Leave it to liberals to call a disrespectful array of paint something that is supposed to resemble art. This lawmaker not only approved this painting to hang in the Capitol building—he thinks it “honors” the artist!
Democrat Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay approved a painting by David Pulphus depicting police officers as “pigs” to be hung as part of the United States Congressional Art Competition. The painting is supposed to illustrate the “unrest” in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of Michael Brown.
David Pulphus honored by U.S. Congress for protest painting https://t.co/HQz2hnGDZn
— St. Louis American (@StLouisAmerican) June 2, 2016
No, fellow patriots—the painting does not focus on punks rioting and looting. It also does not have a quote bubble above an image of Mike Brown’s stepfather as he shouted, “Burn this b***h down!”
The David Pulphus painting shows local heroes, A.K.A. police officers, looking like fierce pigs and wild boars and carrying guns while Black Lives Matter style protesters carry signs which read, “history,” “stop killing,” and “racism kills.”
Now, there is zero proof Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was racist. There is, however, ample evidence that Michael Brown had just committed a strong arm robbery and then physically attacked Wilson BEFORE turning and charging the officer and being shot and killed.
The “hands up, don’t shoot” false narrative was ultimately debunked by bystanders, but that did not stop the Ferguson rioters and Black Lives Matter activists from using the phrase during their not-so-peaceful protest around the country. Darren Wilson did not aim and fire his weapon at Brown until after the teenager tried multiple times to grab for the officer’s weapon.
The painting depicting cops as pigs by David Pulphus was chosen for the U.S. Congressional Art Competition on behalf of Congressman Clay after it won first place in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.
The painting, with its warped view of what actually went down in Ferguson, now hangs in a tunnel between the Capitol building and Longworth House Office Building, BizPac Review notes. Clay even wrote a detailed press release praising the painting.
Congressman Clay heralded the Pulphus painting as a “colorful landscape of symbolic characters.” The Missouri Democrat went on to say it represents the “social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson, and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society.”
Some members of Congress and the public at large are not pleased that the painting showing America’s finest as gruesome pigs is hanging in the U.S. Capitol building. “Unfortunately, many people of influence have taken part in promoting offensive and inaccurate caricatures of the very people who do the most to protect our families,” said Washington Representative Dave Reichert, a former police officer, about the painting.
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