by Andy Brown– As we mourn the loss of lives from the terrorist attacks twelve years ago, one would think that the entirety of the United States of America would simply bow their heads in respect.
I, however, encountered someone who was not on the same page as the rest of us. On campus our College Republican group, myself included, paid our respects by setting up a 9/11 memorial with 2,977 flags, with each flag representing a person murdered by Islamic terrorists on that day. Each passerby and each student who had an inquiry was supportive and thankful of our efforts.
However, there was one student who stuck out like an obese woman in a bikini two sizes too small. This lad asked, “Why aren’t there flags of other countries?”
I told him that we are mourning the loss of the American lives on this day because the attacks happened on American soil. Clearly this was not the answer he wanted to hear because he decided to bring up 40,000 lives lost around the globe in whatever conflict.
All citizens of the USA know they are American citizens, right? According to this hipster we’re world citizens before American citizens. He then told me that he feels “uneasy” every September 11th since 2001 due to a surge in “nationalism” all Americans feel on this day.
In his infinite wisdom Mr. Hipster said this 9/11 memorial was xenophobic.
How on earth can a memorial honoring lost lives be xenophobic?
Oh, I know! Wait, no I don’t.
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