Ground Zero Memorial Illustrates “Self-Conscious Expectations for America’s Future”
These clips from 2002 feel rather prescient in hindsight.
From the perspective of the dark, foreboding memorial erected in the footprint of the Twin Towers, perhaps Americans envisioned their own demise.
All the misbegotten policies from the 9/11-era onward to the COVID-era of controls on speech and public behavior don’t speak towards a culture coming back stronger, overcoming tragedy, or refusing to be struck down by an attack. They speak about a society set up to fail, a society who lost sight of what they are supposed to stand for; and with eyes in the 2020s, it feels intended, rather by design, something like a controlled demolition of an entire way of life.
“What Americans put on Ground Zero will be a complete illustration of their self-conscious expectations for their future.”
A short piece we made for X comparing a Richard Linklater 2002 short film on the proposed memorial at 9/11’s Ground Zero to what was actually built there. pic.twitter.com/qhBVYWQsyz
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