[Marxism] Chemnitz and Marx #2

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Fri Dec 24 09:11:06 MST 2004

Of the many pictures that show the Marx monument, there are 3 others 
that may be of interest.

The 23rd picture (just before 2 pictures--one them a map), shows some 
reproductions that are probably for sale, à la the Statute of Liberty 
or the Eiffel Tower.

About 1/3 of the way down, there is a postcard with the city's name in 
a white banner.

Almost 3/4 of the way down, there is a full width panoramic view.

Regarding the "religious" symbolism that some of objected to, I see no 
objection to this at all. After all, we honor memorializations of 
historic events at 10, 20, 25, The FSM at 40, etc., according to arbitrary 
definitions of time. And we honor Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and 
Washington and Jefferson on their birthdays, along with Jesus Christ on 
his non-birthday--a Happy to all of you, too.

The symbolism of Russia abolishing the anniversary of the Russian 
Revolution is a negative recognition of the same.

Checking this just before sending it, I see that Charles Brown says 
something similar, with which I agree. Don't we all keep in our mind 
memories of our own ancestors and questions regarding our ancestors' 
ancestors? The Chinese and the Egyptians and American Indian mound 
monuments are material embodiments of personal memory.

Brian Shannon

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