What do you think?
We’re having a serious discussion about whether a cartoon bird is a Nazi, an icon of racism and a hate symbol that should be classified in the ADL’s database:
“In the meme war over Pepe the Frog, the white nationalists won. Despite a a campaign to “save Pepe” from the “alt-right” who wielded images of the green frog to serve their ideology, Pepe remains solidly an online icon of white supremacy, posted on the Anti-Defamation League’s list of hate symbols.
Now, the meme war is being waged over “Trash Dove.”
Trash Dove is part of an iPhone icon set designed by the artist Syd Weiler. The most popular gif of the bird features the character head-banging wildly. But on 4chan, the social media platform populated by the white nationalist “alt-right,” the bird has gotten another send-up: as an icon of Nazism. …”
What can you do but laugh at these people?
Everything is racism, white supremacy and Neo-Nazism. A cartoon frog. A cartoon bird. A race-mixing Jewish homosexual. A hipster with a buttplug. A Swedish gamer who makes YouTube videos.