The “Falling Man” who tethers a bungee jumping cord around himself and dresses up in a three piece suit, emulating lawyers, business-men, or just about anything, in reality, representing middle-class white collar workers, is a stark and forceful reminder of 9/11 to those that wish to forget this pain. This is pulled off by dressing as the very people who became a part of the macabre rain that flooded the streets that one fateful day. Throughout the novel, the Falling Man does this.
There are other “Falling Men” that really exist. I present to you another falling man who is in bright contrast to pseudo business man of Don Delillo’s novel: Vermin Supreme. Vermin Supreme is a candidate for President. He makes waves in a whole different fashion.
He does not recreate scenes from 9/11, instead he brings to light a common sense revelation about our current times of trouble. You don’t need to take this man seriously, but listen to his message. Is this art?