For the past couple weeks, the "Who Killed Hannibal" meme has been doing the rounds. You've probably seen it. It's a two-panel meme. In the first panel, Eric Andre is shooting Hannibal Buress. In the second panel, Andre is looking at the camera and asking, "Who killed Hannibal?" As described on "KnowYourMeme."
The scene became an object labeling exploitable image macro in 2018 in which the characters are labeled differently and Andre's line of dialogue is substituted with variations of the phrasal template 'Why would X do this?' It represents the denial and victim-blaming that many people or institutions use as a defense for despicable or foolish actions.
A real life version of this meme is taking place with illegal immigration. Specifically, the illegal immigration at our southern border, which faces literal drug trafficking on a daily basis. And, Progressives and Democrats have excoriated Conservatives and Republicans for expressing unease about the situation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sherri Walker-Hobson recently prosecuted an 18-year-old high school student in California for smuggling people into the country, as well as recruiting fellow students to smuggle methamphetamine and fentanyl across the border.
It's real. And, if left uncheck, it will only get worse.
But, you can bet that, if left unchecked, if illegal immigrants just flooded into the country and did whatever they please, Democrats and progressives would look at what's left of the country and ask, "Why would conservatives do this?"