OK, most of us have seen the above picture and know at least the outline of the story behind that monument. There are several things in the construction of this edifice that truly set my personal alarm claxons off:
- Nobody knows where the money for this came from. The identity of the financiers is cloaked behind a non-disclosure agreement. Who does this?
- The price named for construction was “ridiculous” – but it was paid regardless. Who does this?
- All legal documents regarding its construction were destroyed after it was done. Who does this?
If you read the inscriptions, they are largely John Lennon’s “Imagine”, literally carved in stone:
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