Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Judge Rules Against 9/11 Victims Families


I rememeber the "coverage" in the days following 9/11, when all flag waving Americans were obsessed with the idea of honoring the brave victims of that fateful attack that was not just on this country, but on the very idea of freedom itself. Nearly seven years breathing room has exposed the hoax of these emotions, and we are all to blame. 9/11 was the defining day of everyone's life that was old enough to know what was going on at the time, until Janet Jackson exposed her silver boob and the New Kids on the Block got back together, but I digress...

For the families of 9/11, that day truly was ( one can assume) the defining day of their lives, and not a fear inducing tragedy they experienced on television. The group WTC Famlies for Proper Burial had a law suit tossed out by a U.S. District Judge yesterday to have their loved ones remains removed from a garbage dump to a cemetery for proper burial.

Norman Siegel, the attorney for the WTC victims families, stated:

The 9/11 families sought to rectify an egregious wrong that occurred regarding the disposition of human remains. We are not prepared to leave hundreds of human remains of 9/11 victims on top of a garbage dump at Fresh Kills as their final resting place.
In fairness, the judge cited the court's limited jurisdiction in this case, and I have no problem with that. It is however disgusting that it ever came to this. Can't we error on the side of caution here? Better yet, shouldn't we have done so already? It is not as though there is a WTC memorial built on the grounds of the original WTC site where they can go and grieve. And a land dump named Fresh Kills???

Sadly, these folks need to recognize that, in truth, most of us have forgotten them and just don't give a fuck anymore, if anyone ever did at all.

5 comments:

Dean Wormer said...

Shameful.

Sal Kilmister said...

I agree Dean. Terrible stuff.

Don said...

sadly i too think that the 9/11 victims have been forgotten.

Sal Kilmister said...

Don, I agree. It is both amazing and depressing to think about what gets overlooked and what gets attention.

Randal Graves said...

Oh don't worry, I'm sure they'll gladly take their honor in the form of the giant, über-memorial that'll be built sometime next century after people get tired of the money pit that it's become.