"This will kill that" (a line stolen from Victor Hugo's "Notre Dame de Paris") is the phrase I have been using to describe the way in which September 11 has exposed the hostility of America's alleged intellectual "elite" to the ideals and even the existence of their own country--an exposure that is resulting in a kind of sporadic popular rebellion against today's intellectuals. The main battles in this rebellion have been the artists' and intellectuals' insolent attempts to use September 11 memorials to promote anti-American ideas--and, incredibly, to promote sympathy for our enemies. They've already tried to do it with the "International Freedom Center" at the World Trade Center site, and now they're trying to do with the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania. "Monumental Surrender," Michelle Malkin, New York Post, September 14 "This past weekend, to mark the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Discovery Channel aired a searing documentary on Flight 93.... Throughout the documentary, family members recounted the take-charge, can-do attitudes of their loved ones. These were Americans who refused to sit down and be quiet and allow Islamic terrorists unfettered control over the flight stick of history. These were doers, not hand-wringers, who engaged in a violent and valiant struggle against evil. I remind you of all this because the official Flight 93 memorial unveiled last week is now embroiled in overdue public controversy. [T]he winning design, titled the 'Crescent of Embrace,' features a grove of maple trees ringing the crash site in the shape of an unmistakable red crescent. The crescent, New York University Middle East Studies professor Bernard Haykel told the Johnstown, Pa., Tribune-Democrat, 'is the symbol of ritual and religious life for Muslims.'... Memorial architect Paul Murdoch...[said] that his creation was about 'healing' and 'contemplation.' "