Sarah Palin’s Hanging

The Halloween display that featured a mannequin dressed as Sarah Palin was reported to the police as a hate crime. Police said that it couldn’t be considered a hate crime because it was part of a Halloween display. Mr. Morisette, the man who erected the Palin hanging scene, admitted that the display would be unacceptable any other time of the year, but said that,”It should be seen as art…It’s Halloween, it’s time to be scary it’s time to be spooky.”

Sarah Palin

Just look at that for a second. Is it scary? No. Is it a work of art? No. Is it rude? Disrespectful? Hateful? Mean? Yes.

I can appreciate a good joke or scare as much as the next guy. I mean come on, I’m addicted to Colbert, and Barack Obama is running for president! But this…oh well. Maybe I just don’t see the beauty.

On another note, if a white man were to dress up a black mannequin and call it Obama, at any time of year, not only would that man be charged with a hate crime, and a death threat be assumed,  but people would be protesting in the streets. And they say that blacks are persecuted in this country. It looks to me like whites are the ones getting disproportionately punished. Good thing I’m Hispanic.

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One Response to Sarah Palin’s Hanging

  1. Here’s something to consider: had that mannequin been black or brown, would this still not be a “hate crime?” What if it had been an effigy of Obama or his wife? Still not a “hate crime?”

    Depends on who you ask. Personally, I don’t think there is such a thing as a “hate crime,” only “crimes.” Since all crimes are hateful, aren’t all crimes basically “hate crimes?”

    Here’s something else that I think is OK but that others think is unpopular: protests involving slogans that are race-bashing, such as white supremacists or black power advocates give. I personally think those people should have a say. Let them say whatever they want. If you don’t agree, argue with them or stage your own protest. Of course, the rest of society doesn’t view it that way because we don’t believe in personal liberty anymore.

    Welcome to Amerika.

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