Where is the anti-graffiti task force when ya need them?
Friends have noticed a new swath of red graffiti on the sidewalk on Newport Avenue. Calling the graffiti removal squad! There’s a job for you – or anyone else with a little compassion and heart.
And we had thought that the series of community forums and all that attention on the “bums” and homeless in general had brought the community together, and that the harsh rhetoric and actions around the original “don’t feed” sticker had died down.
Guess not! Someone (maybe the Black?) wants to keep all this going, all the hatred, all the discourse, all the intolerance, all the conflict, all this crap – for that is what it is – going, and going.
We’ve been told by friends and foes alike – “Give it a rest!”
Well, we call on whoever is stirring the pot – “Hey you! You give it a rest!”
There is another in a series of community forums on August 24th at the Baptist Church in OB. There’s an alley clean-up scheduled for August 21st.
But the kinds of people who sprayed this graffiti are not the kinds of people who go to community forums. They are not the types of people who join others in community clean-ups. They’d rather just spike efforts of unifying the community with their crap. For that is what it is. Crap. Somebody just crapped on the sidewalk in front of The Black. Somebody just crapped on public space, marring it, defacing it. And it needs to be cleaned up. Or covered up.
We call on the community to stop this trash, to stop this crap. We call on the community to immediately remove or cover up this awful display of the ugly underside of Ocean Beach.
We’re better than this.