STOP YOUR LIES
a lonely stretch of John Wayne Road, about four miles outside
of Perry, Oklahoma, David Nemechek has a bone to pick.
Nemechek farm seems typical of the area, with one profound
the past forty years, Mr. Nemechek has used his freedom
of speech in a most unusual way.
He has erected dozens of
eye-catching signs protesting what he sees as a racial attack
against his family of Czech descent “like done to the
Jews – Czechs in WWII.”
NOBLE CO. YOU MALICIOSLY PROSECUTED US /
YOU LIED, YOU STOLE OUR PROPERTIES /
_____ ____ LIGHTS, THE PARTY IS OVER /
YOUR FUN AND GAMES, OF HELL MUST STOP NOW /
CONFESS YOUR SINS, TOWARD US /
RELIGIOUS _____, ______, _____ A WITCH HUNT
These signs accuse Noble County,
the entire county mind you, of “ethnical cleansing,”
“law discrimination” and the killing of his cattle.
proclamations are fashioned in a haphazard manner, with mismatched
colors, lines and letters, reminiscent of ransom notes hastily
pasted together from magazine clippings.
lay out dates and identifying numbers of the dead livestock, calling
the perpetrators “bastards,” “evil inbred German
religious terrorists” and “liars.”
WHY YOU DEVELOPED THIS KIND OF HATRED TOWARD US? /
WHY DOES CRIME PAY — IT DID HERE /
WE ARE THE VICTIMS / “WHY” IS THIS A RACISM HATRED AREA?
WHY, YOU AND COM-
YOUR NAMES AND
DIRTYING OUR NAME, WHY?
asks “WHY?” seemingly hundreds of times.
seems that an attempt to answer at least one of the WHY?s
was made at some point.
Mr. Nemechek must have been told that
the cattle in question were infected with the Bovine Leukemia Virus
(BLV), a common nemesis to ranchers in the United States, but hed
have none of that.
Evidently taking exception to this diagnosis,
he insists that the cattle were killed by members of the community
through one of his signs, shouting:
CO. YOUR STUPID MINDED RACIST HAVE /
A RARE DISEASE B.L.V. IT STANDS FOR BULL S*** /
SPREAD BY LIARS AND VICIOUS BASTARDS. THEY KIL- /
LED OUR CATTLE PURPOSELY – THEY CONVICTED US.
yet eerily enthralling, display is not welcoming — as a matter
of fact it’s a bit scary and off-putting.
We had to do a couple
of drive-bys before we gathered the testicular fortitude needed
to pull over and hurriedly snap photos of Mr. Nemechek’s manifesto.
Bopping up to his front door for an interview was most definitely
out of the question.
THEY GANGED UP ON US
WRONGLY BLAMED US FOR ________
THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WAS ________
of these unique works of art are fading away in the
harsh Oklahoma sun.
Some of the signs are missing significant
surface area, victims to the elements of the windswept prairie.
Perhaps their creator has just lost the fire in his belly.
know what really happened out there in Noble County, but we genuinely
hope Mr. Nemechek has gathered some solace in his signs.
David & Veronica,