The Left really dislikes losing.
At the height of Bush Derangement Syndrome, moviemakers put out Death of a President. That fake 2006 documentary looks “back” in time at the fictional assassination of George W. Bush. It won the International Critics’ Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. This kind of celluloid fantasy helps left-wingers vent their antisocial rage.
More thrifty leftists enjoy putting Republican presidents they hate “on trial,” conducting mock prosecutions accompanied by the kind of kangaroo court verdicts you might expect. The ladies of Code Pink enjoy carrying around effigies and donning costumes. It’s political theater. Sometimes it’s entertaining but not usually.
Now, with Donald Trump poised maybe (and it’s a big maybe) to become president, left-wingers are already dancing on his grave.
Artist Brian Andrew Whiteley has created something called “Trump’s Tombstone,” which has been on exhibit in New York City.
It’s not interesting. It’s not original. There doesn’t seem to be much skill involved in the making of the headstone. It’s plain and boring, even childish. Whiteley could have saved himself some time by going to Custom Tombstone Maker instead.
The grave marker features the name “Donald J. Trump” with a year of birth of 1946 and the epitaph “Made America Hate Again.” No jokes about his hair. No mention of his favorite phrases. Nothing. It could been funny but it’s not. It’s just hateful.
Breitbart News reports:
In a brief interview with the New York Daily News this week, the 33-year-old Whiteley said the tombstone — which was seized and later released by the New York Police Department and led the Secret Service to visit the artist — was intended to make a “pointed statement” about the “hateful” nature of Trump’s campaign.
“I was surprised at how few artists were speaking out about Trump,” Whiteley told the Daily News. “I never worked in the political sphere before. People ask me, ‘How could you do this — you have kids?’ I tell them, ‘I did this because I have kids.’”
The Christopher Stout Gallery will be exhibiting the tombstone. It’s unclear if people will be charged admission.
The gallery describes itself as a “contemporary art gallery showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists.”
“We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual,” the gallery says on its website.