husband of disney exec killed on 9/11 speaks up

John Beug, the widowed husband of former Disney exec, Carolyn Beugthe, who was among those killed on 9/11, has written a letter to the head of ABC, Bob Iger. Beug writes, “I strongly and respectfully urge you not to air this film.” (Disney, for those of you who don’t know, is the parent company of ABC.)

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  1. egpenet
    Posted September 10, 2006 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Frank Rich’s Sunday NYT article speaks to our (America’s) integral spirit to “move on” from trials and tribulations. Question is how to “hold 9/11” in our hearts and minds, while “keeping on keeping on.”

    Frank, we’re just doing what is in our “nature.” It’s live or die, sweetheart, posit the Darwinists. I think they may be right.

    Perhaps a contrast of three images from the past and present can give us some basis for creating a mindful perspective on it all …

    1 – Picture the space shuttle in take-off this weekend … despite some debris, all is well. Onward and upward!

    2 – Now picture the “banned” photo by a NYT phtographer of a man jumping from a shattered window in Tower One on 9//11 … which prompted me to write a poem three years later.

    3 – The third picture to form in your mind’s eye is the Big Bang, taken a few nanoseconds afterwards, tens of billions of years ago.

    We can argue that we “move on” to preserve democracy, or to fight evil, or to … whatever. As a mob, we “idiot” homo sapiens often need to be given a cause … like Madame LaFarge, someone has to keep knitting.

    Perhaps, we “move on” because we must, despite all of these little shops of daily horrors. Some of us will not make it. Many, in fact. But all of us who are here now have made it this far because our ancestors, and not others who lived in the past, DID survive. As DNA/RNA survivors after billions and billions of years, we go on.

    No need to be weepy or religious or pious about it … moving on is the game, survival is the name. Look out Al Qaida … our DNA is better than your DNA and is worthy of a battle to the finish.

    (Is that REALLY what this is all about? YIKES!)

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