“The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.”
The official 9/11 myth must be constantly reinforced through symbolism. The 2011 Rose Parade 9/11 float signified the holy trinity of New York, the Pentagon and Flight 93.
Even in hard financial times, the city of Pembroke Pines Florida plans to go ahead with their own million dollar 9/11 memorial just in time for the 10th anniversary.
Their symbolism attempts to evoke emotions.
The sculptures include an 8 1/2-foot tall steel firefighter, a woman poised to jump to her death and a frightened little girl perched atop a shaky steel girder.
Pembroke Pines just happens to be in congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s district, shown here with a friend.
Her contributions to perpetuating myths include taking up time in Congress to introduce resolutions concerning the marvel of the 6 million.
The people of Pembroke Pines must like myths quite a bit.
The mythical aspects of 9/11 get reinforced almost daily. Today Obama took time away from his Hawaiian vacation to sign the 9/11 responders health care bill but just had to give a hat tip to the official story.
“I believe this is a critical step for those who continue to bear the physical scars of those attacks.”
“I hope we can find an enduring relationship with Afghanistan that will make sure that country never goes back in the hands of terrorists.”
“And the idea of putting permanent military bases on the table in 2011, I think would secure our national interest.”
Our official modern myths are like cattle prods to keep the herd moving in the desired direction. At the end of the trail is always the slaughterhouse.