“Who’s Coming to Hurt Us?”✡︎

Parody of a children's book cover. Shows farm animals looking away from the viewer and out the open barn door. You cannot see what they see. The title of this parody book is "Who Is Coming to Hurt Us?"

I first came across this image 20 (!!!) years ago in a Something Awful “Photoshop Phriday” thread (it’s evidently a riff on Who is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate and illustrator Ashley Wolff). It’s served as my shorthand for what it feels like being a Jew in America ever since.

(Brought to mind by this—which happened at my parent’s synagogue last week; that’s only about 40 minutes from where I live with my wife and kids today—but it really could have been basically anything from the last two weeks, right?)