→ 09 Dec 13 at 12 pm
Several buildings at Syracuse University appear to be vandalized with spray paint, including some with anti-university messages.
Unpopular Opinion: I like this. Whoever did this got exactly what they wanted, a reaction. Positive or overwhelmingly negative, whatever the case, they got it. What I am confused at is the expansive topics or subjects of the graffiti, topics spanning rape culture, free speech, or the always rising cost of our tuition. YES, it’s disturbing and sad that our beautiful buildings where blemished and YES, it’s infuriating to everyone at school who is truly proud to be a student at Syracuse University, and NO, I would never ever condone this, but I still choose to view it as constructive BECAUSE of the reaction it’s created and generated, that this reaction can be productive.
We’ve become a society and a people that doesn’t pay attention, desensitized and ignorant to most, and I sincerely hope that while we’re angry, we think about exactly why we are so angry. Is it the message and the words used by these “vandals” or the very act of the vandalizing you are most angry with?