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NY Post Questions Freedom Center Mission

June 14 2005 at 4:43 PM


The New York Post has finally come around to questioning the mission of the Freedom Center at Ground Zero.

The Post notes:

The International Freedom Center is to be a 250,000-square-foot museum with a self-professed mission to “harness the power of history and use it a a springboard for contemporary dialogue and debate” on the meaning of freedom.

“Dialogue and debate,” huh?

Time to reach for the revolver.

Because odds are that, at the end of the day, this center won’t focus on freedom’s triumphs, so much as on its failures — particularly those in which America can be painted as the culprit.

The Post notes the Center’s won’t be active until 2010 and so it could change (however we are concerned of course about giving it the keys to being the dominant structure at Ground Zero when the Center has yet to muster a program or even a website).

But we don’t see how anything constructive comes from a shrill debate between people with opposing agendas.

We also don’t see how any facility located on the ashes of the World Trade Center can include anyone who uses the 9/11 attacks as a political battering ram.

The Post quotes the Burlingame article:

building a Museum of Tolerance over the sunken graves of the USS Arizona” during the middle of World War II.

The top image shows how the Freedom Center will dominate the block and goes within a tree of the voids.

This diagram shows the Center coming within a tree of the Memorial.

Martin Luther King was substituted for a woman flashing a V sign after voting in Iraq in the sales pitch for the Center. That substitution has raised a firestorm of criticism and shows the minefield that will occur if a political structure is placed at Ground Zero. Aesthetically and politically the best choice is to leave this sparse field blank with just trees.

More photos in our Freedom Center Gallery

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One Response to “NY Post Questions Freedom Center Mission”
Megan Clemence Says:

June 11th, 2005 at 2:16 am e
Good People, Please Take Notice:

Make the 9/11 twin tower site a solemn grave for the people who lost their lives there due to a terrible act of terrorism. Tell them to include the victims and the saviors in a memorial dedicated to the specific 9/11 event. There is no need to include any other historical events.

Please, let us all remember that horrible day. Remind yourselves by viewing documentaries of events that took place. The old addage “out of site, out of mind” certainly applys here.

Don’t let your guard down! Speak out and let it be known that what is placed on the hallow ground of the former twin towers should be a memorial dedicated specifically to the 9/11 event.

In addition, speak out and let it be known that we Americans support the FBI and other Security Organizations helping us to rid this country of Terrorist Cells that endanger all of our lives.

Show the terrorists they will never achieve their misguided agenda. Not here in America, and not on this earth.

Megan E. Clemence
American, Veteran, Republican, Daughter of the American Revolution


This message has been edited by dipper on Jun 14, 2005 4:45 PM

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