Saturday, April 04, 2009

Alternative Media Letdown

I received this story from my uncle, and was surprised I had not seen it before. The sculpture above is officially called To The Struggle Against World Terrorism, but is known informally as the "Teardrop Sculpture." It is by the Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli.

It was dedicated September 11, 2006 for the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. If it had only been known by its informal name, it might have gotten more play in the legacy media. As the political wisdom in those agencies dictated that America was to be seen as hated by the world for its struggle against world terrorism, it's pretty easy to see why this would be a bone too pointed to be swallowed.

But the alternative media seems to have missed this as well, and they/we should have given this wider publicity.


Sam said...

It'll have to be renamed now:
To The Struggle Against World Contingency Operations

lelia said...

That is beautiful! I admit I look at it and do not automatically think Struggle against world terror, oh, wait, I see it now.
But, 12 million? Of his own money?

Anonymous said...

the monument stands in the very place where the Bolsheviks under Trotsky trained for their Russian Revolution. It was property owned by Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Refinery, overlooking the Kill Van Kull, the busiest seaport in the world. This Tear Drop Monument is an obvious declaration in stone that communism has come to America!