The crumbling citadel of humanity -The Statue of Liberty
When it was erected, it read: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Today, after painful toil by founders, where the economy rests strong, it shows the initial edifice is gradually falling.
“Give me your tired and your poor – who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.” – Coccinelli & Trump 2019.
The 300 feet Copper Statue gifted by France to the US in 1886 was a mark for spearheading ‘Human Freedom and Endeavor’, and is visited by over 3 million people annually. Now, it will remain a sculpture that the US will maintain as aesthetic beauty but the dignity so inscribed with its ethos and values will be lost. Sometimes, I feel, these are early signs of nemesis.