Michelle Malkin attended a memorial service this morning at America the Beautiful Park here in Colorado Springs.
I attended Mass.
She left inspired and with her resolve intact.
I left angry and disillusioned.
My husband and I looked at each other in near disbelief this morning as our priest derided the aftermath of 9/11 much like Paul Krugman did. The priest mentioned revenge and vengeance. Krugman invoked the “false heroes” of Bernie Keric, Rudy Guiliani, and George W. Bush. The priest then offered the ultimate solution: forgiveness.
I can forgive this display:
But I will not forget.
In my heart, I cannot forgive this:
Nor do I think I should.
This doesn’t bring to mind revenge and vengeance. Before the turn-the-other-cheek homily this morning, I wrote:
Shame isn’t my first thought of 9/11 and its aftermath. Service, sacrifice and perseverance are. And it shames me to know that there are others–other Krugmans out there–who fail to understand.
What does my priest fail to understand? This isn’t about forgiveness. This isn’t about revenge. This is an epic fight of good and evil. This is survival. There’s no 7 x 70 in survival.
Michelle Malkin writes:
Remembrance is worthless without resolve.
Resolve is useless without action.
But what is it exactly that you resolve?
I will not surrender.
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