We asked our tremendous Great Meme War veterans for their favorite memories from the war, and we received a massive response full of memories that we will cherish until the end. These are the top ten responses we received, ranked according to “likes” received on the God Emperor Trump Facebook page.
1. Pepe the Frog Declared a Hate Symbol
As the Great Meme War’s fighting reached fever pitch in September of 2016, the American Defamation League (ADL) decided it was time to declare war against Pepe the Frog, our beloved mascot and Prophet of Kek. The hapless ADL was immediately inundated with Pepes, and autistic fighters from around the world had a new arsenal of images to use against Hillary Clinton and her supporters. The media became fixated on poor Pepe. The Baby Boomers who still watch network news were treated to hours of coverage of Pepe the Frog, and CNN commissioned its own Ku Klux Klan Pepe.
As we noted in our interview with Dan Lyman of InfoWars and Citizen Analyst, all the ADL accomplished with their battle against Pepe was give us thousands of more images to use in the Great Meme War. Trump Memes had only been around for 14 months at this point, while Pepe had existed since 2005 (or 2,000 B.C.E. depending on your interpretation of Kek).
2. “Because you’d be in jail.”
One of the most memorable parts of the campaign for many came from the second debate between God Emperor Trump and the shapeshifting reptilian alien monster known to Earthlings as Hillary Rodham Clinton. As she spit out her carefully rehearsed line suggesting she was thankful President Trump was not in charge of the justice system, the God Emperor immediately shot back “because you’d be in jail,” five words that would nearly crash 4chan, Twitter, and fuel an entire month’s worth of memes. It also proved to many that no matter how much Hillary rehearsed her lines, Trump’s off the cuff nature would reign supreme.
3. Hillary’s Pepe Speech
During Hillary Clinton’s speech where she denounced the Alt-Right as a hateful group based on the headlines of Milo Yiannopoulos and the “radio host” Alex Jones, a brave Meme War Veteran shouted “PEPE!” at the top of his lungs, making the hilarious nature of Clinton’s speech obvious to everyone who watched. The Democratic Party had completely abandoned serious issues, and instead spent their time waging war against cartoon frogs and ill defined political movements. Side note: Hillary literally named people who have never claimed to be part of the Alt-Right, while leaving out folks like Richard Spencer, who coined the goddamn term.
The Clinton campaign went on to create an entire web page devoted to explaining how Pepe the Frog had become a symbol of white nationalism, and how posting a images of a green cartoon frog with a name that could be Hispanic, Italian, or French, somehow makes you literally Hitler.
4. Ritual Humiliation of the Overconfident Mainstream Media
The dishonest liberal mainstream media had convinced itself their phony polls were right and reality was wrong, and the mean, nasty, evil, racist, misogynist, sexist, jingoist, islamophobic, mexiphobic, germaphobic Donald Trump would be beaten by the sweet old reptilian shapeshifter they idolized. Long before election night, Newsweek was already shipping its “Madam President” issue to news stands and book stores. After the media was wholly BTFO by God Emperor Trump the Newsweek issue became a collectors item, netting as much as $10,000 on eBay and other auction websites.
Another beautiful example of the death of the mainstream media came at the hands of Alex Jones. We write, of course, about The Young Turks, led by infamous Armenian genocide denier Cenk Ugay. During the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Jones and his associates, including Roger Stone, stormed The Young Turks’ studio and made the hosts cry sweet liberal tears. They never recovered from the epic stumping at the hands of Jones and his companions, and cried even more a few short months later when their angelic reptile lost the election.
5. When Julian Assange & Wikileaks Trolled EVERYBODY
The Based Australian Shitposter earned his name on a long night in October when an alleged miscommunication (come on, Julian, we all know you just wanted to prove you’re #1 and you didn’t need the Deplorables) led thousands of shitposters from around the world to stay up until 4 a.m. to watch Assange reveal an October Surprise that would sink Hillary Clinton once and for all. Instead, Assange spoke via a hilariously awful Skype feed, asked people to buy his book, and disgustingly ugly women fawned over him. That night in October the Based Australian Shitposter proved to the world that while America and Britain have extraordinary bants, Australia will always reign supreme at shitposting and trolling.
Some say the Great Meme War was the meme war to end all meme wars, while others insist Meme War 2 has already begun. What do you think?