October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy Lynched in Indiana


UPDATE: This man's son removed the effigy from the tree.


Villagers, we have another American citizen who thinks it is good politics to show Barack Obama being lynched from a tree in his front yard.

School children, neighbors and others in Clarksville, Indiana can plainly see the Obama effigy hanging by a noose in the front yard of Kirk Deddo. Deddo called it a Halloween decoration, saying it was the most frightening one he could find.

Deddo said the effigy had nothing to do with race, and he put it up because he doesn't like Obama's stance toward the military.

Someone should tell Deddo that he can VOTE to express his opinion. Lynching an image of an American citizen ... whether it is Sarah Palin or Barack Obama ... is wrong. Period. Doesn't anyone remember how horrific it was in America when lynching was a regular form of torture, intimidation and murder in this country?

7 comments:

Tafari said...

A fucked up hot mess in deed but by no means a shocker. We will see worse.

Tafari

SjP said...

And to think there are those out there that see nothing wrong with this...

RiPPa said...

This is disgusting, but it exposes a certain culture that still exists here in America.

I lived in Southern Indiana (Evansville) for 15yrs, and none of this surprises me. They were still burning crosses in small towns to intimidate all black high school sprts teams when they traveled to compete in all white counties.

Redfire said...

Everyone cannot just acccept that we will see worse and think that is just "what it is"..my boys are bi-racial and from the day they were born I never let them or anyone think they are less than any other person because of their racial identity.....

Redfire said...

and I'm from Evansville....

Villager said...

Tafari, Sojourner & RiPPa - I'm glad to see that the jerk's son took the effigy down earlier today...

Redfire - Thank you for sharing your 'village voice' with us today! Your sons are fortunate that you have raised them right. Do you look at Barack Obama as a positive role model for your sons because of his bi-racial background?

Hey Shae! said...

What surprises me is people think we are 'sensitive' when things like this happen? It's wrong, period. If an Obama supporter decided to hang a baby effigy with "Baby Palin" on it, how much flack do you think they'd get from that? SMH