What should be done with the Gadaffi Golden Fist Crushing American Jet Statue from his Tripoli compound?

What should be done with the Gadaffi Golden Fist American Jet Statue

What should be done with the Gadaffi Golden Fist American Jet Sculpture?

Delighted to see the approaching end of the Gadaffi regime, and having offered an urban landscape idea yesterday, I am wondering how garden designers could help today. One idea is to invite suggestions for what to do with Gadaffi’s respond Golden Fist Crushing American Jet Statue (the Bab al-Azizyah Tripoli compound, where it stands, was stormed a few hous ago). The thinking behind my suggestion is (1) it was a pity that so many statues of Marx and Lenin were destroyed when the Soviet Union fell (2) I like the way London handled a similar problem, by putting a statue of Charles I at one end of Whitehall and a statue of the man who secured the removal of his head (Oliver Cromwell) at the other end of Whitehall (3) history’s monsters should be reviled but not forgotten.
So my suggestion is to place Gadaffi’s Golden Fist American Jet Statue in a garden, to show it is harmless, and to treat it as a rejected toy viewed by frightened children. They would be adult-size plastic scultpures, to symbolise the fact that dictators are plastic-ey overgrown kids. Other ideas welcome.

Garden image courtesy susan402

4 thoughts on “What should be done with the Gadaffi Golden Fist Crushing American Jet Statue from his Tripoli compound?

    1. Tom Turner Post author

      Thank you Grant. Humour has an important role in the overthrow of dictators and in the case of Gaddafi it was a delight to see humour combined with music, in the Muammar Gaddafi – Zenga Zenga Song – Noy Alooshe Remix. Another great thing about Zenga Zenga was the contribution it might have made to Arab-Israeli reconciliation. Your ideas for ‘greening’ the Golden Fist are very appropriate, with regard to peace, Islam and sustainability, as discussed re the Green Martyr’s Square, below.

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