Outrage over ‘rubble’ headline misplaced

Re: Headline insults victims of 9-11, Letters, Sept. 13.

To the Editor,

Re: Headline insults victims of 9-11, Letters, Sept. 13.

P. Pelletier’s recreational outrage is silly; the chunk of metal that came to us from New York City is rubble.

Absent the context of 9-11, if you found it in your front yard you would either curse the person who littered or perhaps wonder what it would net you at the scrap yard.

The piece of metal did not become sacred when terrorists blew up the building it was a part of and it won’t return any sentimental favours – just ask the 9-11 responders who are dying of horrible cancers from breathing in World Trade Centre dust.

The outrage is a little late anyhow – how do you suppose the families of the victims must have felt when all that debris (including human remains) was trucked away to a landfill called Fresh Kills?

D.W. March

Nanaimo