28 July 2013

Academia Doesn't Like "Rah-Rah American"

This has now entered the realm of the absurd, hasn't it? Another elitist from the halls of academia is uncomfortable with American pride (American Exceptionalism):
This iconic picture of firefighters raising the stars and stripes in the rubble of Ground Zero was nearly excluded from the 9/11 Memorial Museum — because it was “rah-rah” American, a new book says.

Michael Shulan, the museum’s creative director, was among staffers who considered the Tom Franklin photograph too kitschy and “rah-rah America,” according to “Battle for Ground Zero” (St. Martin’s Press) by Elizabeth Greenspan, out next month. “I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said.
"not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently"? Huh? I suppose the image is too much "celebratory history." Only someone thoroughly schooled in the anti-American gobbledygook of academia could express such views after the tragedy of 9-11. Astounding.

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