Memes! Specifically, political memes! Everyone loves them…
…except me. I actually hate them. They fall into my list of political hatred fairly close to the top, somewhere between Bernie Sanders and his policies: Bernie Sanders, political memes, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders’ policies, Duterte, Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin.
Why do I hate them so? Because they encourage diminishing every complex concept down to the simplicity of a T-shirt slogan. Handing political memes to a society is the intellectual equivalent of handing a loaded gun to some sort of less-than-adult-human-gun-trigger-pulling-machine.
That said, I have to admit, they can be funny. Uproarious, even (although “uproarious” is a word unlikely to find its way onto a meme.)
So, because I know that the readership here is comprised of intelligent people who recognize that a meme can be funny without necessarily representing the complete and absolute truth of a political position… it’s meme day. Please enjoy some of the ones below, and feel very encouraged to post your own in the comment section.
Because at the end of a long week, we can all use a laugh.
Even Stalin agrees:
Trump would agree, but he’s focused on himself, and food.
And the Libertarians… I shouldn’t even bother asking what they’re focused on.
We finally have the truth behind Donald Trump’s apparent lunacy…
And a succinct defense of reason.
There’s a reflection on the nature of socialism…
…and a reflection on the nature of Dick Cheney.
Keep your meme files current, because we’ll be asking to see some more in a month or two. Well, political memes. It might be a touch sooner before we’re asking to peek at another category, like animal memes….