I wasn’t going to write anything today about 9/11 or anything else but this really hit me:
“Boutique book publisher and geek James Bridle has printed the 12,000 edits made to the controversial Wikipedia entry for Iraq War between December 2004 to November 2009 as a 7,000 page, 12 volume set of books.”
I think the existence of this little compendium illustrates how confusing both 9/11 and its implications have been to the American public. If Americans can’t even come to some kind of consensus on what happened on 9/11 for a Wikipedia page, should we really be surprised that they can’t really come to terms with the fact that the 9/11 hijackers didn’t have the full support of every member of the Muslim religion behind them? Should we be surprised that there’s a pastor out there who tried to organize a mass Koran burning and thought most “moderate” Muslims would be okay with it? And is it any surprise that Americans who engage in mass stereotyping of the Muslim people are called patriots?