“It” being the Peace Abbey’s Gandhi statue, which disappeared in the chaos that was the lancing, draining, and disinfection of the Occupy Boston boil on Beantown’s ass. I didn’t think that it was stolen, per se: simply that it was going to end up in somebody’s garage, or maybe get turned into a pretentious art project… or, again, a beer bong.
But the Occupiers managed to exceed my (extremely low) expectations of them and cough up the statue. It’s even in one piece! Generally speaking:
Throughout its time at Occupy Boston, [Sherborn Peace Abbey director Lewis] Randa said it had gone through some wear and tear and had cracks and scrapes from being dragged.
‘Dragged.’ These people really do have a problem with respecting other people’s personal property, don’t they? Oh, well, to quote somebody online about the Occupiers’ predecessors-in-cargo-cults: first they laugh at you, and then they laugh at you, and then they laugh at you…