Now I get it.
That was an art depth charge. It had to bounce around in my subconscious for a while. I was distracted by the Hitler-as-Jew thing, thinking of the Schicklgruber smear, that Hitler was part-Jewish. For a second I thought it was a cutesy attempt at outrageous contrasts, like Jefferson Davis as a slave.
But that little detail … the untucked shirt … where have I seen that before? And he’s farming oranges? WTF? Is he in Orange County? Florida? Fact: Oranges only thrive in sunny, Mediterranean climates. My eye is pulled back to that untucked shirt. Who farms oranges in a white button down shirt? That ain’t farming wear. In short, what kind of farmers aren’t farmers? Jews, right? Jews are famously un-farmer-like. They excel in pursuits of the mind: academics, entertainment, law, finance, because they were denied the right to own land for millennia in Europe. Where do Jews own lots of land?
Ahh! Hitler’s on a kibbutz!
He’s a settler. It’s not that Hitler’s a Jew, because that insults neither the Jews nor Hitler. It’s that the Israelis are acting like Hitler. Oppressed minority? Check. Land grab? Check. The blue tie and yarmulke evokes their flag. This is a new twist on the pro-Palestinian critique. Hitler presented the Third Reich as a Teutonic, utopian future—not unlike the sunrise in the background.
Everyone else got it right away, yes?