Leftist Memes - Or lack thereof...

Vitruvius

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I think a useful analogy to explain the deficiency of leftist memetics is the breeding of dogs. You have two populations of wild dogs completely separated, the "lefty" dogs and "righty" dogs respectively.

The population of righty dogs have no artificial selection, the only basis for breeding is whichever dogs have the strongest genes. "Right wing" spaces tend to have far less censorship than left wing ones which gives ideas, jokes, "memes" a chance to evolve naturally which leads to memes that normal people can actually relate to. So you get strong dogs that survive on their own. Memes that spread organically because they actually resonate with people in a meaningful way.
And now we get to the lefty dogs. This population is constantly culled based on constantly changing flavor of the month "problematic" traits and breeding is artificially selected for maximum virtue, virtue being how good it makes you look to your 67 followers on twitter, without any consideration for the actual quality of the content. So now you have a population of incestuous shambling horrors because all the dogs with strong genes were disposed of for being too problematic. This is how you end up with a wall of impact font text on some shitty background with a picture of sailor moon looking smug because the meme was sanitized 15 times over and now it has to be forced for it to get any kind of traction.

It used to be the exact opposite of this in the Bush era but shit has changed a lot since then. Never thought I'd see the day the right would be considered the edgy side. What a timeline we live in.
 

ProgKing of the North

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I don’t even disagree with a lot of this (from a personal standpoint, nothing wrong with suburbs if that’s your thing) and Christ this is an awful attempt at a meme
When you make an unfunny cartoon, then decide to explain the "joke" in the comments:
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What a waste of a triple word score.

I do at least appreciate the autistic attention to detail of putting in all the bonus spots and letter values
 

AprilRains

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The left are completely tight assed, joyless, humorless fucks these days.

So not only can they not meme, they're not funny in general.
As i think I've said before, the basis of humor is incongruity, which in turn requires a sense of proportion that can frame such incongruities. Monomaniacs don't have a sense of proportion; their perspective is the first victim of their disorder.

It is, therefore, a bad sign when a movement is largely lacking in humor. Look at the Birchers of old -- spectacularly unfunny, and now on the ash-heap of history.
 

Dom Cruise

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As i think I've said before, the basis of humor is incongruity, which in turn requires a sense of proportion that can frame such incongruities. Monomaniacs don't have a sense of proportion; their perspective is the first victim of their disorder.

It is, therefore, a bad sign when a movement is largely lacking in humor. Look at the Birchers of old -- spectacularly unfunny, and now on the ash-heap of history.
You've hit the nail on the head.

if it's one thing they lack it's any and all sense of proportion.
 

AprilRains

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The other plank of humor is surprise. Inflexible ideologues can't stand surprises. They want everything to proceed according to an order they determine.

Combine this with their lack of perspective and it's easy to see why they'd mistrust humor. They don't want a sudden, subversive change of perspective to undermine their chosen narrative. All narratives are susceptible to being undermined this way. It's a poor narrative that cannot survive it.
 
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