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The latest from the “let’s ruin art to make a statement” crowd.
The Johannes Vermeer masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” on Thursday became the latest artwork targeted by climate activists in a protest at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The priceless work reportedly was not damaged.
A video posted on Twitter showed one man pouring a can of what appear to be tomatoes over another man who appeared to attempt to glue his head to the world famous painting.
So far, the targeted works of art seem to have survived. However, what if one of these idiots actually destroys a painting, say the Mona Lisa? Would it be too much to ask for the death penalty? If not the death penalty, how about life in prison?
This raises an interesting argument. Life is valuable, and no doubt the life of a climate activist (as despicable as they are) is more valuable than any inanimate object.
Or is it? Can there be some things that are more valuable than a human life? Are there some priceless objects that if lost forever, would be a detriment to humanity?
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