Sarah Palin Mannequin Raises Question
October 27, 2008 9 Comments
Apparently a West Holly wood man thought it a great Halloween idea to hang a mannequin dressed as Sarah Palin (picture from the story):
According to the story, Chad Michael Morisette, who hung the mannequin by a noose, had this to say about it,
It should be seen as art, and as within the month of October. It’s Halloween, it’s time to be scary it’s time to be spooky.
Now is a good time to remind everyone that if this country were nearly half the neo-con fascist theocracy that folks in some quarters believe it to be, Mr. Morrisette would have been cast in prison and then summarily shot. And oh yeah, his family would be charged for the bullet, but I digress.
No doubt, this election season has been a trying one for all involved. Race, unlike any previous election, is inevitably a focal point due in large part to the fact that one of the nominees is half-black.
In this election you have racists voting for Senator Obama because he is half-black and racists not voting for Senator Obama because he is half-black. These 2 groups of people have more in common than they realize.
I don’t intend to stir the simmering racial pot but a question if I may:
Would a mannequin of Senator Obama hanging from a noose, say in the Deep South, be seen as “art” or as a vicious “hate crime”?
Judging by the irrational hysterics that went on last year in Jena, Louisiana (and parts beyond) methinks the latter…