Three BASE jumpers are being arraigned in court for jumping off the Freedom Tower which, let’s face it, will always be the 9/11 WTC American Tragedy Never Forget Place. Their video of the jump was released today and it is UPSETTING because obviously, a lot of people were murdered very publicly this way and maybe, of all the places from which to jump in the world, we could leave this one alone.
The NYPost has the details. I have the strong objections. As someone who had no direct connections to anyone really affected by 9/11, I’ve still never been able to shake that day. I watch all the movies, I relive every moment as the news obsesses every anniversary, I think about 9/11 every time I board an airplane. Really, I walk along the border of having an unhealthy obsession with September 11th, and it’s not always reverent. For example, I have a knock-off Chanel bag I bought from a man on the sidewalk at Ground Zero. I call it my 9/11 memorial knock-off. While this might make me look like a horrible person, I use it to demonstrate that I’m not THAT uptight about how one must remember that tragic day. I guess I just draw the line at our experiencing the actual fall.
Am I being overly sensitive to this video? What say you?