If you’re horrified because someone drew a swastika on a dumpster, then you should probably go do a tour in Afghanistan so you can gain some perspective. Just sayin.
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Masslive: A swastika painted in white on a Williamsburg trash container drew the attention of police Monday morning after a Holyoke artist reported the defacement. Jacque St. James-Wong, who rents studio space at The Brassworks, located at 132 Main St., said she felt “quite horrified” upon finding the swastika on a container behind the three-story building Saturday.
“The Pioneer Valley is not immune to racism, and our community must fight back,” St. James-Wong wrote in a message to MassLive. “I am following the, ‘If you see something, say something,’ and, ‘It’s not OK,’ credos for bringing community awareness to bear on racist actions and behavior.
She added, “I am reminded of the similar incident on Mount Tom, where vandals painted the rock cliffs with swastikas and hate graffiti,” she said. The Mount Tom graffiti included racial slurs, anti-Semitic threats and pro-Donald Trump markings. The dumpster graffiti St. James-Wong found on Saturday did not include any words.
If the same person or people is responsible for the new vandalism, “it isn’t just a kid,” St. James-Wong told MassLive Monday morning. “It could be someone who is targeting or making a statement,” St. James-Wong said. “You have to take it seriously right now in this political climate.” Mount Holyoke Management LLC owns the building. Herbert G. Berezin, manager of the company, is Jewish.
Oh look, another SJW from Holyoke looking to make herself the next victim of the #TrumpEffect. What I wanna know is, where was Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse when this incident happened? Because we’ve seen the way he signs his name, and that swastika looks kind of familiar. Just sayin.
Surprisingly Jacque St. James-Wong is not a dude. It’s actually a chick, and she is exactly as you pictured an “artist” named Jacque St. James-Wong from Western MA:
Not surprisingly she is an outspoken left-wing activist:
And doesn’t mind posting her political viewpoints publicly on social media. Fancy that she would be the one to discover this.
Jacque says she was “horrified” to discover this swastika on her dumpster. Newsflash – if this horrifies you then you are the epitome of a sheltered, white American. I keep seeing people use that word “horrified.” Why don’t you go to a tour in Afghanistan and still tell me if you’d like to keep using that word to describe vandals writing symbols of a dead political party on a dumpster in Williamsburg.
This was by far the comment of the year on this story:
Not quite sure what that means, but it sounds important!!
Anyway, Williamsburg is an extremely progressive community, located on the outskirts of Northampton. Doesn’t ANYONE in the media find it odd that these are always the places where these alleged incidents of racism always seem to occur? They never happen in some town where 90% of the people voted for Donald Trump. They happen in places where Hillary won decidedly. Gee, wonder why? Are we really the only media outlet who has the common sense and balls to call out bullshit when we see it? Or do media outlets like Masslive just enjoy getting people riled up for the page views?
Even if this was real, who gives a shit? The goth kid next to me in 7th grade homeroom used to draw swastikas on his desk all the time. He wasn’t a Nazi, he was just a weirdo. A lonely kid desperate for attention. After he went through his Marilyn Manson, Espresso Bar, “I’m different, just like everyone else” stage, he probably ended up being a somewhat normal human being. Because he was just a loser going through a stage. Why are we giving these losers attention?
But wait, how did that kid in my 7th grade homeroom know that Donald Trump was gonna run for President 20 years later? I mean, that’s the only reason people are doing this now right? Because they’re so happy that Trump is President?
And are we supposed to believe the motivation for this “hate crime” is that the guy who manages the company that owns the property (and probably manages MANY other properties), is Jewish? This is what Nazis do now? They go through public records, find Jewish people who don’t even own property but simply manage it, and then deface the dumpsters behind the buildings they manage in Williamsburg? If this were a real hate crime, then why would they put the swastika on a dumpster? Wouldn’t they put it right on the front of the building?
Yea, this story makes TONS of sense.
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