Today Facebook is playing a role in another huge story.  56- year old Clay Duke approached the school board in Florida to confront the people who had terminated his wife’s employment.  Warning; these images are graphic – you will see people shot at.  The fascinating part is that Mr. Duke apparently left his suicide note on Facebook.

Clay Duke Suicide Note Here’s some copy if you can’t see the image:

My Testament: Some people (the supervision sponsored media) will contend I was evil, a beast (V)… no… I was usually innate bad in a nation where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically indenture 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats… same-same… rich… they take turns fleecing us… our couple of dollars… pyramiding the resources for themselves. The 95%… the us, in US of A, are the neo slaves of the Global South. Our Masters, the Wealthy, do, as they similar to to us…

Finally it seems that Clay Duke was set on his “vendetta.” You’ll notice that the “V” with a circle around it is the same symbol that Mr. Duke spray painted on the wall during the school board meeting.

Clay Duke Facebook Page

This is a horrible story, with Mr. Duke finally taking his own life.  It’s amazing that Facebook, and social media continue such a huge part in the fabric of our culture.

I think it will be fascinating to see how the media may shape Clay Dukes personality based on the details he’s provided the world in his Facebook profile. What were his religious beliefs, where was he educated, etc.  I’m certain there will be some people who will claim him a martyr, others who will dismiss him as an attempted murderer,  but it will be interesting to see how large a part his Facebook profile will have in all of these discussions today.  Or, maybe the Facebook page is a huge hoax?  Either way, what a crazy crazy story.

Over and Out

By Chris Dessi

Chief Revenue Officer, Diamond Standard, Co.