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Bulldozed On The Fourth Of July?

A monument in Germany...

"...which consists of over 1,000 crosses adorned with the names of those murdered attempting to escape Communist East Germany for freedom, will be bulldozed on the 4th of July!"

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Originally, the demolition was scheduled for early July 4, German time. Now, it has been rescheduled for 4:01 AM on July 5, which will be...

"...10:01 PM in New York and 7:01 PM in LA, just about the time Americans will be setting off fireworks to celebrate the anniversary of their independence!"

The Germans can do whatever they want, but the initial choice of July 4, the most well-known independence day in the world, was no coincidence. It's really just tacky, in fact. However, let's examine this calmly.

1. The monument was erected in October of 2004.

2. It is not the actual Checkpoint Charlie site.

3. The property belongs to the bank, and they should have the right to lease-- or not lease-- its land, however it wishes.

So let's not overreact here.

Still, the choice of date is a symbolic and in-our-face gesture of tackiness on the part of those involved.

[Hat Tip on the story: Quid Nimis blog]

Posted by Will Franklin · 30 June 2005 11:24 AM

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