Radio commercials in the New York metropolitan area encourage listeners to donate blood in memory of September 11th. I wouldn’t give the bloody wisdom tooth that was ripped from my mouth last week in honor of the event.
We don’t buy our spouses pearls on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, nor should we roll up our sleeves just so the American Red Cross can sell our blood to insurance companies.
Remember the millions that were raised in private donations following the attacks? Ever wonder what happened to the September 11th Fund? Most of the charitable funding was “distributed” by a charity in New York called UJA Federation– look them up on-line. They are everywhere, but there are no detailed financial statements relating to all that money that poured out of charitable Americans like blood moments after the towers came tumbling down.
And to think Bin Laden was already dead before the marines stormed the compound. The story of the September 11th attack and all the wars and assassinations that followed turns more fictional as the years pass and yet we grow more and more protective of our national pride every time we give something to remember it by.
Donate blood in memory of September 11th if you wish.
I’d rather slit my wrists than remember something that was not reality to begin with.