This 9/11 cake was created by Austrian baker Thomas Kienbauer as a metaphor for the current state of Vienna politics. In this metaphor, the Twin Towers of cake represent the ruling coalition Kienbaeur opposes, and the planes represent various fringe parties he apparently supports. (It is not a very good metaphor.)
SPÖ and ÖVP are Austria’s two leading political parties, the Social Democrats and the People’s Party. The planes are the opposition: the greens on the left and the xenophobic, right-wing Freedom Party on the right. And on top, represented by the plane that hit the Pentagon, is the liberal New Austria (NEOS) party.
Hmm, yes. “An exaggerated view” is certainly one way to describe the sentiment, “The Sept. 11 attacks were pretty cool and a metaphorical version of them or maybe actual terrorism (just spitballing, here!) would solve many of the problems created by our dominant political paradigm. Anyway, to be clear, I’m rooting for the planes in this cake-based hypothetical.”