Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day #2 - The Statue

So there's this statue. It was donated to my city's arboretum along with several other bronze sculptures from China. It has been the cause of much debate around here. Just so you get an idea of why this is so controversial, here is a photo of it.

People are offended. Mothers are petitioning for it's removal. I just don't see what's wrong with it? Why is the human body so offensive to some people? Americans need to let go of their puritanical roots a little. This is where our society lacks progression. It's simple enough. Teach your children to appreciate the human form as a work of art, explain the meaning behind works of art like this (which is actually quite intriguing) and stop sheltering them from the beauty of life! Kids are so much more intelligent than people give them credit for. How is this sculpture offensive to happen upon along a trail and yet parents see no problem exposing their children to violence in cartoons, media and games? The very reason I wrote my first day post is fully illustrated in the community's reaction to this simple statue. Stop being stupid people!!!

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