07 Sep 2004
The city of Qingdao is clearly making a strong statement against one of America’s most beloved forefathers, George Washington. Curious as to what could fuel such anti-Washington sentiment, I did a bit of research. Here is what I found:
- The Anti-Washington Monument is the exact same shape as America’s Washington Monument.
- The patented shape of the original Washington Monument was named an “obelisk” by American designer Joe Obeliskovich in 1884.
- The Anti-Washington Monument is a hateful greenish black color. The original Washington Monument is a beautiful white color, symbolizing purity, freedom, and unchecked corporate interests.
- The Chinese call the Anti-Washington Monument by an entirely different name which I didn’t bother to write down. (We know the truth.)
Related: Evil PSB Headquarters
Personal Update: I’m now back in Shanghai. I’d like to post some accounts of my recent trips, but I’d like to upload pictures, and unfortunately my current hosting situation prevents me from using FTP. I think another host switch may be in my near future. In the meantime, I was able to upload this one photo.