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Re: Tidying up offerings
Jun 06, 2010, 12:29
faerygirl wrote:
revnox wrote:
"The thought of daubing with paint or peeing up against these sites would be alien, if not abhorrent to Americans."

I am surprised at that!
Bit of a sweeping statement?
peeing on? I thought that was a separate thread and issue?

Well in all fairness it would be abhorrent to most Brits and everyone else too. The problem is that all cultures (yes, even the yankees) have a few people who couldn't give a toss about whats special or sacred to someone else. If its not important to them then its simply not important. The thing with TOURISTS is if you have travelled thousands of miles to see a specific thing then you probably wont piss on it when you get there. You dont get British tourists pissing on the Pyramids of Giza because they went there to see them so they appreciate their importance. But some Brits who dont realise the significance of the things in this country have less respect for them, they didn't travel to see that specific thing, its just there. I would say the reason you have seen respectful Americans if because they travelled HERE to see THOSE THINGS.

See? :)

I always think that the intention behind any action (apart from those of mindlessness) is what matters.
people get it wrong all the time (that's what humans do) but if the intention underlying the action is positive it's likely they will be open to education/re-education.
People in my humble opinion are generally decent (stupid, uneducated maybe) but decent.
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