By Steve Dellar  |  04-15-2018   News
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The arrival of a five and half meters high statue of the ‘Communist Manifesto’ writer Mr Karl Marx in his hometown of Trier, Germany, is causing quite the controversy amongst Germans, not in the least because it was a present from China to celebrate Mr Marx’s 200th birthday.

Mr Marx, recognized by many as the founding father of socialist thought, authored the "Communist Manifesto" in 1848 and later also wrote "Das Kapital".

Both books had an impact on European and even global politics, and conflicts for that matter, deep into the 20th century.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The city council of Trier voted in favour of accepting the bronze statue of Karl Marx from the Chinese government in March 2017. The 19th century thinker spent the first 17 years of his life in Trier near the Luxembourg border.<br> <a href="https://t.co/vZfqVyuZK7">https://t.co/vZfqVyuZK7</a></p>&mdash; Peace B (@PeaceBelgium) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeaceBelgium/status/985358484446306306?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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For this reason, and because of the mindset he stands for, the statue being erected in his honour is proving quite controversial for many Germans.

But the city of Trier itself sees it as an added tourist attraction (visited by 50,000 Chinese tourists annually, they are doing good business in this area), and therefore the council voted to accept the gift in early 2017.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Zur Stunde wird die kontrovers diskutierte Marx-Statue in Trier aufgestellt. Enthüllt wird sie allerdings erst am 5. Mai. <a href="https://t.co/DTyWrmRqLg">pic.twitter.com/DTyWrmRqLg</a></p>&mdash; Karl-Marx-Haus Trier (@marx2018) <a href="https://twitter.com/marx2018/status/984731954884038656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Trier Mayor Mr Wolfram Leibe: "Karl Marx is one of the biggest citizens in this city and we should not hide it."

However Mr Ulrich Delius, director of the Society for Threatened Peoples, did not agree, saying that Mr Marx was "not just a scientist and philosopher," but also someone who "laid the spiritual foundations for the communist dictatorships that came afterwards."

Source:

http://www.tageblatt.lu/headlines/als-riesen-statue-karl-marx-kehrt-zum-200-nach-trier-zurueck/

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Jollee No. 23196 1523799232

They should add the caption below, "Wanted Dead or Alive"

Anonymous No. 23209 1523821076

They could always just put in the bathroom of a government building…

Vic G No. 23232 1523842231

To make financial capital of a socialist "free for all" cause is a bit of a stretch.

Anonymous No. 23393 1524029335

the absolute fucking state of g*rmans

Anonymous No. 23637 1524260808

He's a filthy kike

Anonymous No. 23638 1524260928

They need to erect a true German patriot by the name of Adolf Hitler happy 420 B Day mein fuhrer! 🤚

Anonymous No. 23639 1524260994

If all international kikes were rounded up n beheaded all the worlds problems would be alleviated.

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