Today, 05:18 PM #21
mauser is offline
It wasnt done on paper and the letters were painted.
I think people here greatly underestimate how angry and upset the Anti-Defamation League is about this, as well as the local Jewish community. I also think people here are not giving enough weigh to the RIGHT of the ADL to be enraged by such a disrespectful act. Trivializing the Holocaust is not going to get you anywhere with anybody. If you are not Jewish, you just dont own that stuff, and you dont get the final say as to what is offensive or damaging to those people.
This time, it is not about Detroit looking bad. The sign persisting unchallenged without being removed and hitting the international news cycle as-is would be damaging to the reputation of the United States.
Look, the sign maker had their say and did whatever that was supposed to do. Should the sign have stayed forever ? How long is long enough ? Taking it down could never change the fact that it was up and plenty of people saw it and photographed it. They made their statement. My friend and I went up there with hammers, and we made our statement.
People can keep arguing for the sign and the sign maker, but history is on my side.
Someone who can post over there needs to remind the history major that his DYes name is also the name of a semi-automatic pistol that may have excecuted hundreds or more at Auschwitz.
At least a few folks are taking him to task:
Today, 06:25 PM #23
Richard is offline
You do not need to justify what you did, but on the other hand I am not sure why you keep insisting that Wayne county owns the building when you know the government cannot take possession with out due legal process which is the opposite of the reason you took the sign down.
So on one hand you despise the message and what was behind it and on the other hand you are promoting it by advocating that the government should be allowed to seize private property without due process,you cannot have it both ways.
Today, 03:51 PM #19
Wheels is online now
Do people who defend graffiti as Beautification really have the right to be offended by graffiti they don't like?
I'm wondering why DNerd has not commented yet. This seems right up his alley