September 11, 2007

We Shall Never Forget

Longtime readers of this humble “weblog” may recognize that “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” is a humor “website.” Sure, on occasion it’s hard to tell. If by “on occasion” you mean “pretty much every day.” After all, we’re not exactly “Family Circus.”

As a “weblog” dedicated to the mirthful arts (if you will), “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” tends toward the silly and inconsequential. It is possible, for instance, that we have made more references to Phil Collins than can be found in any other corner of Al Gore’s Internet, save some wretched Phil Collins fan site.

That’s the sort of fluff that keeps this operation going. The more nugatory, the better. (Isn’t that the Milky Way bar’s slogan?)

Ah, but not today. Although some folks may wish to forget, this day marks the sixth anniversary of the horrific, dastardly attacks of 9/11. Accordingly, we’re dropping our usual studied frivolity in order to wax morose on that dark day in history.

According to lots of people, the perfect word to describe 9/11 is “tragedy.” If you ask us, you couldn’t be more wrong. A tsunami is a tragedy. A hurricane is a tragedy. Oedipus Rex is a tragedy (and a darn good one).

9/11 was not a tragedy. It was an act of pure evil. That’s right, postmodernists: Pure evil.

We, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” can already hear the clucks of the John Pilger-Noam Chomsky-Tariq Ali crowd. “9/11 was payback for Western imperialism!” Blah, blah, blah.

Frankly, dear reader, we find this sort of reflexive exoneration of non-Westerners disgusting—and racist. The same folks who hold up the US, Israel, and—more generally—the West to unrealistic moral expectations are the fools who refuse to make non-Westerners accountable for anything.

Did a few Palestinian thugs kill innocent civilians? Well, what else can you expect, cries the moronic leftist. As if it’s so terrible to expect moral behavior from the supposedly “oppressed.”

But enough of this blather. It is far more important on this day to remember the victims of Islamofascism and pray that they rest in peace. We shall never forget.

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