Internet trolls and “shitposters” are a regular fixture of the internet. From generally tame Reddit communities like The_Donald, to the darker reaches of 4chan and 8chan, memes are a way of life. But after spending enough time on any of these platforms, one thing becomes clear: The left can’t meme.
The official definition of a meme is “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.”
The best comedy has always been provocative, and the internet hasn’t changed that. So while the left continues to freak out about “trigger warnings,” and micro-aggressions, the right has been having fun. Edgy memes can regularly be found originating on 4chan, and Reddit, and make their way all the way up to the President of the United States.
In July of last year, President Donald Trump shared an animated GIF showing himself tackling a man with a CNN logo over his face.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
That meme angered the mainstream media so much that they tracked down and blackmailed the creator, who originally posted the meme on pro-Trump Reddit community, The_Donald.
Now, as time has gone by, mainstream media outlets have continued their assault on internet meme culture. In recent days, an internet troll edited an animated image purporting to show Emma Gonzalez, an anti-gun student organizer of the March for Our Lives, ripping the Constitution in half.
In response, The New York Times posted an article shaming those who shared the image, that was clearly made as a joke (with true sentiments).
But The New York Times hasn’t stopped there. They are now targeting memes that those on communities like 4chan would call “normie” memes. 4chan would refer to those who don’t regularely use their site as a “normie,” short for “normal person.”
The same day they went after the Emma Gonzalez meme, the New York Times also attacked “dog memes.” Dog memes are nothing more than funny pictures of dogs, which are often found on Facebook feeds.
Enough with "funny dog" GIFs. It might look like the dog is smiling, but that expression actually indicates fear or worry. Worse are the dogs stuffed into human clothes. https://t.co/EgXLWMxmtP
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) March 27, 2018
In the article, The New York Times alludes towards dog memes being abusive and degrading to the dogs being pictured. It is absolutely ridiculous to try to shame people looking at funny pictures of dogs doing things such as wearing human clothes.
But this may go farther than what meets the eyes. Memes were used very successfully by Trump supporters prior to the 2016 election. Memes were so prevalent that many of those who shared the memes during the election consider themselves “Meme War Veterans.”
In the eyes of those online Trump supporters in 2016, they were at war with the left, and the mainstream media, and their memes were their ammunition against them. Many in the media want to strongly deny that any war ever occurred. But here at Big League Politics, we stand with the brave meme warriors who helped elect Donald Trump.
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Tommy Robinson’s Son Demoralized After Being Separated From Parent
British citizen journalist Tommy Robinson is in jail facing possible murder by Muslim gangs while his son is at home demoralized in his absence. Robinson was jailed for filming on the street outside of a gang-rape trial, and he was recently moved to a prison with a much higher Muslim population.
“School rang me today though, before I went to work and said Spencer was really upset at school, to be honest he isn’t managing mate. Sam said to him ‘I’m doing a 5k run with my dad’, and Spencer said well I can’t do it with my dad and ran off crying. He cries himself to sleep. Sleeps with your pillow and ask me 50 times a day what day is dad coming home? I can’t even give him a rough date yet because you haven’t been give any! Just hope to keep telling him its not for long, nothing will change and he needs to be brave to make you proud. He said to me last night ‘I’m going to go and do something bad so I can be put in jail with dad at least then I will be with him’.”
It is a gut-wrenching series of events, Tommy Robinson has become a British national hero for the many people who believe rightly that the Crown is restricting freedom of speech and siding with the invading Muslim gangs over the native-born population of that once great nation.
See How This Trump Supporter Trolled De Niro At His Own Play
A little more than a week after his vulgar anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards, actor Robert de Niro was repaid in kind at the curtain call of his version of “A Bronx Tale,” the Broadway show.
In the style coined by independent reporter Laura Loomer, a man stood up at the end of the show, rushing the stage with a “Keep America Great” flag. De Niro is the director of the show.
“The times we live in,” wrote Joe Del Vicario, who was at the show. “At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has. He was escorted shortly after. It’s sad that people can’t enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it.”
The times we live in. At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has. He was escorted shortly after. It's sad that people can't enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it. #broadway pic.twitter.com/6tVN4Qf4d6
— Joe Del Vicario (@joedelvicario_) June 17, 2018
But politicizing shows is nothing new for the left. In November 2016, a cast member of Broadway Musical “Hamilton” lectured Vice President Mike Pence after the show. Pence was booed while exiting the theatre.
“We, sir, we are the diverse American who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us.” said a cringeworthy Brandon Victor Dixon on stage.
After the show, Dixon continued injecting his politics into Broadway.
“We really thought this was an important moment to really say something,” he said. “To get in front of an individual with whom we feel we have differences and to make sure that he hears and he sees us.”
According to the new rules set by the left, yesterday’s “A Bronx Tale” protest is simply par for the course. The protestor, after all, was just getting in front of someone with whom he disagrees, right?
No surprise that the left does not want to play by the rules it has created.
Ted Cruz Beats Jimmy Kimmel in Charity Basketball Game
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beat late night television host Jimmy Kimmel 11-9 in a charity one-on-one basketball game that came down to the wire.
“Can you be embarrassed by a picture of someone else’s dad? Because I am,” Kimmel said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” after Cruz was spotted a Houston Rockets basketball game last month wearing a t-shirt over a polo shirt. “When Ted arrived at the Toyota Center, some of the fans mistakenly thought it was Grandpa Munster Bobblehead Night. I mean, look at him. He looks, and I’m not joking here, he looks like a blobfish.”
Cruz responded by challenging Kimmel to a basketball game.
All right, Big Guy…you talk a good game. You besmirched my support for the Houston Rockets,” Cruz said on Twitter. “So let’s settle this man-to-man: one-on-one, hoops (or ‘ring-ball,’ if you prefer). The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s choice.”
The two played at Texas Southern University.
“The crowd is fired up,” Cruz tweeted before the game began, attaching a video of the arena.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 16, 2018
The game was initially supposed to be played to 15, but the pair shortened it to 11 because it was taking so long.
Partick Svitek of the Texas Tribune covered the big game live:
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) June 17, 2018
“You’re a good sport,” a bitter Kimmel said after a crushing defeat. “I still think you’re a terrible senator.”
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