If You Don’t Like Him, Vote For the Other Guy by Delina Hill-Brooker

(We decided to take the offensive picture down for several reasons. One being we do not want to be a part of spreading hate, and secondly we don’t want to get into trouble like we hope the originators of the picture will. Let’s just say that it was a “campaign” picture of our president with a rope around his neck, eyes closed, head tilted, with the words ROPE spelled out instead of Obama. Yes they were implying that our president should be lynched.) ~ Continue reading

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the picture was, “What in ALL OF THE HELL?” Now how can I address this without stooping to whoever created this picture’s level?

  1. I don’t care WHAT your political affiliation is THIS is NEVER acceptable. This goes far beyond Barack Obama being the President. We don’t have to agree on policies or politics but this is an outrage and we have the right to voice our opinions. How ignorant can you be to create such horrible things? So it’s ok to hang people now? It wasn’t when it was legal and it most certainly isn’t now. I didn’t agree with a lot of what EITHER of the Bush’s and other republicans views, but I would NEVER wish death by hanging or any other way publically or in private.
  1. This is the modern day proof that we CANNOT become complacent. We have a right and a duty to exercise our RIGHT to vote FOR WHOMEVER we feel is the right person for the job!
  1. I do a daily black history fact for us to be in the KNOW and for us not to FORGET where our COUNTRY came from. And just when I think we have made progress some IDIOT creates something like this! We still have a lot work to do.
  1. I have a wide variety of different friends. Black, white, democratic, republican, independent, Baptist, Methodist, Atheist, gay, straight, married, single, crazy, and everything else in between. I don’t have to always agree with their personal life choices or views, but I RESPECT them enough to let them have it without DEMORALIZING them or their views.
  1. I bet whoever created this horrible image doesn’t have the guts, balls or whatever else to personally display this to our president. I am mad for SOOOO many reasons because of this, and so should you.

When I went to their Facebook fan page (Weda Peeple LLC) the caption that they posted with the picture was, “hehehe string the basturd up from a tree.” IGNORANTCY at it’s finest! While they are posting pictures of hanging OUR president, they can’t even spell bastard! On their Facebook fan page they also claim to be Stopping the secular socialist agenda as well as having pictures honoring the victims of 9-1-1, and other patriotic pictures. But this ONE picture of OUR President, Barack Obama hanging contradicts all that they claim to be. NEWSFLASH: It is unpatriotic to post cruel pictures of OUR commander in chief. I don’t agree with the war, but I support our troops! THAT’S PATRIOTISM! All of the ‘likes’ on this page are anti-Obama.

Let’s have a little education here. The definition of socialism:

1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.

  1. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

In my PERSONAL opinion this is not what President Obama is doing. Yes, he is trying to gain control of the situations on the table and sit us right side up because of all of the mistakes democrats and republicans made in the past. In order to STOP THE BLEEDING, we have to do SOMETHING! None of his plans are to CONTROL America. They are all to get a HANDLE on the things that have gone unhandled for so long. ANY PRESIDENT, democratic or republican in this term, the next, and probably the next two terms is going to have a hard time. Why? Because WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA messed up our economy! If you don’t like what he’s doing, feel free to vote for the other guy or even move to another country for all I care!

If he were a Jew, would they put up pictures of Hitler and images of the victims of the Holocaust? Would the republicans be in an uproar then? If he were a woman would they put up pictures of women’s suffrage? Where do we draw the line between disagreement and HATE CRIMES? This is nothing less than a terroristic threat! Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States“. The United States Secret Service investigates suspected violations of this law and monitors those who have a history of threatening the President.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threatening_the_President_of_the_United_States

It is 2012. The original date that slavery was said to have ended was January 1, 1863 marking the Emancipation Proclamation, but that news did not reach Texas slaves until June 1865 which is why Black people celebrate what is called Juneteenth. Lynching’s stopped around 1968. So, 149 years after slavery officially ended and forty-four years after lynching’s were no longer LEGALLY practiced, and forty four presidents after we became a country THIS is where we are? Shameful to say the least!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense,promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Definition of domestic tranquility: Internal peacefulness; lack of disturbance within a country.

Definition of promoting the general welfare: Bettering the lives of Americans

This is what our country was founded on. So what’s the big deal now?

The point is, if you don’t like President Obama exercise your right to vote for the other guy. Let’s fight fair people! You make your whole party look bad by what you display! One bad apple spoils the barrel. America is the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE. With that alone, you should be kicked out of America because THAT was a cowardly move! Weda Peeple LLC you are the opposite of brave. I have my own reasons of why you took the picture down, but your secret is out now.

I hope my bit of blog helps to track down your whereabouts and is able to trace the cowards behind this whole debacle! My personal message to you is, think before you act, learn your history, put yourself in his shoes, grow up, and last but certainly not least spell check!

My name is Delina and I approve this message and just in case you were wondering, yeah I’ll be casting my vote for our President Barack Obama to serve another four years! Meet cha’ at the polls!

 

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8 comments so far

  1. evolvingvenus on

    Well, what’s funny as hell is that the picture was deleted from their FB page because of complaints but someone else who decided they needed to accountable, re-posted it to their page. BOOM.

    Now, as to why the did it – I’m TIRED of people saying that folks who do stuff like this are just “unenlightened.” As if somehow that excuses them from the accountability of what they do. These people KNOW exactly what they are doing – they would never threaten to lynch a white man, since well, they are white men and some women I suppose. To me, the subtext is worse than the image itself – it says “We don’t like him ONLY because he’s black and because he’s black we need to step back into history circa pre-civil rights and promote lynching him” (because we used to get away with it, but now we can’t) “We can just use propaganda and call it “free speech.” That’s not being unenlightened – that is knowing that the line is being crossed and how to just stay in the margin of doing something that is considered a hate crime or causing a riot.

    Second, calling for the “assassination” of the president, which has happened to Obama more than any other president in history, is TREASON. Again, they stay just inside the margin where they don’t get executed for that or have to spend their lives in prison. They know exactly what they are doing.

    Here’s what scares me – in the world of reality TV, no proper and lasting education of the masses, and unchecked religious influence in the public sphere, there are plenty of people who will believe, agree with, and potentially ACT on images like this. Add the propensity of mental illness in the country and you have a perfect storm. Where do we go from here?

  2. RebeccaB70 (@RebeccaB70) on

    “or even move to another country for all I care!” Can you please not. We want all the sane people that move if Romney wins.

    @evolvingvenus: “These people KNOW exactly what they are doing ” Yes they do.

  3. LionessDelina on

    This just in, I just googled them – Weda Peeple LLC and it looks like the entire fan page has been deleted and they have been reported to the FBI. My blog is also the first listed in the google search. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Shutting ignorance DOWN!

    • connie on

      Yay!!! I hope the administrators are in major trouble!!! How dare they spread such hate. The sad thing is, there’s a screen shot of it trending on Facebook… Even though all of the posts I see are disagreeing with the pic, the sharers are empowering it =(

  4. R.W. on

    A friend of mine brought the image in question to my attention and like any rational person, I am disgusted by it. We, my friend and I, are trying to determine who created it…is that known?

  5. R.W. on

    Sorry after rereading the O.P. I see my question was already answered. It was a wall of text, but a very well written one and I must have missed it on the first pass.

  6. connie on

    Thanks Lioness. I feel as though this is an apology. It makes me feel better that there’s a logical, non racist person behind your movement.
    I respect your views, mine are different and I’m glad you respect them too. I wish there were more like you

  7. LionessDelina on

    @Connie, No need to apologize. You were not the one who created or supported the cruel image. Thanks for reading & commenting. We need more people like us! 😀


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