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.
Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at 8:06 PM