Apparently, to ‘Fox & Friends,’ All Monuments Matter. On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, host Brian Kilmeade questioned whether a memorial built to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 might somehow be taken down since Confederate monuments are being removed.
For some reason, Kilmeade asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke if he was concerned that the Flight 93 National Memorial might be torn down some day. The host was referring to the plane which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. after two other planes crashed into New York City’s World Trade Center and another crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, a day which marks the deadliest attack on U.S. soil.
“Do you worry 100 years from now someone’s going to try to take that memorial down like they’re trying to remake our memorials today?” Kilmeade asked Zinke, who is attending a ceremony in Shanksville on Monday, according to The Hill. We’re not sure why he would ask that since the victims of 9/11 were – wait for it – victims. In contrast, monuments set up to honor this country’s racist past are – wait for it again – monuments to honor our country’s racist past.
“Well I’m one that believes that, you know, we should learn from history,” Zinke said. “And I think our monuments are part of our country’s history. We can learn from it.”
“Since we don’t put up statues of Jesus, everyone’s going to fall morally short,” he said for some strange reason. “And I think reflecting on our history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA.”
Fox & Friends seriously just compared a 9/11 memorial to Confederate statues, asking if we’ll be tearing down 9/11 memorials in 100 years: pic.twitter.com/Y5Xg1dsB0d
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) September 11, 2017
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently made the same comparison Kilmeade did, saying, “Listen, whether we like it or not, this is what our history is.”
“And to me, it’s just like going to New York City right now and taking down the monument of those who perished in 9/11. It will come to that,” the racist Maine governor added.
The only thing that surprises anyone is that Kilmeade was not holding a tiki torch when he made those remarks, or that he didn’t suggest creating a monument for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered 9 people in a historic African-American church. You know, so we can “learn from history” and stuff.
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