Last Updated on July 1, 2019 by Hamad Subani
Is the crack in the Liberty Bell a metaphor?
There is an amazing irony to the crack in the Liberty Bell. Somebody up there is vainly trying to tell us that the relished and well-sung concept of “Liberty” is but a sham. The same crack alludes to the “noble” lady who held her torch as she welcomed unsuspecting greenhorns as they neared the devils of Wall Street.
Alas, the time for warnings are over. It is as though we are all plodding and mooing through one of Temple Grandin’s elaborate slaughter house ramps.
The lucky steer like us have learned just who had built the slaughter house. We also know who financed it and the names of the butchers awaiting us at the end of the ramp.
Yep, we are the “lucky” ones. Whoop-dee-doo. We have momentarily foiled the grand scheme of those controlling the flow of sheeple through the system. In a system based upon the idea that ignorance is bliss, we refuse to go blissfully! But…is that wise?
I was always aware of the crack in the Liberty Bell. But I doubted it had any symbolic importance. It seems the bell became cracked somewhere between 1817 and 1846. But nobody seems to know exactly why. As for the Statue of Liberty, it was originally intended to grace the entrance of the Suez Canal as a Babylonian Goddess. But the Muslims rejected the French plan. So the deity headed off to New York, where the people were not so discerning.
This is clearly a great metaphor. The question is, was this a deliberate metaphor (as Cliff Shack suggests) or a coincidental metaphor?