The NOLA Blogosphere is roiling about an article in the N.O. City Business news concerning a crazed ex-Marine and his war against graffiti and public art. (Yes, I wrote “Public Art”.) Here’s the current article about this insane agenda-driven asshole.
Here’s another piece about him from the same publication.
â€œHe may think what heâ€™s doing is a corrective measure but itâ€™s unauthorized in many cases and doesnâ€™t correct the graffiti but just camouflages it with another color of paint. Thatâ€™s the same thing,â€ said Lary Hesdorffer, Vieux Carre Commission director. â€œIt may be with better intent but that doesnâ€™t make it right.â€Â
And how the Ghoul describes his mission:
“Radtke operates under the â€œbroken windowsâ€ philosophy: A broken window left unrepaired will lead to more broken windows and more decay in the quality of life.
And he applies this theory to graffiti with a missionary zeal. To Radtke, graffiti is not just an eyesore, it is a personal offense to himself and the community. He accuses taggers of being anarchists, agitators and members of the church of Satan.”
I fit his description of the graffiti folks (though I don’t indulge my painting desires), but the damn Satanists crap? Get a grip you fucking fart. Satanists are Christians turned inside-out. I’m a Goddess worshipper… we were here thousands of years before your Patriarchal bullshit fucks emerged from the caves bordering the desert. We had cities and cultures whist your kind were still deciding on a civilized way to deal with your excretory methods. Your kind of fucks are those that are killing the World, but as long as there is no spray-painting, it’s okay, right asshole?
More crap about this fuck-up:
“Radtkeâ€™s opponents agree with his quest to eliminate spray-painted vandalism and gang-related tags, but they say he overstepped an important boundary when he took it upon himself to â€œgray outâ€ graffiti on private buildings without the permission of the property owners.
â€œSome people donâ€™t notice the big gray splotches until you point them out and then they see them everywhere,â€ said Michael Dingler, founder of Nola Rising, a post-Katrina campaign to encourage people to display public works of art.
â€œBut whatâ€™s the difference between someone who paints their name on a building and Radtke painting big gray boxes over the graffiti? Just because he canâ€™t afford to get rid of it the right way thatâ€™s no excuse to do it the wrong way.â€
This shit gets grants from the City and his paint supplier to continue his “mission”. The NOPD thinks he’s aces. The locals pretty much think he’s a crazed fucking asshole. City signs painted battleship grey? Private property marked by his evangelic mission for God against Satan? Screw me now if you think this douchebag deserves credit for anything outside of creating animosities.
Who’s the fucking vandal here?
“His latest attacks concerning an organization named NOLA Rising. These folks create removable art, street signs and advertisements for community events, and for their efforts, the Grey Ghost is trying to get their founder, Micheal Dingler indicted upon charges for doing the good works NOLA Rising does.”
The Ghoul, aka Fred Radtke, thinks he is the anointed in the salvation of New Orleans. His mission, his goal, the meaning of his worthless life… the purpose, deserves to be interned in a mental asylum. This creature is a mental case from freakin’ damn Hell, but the NOPD (those folks who will not take down real criminals and instead fuck with misdemeanders since they won’t get shot at… and tickets keep the Nagin government alive) say this about this loathsome creature:
â€œWhat heâ€™s doing is work that the city would be doing itself provided we had the resources and manpower,â€ said NOPD spokesman Sgt. Joe Narcisse. â€œHeâ€™s covering up graffiti and if the city had a team to do that it would do so. Heâ€™s not doing anything that we arenâ€™t asking him to do.â€.
So Mr. Ghoul, aka Fred Radtke, I have a one story stringwall underneath our raised home. It will be many months before we can do a facade on it, so I’m going to do my own, and hire some of the work out to your hated graffiti artists. You know, us Anarchists and Satan worshippers. I want you and your minions to touch the handle on my gates… It’s legal under Louisiana law to shoot intruders. Set foot on our property you deranged, cross-wearing fucking jarhead, and you get to pay the price for your mis-directed bullshit. (Navy Seals were always better than you jerks anyway.).
Leave private property alone, leave NOLA Rising alone, and stop screwing up the City’s signs. And for the Goddesses’ sake, get a fucking J.O.B. and stop living off grants from the city and Helm Paint. (What a damn loser…) And BTW- get the fuck over removable messages of hope. (Unless of course, you have no hope in Life.)
More here, and here, and here, and here, and here.
So Grey Ghoul, it’s time for you to retire, get a real job without outside grants, fix your Lakeview house and vanish from the Public scene. Creatures such as yourself don’t belong here in New Orleans. Take your Road Home and get the Hell out of our city. For you Freddie, here comes an old Military saying, “Eat a bucket of shit, bark at the Moon, and fuck off and die”. (My thoughts for you exactly.)
And NOPD? Why the Hell can’t you do your fucking jobs about the taggers? Scared they may spray-paint you? Are the taggers that much scarier than the Zulu warriors? Get a damn job you can live with… say WalMart maybe.