I love that people did this to honor a great patriot of our country, and I’m neither surprised nor offended that it was removed. I can’t fault the city staffers for doing their jobs.
But the truly Orwellian part that just gives me the chills and makes me ashamed to live in New York was that the city employees covered it with a tarp for a while before it could be removed.
What were they so afraid of? People being reminded of Edward Snowden’s existence? That’s truly cowardly and un-American. Or at least, it’s against the ideals that I thought America held dearly, which it keeps proving me wrong about.