|Nice work, *ssholes.|
Walking up Hawthorne Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon, I was appalled to see that graffiti punks had defaced the mural on the side of the building at the corner of SE 33rd Avenue. Just goes to show that, while Portland may be one of the best places in the world, we've got our share of disturbed, anti-social punks.
I find it perplexing.
What motivates someone to do something like this?
Is it an expression of contempt? And, if so, toward whom or what?
Well, contempt breeds contempt and I've got nothing but contempt for the punks that did it. I imagine them to be whiny, sniveling, over-privileged truants; persons who squander their lives and everything they've been given; persons forever trapped in an adolescence in which they were neglected by indifferent parents. No one ever taught them how to do or be anything and they never had enough pluck to learn for themselves.
Punks like this are incapable of creation. And since they can't create, they settle for creation's perverted substitute, desecration. Truly, a miserable existence.
Nice work, *ssholes.
Update: Apparently, the punks who did this are known to the police. They call themselves the TMR (This Mural is Ruined) taggers. Punks.