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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Battle for Ground Zero

As some of you may have heard, there are plans to build - along with the new tower- a memorial museum to the victims of 9/11, and it's called the International Freedom Center.

Now there are two memorials planned at the site. One is the IFC, with 300,000 square feet, and the Memorial center, with 50,000 square feet, in a basement. Guess which one is dedicated to house the artifacts and exhibits of 9/11 ? You got it, the Memorial Center.

So what is going to go into the main IFC? Draft discussion plans include these:
-Hall of Economic Freedom
-Hall of Sexual and Reproductive Freedom
-Hall of Ethnic Freedom
-Hall of Artistic Freedom
-Hall of Religious Freedom

Granted I'm all for some of those principles, but what do they have to do with 9/11?

Get this, here is some of the proposed "art" that will "grace" the walls of the IFC:

- Chicago artist Al Brandtner's "Patriot Act" features 42 mock postage stamps with Bush's image - and a 9-mm. handgun leveled at his head. When exhibited in Chicago in April, Secret Service agents photographed it and launched a probe of the artist.

- Also by Al Brandtner will be his "Flag: Study in White No. 1," an upside-down and whitewashed U.S. flag. "The colors have been washed out," he said. "It shows the eroding of civil liberties in America."

-North Carolina artist Lisa Charde echoes that theme in "The (un)Patriotic(ic) Act," in which a straitjacket patterned after the flag portrays the supposed shackles on America's freedoms.

-Baltimore artist Christina Nguyen Hung's "Experiments in Resistance With Bleach" portrays insidious bacteria in a petri dish eating away at sections of the First Amendment.

-New Jersey artist Grace Graupe-Pillard's "Interventions" takes images from the war in Iraq - car bombings, erupting flames, puddles of blood - and puts them on the streets of Manhattan to portray the "politics of fear" in "our own backyard."

Can't believe it? Don't take my word for it, head on over to http://www.takebackthememorial.org/ and read it for yourself. Maybe you'll agree with the 20,000 members of the Uniformed Firefighers Association and take some action to stop this.