September 29, 2005

IFC Plans Scrapped - A Win For The Good Guys!

IFC copy.jpgThe so called "International Freedom Center (IFC) has been Scrapped. Governor Pataki (R-NY) announced that the IFC would be moved from the WTC memorial and moved elsewhere. The IFC board announced that moving the IFC would not be possible and scrapped the idea.

Now, that seems strange to me. If the IFC were truly about freedom, if the ideas presented in it were not about how evil America is (with plans to include past history such as slavery and the indian wars) than it should stand on it's own elsewhere. That they scrapped the idea entirely indicates, to me at least, that the whole reason for the IFC was to blame the victim for the attacks on the WTC.

The announcement from Take Back The Memorial was simple, direct and elegant:

We are very pleased to announce that Governor Pataki has announced the removal of the International Freedom Center (IFC) from Ground Zero. See The Washington Post for details."

"Every since June 8, 2005 when Debra Bulingame's op-ed, The Great Ground Zero Heist, appeared in the Wall Street Journal, we have fought together for the preservation of the dignity of Ground Zero. With your help, we have achieved a major victory toward that goal."

"We will continue to monitor the plans for Ground Zero to ensure that a fitting and proper memorial is built; one that is respectful of the victims murdered that day, their families, the first responders, and the American people."

"A press release on the removal of the IFC from the 15 family member groups is expected in the next 24 hours and we will post it at Take Back The Memorial as soon as it becomes available."

"Thank you again for your support, prayers, and dedication. We simply could not have done this without you."

It is notable that Hillary Clinton (running for President and doing this for political gain?) came out in favor of banning the IFC from the WTC site.

The concerned families of the WTC victims, numbering over 2000 were strongly against the inclusion of the IFC at the WTC grounds. Notably, the Washington Posts' article cited above stated:

The IFC proposed a museum that celebrated American ideals of freedom and tolerance, with exhibits on such leaders as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as documents like the Declaration of Independence and the South African constitution."
What the Post "forgot" to include in its slightly liberal slant was that the IFC would also contain denunciations of the attempts to prevent integration by people such as Bull Conners, George Wallace etc., highlight the ills, mistakes and missteps of the USA in it's 230 year history (and we've made a bunch of them) and NOT put the responsibility for the WFC attack directly where it belongs - on the Islamo-Facists.

Cox and Forkum Posted a couple of Cartoons that really gets to the core of the matter here and here.

Michael Yon, in a non-related post perhaps said it best about good people using information when they had access to good information:

Much world travel has convinced me that the “average American” is a good person. But even a good person needs information in order to act effectively on their best impulses. Oftentimes, good things do not happen simply because information does not make it to the right people."
The Take Back The Memorial people, the congress critters from New York and elsewhere, the former Mayor of New York, Rudi Guiliani and many of you who signed the petition enabled those in power to reach the right decision in the time allocated for that decision. This truly was "A Win For The Good Guys!"

Posted by GM Roper at September 29, 2005 06:12 AM | TrackBack

As if the actions of Bull Conners or George Wallace were the inspiration for the Islamofascists who brought the trade center down. In fact, these guys are probably revered by the Islamofascists who brought the trade center down. They embodied the very ideals of the Islamofascists who brought the trade center down.

Did I mention that the Islamofascists brought the trade center down?

And Hillary probably had to ask someone, "How would I vote on this if I were a conservative?"

Posted by Oyster at September 29, 2005 02:52 PM

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