Here is a collection of memes I handpicked fresh from the interwebs
First World Problems, also known as “White Whine,” are frustrations and complaints so trivial and dependent on wealth, that they attempt to make light out of drastic social inequalities, typically those marked by white supremacy and anti-black racism. However, I see their value in what they do to popularize reflections on white, middle class, “first world” privileges so that white, middle class, “first world” people can see how ridiculous their “problems” are. This meme is like a pop-version of Peggy McinTosh’s “Invisible Knapsack of Privilege”.
Not to be confused with #Nigerianprinceproblems
Philosoraptor shows a Velociraptor thoughtfully immersed in metaphysical inquiries or unraveling quirky and sometimes comical paradoxes. There does seem to be an perplexing and disappointing “agreement” that Philosoraptor is male, but that does not detract from this meme’s brilliance! More on Philosoraptor Here
This one came out just after Edward Snowden leaked information about the extent of NSA surveillance in the US and abroad
And what does it sound like? What language do we think in before we can speak?
And segue in Capitalist America…a meme that lets us laugh at the violence and inequalities of Capitalism. They really hit the nail on the head sometimes though…