Stevie Ray Vaughan statue defaced

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  1. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Morons. EbEc2_NXYAALYOX.jpeg
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  2. Phil60


    Jul 2, 2018
    Charlotte, NC
    What the hell!! :(
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  3. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    File transfer protocol?
  4. Phil60


    Jul 2, 2018
    Charlotte, NC
    ascii or bin?
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  5. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
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  6. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    g-shrug.gif :(.....sigh......
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  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The File Transfer Protocol people? Yeah, I've never liked them. Using FTP is a pain.

    Now about the statue - if you put up a statue, sooner or later some nutball is likely to spray paint on it. I believe the world will continue turning.
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  8. That was my first thought.
  9. Something The Police ?
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  10. Stop believing everything you read at 100 percent face value. This statue is vandalized frequently, including in 2018, by a white man who is a Philadelphia Eagles fan (the statue is in Austin). Another time, during a Texas flood (ugh), someone gave him a life jacket. So it's not vermin, it's not your racist knee-jerk reaction with no verification or context. It's just a statue that gets tagged a lot and did long before The Recent Unpleasantness.
  11. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Surprise, AZ
    How dare you ask that in this day and age!
  12. Stevie Ray Vaughan statue defaced by anti-COVID 19 vermin


    Stevie Ray Vaughan statue maligned by Philadelphia football vermin


    Stevie Ray Vaughan statue defaced by anti-drowning vermin


    OK I don't know what this is

  13. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Ha! People who jump to conclusions (and that’s putting it mildly) like the OP tend not to be big on reading or research.
  14. There's a statue in town of some soldier. It's not of any particular soldier, just a soldier. Apparently it used to be a thing for Francophones to paint him blue for the longest time. I don't think their frustrations are with srv himself, unless I'm unaware of some stuff he did back in his time.

    These are strange days in a lot of ways, it might do us all some good to take a deep breath and acknowledge that we're all a bit stressed out.
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  15. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    My solution to the stress is to buy more basses and play them more than usual, too. So far it's working pretty well for me. It's also, of course, good if you can find deals. But that isn't something which can be controlled, obviously.
  16. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    "St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. "How dare you molest the sea?" asked Alexander. "How dare you molest the whole world?" the pirate replied. "Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor."
  17. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    just one guy’s opinion...
    Outrage at vandalism means the vandals win, and are emboldened to further vandalism.
    there is also the fact that it’s an inanimate object being a target of rage rather than a living breathing human being.
    yes, it’s misguided, but when has rage, especially crowd sourced rage, ever been anything but misguided random venting of a frenzy generated by manipulation of emotion. Not unlike rage generated by someone defacing a stone edifice dear to another's heart.
    if you become enraged at anarchy, the anarchist wins.
    It’s an act designed to encourage rage, don’t allow them the satisfaction of knowing they jerked your chain. It could also be used as an opportunity to have an actual conversation with the doer to discuss ways to help everyone come to a place where random acts of violence born of intense emotion can be converted to positive energy directed toward the betterment of life for all parties.
    Or we could just embrace the horror and square off, stare down the enemy while hurling insults and projectiles, then wade in with cudgels and split some heads. Why make any attempt to grow as a society when we can just continue being manipulated into beating each other senseless for the amusement of those whose agenda is served by a contentious tribal approach to societal problem solving.
    Don’t treat the disease, just beat the symptom into submission so it can recover and come back, again and again and again.
    -soapbox returned to the stowed and locked position-
  18. No, it's not okay, just because it's been done before.

    First, I apologize for coming on strong. My religion asks of me that I heal and not harm. I think I've harmed.

    Second, this is what I would humbly ask of all of us:
    • Dig deeper before we share on the internet.
    • Don't embrace convenient, comfortable stereotypes.
    • Realize that we may be wrong, no matter how correct or morally secure we think we are.
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  19. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    It helps to know what the true definition and ideology of anarchy is first.
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  20. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I don’t agree with 12-bar, bit I’ll defend your right as a fellow American to play it.
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