.

This tribute was organized by students at the school. And it get’s worse:

Meanwhile, Marietta officials are hosting 9/11 events on their own, but those activities pertain to how American Muslims are treated in a post-9/11 world.  On Sept. 13, for instance, the school is organizing a “Pizza & Politics” forum to discuss “how Muslims in the U.S. see/experience freedom of speech.”  The following day, there will be a faculty-led talk “on the misconception of the Arab-Muslim culture in the Western world, and the stereotypes Muslims experience in the U.S.”


Category: Antiwar crowd, Geezer Alert!, I hate hippies

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  1. karlen says:

    Go ahead and discuss how Japanese Americans felt after Dec 7 1941 too.

    They’re off their rocker.

  2. Bobo says:

    How about including the flags of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Germany, all on fire?

  3. RobD says:

    you should warn a guy before posting about something like this, my head amost exploded….

  4. TSO says:

    I would love to discuss Arab/Muslim culture at this hearing. Maybe they could explain to me how forceable pederasty and having catamites is a great thing.

  5. 2-17AirCav says:

    Two things. First, I guess the flags would include Saudi Arabia’s too. After all, some of their citizens died in the attacks. Of course, the fact that they committed the attacks shouldn’t matter. Second, I also guess that no sausage or pepperoni will be ordered for the Pizza & Politics night. After all, that would be so insensitive. Gotta go puke now. Thanks.

  6. CPT Me says:

    Better not put up a flag of Israel though because that might be insensitive to the Muslims too.

  7. PintoNag says:

    I’d help ’em put up all the foreign flags they wanted.

    I’m not really sure how I’d make a flagpole fit up someone’s rectum…but I’d have a lot of fun practicing.

  8. Thunder 26 says:

    So many folks that need beatin’ with a stick-so little time!

  9. malclave says:

    I don’t really see a problem with the college wanting flags representing the victims reflecting their citizenship, but they should have brought it up back in June.

  10. B Woodman says:

    Pizza & politics.
    I hope that includes pork sausage, bacon, pepperoni & beer.
    Otherwise, what’s left? And what’s the point (besides the one on top of your head)?

  11. dutch508 says:

    I wouldn’t argue about putting flags for anyone who was not a citizen, but were killed that day in the towers.

  12. NHSparky says:

    I could see that, Dutch, but seriously, this is all more moral relativism bullshit.

    And yeah–make mine with extra sausage and pepperoni. Something tells me they won’t recognize the irony. Kinda like a few years back when Rachel Corrie’s buddies advertised a memorial pancake breakfast at Denny’s.

    Finally, liberal arts = permanently unemployable. At least my job is still secure from these assclowns.

  13. Flagwaver says:

    To quote Beck, “blood just squirted out of my eyes.”

    I am with malclave, I don’t see a problem with setting up flags for each country and the number of people they lost. I actually did that at my university in the shape of the towers and pentagon, including a set of flags as a base that had the military flags and FDNY/NYPD/Port Authority flags under them for those brave heroes.

    However, to tell them that now rather than back when they were planning? Yeah, this get’s my blood boiling.

  14. 2-17AirCav says:

    Okay, that’s malclave and flagraiser for the United Nations approach. Okay if I refer to you jointly as MF?

  15. Flagwaver says:

    Hey hey hey hey… I lost an uncle at the Pentagon and a cousin at the WTC, not to mention three cousins in the Rockpile and Sandbox. I was just part of the group that set up the flags, not the coordinator. I was the one who put the FDNY, Port Authority, NYPD, and the Branch colors on the flags of the heroes.

    Just because I agree with a person’s sentiments does not make me like that person. I still feel that it was an attack on America and not those other countries even if their citizens were also killed. I went along with the plan to honor my fallen family as well as my brothers and sisters in uniform.

    Please do not believe that my views are equal to another because they appear as such. It is misleading and may appear haphazard, at best.