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A moment of silence for victims on 9/11

POSTED: September 19, 2012 4:00 a.m.

Last Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of one of our nation's saddest days: 9/11/01. I don't think anyone will ever forget that day nor should they. People all around the nation, not just in New York, were paying tribute and memorializing for those who perished.

For some, it was a ceremony. For others, it was a moment of silence.

Unless of course, a Kardashian was involved.

A certain network decided to forgo the moment of silence to hold the interview with Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian clan.

I just gagged a little as I typed that.

I usually try to not be snarky, because Mama did raise me to be nice; but I also have always believed it's better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission, so I am pleading for forgiveness on this one because I cannot contain my snarky when it comes to these people.

Why someone would think that honoring the meaning of that day should be pre-empted by someone who has become the Heidi Fleiss of her children, particularly Kim, is unfathomable. It's bad enough that you cannot try to find any national news online any more without a story about some shocking Kardashian revelation being revealed.

"Oh look! One of them got their nails done! Let's put that on the cover of every magazine and on the news."

And were any of us truly shocked when Kim's marriage ended after what, days?

No, I don't think so.

I don't think she was either, but we are going to hear the details of the divorce until the cows come home.

Mama asked me one day what made them so famous.

I told her their father was one of O.J. Simpson's attorneys during the murder trial of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.

The other reason Kim Kardashian is famous would require a little more explanation than what I want to give my mother.

But since they are really living in their own little vacuum of a world, they have nothing to do other than call the paparazzi anytime one of them gets a gas pain and makes it a headline story. They are a hyped-up, unsteady mess where the tiniest of things becomes overdramatized.

Mama commented that "they are pretty girls, but still didn't see why that would make them so famous."

I agreed.

I know women who are far prettier - naturally pretty - and have true talent but are not on television every week.

But everywhere you turn, there's something with a Kardashian plastered across it.

It's appalling, to me anyway, that a major network thought Kris Jenner was more relevant to our society than taking a moment of silence out of honor and respect.

To use my child's new favorite word, for many, it was an outrage.

Even more frightening is that our culture has been dummied down by some in the media to force us to believe that they are entertainers and a reflection of what our society wants to see, to be.

Last Tuesday, I remembered the way our life as a country united changed.

I took my moment of silence and cried for the people who died that day and for the children of friends over there fighting now.

From that day forward, I am following suit with another moment of silence - by never reading, clicking or giving another second to the Kardashians again.

Sudie Crouch is an award-winning humor columnist and certified life coach. She lives in the north Georgia mountains with her family and four insane, but fairly well behaved dogs.

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