NEWSFLASH! Anyone and everyone wishing to have some sort of remembrance or commemoration of the tragedy of 9/11 this coming Monday must first check with Michelle Malkin before proceeding. Otherwise, you shall face the her wrath. This is one such community's story (from the Kitsap Sun):
In the hours after the September 11th attacks, many Kitsap residents, stunned and unsure where to go, went to their local libraries.
As the fifth anniversary nears, Kitsap Regional Library is again inviting residents to discuss who we are as a nation, both before and after the attack.
The library is hosting live performances Sunday and Monday at all nine of its branches. Kitsap Regional Library has teamed up with Seattle-based Living Voices to produce the series, "We the People."
The event will not focus on the terrorist attacks. Instead, the library is commemorating the anniversary by exploring the region's diverse population.
We're not going to show footage of the attacks," said library spokeswoman Audrey Newell. "We didn't think that would really help anyone. We'd rather discuss who we are as Americans."
A common theme of the one-hour performances is immigration. On Bainbridge Island, for example, the performance will offer a look at the Northwest at the turn of the 20th century through the eyes of a young Swedish immigrant. In Kingston, residents will see what it was like during the 1930s and ’40s to be a Navajo girl struggling to keep her culture while living in a government-run boarding school.
"If you want to know who we are as a society, you have to know where we came from," Newell said.
So, apparently Malkin has deemed herself the official arbiter of what is an appropriate way to mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. One small community outside of Seattle chooses to spend this time recognizing the vast diversity of the human experience, and for that, Malkin unleashes her mighty pen on those who ... mourn differently? She ridicules them by calling them "Moonbats" and chastises them for "talking about anything except the terrorist attacks".
Malkin concludes her condemnation of the people of Kitsnap County with, "Learning about Swedes and Navajos. Yes, that will help us gain a better understanding of the jihadi threat." What? Is that what 9/11 is supposed to be about? Why didn't I get that memo? I mean, if that's what the plan is, then as a proud American, I certainly wouldn't want to dilly-dally my way through "Better Understanding the Jihadi Threat" Day by engaging in quiet contemplation, or going to church or perhaps attending a local library's cultural study. Malkin's got the plan; ignore it at your own peril.[One final note - there is some controversy in the area because of the use of the word "immigration." The library has heard some complaints from local residents who feel that the organizers are taking sides in the illegal immigration debate. Apparently these people are forgetting that the overwhelming majority of Americans are in fact descended from immigrants and that a discussion on immigration does not automatically refer to, nor endorse, the illegal variety.]