Statue of Marx, Funded by China, Will Stand in German City of His Birth

BERLIN — The bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx was supposed to bring his hometown, Trier, Germany, an important exhibition about his life and an increase in tourism.

But an offer from China to present the city with a nearly 20-foot-tall bronze statue of Marx, the 19th-century intellectual who was one of the writers of “The Communist Manifesto,” is overshadowing the festivities a year before they begin.

After months of discussion and more than an hour of lively debate, the City Council in Trier, in western Germany near the border with Luxembourg, decided on Monday to accept the gift from the Chinese government, by the sculptor Wu Weishan. However, the Council left open the thorny questions of how large it would be and where in the city it would stand.

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  • richfisher

    How much for a Jeffrey Dalmer, Hitler and Mohamad Atta?

    • Let’s celebrate the man responsible for 100 million deaths.

      Sounds like typical, group think, feel good, BS.

      • FactsWillOut

        Marx ain’t the one who pulled the trigger.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          He lit the fuse.

  • ontario john

    How about the city dump, or maybe Trudeau would like it in front of the parliament buildings.

  • The Butterfly

    Karl Marx was a disgusting human being, completely apart from his disgusting philosophies.

  • Spatchcocked

    He was an argumentive drunk……and had very poor personal hygiene.

    I’d place him head down in a toilet somewhere.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      He would like that, if it hadn t been flushed.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I knew an argumentative drunk from my old lounge days.
      His name was Jerome and he was an American ex-pat who used to take free courses at the university because he was over sixty five.
      I thought he was a draft dodger because he was the right age.
      He always used to get in arguments and you’d know about it because you’d hear ‘in these United States’ shouted at someone down the bar.
      I loved to wind him up by telling him that I thought Nixon was one of the best Presidents ever.
      One of the funniest things I never saw was when Jerome got in a fight with Val, the retired Nazi sympathetic machinist from Germany.
      Jerome lost.
      Those were four good years of drinking.

    • Millie_Woods

      He also wouldn’t work for a living and mooched off his wifes family. The very personification of socialism right there..

  • FactsWillOut

    Allow me to suggest immortalizing Hitler and Pol Pot in bronze, workers heroes that they were.

    • Watchman

      Mao, Stalin, Hitler, and Pol Pot: “Heroes of Planned Parenthood”; stellar contributors to population control by allowing state-sponsored abortions up to 6000 weeks after conception.

      • FactsWillOut

        …and yet it is capitalism that allows for the sale of contraceptives and abortion services on the market.
        What’s a man to do?

        • tom_billesley

          Ask a woman?

  • gaylord ponce

    That is excellent for target practice!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If they are going to erect a statue, here is the Marx they should honor.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BMtqqHRvB8

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile here in Sunny Ways Canada, Trudeau and his buddies continue their quiet efforts to quash the victims of communism memorial.

    • Because he dad openly admired the mass murderer Mao Tse Tung.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        And like shithead father like shithead son.

  • Gary

    Obama won’t have to wait 200 years , he’s already seen as a man of peace and genius by the BLM terrorists , islamic terrorists, terrorists on campus, plus the 1 billion muslims that want to kill all the jews and destroy the USA.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Bronze is a metal; surely they can melt it down to make something actually useful.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Marx couldn’t even earn a living for his family and sponged off Engels.
    Yeah, that’s someone to venerate.

  • When will China have a statue of Tank Man?

  • tom_billesley

    Perhaps the local zoo could use it. The monkeys need a target for dung-flinging.

  • tom_billesley

    Put it next to this representative of the deprived proletariat (no flat screen) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3401492bae1cf48b569f89e34560b34bc9d09ee0386a4c0818948ed11a5d4cdb.jpg