Vandalising A War Memorial Doesn’t Make A Point

Vandalising a war memorial doesn’t make a point – in fact, it serves to invalidate that point in some respects.

hm

I know I’m a little late to the *ahem* ‘party’ on this one, but I feel that an important point about these protests has been missed.

Distasteful methods of protest such as this do very little to serve the cause of those who protested –  instead, they make a bigger deal about the process of the demonstration, rather than the issues that they are demonstrating against.

In fact, a good case could be made to say that such methods of protest begin to associate the unpleasantness of the vandalising of the war memorial with the actual aims of the groups perpetrating the aforementioned vandalism, especially considering the less-than-eloquent use of expletives.

The desecration of a memorial is both morally wrong, and also counter-productive to the aims of the people desecrating it.

Toby Cox

ElMoboPolitics

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s