Opinion: My neighbor’s Trump sign destroyed. Do they do this to Biden signs, too?
If you don’t have one of those neighborhood information apps, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a great way to find out information about things going on in your town, local events, recommendations for home services listing lost pets, gripes, questions — you get the idea. It’s a fun neighborhood bulletin board where you get to know the people who live in your town.
A neighbor of mine posted a picture of his Trump lawn sign that had been defaced — shredded to bits, actually — by someone. He posted a photo of it with a blurb asking if anyone had any information about it and asked who would do this sort of thing, including his undying support for President Donald Trump in his query. And the comments would not stop.
First, someone tried to accuse this guy of defacing the sign himself, obviously not convinced that any self-respecting Democrat would stoop so low. I actually laughed out loud when I pictured a neighbor of mine going out to slash his sign to smithereens with a pen knife. But I noticed a good percentage of people who had very little sympathy for the victim of the vandalism. It Is only a lawn sign after all, but it always feels creepy to be a victim of vandalism. Especially in times like these where people are so angry.
I wondered: What would have happened had it been a Biden sign? Would the comments have been different? Would my neighbor have gotten more sympathy had it been a Biden sign that was defaced?