By Eriz Zuesse – Ship the Statue of Liberty Back to France: Today’s
America is a mockery of it. Lady Liberty weeps now. So, let’s ship her
back from whence she came, and maybe Europeans will like the symbolism
of it. After all: we got it from Europe, just like we got the immigrants
Donald Trump might not be able to get Mexicans to pay for his wall
that the U.S. is building to keep Mexicans out, but would Europeans pay
to receive back this symbolic statue, which France gave to an America
that deserved it, but that no longer does?
This monument for compassion, and against bigotry, is now merely a
metaphorical sore thumb here, but maybe France would be happy to receive
her back, and perhaps millions of Europeans will proudly pay to see
her, touch her, and stand at her base, to welcome her back to Europe,
which ironically consists of the same countries from which almost all of
America’s immigrants used to come, before France had gifted the U.S.
with Lady Liberty, back on 28 October 1886.
America’s Department of Homeland Security reports that, for the
latest available data-year, 2015, the U.S. granted asylum to 69,920
people. By law since 2012, an annual limit of 70,000 had been
established for refugees into the U.S.