Carol Platt Liebau: Actress: US Shares Blame for 9/11

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Actress: US Shares Blame for 9/11

According to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, touting her new movie about the aftermath of 9/11:

"I think what's good about the movie is that it deals with 9/11 in such a subtle, open, open way that I think it allows it to be more complicated than just 'Oh, look at these poor New Yorkers and how hard it was for them,' because I think America has done reprehensible things and is responsible in some way and so I think the delicacy with which it's dealt with allows that to sort of creep in."

What reprehensible things, exactly, is she referring to?

Maggie might want to check out "Tribute to America" by Canadian Gordon Sinclair.

Better yet, she should read one of my favorite all time articles by Dan Flynn titled "Top Ten Reasons that Thinking Americans Love Their Country" . . . Wonderful, amazing piece.

His top 10?

(10) Education
(9) Immigration
(8) Technology
(7) Creating Wealth
(6) Generosity
(5) Human Achievement
(4) Enlightened Power
(3) Medicine
(2) Democracy
(1) Freedom

Key quote for Maggie G: "Our legacy is not slave chains, Wounded Knee, and the murder of James Byrd, but American GIs liberating a Nazi death camp, an immigrant's first glance at Lady Liberty's torch, and Ronald Reagan exhorting the Soviets to tear down the Berlin Wall."

How wonderful it is to be an American. What a gift it is to live in this big, beautiful, generous and God-blessed land. And how sad not all Americans realize it.


Blogger jchess said...

It may be a dumb question, but who is she?

James C. Hess

7:28 AM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

Hadn't heard of her, either, so looked her up at Google. Born in NYC, but raised in Hollyweird by parents (mother, screenwriter; father, director)in the entertainment industry. Hollyweird prep-school then Columbia University studying "Eastern religion and literature." 'Nuff read; 'nuff said.

4:03 PM  
Blogger jchess said...

The things one learns in Google-land.

Thank you.

James C. Hess

4:53 PM  
Blogger SAMTHEBLOGGER said...

I think that Gyllenhaal making comments like this are 1-mindless or 2-calculated to draw attention to herself.

If she wants to draw attention she has won mine ! I won't see her movie; there you go Maggie and I hope many others follow !

8:10 PM  
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8:12 PM  
Blogger z1pp3r said...

I would guess that she is refering specifically to American (and Euopean) interferance with Middle Eastern affairs since World War II. We've been bombing the region pretty consistently, and the our support of Isreal has cost 100s of thousands of Arab lives. I believe Gyllenhaal might suspect this has pissed them off...

10:22 AM  

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