I have lots of Facebook friends I don’t know. My philosophy is add everyone who wants to be added. This means my news feed has a wide variety of posts, particularly when it comes to politics. But I have to admit this one floored me this morning:
The story is one of those awful ones about a disturbed individual defacing a great work of art — in this case Eugene Delacroix’s painting “Liberty Leading the People,” a symbol of the French Republic. It was vandalized in a branch of the Louvre museum by a woman wielding a black marker who scrawled “AE911Truth” across its bottom, Reuters reports:
The phrase is the name of a website called “Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth” whose backers say they are seeking to establish the truth of the September 11, 2001 suicide airliner attacks on New York’s Twin Towers.
Thankfully, the Louvre confirmed on Friday it had managed to save the painting as the black marker had not penetrated the upper layer of varnish and has been successfully removed, according to the Reuters story.
I’m still a little wigged out, however, that there’s a person in my community who thinks like this.