Travelling around Europe, I saw a lot of graffiti. Other than what I’ve already written, that this is one sign of Europe’s decline, I wanted to share a few thoughts about this.
Firstly I wanted to give credit where credit is due and point out that much of Europe’s graffiti is skillfully done. Though it is wrong to deface the property of others, there is no denying that some of those graffiti artists are talented. In fact, at times it is difficult to distinguish publicly commissioned art from graffiti.
Secondly, I do not believe that most of the graffiti is done by immigrants or their children. Due to the fact that it is found even in the most rural places, it seems likely that most of it is the work of indigenous Europeans. But here I will adopt the position of Richard London and Richard Smith in “Religion of Macho” and say that those young whites were inspired mainly by Africans. The mere presence of Africans, and the familiarity of black ghetto culture served as the impetus for graffiti. Here are a couple of examples that provide some support to this theory – but there are also isolated signs that some graffiti artists are for the preservation of Europe::
Though I may be wrong about the example above, it looks like a swipe at Africans.
If I were in charge of Europe, I would suggest that graffiti-lovers gather their resources and set up large surfaces for the purpose of showcasing their art. In the meantime, citizens would have the option of using their own surveillance equipment to catch vandals red-handed. When successful, and after shooting the vandal with a tranquilizer gun and bringing him in, the citizen would be eligible for a cash reward. The vandals would be subject to corporal punishment and public shaming. After the first offense, penalties would become more severe. There would be financial incentives for towns and cities to keep their areas clean of graffiti.