posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 08:33 AM
i'm more inclined to think the 'WoB'
is the 'Allorgical depiction of supreme Evil', as the wiki-link in the OP
states in the 1st sentence or two.
the Statue of Liberty, was a 'gift' to the American people from the
people of France, exemplifing the higher virtues/equality/justice, etc
...so how did the Statue gain the infamous label as representing a despicable/indulgent/lawless/flaunting/hedonistic nature of humanity?
sure the USA does geopolitical policies to protect & perserve its status & existance...but that is self-preservation, that's not in the same realm
forced conquest & the subjugation/enslavement of peoples & cultures...
nor the same as the genocides of the holocaust, the killing-fields of pol pot, the gulags of stalin, the cultural revolution in china & the slaughter
of daughters when the one-child rule was forced on their population.
imho, the USA, 'SoL' even if it is a somewhat dimmer light in recent history, is still the beacon of hope in the present world...
witness all the border jumpers & mass migrations the US is experiencing
~~even as we speak.