Meme Madness

When I was a kid I was really interested in political cartoons. It was fascinating how a single-panel drawing could say as much as a thousand-word essay. With the advent of social media, memes have become the political cartoons of the age. Whereas I never did get into drawing political cartoons (I’ve done a few), I have developed a signature meme style. Recently I went back and consolidated all of the memes I’ve created and decided, “hey! why not post these on the Mad Sociologist for all to use. Please feel free to steal these memes and use them at your discretion.

Most Recent

Liberals and small “d” democrats are breathing a sigh of relief that the 2022 midterms did not turn out as bad as predicted. That’s not a good sign! Fascist social movements experience setbacks, but they never really disappear.
It looks like Gov. DeSantis and President Biden got along just fine when it came to dealing with Hurricane Ian. Good news for me…I live where it landed. The only question now is, will his followers turn against him for embracing Dark Brandon? Remember when Chris Cristi embraced Obama after a devastating storm? Only two things are certain. One, Biden wasn’t the least bit intimidated. Two, DeSantis had a perfect opportunity to own a lib face-to-face…but kept his mouth shut.
Fascist Governor by day–human trafficker by night.
I’m reading Anthony Dimaggio’s Rising Fascism in America. It’s a necessary read today. In his intro, he lays out some indicators of fascism. I thought I would convert them into a checklist and provide some pictorial evidence from contemporary politics. I’ve always been averse to using the F-Word in political discourse, but we have reached a point where the influence of fascism is simply not something we can ignore or hide from any longer.
Come on! What do you suppose Mike Pence was thinking when he heard that Trump thought hanging him was the right idea? Be careful the carriage you hitch your pony to, Mike. Might get your neck caught in the reins!
I have a feeling that “Life in DeSantisland” will become a regular feature. God help us!
This may, in fact, be the first of the “DeSantisland” features. Conservatives have always hated Big Bird because he represents a public good in broadcasting. DeSantis is the first to take this approach with a private company.
And can we stop calling them “moderates?” People who vote against the stuff the overwhelming majority of the people, let alone the party, wants are not moderates. They are the extremists.

Just For Fun

Earlier Memes

Goodbye Obama!

I did these during President Obama’s lame duck. If you read the blog you’ll see that I was pretty critical of President Obama, but I was also critical of many of the apocalyptic prophecies pervading the Obama Era from the right. There were many legitimate things for which to criticize the Obama Administration, and our civil discourse would have been better for it. Unfortunately, the political opposition seemed to feel that it was better to just make stuff up and fear monger their base.

A Pictorial Essay

This isn’t exactly a meme, but was actually a pictorial blog that I did a few years back. I think it’s still valuable.

Remember Life Before the EPA?

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