I don't like to talk about politics on this blog too much. There are far too many sites out there that talk about politics but every so often political matters intrude on other things. Last night was one of those circumstances.
The University was quick to remove the graffiti and were quick to condemn it. Sadly, they are still trying to find out who did it. Those cowards found a part of campus that was neither well lit or well monitored by video cameras. And yes, I use the term cowards because they scrawl their crap in the middle of the night and don't even want to stand behind it. Apparently someone else scrawled something similar in one of the other dorms.
Whoever was sprawling their crap on campus was hoping to stir shit and that's what they got. And that's why I disagree with the protesters. They gave the assholes exactly what they wanted. Instead of mocking the poorly written graffiti and letting it die a death from indifference, they perpetuated it. By carrying on the way they have, they gave the people who wrote the graffiti some degree of power. And that's the last thing they need. Those folks need to be mocked and scorned for the assholes that they are.
I would like to think that we as a society have moved past that kind of bullshit but I guess I'm wrong.
Like I said, this could have turned ugly. Both sides kept their cool. The protesters got their message out. While I don't think everyone was happy with this outcome, it probably was the best one.