Seems a couple of drunken idiots have seen fit to damage the Cenotaph in Martin Place yesterday morning
I'm hoping the police can work out who they are from video footage and invite Jonesy along, cause we all know how much they don't like the cold steel up 'em. I had always thought our ANZAC memorials had always been the once thing that even the most antisocial of the community would regard as a no go.
One thing I notice in Asia is that the youth tend to have respect for public property. I've never seen any form of damage / graffiti of public transport in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Walk around Thailand and there's thousands of little bhudist shrines and not one is damaged by youthful indiscretion.
Can I suggest that if the police catch the buggers, they are forced to march at the front of the ANZAC march - give them a 5 minute head start - and let the crowd articulate what they feel. I'm sure the PC of the community would be against it, but I'm also sure it'd sent a strong message about just how angry it makes us.
I grew up with the stories of my great grand father and gran on the first and second world wars, along with life during the depression. My grandfather rarely spoke about it. Lest we forget, because it is that kind of courage and willingness for sacrifice I believe we will need in the not too distant future if we are to maintain our freedoms and great way of life