What does it mean to me? For one, you don’t damage other people’s property. If something’s public property, you don’t damage it either. The taxpayers happen to have paid for it. I don’t care in the slightest what your political agenda might be, there’s no excuse whatsoever for damaging things that don’t belong to you. No scribbling on walls or furniture, no spray-painting anything, no slashing of anything slashable, no breaking of anything breakable, no walking across cars orÂ private lawns. At least that’s what most two-year-olds get taught by their elders.
Lately, I’ve read a couple of bits of news on vandalism at Jewish cemeteries;Â several years ago, Catholic cemeteries in this area were vandalized. As for the former, police have noted the damages to be ‘bias crimes’ in most cases. The latter supposedly were carried out by either people that are into trading scrap metal (all crucifixes were torn off the headstones) or people that pray to, uhmm,Â a misconception of a fallen angel. Either way, it’s respectless behaviour, not only towards property but towards the memory ofÂ loved onesÂ those left behind chose to manifest in stone. If you doÂ such damages because of any pseudo-political motivations – in the middle of the night so you won’t get caught – , voicing your ‘opinions’ around a passed-away audience, then I must say, “Congratulations, and welcome to the club of theÂ most pathetic, irreverent, cowardishÂ sickos ever!”