Washington Post Writer Claims Statue Of Liberty Is A ‘Meaningless Symbol Of Hypocrisy’

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A writer for the Washington Post appears to be making the Statue of Liberty another target of cancel culture.

Lady Liberty is a “symbol of hypocrisy or unfulfilled promises” Philip Kennicott said in an essay published on Saturday.

Kennicott, an art and architecture critic who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013, argues that the statue has grown irrelevant

Breitbart reports: In his piece titled “Maybe it’s time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up,” the art and architecture critic wrote:

Try looking for Lady Liberty at an exhibition of Chicano graphic art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for example, where familiar images — flags, maps, military recruiting posters — are repurposed. You will find the statue almost or entirely absent. Maybe that’s because,compared with other icons of national identity, it is ambiguous and ambivalent. As familiar to some Americans as the flag, the statue isjust as meaningless or foreign to others, a sign without significance, or worse, a symbol of hypocrisy or unfulfilled promises.

According to the National Park Service, “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift from the French people to the United States and is “recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.”

It was dedicated October 28, 1886, and designated as a National Monument in 1924.

However, Kennicott claimed, “Indeed, if the statue has had any kind of stable meaning over its lifetime, it is not as a symbol of liberty, but as a symbol of the misuse of liberty — as a hollow promise, unequally distributed and limited in its application to certain groups.”

Several Twitter users criticized Kennicott, one person writing, “Goodness me Philip… to echo Bill Maher, the Statue of Liberty isn’t a Republican… it’s a statue! There must be better things to write about?”

“Western freedom is still the best freedom in the world. Your silly piece is proof of that,” another user commented.


  1. Consider the source and the presentation to embarrass one self – not worth inconveniencing a few thousand electrons to bring this to print. All the pomp and titles of nobility cannot replace the void for the feeling of a creator – this ‘person’ is evidently lacking love, a lost soul.

    Some ‘persons’ are ‘walking dead things’ and were put here as an example, to be laughed at for their arrogance; here we have a perfect specimen of one that begrudges those who have a burning love for ‘their relationship with a god almighty’ and the joy we enjoy. i worked with many technocrats in silicon valley that had contempt for ‘believers’ and felt compelled to be the ‘masters of the universe’ and relished in the act of bursting everyone’s bubble – such an infantile and lonely place to reside..

  2. Look at her with her Greco roman profile and her ,transgender ,crown of horns Shes meaningful but the morons won’t get it Too brainwashed like imbecile s with their democratic crap rationale leading them into delusions Space cadets alright

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