How can the left can improve its memes? - Should 41% become the left's 1488?

Is 5197 a good meme?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • No

    Votes: 57 95.0%

  • Total voters
    60

Johan Schmidt

kiwifarms.net
Joined
Mar 21, 2020
And before mona lisa smile there was sex and the city, and before that there was friends, and before that there was singles, and before that there was the graduate and we're back in the sixties already.
Hell, the entire romcom genre can be basically boiled down to 'I am having a bumpy relationship with my SO, I'm going to immediately leave him without working at it, and then find someone new and quirky!'. Films aimed at women are little more than propaganda with the emotional version of porn packaged around it to let the message sink in painlessly.
 

fezjones

kiwifarms.net
Joined
Mar 8, 2019
the left cant meme cant because all of their meta politics and "hot takes" are in your face with a full laugh track on prime time television. a good meme touches on contradictions everybody has experienced but cant be confidently broadcasted. its like the emperor has no clothes.
 

fezjones

kiwifarms.net
Joined
Mar 8, 2019
The typical leftist is a whiny, judgy nerd who wont stop thinking of power and calculations. Their state of mind is anathema to good humor.
yah, you get the aspirational types who are cosmopolitans paying 2k a month in rent and 300 a month on their bugman subscription (coping) services. these types of people are dour and primed to motivated reasoning, anything that will mentally train them to get ahead in the corporate world, because for them it is a matter of survival, if you dont get ahead at Apple Inc, or that civil rights lawfirm, then you are homeless on the streets of san francisco. beatnick eggheads.
 

KillThemCrackasBabies

kiwifarms.net
Joined
Oct 14, 2017
the left cant meme cant because all of their meta politics and "hot takes" are in your face with a full laugh track on prime time television. a good meme touches on contradictions everybody has experienced but cant be confidently broadcasted. its like the emperor has no clothes.
This. They can't make decent maymays because it takes a sense of humor to make a good one, and all leftists memes are "Um, actually?" variations drenched in seethe. Like Stonetoss, love him or hate him, knows what a punchline is and how to deliver one. Name me one lib who can do that.
 

Tookie

Mountain of Molten Lust
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
Joined
Oct 10, 2014
The left "can't meme" for the same reason it can't do comedy anymore. Leftists dominate mainstream culture and power structures to a staggering degree. Any attempt at being funny from a leftish political perspective is essentially doing the same thing as Stephen Colbert ranting and sucking Blackrock's dick. All right-wingers have to do is be subversive which is why they have short, succinct memes; they aren't trying to desperately defend a decomposing political order.
 

albert the programmer

Programming and fixing up computers in 2022
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
Joined
Jan 1, 2020
The left can’t meme because they want to be the elite and the underdog at the same time.

Or as Marlo said it best:

 

NiggerRespecter

kiwifarms.net
Joined
Nov 16, 2020
The problem with the left's jokes and memes is their struggle with the "punching up" vs "punching down" dichotomy. Mainly, there is no acceptable definition of either.

You can't talk shit about any historically marginalized group (a slippery definition on its own), unless someone from that group is rich or "privileged" in some other nebulous way. But even then, you can't make jokes that can be perceived as some sort of -ism to some hypothetical person on the left that could hypothetically be alienated by these jokes.

So, you can make fun of Caitlyn Jenner all you want--but absolutely no trans jokes or even allusions to the fact that he tucks his dicks between his legs. This leads to fascinating discussions online where Person A says they want Caitlyn Jenner to die because she's rich scum and then Person B makes a joke about her big manbody and Person A is allowed to scold Person B. It's truly incredible to see this shit play out.