No, not the attacks of September 11, 2001. We know with far too much certainty that those could, and did happen.
Rather this is the commemoration of that event, 10 years later, when New York Mayor Bloomberg and the enlightened ones planning the event have invited neither the first responders nor clergy to participate in the 10 year commemoration.
Never mind that a priest was the first to die. Never mind that the first responders rushed into the building while others were rushing out.
The Anchoress tells it much better than I: Bloomberg: No Clergy, No FDNY
There will be no prayers at his little shindig. Heaven, forbid.
Apparently, there’s just not enough room for all the First Responders who want to be there, because there are so many important people who must be there! They cannot be denied their photo-op, and their speechifying, and their postures and poses, even though most of them were not even in office on that dreadful day.
In the days and months following the 2001 attacks we sought to find the reasons why they hate us so.
And now, we’re asking why Mayor Bloomberg does.