At first glance, it looks harmless. Just a little boy hitting a pinata. Could be his birthday.
Let’s examine the details of this photo a little more deeply.
In the foreground, we have a little boy of maybe 6 or 7. He’s holding a wooden stick, which he is swinging at a pinata.
In the background, an adult woman in a dress is laughing and clapping, while others snap photos or take video. Off to the left, a man, apparently smiling, relaxes in the shade. Other kids are present. They’re probably awaiting their swing, or maybe they already got to take a swing or two already.
So that’s the scene. Let’s take a second look at the pinata.
That’s Jan Brewer’s face. She’s the governor of Arizona. And there’s a political sign on the pinata, which reads:
vote no to ARIZONA Republican Party
Maybe it’s just me, but this spectacle of adults teach a child to strike out with a big stick at an elected official reminds of something we’ve seen far, far too much of over the last few years.
These are Lil’ Hamas kids getting geared up for a terror war against Israel.
We’re not at this point in the US yet, but if people keep propagandizing their kids with pinatas of duly and legally elected officials with whom they happen to disagree, we’ll get there all too fast.
I want to be clear here: The kids are not to blame. They’re not old enough to know better. But woman in the dress, and the ones with the cameras, and the man on the left are old enough to know better.
They know what they’re doing.
And so does President Obama. When this radical man on the one hand makes a nakedly racial call for support, and on the other hand denounces a state for attempting to get its arms around a problem that he has been elected to deal with – but won’t – he knows exactly what he’s doing.