Imagine a world without nonsensical Right Wing Memes!
Its disconnect from any semblance of making sense or awareness of anything approaching reality was very disconcerting to me. I knew it was meant for an audience who didn't think, who didn't question, but who only longed for 'a simpler time.' That time that Ned Flanders of The Simpsons described so aptly as only existing in the minds of his fellow conservatives.
But its outrageous conflation of the now hated apellation and catch-all "LIBERALS!" to everything they might have issues with--France? MTV? Hollywood Celebs?--listed as the direct result of the mere existence of "LIBERALS!" was just so over the top, even for "them."
And the subtext that 'if only we could just get rid of them, things would be better!" was frankly just one more straw on the mounting pile of eliminationist rhetoric I've come to expect.
But this time I couldn't shake off the uneasy feeling of a target on my forehead. Call me paranoid, but 30 years of this shit, it gets a little old. And then you remember the Unitarian Church shooter who actually acted on his desire to 'kill him some Libs,' and the drunk Beck-head guy with the stash of weapons in the truck headed for the Tides Foundation who opened up on the cops who pulled him over for weaving all over the road, you read the ballistic spew in the hate mail, you go to your Facebook feed and read the RWNJ's mounting paranoid furor over the coming imminent apocalypse of GUN CONTROL!...
Well, you get the picture.
Lots of crazy out there. Too much IMHO.
What to do, what to do?
hmmmmm, hmmmmm....thinking, thinking...
maybe what we need is a little counter-meme?
maybe a little Photoshop magic...
Voilà! Oops! No French! I mean: Here it is!
I was going to just go with Imagine NO CHANGE!
but I'm a Liberal, so I just had to keep talking.