Predictable… Obama-Endorsed “Occupy Wall Street” Goons Deface 9-11 Memorial Statue in Zuccotti Park

What a surprise.
The Obama-endorsed “Occupy Wall Street” goons defaced the famous “Double Check” Statue in the park.

Via Barry Popik:

Seward Johnson’s 1982 sculpture “Double Check” for Liberty Park (near the World Trade Center) showed a very lifelike businessman sitting in the park. The businessman survived September 11, 2001 covered in debris. Johnson has called his sculpture an iconic “stand-in” for those who didn’t make it.

“Double Check” achieved iconic status when photographs showed it covered in ash and surrounded by debris. Then, when rescue workers and volunteers covered the sculpture with flowers, notes, pictures and hard hats, the bronze businessman nearly disappeared beneath the tributes.

Seward Johnson’s “Double Check” sculpture was dented but unbroken in the rain of 9/11 debris. It became a monument to survival as rescue workers put a hardhat and other mementoes on it.

Obviously, the #OWS goons don’t share that same sentiment.

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  • donh

    Have we forgotten the words of PsychoWard Churchill following the 911 slaughter ? He described what he called the “technocratic corps at the very heart of America’s global financial empire” in the World Trade Center as “little Eichmanns”

  • Freddy

    The fundamental change in Obamaville!

  • Timwi
  • Rhoda R

    Ok, I think the OWS people are jerks, but I don’t see any permanent damage. To me deface means things like paint, or winging an arm off or something of that ilk – all I see are some newspapers in the briefcase and a head band.

  • Valerie

    ….And here’s some answers from the 53% who pay taxes. via Mutnodjmet

    Here’s a special one, an answer from the real 1%

  • donh

    #4 there is permanent damage done to the mind of somebody who lost a husband on 911 and has to look at that cruel contemptful image and see the punk bastards celebrated by the media and politicians as our moral superiors.

  • Valerie

    #4 October 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    Rhoda R commented:

    They messed it up, for the purpose of taking a pictures that yields a disparaging image. Yeah, that’s defacing it, even if it’s easier to take off than spray paint.

  • Steve

    Yawn…all smoke no fire.

  • Patty

    What a wonderful story. And what a shame this nation has turned into a place I don’t know.

    The youth feel nothing, they are numb, they are sick of others making it in life, those who did use and abuse the system should be locked up. But still the youth must have some reason for hating those who are successful. Jealous, deprived, misunderstood or just blame out of work.

    Who do you suppose has been extraordinary instrumental in Spending and Loss of Jobs. Obama.

    If I were Obama, I would give an explanation as to why he supports Occupiers, especially when he has taken donations more than any other president in 20 years from Wall Street.

    Starting tomorrow, he will be on the campaign trail again. That is a big waste of time, yet, this president has been one big waste of our time and money, money these youth will have to pay for and yet, they don’t see Obama is to blame.

    The disrespect for this sculpture that means so much to the first responders who are the heroes and to have this generation of rejects, defaced it, again, I just don’t know this nation. The youth need to be disciplined and instructed on respect. America is not a sis pool for those who have no regards for public property.

  • Mike

    How can it be a 9-11 memorial statue when it was erected in 1982? I understand that it gained significance after that horrible day, however it was never intended to memorialize the event that occurred 19 years in the future. This is poor journalism with a misleading headline for the sole purpose of gaining page views.

  • Sasja

    That this statue has come to represent an “iconic” standin for those who did not survive, these maggots are symbolically “spitting” on it and showing their favor for the 9/11 attacks and celebrating the loss of life.

  • Sasja

    Mike, it’s not a 9/11 memorial scupture in the sense it was sculpted in remembrance of that horrific event, but because it wasn’t destroyed when the Towers collapsed. At least that’s how I understand it. I do have a question. Does it represent survival? Or as Johnson is reported to say that it represents those who did not make it? Either way, those .99% creatures have once again shown their true colors.

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  • Neo

    It’s important to know who is the 1%

  • Molon Labe

    The ususal drones and useful tools. They are scum not worthy of living in the nation. They are like many of the yaboos I’ve seen in Canada and Britain.

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  • Texas_Treeroach

    Holder has his People; now Obama has his.

    Ain’t it Grand?

  • Sarah

    They have now officially become what they hate. Useful idiots for the DemocRATS.

  • ExExZonie

    Do these “people” hold anything sacred, other than being free of student loan debt?

  • SunnyJ

    Yes, the have been taught by the narcissistic “man is God” progressives to see themselves as sacred. That’s why they have no problem wanting what you have and taking it or destroying it if they can’t just have it.

  • Common Sense

    Why should this surprise anyone? The Wall Street protesters a/k/a “The Flea Party” consists of anti-America communist rabble.

  • naomi

    Boy, do you like to whip up controversy over nothing, with the endless “Occupy Wall Street Obama-led goons wah wah wah” You sound like such a crazy loon. 2 things: 1. I live a block from that park. That statue was there before 9/11 and maybe it’s iconic to the sculptor but noone else gives it a second thought. You don’t know what you’re talking about! 2. The whole anti-Semitic thing. Did you know that Jews had a huge Yom Kippur service at Occupy Wall Street a couple of weeks ago that was talked about for days afterwards? Did you know that they tried to put up a Sukkah at the site but it was the police who took it down. Did you know there is going to be a Simchat Torah service? C’mon, and at least consider what you write about. Yes, there are a handful of whackjobs — It’s an open movement — and people have roundly condemned all of them. I know that you are in your own bubble but you are just downright and blatantly irresponsible. I guess actual reality doesn’t mean much in your world.

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  • Leonel


  • Daniel Whitehouse

    Smoke and mirrors to take your attention away from the real problem that our government is broken. They are trying to divide us. If you really want to know what is going on, come to an Occupy near you. 🙂 All are welcome. You will find that FoxNews and other are not telling you the whole truth.

  • Darlene

    This is what Naomi is talking about.

    This is written in their, Who We Are

    In order to be as inclusive as possible, CBST is unaffiliated with any Jewish movement.

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