So I was driving home from Vinemeet when I had to make a bathroom stop. I believe I was at Sykesville, Md or thereabouts, which is about an hour from Baltimore and D.C.
I walk into this gas station bathroom and saw graffiti. (I briefly considered taking a photo of the graffiti since I love taking photos of signs, bumper stickers, etc. that make me think or laugh. But I thought carrying a camera into a bathroom - well, that'd look just plain weird. Anyway...)
Spraypainted on one wall were the words "no amnesty" and my first thought for some reason that this was a statement of opposition to Amnesty International.
Then I saw the words "Mexicans go home"and realized this was a reference to immigration amnesty.
But here's the part that amused me: the usual argument against amnesty is that it's rewarding and/or ignoring the fact that immigrants are here illegally. So is the best way to state opposition to that idea of law and order to break the law via graffiti? Isn't that akin to killing people to show them that killing people is wrong?
Put another way, here was someone breaking the law to express opposition to people breaking the law.
Is it just me or is there some hyporcrisy - not to mention possible racism - going on here?