Why Gamers Should Oppose Socialism

Gamers must oppose socialism.
Nicolas Gonzalez | United States

Gaming is a giant and growing industry. By the end of 2018, it was worth nearly $138 billion, and it continues to increase over 13 percent year after year. Gamers want good games, and the industry continues to deliver. But gaming is not the only thing which continues to grow — young people are increasingly warming up to socialism. This poses a great danger to the ever-expanding gaming industry.

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Woke vs Based: The Real Political Dog-whistles

woke vs based
Ellie McFarland | @el_farawayland

When tragedy strikes in the form of a politically or religiously motivated violence, people across the spectrum come out of the woodwork to condemn some favorite media villain. Sometimes it’s video games or guns; but after the heartbreaking Christchurch mosque shooting, it was memes. Yes, those innocuous images and inside jokes people share were villainized because of the shooter’s actions. He referenced memes during and before his actions and the media ran with it, branding “crab rave” and popular YouTuber PewDiePie as alt-right dog-whistles.

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Clown World: Racist Meme or a Symbol of Protest?

clown world honk honk meme
Peyton Gouzien | @pgouzien

If often seems that our world is looking increasingly grim for those following the news. With the mostly negative news coverage and depressing headlines of our current affairs, it’s easy to be pessimistic. Pessimism of our modern society has come in the form of nihilism and the black pill meme. The black pill meme came from an offshoot of the meme inspired by the “red pill or blue pill” scene from the Matrix. The black pill encompasses a pessimistic attitude towards society, viewing it as beyond repair. Additionally, those who “take” the black pill are referred to as “Doomers” in internet circles. While the black pill is a pessimistic response in internet culture to society, a new meme makes an optimistic one: Clown World.

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