Saturday, September 26, 2009

Our Complicit Press

From here:
BIG CREEK, Ky. — A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape, said an Ohio man who discovered the body two weeks ago.

The word "fed" was written in felt-tip pen on 51-year-old Bill Sparkman's chest, but authorities have released very few other details in the case, such as whether they think it was an accident, suicide or homicide.
An accident? A suicide? Let's see, he stripped after he bound himself with duct tape. Move along, rubes, no more Harry Houdini for you.

Anything by our Fourth Estate to mitigate the subterranean beast of 'hatred of the other' that permeates certain strata of our society. Bill Sparkman could easily have been a health care worker. Or an African American. The question becomes that, if we can't exorcise this demon, which we probably can't, how do we live with it? It is a corollary of "the poor are always with us."


Julie Heyward said...

For more, see the linked sites within this Wired post and the first few comments at the bottom of the page.

Dr. C said...

Gee, I never knew I was a citizen of CONUS. Does this make me a CONAN? as in barbarian?

Felix said...

I also wonder how he managed to accidentally write "fed" on his chest...

Julie Heyward said...

Don't you love one-track imaginations?


Where do they get this stuff?

Ray Girvan said...

Eurgh: I just hate the historical continuity of this. Political reasons why the Union didn't just do the equivalent of nuking the Confederacy in the Civil War. Northern politics that sabotaged Reconstruction. So there was no equivalent of denazification. The South was left with that insularity. Sorry, Dr. C, you can can leave before I do it, but if I were an eccentric trillionaire I would just drop radiocobalt over the whole of USA South.