It's one thing to dislike a piece of art, but it's another thing entirely to take a sledgehammer to it in a misguided attempt to make a point. You're not creating sympathy for your cause when you do that - you're causing physical damage to something that someone else created. Not only is that rude and inconsiderate, it's also just plain mean. So next time you feel the urge to draw attention to the environment, maybe do it in a way that won’t make people want to build a coal powered face punching machine in your living room. There are better ways to express your opinion. Trust me, we will all be better off if you don’t actively make the world worse when trying to make your point.
It's not helping to make your point, it's actually really sad
You’re not helping to make your point, it's really sad. We get it, you're just looking for attention, and you’re not clever enough to create something yourself so you destroy something someone else made. We all feel down sometimes, but that doesn't give you the right to take it out on other people. If you can't be creative, at least be quiet. Go to a local fair trade coffee shop, sip a mocha through a paper straw, and write a blog about your feelings. The rest of us will be enjoying our day at the museum. Your environmental temper tantrum is incredibly juvenile, and it’s totally harshing my vibe. So please, stop it. It's not helping anyone. Least of all yourself. Do you have any idea what the carbon footprint of incarceration is? And don’t even get me started on the perils of for-profit prisons.
You're not helping the environment by destroying famous artworks
It's pretty clear that destroying famous artworks is not doing the environment any favors, it’s not gaining any sympathy for your cause, and let's be honest, it's just not very nice. But there's another, less obvious reason why this is bad for the environment: it takes away from our cultural heritage. Art is an important part of human history, and by destroying it, you're erasing a vital part of our shared identity. So the next time you're tempted to destroy a masterpiece, think about the impact that will have on future generations. They'll thank you for it.
You're making a mockery of your cause and giving environmentalists a bad name
Environmentalists are often seen as tree-hugging hippies who are out of touch with the real world. This image is not helped by the fact that some people who claim to be environmentalists engage in absurd and counterproductive behavior. For example, a group of protesters once chained themselves to a tree in an effort to prevent it from being cut down. However, their efforts were in vain, and they only succeeded in making themselves look foolish. Plus the engine one the diesel guzzling bulldozer was running the entire time so they once again just made things a little worse for everyone these stunts only serve to make environmentalists look frivolous and misguided. If you want to be taken seriously, you need to avoid these types of stunts and focus on constructive action.
If you really want to help the environment, find another way to do it that doesn't involve destroying art
If you really want to help the environment, find another way to do it that doesn't involve destroying art. I mean, seriously, what kind of message are you sending when you vandalize a beautiful work of art? It's not like the Mona Lisa is going to start recycling anytime soon. And even if she did, she'd probably just put her cans in the wrong bin and they’d end up in a landfill anyway. So please, for the art’s sake and the sake of the planet, find another way to help the environment. There are plenty of other ways to make a difference without resorting to senseless acts of vandalism. Trust me, the world will be a better place if you do.
So, there you have it, folks. If you want to be an environmental a$$hat go ahead and destroy the louvre. But don't say we didn't warn you that it's actually not helping. You’re a really sad sack of a person who can’t seem to come up with a better way to get attention and your actions make me want to go club a baby seal. You're making a mockery of environmentalists and giving all of us a bad name. If you really want to help the environment, find another way to do it that doesn't involve destroying works of art.