Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The long march through the institutions...

ends in downtown Manhattan.

Perhaps the most important function of the blogosphere so far has been to call out the extreme left's (until now successful) efforts to destroy our culture's sustaining values by its near-total control of the mass-informational establishment (including the media, academia, and the arts). This Orwellian effort to corrupt our society's memetic structure has met its challenge in the citizens' media, but that hasn't stopped them from this latest insidious assault:

The World Trade Center Memorial Cultural Complex will be an imposing edifice wedged in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. It will serve as the primary "gateway" to the underground area where the names of the lost are chiseled into concrete. The organizers of its principal tenant, the International Freedom Center (IFC), have stated that they intend to take us on "a journey through the history of freedom" -- but do not be fooled into thinking that their idea of freedom is the same as that of those Marines. To the IFC's organizers, it is not only history's triumphs that illuminate, but also its failures. The public will have come to see 9/11 but will be given a high-tech, multimedia tutorial about man's inhumanity to man, from Native American genocide to the lynchings and cross-burnings of the Jim Crow South, from the Third Reich's Final Solution to the Soviet gulags and beyond.

Please see Little Green Footballs here and here for more details. I will be contacting Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Pataki, Sens. Clinton and Schumer first thing in the morning. I strongly encourage you to do what you can. (Hint: BLOGSWARM!)