Ted Rall for December 02, 2002
Canyon of Heroes Burned alive, pentagon: My death helped create the political climate that allowed tax cuts for rich folks during a recession. What could be more meaningful than that? Crushed in Stairwell 1, World Trade Center: I'm proud to have died so that 800,000 Federal workers could be stripped of their union protection. On United Flight 93: If my murder means that Eli Lilly pharmaceuticals gets off the hook for making a vaccine that caused Autism in kids, then I'm psyched to be dead! Jumped from 2 World Trade: I regret that I had but one life to give so that my family can't sue the airlines and airport screening companies whose screw-ups led to my death! On American Flight 11: Dying in agony was a small price to pay to ensure that Texas A&M scored the new Homeland Security research center. Struck by falling debris: Sure, I'll never make love or watch TV again. But my sacrifice put billions of dollars into the pockets of Bush's defense contractor buddies. God bless America!