“Rebuild the ugly muthas”

Mark Steyn once again says it perfectly:

somehow the World Trade Center Memorial Cultural Complex has wound up mostly in the hands of something called the “International Freedom Center”, on whom millions of taxpayer dollars have been lavished in return for a display that will place the events that took place on that ground in the “broader context” of Native American genocide, black lynchings, Pinochet, the Holocaust, not to mention Gitmo and Abu Ghraib. Most Americans were unaware of this amazing heist until Debra Burlingame, a member of the board of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and sister of the pilot of one of the hijacked planes, revealed the extent of the subversion. The leading figures in the International Freedom Center are:

— Tom Bernstein, a Hollywood financier whose organisation Human Rights First recently filed a lawsuit against Don Rumsfeld on behalf of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
— Michael Posner, who heads the “Stop Torture Now” campaign directed exclusively at the US military.
— Eric Foner, the Columbia University professor who shortly after 9/11 wrote, “I’m not sure which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House.”
— and, of course, George Soros, the billionaire sterling-destabiliser who was one of the first to compare Bush to the Nazis.

According to the International Freedom Center, the cultural centre will “nurture a global conversation on freedom in our world today”. In other words, Ground Zero is going to be turned into what the columnist Michelle Malkin calls the Ultimate Guilt Complex. Thus, early plans for a mural showing an Iraqi going to the polls were ditched in favour of a picture of Martin Luther King. Nothing wrong with folks learning about civil rights and Pinochet’s victims, but not at the site of the bloodiest attack on the American mainland.

I never cared for the Twin Towers, which were never anything more than a couple of oversized slabs of Seventies tat. But once the Islamonutters had taken them down and the various “internationally acclaimed architects” began submitting designs of ever more limpid tastefulness, I decided Donald Trump had it right: rebuild the ugly muthas but make ’em taller, and stick a giant extended middle finger on the top of each one, or maybe pose that Saddam statue hanging sideways off the roof so he’s being toppled in perpetuity.

We never liked the WTC much either, though the view at night towards the Brooklyn Bridge from Windows on the World was magnificent. This really should be a no-brainer: 111 storeys, big middle finger.


Rebuilding the towers would remove one additional, very annoying, irritant: the censoring of pictures of the World Trade Center out of some loony “sensitivity.” It began when the media refused to show the horror of people jumping out of the towers — fair enough perhaps. It continued when the movie Spiderman was recut to take out scenes in which Spidey apparently swung between the towers. It reached ridiculous proportions when the Simpsons episode when they visit New York and the World Trade Center was taken out of circulation for a time. Enough already!

(Photo via GreatBuildings.com)

One Response to ““Rebuild the ugly muthas””

  1. J Philip Says:

    Jack, I humbly offer the following design:

    I found the picture whilst blogging on the rebuilding two months ago.

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