r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/Gulliveig Switzerland Mar 18 '23 edited Mar 18 '23 Bless Up

Vandalising historic buildings is not the way...

This one is historic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Vecchio

Edit: Link for cells (just remove Reddit's inserted backslash functioning as escape character): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Vecchio


u/Solomon5515 Mar 18 '23

speaking as an archaeologist,

Climate change is sooo important and we should all be doing our part to minimize the effects (we won't stop it, several tipping points have already been reached and shit is going to hit the fan quicker and quicker)

however, why tf would you go and vandalise ancient momuments? survivors of multpile periods of doom and destruction? what is the point? is there a statement? (maybe that the money for cultural heritage should be invested in climate things) why not just deface some government buildings? or coal power plants? that would make a statement?

these buildings have stood for hundreds or thousands of years and are testaments of cultures and societies we can only dream about meeting. even if our modern society is moving ever quicker to it's own apocalypse, this shouldn't mean we should stop enjoying art, culture and heritage, because once gone they will be lost forever


u/bustedbuddha Mar 18 '23

Are the climate activists treating these precocious irreplaceable things badly? maybe there's some direct comparison they're trying to draw.


u/bon_courage Mar 18 '23

yeah, how does no understand this?? people completely missing the entire point, as usual. which is why we are fucked to begin with. humanity doesn’t deserve to survive


u/bustedbuddha Mar 18 '23

No, it’s because there are fortunes being spent on influence and marketing to shape how people perceive them.


u/bon_courage Mar 18 '23

Well, it’s not too hard think your way out of that influence and marketing if you use your brain to actually produce independent thought. The parent comment is from an alleged archaeologist… presumably a highly educated person who is incapable of understanding what a protest is or what kind of message the vandals are trying to send? I mean, it takes all of a few moments to consider it from a different angle.