(Tea Party PAC) – We all know that socialists, especially in our modern era, are some of the most deplorable, wicked, and just plain evil individuals on the face of the planet, but what a group of hooligans did to a World War I memorial on Memorial Day is taking things to a new level of vileness.
The incident, which happened in Pittsburgh, involved the desecration of the memorial by vandals dumping tons of red paint on in it, along with putting symbols over it as well. Folks, this is just plain unacceptable. Those who have served in the armed forces have gone to bat for us by serving and sacrificing their lives and health in order to preserve our way of life, which these morons totally take for granted.
Here’s more on this from KDKA CBS Pittsburgh:
The memorial, located along Butler Street, was found vandalized early Monday morning.
Crews were using pressure washers to hose off the paint with water but may have to use something else to remove it completely. Teamwork.
Thank you to @PGHDPW’s Graffiti Team & @PLANPGH’s Public Art Division for cleaning the Doughboy War Memorial in Lawrenceville after it was defaced last night.
Thanks to @KlavonsIceCream & the community members who brought water to the crews on this hot #MemorialDay!
— City of Pittsburgh (@CityPGH) May 25, 2020
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto responded to the vandalism on Twitter, saying:
“This is not Pittsburgh. Whoever did this. Please leave. Today.”
This is not Pittsburgh. Whoever did this. Please leave. Today. https://t.co/UZc7BjezfI
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) May 25, 2020
Better yet, don’t leave. Man up, take personal responsibility for your actions, and then turn yourself into the police. That would be the grown-up thing to do. Doing this kind of thing to people who served and died to provide you with liberty and a society where you can be whatever you want to be and live your life how you choose is the epitome of being an ingrate.
This is petty, stupid, and doesn’t make a point or draw anyone to your worthless causes. Grow up. There’s a right way to make a statement, to protest some injustice you perceive to see in the world around you. Vandalizing a war memorial is not it.
Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich released this statement:
“Vandalizing a memorial on any day is wrong, but it is incomprehensible to vandalize this memorial on a day in which we honor those who served and gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Pittsburgh Police will vigorously investigate this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately at 412-323-7800.”
People who KDKA talked to say they’re hurt and disgusted by the act of vandalism on a day when we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
“It’s just so sad,” Duane Rieder, a Pittsburgh resident, said. “What is your message? Why would you do something like this to this incredible piece?”
Is that what you wanted, dear vandals? To hurt people? How does hurting people make them sympathetic to your cause? Don’t you want folks to see the world the way you do? Then you must persuade them. This doesn’t do that. In fact, it does the exact opposite.
The monument, known as “The Doughboy War Memorial,” honors those who served in World War I, but is also in memory to all military members who have sacrificed it all.
“Everybody knows it for where it is. The corner here where Butler comes into here with Penn,” said Rieder.
It was recently cleaned up, with flags placed around it, just in time for Memorial Day. But, this morning, is was found splashed in bright red paint and covered in symbols and an unknown message.
According to police, it happened just before 8 a.m. Monday. When KDKA’s cameras got there, the paint still appeared wet. Some of it even landed on the American flags.
In other words, you’re going to get caught. Come forward and save everyone the hassle of tracking you down. It’s over.
Here’s to hoping the police are able to nab every single person involved in this horrid situation and bring them swiftly to justice. Even more important, here’s to hoping they understand how wrong what they did was and genuinely seek the forgiveness of the community they offended.