Don’t forget the Battle of Blackbird’s Field
Don’t forget the Battle of Kosovo! That was 1389. The Serbs sure don’t.
Remember Henry’s glorious victory at Agincourt! Shakespeare did in his play Henry V. Shakespeare imagines Henry’s remarks to the troops the night before the battle in the St. Crispin’s Day speech. One hundred and fifty years later, Shakespeare probably remembered it better than it was delivered.
Remember the Alamo!
Remember the Maine!
Benghazi! We will never forget! You can even get a shower curtain to show your feelings about this one.
After the Civil War, reminding everyone (in the north) of the passions and hardships of the war as a political strategy was known as waving the bloody shirt.
Which bring us to this from yesterday, September 10th:
Anselmo for House is going quiet for Sept. 11. I wish everyone a peaceful day of reflection and remembrance. Talk to you Sept. 12.
— Dario Anselmo (@Anselmo4House) September 11, 2014
Anselmo for House was also “quiet” on September 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. But here, he hoists the bloody shirt on a stick and waves it around for everyone to see.
September 11, 2001 was a searing, awful day, but also marked by the astonishing courage of many New Yorkers, and the people on the airplane over Pennsylvania.
It certainly does not deserve commemoration this way by the self-aggrandizing attention-getting Dario Anselmo’s ersatz display of piety and patriotism.
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