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When Memory And Awareness Is Exploitation

To remember the events and fallen of 9/11 is to exploit the fallen for exploitation. So sayeth Keith Olbermann.

From a man for whom everything is a political outrage, I offer the above as an example of consistency if not irony.

I had friends there too, Keith. One of them worked in the World Trade Center during the 1993 bombing as well. I choose to remember with keen awareness, and I assure that it is no less painful.

When I was a young Marine, invincible and proud beyond my right to be so, a crusty old sergeant (pronounced sar'nt) said something that has stuck with me through all my days.

"Fear is God's way of telling you to pay attention. Pain is God's way of telling you that you are still alive."

It's what you do with the realization - and not denial - of both these conditions that charts your path in the fields before you. Keith and I clearly see two different paths before us.

Such is the case with sheep and sheepdogs. The wolf still circles. And grazing and diverting its eyes will not save the sheep. But the sheepdog, hated by wolf and sheep alike, will see the sheep through the field regardless - always aware, watching, listening, alert.

Because that's just what sheepdogs do.


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Comments (10)

Just like everyone else in ... (Below threshold)

Just like everyone else in the MSM, Keith has decided that we can't handle anything related to 9/11.

Pretty soon nobody will remember it.

Don't be so scared Schipper... (Below threshold)

Don't be so scared Schippert, it's just a wolf.

No jp2, it's just an olberf... (Below threshold)

No jp2, it's just an olberfool.

Olbie and his ilk don't wan... (Below threshold)

Olbie and his ilk don't want to hide 9-11 because it was painful. They want to make national security a non-issue because they know their political buddies are so weak on this. It's an insult to those who died that day (and yes, Keith, I know two people who died on 9-11) to ignore what happened and act like it is no longer important.

keef oberwoman and the 7 pe... (Below threshold)

keef oberwoman and the 7 people in its audience every night sure like to get sand in their vg's don't they.

Keefums has be SOOOOO outra... (Below threshold)

Keefums has be SOOOOO outraged, SOOOOO often that now it barely rates a "Stupid Fuck" comment before continuing to channel surf to other locations.

"keef oberwoman and the 7 p... (Below threshold)

"keef oberwoman and the 7 people in its audience every night" How did he manage to double his audience in only 2 years? Are they letting the building maintence people sit in the audience now?

Very funny GrandFan! When N... (Below threshold)

Very funny GrandFan! When NBC zooms in on his painted face I cringe while looking at him on the HDTV. It reminds me of the movie Animal House when Flounder was on the projection screen and everybody gasped.

Dontcha just love watching ... (Below threshold)

Dontcha just love watching the drive by media, as it slowly fades into obscure irrelevance ?

Republicans: Never Forget.... (Below threshold)
Mark L:

Republicans: Never Forget.

Democrats: Never Happened. If it did, it was done by Bush.






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