Which was my point earlier in the thread.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
I really don't care if one way or another about this, or any other graffiti. However, I think taking it down or not should be done in accordance with public opinion, since it is public property. If the majority of the public is okay with the "graffiti", as long as it isn't lewd or obscene (and even if it is, but the vast majority of the public wants it), then it should stay. I think a good way to handle a situation like this is to let the public (in the area) vote on whether to take it down or not, if it is not actually causing a public disturbance. In this case, it most likely wasn't since it was up for 8 years.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.