Update: Scroll to the bottom for the disgraceful picture of the Empire State Building tonight.
The Empire State Building is a symbol of American’s strength and resolve. Though it was a great depression make-work project, its innovative design and speed to completion were fueled by the basic principle of capitalism—competition.

Described by the official website as “the center of a competition between Walter Chrysler and John Jakob Raskob (GM) to see who could build the tallest building”, the result was a 102 story building, immediately becoming the world’s tallest building for over 40 years and it was completed in only 464 days!

Yet the Empire State Building mocks capitalism and all the innovation and wealth it has created not only for the United States, but for the entire world.

The website goes on to boast:

From 1931 – present, the building acted as an “Ambassador to New York” to many of the world’s renowned political and entertainment figures, such as, Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, The Duchess of York, Nikita Khrushchev, King of Siam and others.

You read that right, the Empire State Building is proud to list first and foremost, Fidel Castro as a “renowned political figure”. Apparently their list also would not be complete without Nikita Khrushchev.

Considering the Empire State Building celebrates communists, it should come as no surprise that this building that stood so long as a symbol of America, will light itself in red and yellow to honor the 60th anniversary of communist China today through Friday.

What a repulsive and sad commentary on our country that we are so quick to accept the brutality, poverty, and evil that encapsulate communism. That the Empire State Building, named after the once great state of New York, which also displays the Statue of Liberty, is honoring the legacy of Mao Zedong is unbelievable.

Source: Matt Donders