On 9/11: the exploitation
Though not American I can remember the very scene I was in when the first plane hit. And the second. And my shock.
It was a day that I knew would reign in infamy for decades - maybe more. There was massive loss of life, both American and other nations.
I was transfixed on the screen watching the re-runs, the analysis, asking myself why this had happened, though I knew the answer to that in reality.
Being mindful of the shock and the empathy I felt for Americans that day - I cannot, though I have tried, really put into words how much distate and dejection I feel toward those who would exploit the death and carnage.
But, as the old cliché goes "Only in America".
Glenn Beck will be launching his 9/12 project on Saturday - basically to utilise and politicise 9/11 - and corporations within the US are supporting him.
Here is Rachel Maddow's take on this.
I am truly disgusted in Beck for doing this.