i do think it's true to some degree that "the left can't meme"

not in the sense that you can't produce good memes but in the sense that you're often not meme-literate enough to understand what ideological purpose a meme was actually designed to accomplish

@em tbh I think the format itself minimises the content to a degree. Memes are so ubiquitous they disincentivise you from thinking about what they're saying.

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@em like how television shows are just primer to get your brain soft enough for advertising to work better.

@Vqrxtvs yeah, and i think that generally works in the right's favor. like, no one's ever decided to start respecting women just because of the meme, but i do think it's given some people the idea that respecting women is "cringe"

@em making a serious meme inherently comes across as satire, at best, I think.

@em whereas the right will make a racist meme and claim it's "just a joke", and that somehow gets a pass.

@Vqrxtvs yeah! and the point of bigoted jokes these days is no longer just that racism/sexism/transphobia/whatever is funny, the actual point is to package their ideology in an easily shareable format

@Vqrxtvs and when leftists quote tweet them to talk about how fucked up they are, they're still spreading the meme

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@em @Vqrxtvs all holy books and religions are cringe too

it's like a backup plan for arguments

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