It's hot. There's a beautiful and alluring fountain. They take off their shoes and refresh. The children splash and play.
If statues of soldiers could talk they would say, "Aw bless. Come to my fountain and play. But the white guy, the Barney Fife of the bunch get upset. And he thinks we should be upset too.
It's for them, not for you.
You know this a memorial for the soldiers, right?
It's not for swimming.
Aw Jesus. It just pisses me off.
You know people are not supposed to swim here.
This is a memorial
It's not supposed to be here.
These people should not be here.
It's disrespectful for my American soldiers.
You guys know this is a memorial for the soldiers.
It's not a swimming pool.
It's disrespectful to be swimming in this pool.
It's disrespectful to American solders that died.
To be swimming in this pool.
It's a memorial.
Not a swimming pool
Know what else is disrespectful? Creating a scene in solemn place of reflection on a day of remembering when people are relaxing at an actual memorial. Is there a rule in the Barney Fife handbook that insists memorials are always to be somber and the living must behave near dead themselves, and life-giving refreshing water provided in such abundance that it's shot into the air, on such a hot day, cannot be used by the living who chanced upon the sacred space?
It's hot outside.
People are relaxing and having fun, children are alive and well and filled with joy, in part because of the memorialized, and he walks up on them and treats them like unwelcome second class uninvited guests. Explaining is one thing and pissing on their innocent party is another.
What a f'k'n killjoy.
He could have simply watched them and enjoyed them. Quietly explain the nature of the memorial fountain. The reason why it was built.
I don't understand people like this. Explain this to me. Why must the memorial be so somber that the water cannot even be used? It can only be looked at. The water is visual, and that's it. No fun allowed. This is a memorial, now be sad!
He's offended they don't understand. He's offended they're not showing proper decorum and due respect. He's offended they don't comprehend the nature of the space. I get that. But I don't get his behavior. His solution is get them to stop. Better yet, to go away. He's angry they don't behave like he does, they don't see the pubic fountain as he sees it.
Third world immigrants swim and wash their sweaty feet in a WWII memorial.— Vincent James (@RealVinceJames) May 25, 2018
Many say that “anyone” should be allowed to come here. But ask yourself this...
Would someone of Euro descent do this? The answer is no.
Why is the term “diversity” only used for white countries? pic.twitter.com/M7zn6ttUXt
Explain to me why I am wrong. Promise I won't argue.