You can tell all you need to know about your politics, values, issues and where you stand by what is happening this week on the Hill with a painting. You see, each congress person holds a painting event in their district and then hangs some in the congressional building. Well, Congressman Lacy Clay of Missouri (he reprsents the Ferguson area of the now infamous false narrative of “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” fame), has hung a picture that is a depiction of police officers as pigs.
The painting won first place in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District and now hangs in a tunnel between the Capitol building and Longworth House Office Building. It shows two officers as pigs with guns while protesters march towards them carrying signs that read “history,” “stop killing” and “racism kills.”
Police and many congresspeople found it offensive and wanted it down. Congressman Duncan Hunter (Republican from California) took it down and brought it back to Congressman Clay’s office.
End of story? Not exactly. After demanding it be put back Clay told Capitol Police he wants to press theft charges against Hunter for removing the artwork Friday.
So you decide where your values lie. If you think the picture is a disgrace to put up, and based upon a false narrative to start, your values lean right. If you think the police are murderous pigs and should be depicted as so, you lean left and a member of today’s Democratic party.
Here’s links to two stories on the issue.