First: We are not selling the poster. That's not what we had in mind. Tomorow we will have available a hi-res version and a pdf version for anyone who wants to print out their own posters. Thanks to all who want to take my sister's idea and run with it. Makes me proud.
To Oliver Willis, who wrote
in the comments:
bq. Michele, you do know that 9/11 isn't exclusively "yours" right?"
I'm not sure what you mean by that, Oliver. Do you mean that I shouldn't be going on and on about how 9/11 affected me because it doesn't "belong" to me? Or do you think that I believe I am the only one who remembers or the only one who the attacks had such an impact on?
Look over here
, Oliver. For the past two years I spent a great deal of time putting together a collection of almost 200 personal stories from people the world over who wanted to share why 9/11 "belongs to them" as well. I am well aware who it "belongs" to, Oliver. Save your sly snark for Media Matters, where you can preach to your own choir with George Soros's money.
To the person who thinks that it's the fault of the RNC that AQ wants to attack NY: Think about your statement. Think hard. See any holes in your theory?
Why do you think they struck NY and DC in the first place? Why do you think they struck NY the first time all those years ago? Did Karl Rove have something to do with the first WTC bombing? What about the threats to Vegas or Arizona or any other place in the United States or anywhere else in the world that the Islamists have threatened to attack? Nope, no Republican Conventions there.
As for using 9/11 to their advantage, a) the convention will have come and gone by that date and b) there will be no visit to Ground Zero by the president. So just how are they using 9/11?
Tp D, who wrote:
bq. Please stop using people's current political views as a way to judge how they were affected by 9/11 and then determine who is somehow better - better American, better patriot, more intelligent, more compassionate.
You're missing the large point here. I'm not pointing fingers at everyone who isn't voting for George Bush.I'm not pointing fingers at all Democrats. But yes, I am pointing my finger at people who make posters depicting the President or even this country as the true enemy of all of us. They have not learned a thing from 9/11 and they are the ones using 9/11 in an opportunistic way to further their own political agenda. Just look at the MIHOP and LIHOP* crowds. The protesters are part of that group.
Looking through the comments I can see that my point has been made. Many of you have forgotten. And the way that some of you go on, one would think that you never even knew. Willful ignorance, indeed.
*Made It Happen On Purpose/Let It Happen On Purpose. Sorry I forgot to include the explanation earlier.