Love Thy Neighbor
36” x 48” oil on canvas
Insurrection. How did we get to this ugly place? Who are these people and why are they this angry? They are your neighbors, your fellow countrymen and women. Often rural, white, blue collar folk who see red from watching Fox News after a hard day’s work. There’s no doubt, those who mislead them have much to answer for, but these people are victims of misinformation. The demagoguery and racism of Trumpism, propagated by the conservative media, has turned ordinary kind folk into insurrectionists and ignited the hypocrisy of the religious right to ignore the concept of love thy neighbor. Yet neighbors we are. Love Thy Neighbor as a mirror and a reminder of the dangerous and destructive division propaganda can create.