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.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.
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.
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."