This meme format has been taking over the internet for the past week or so, and we’re huge fans — especially this one.
This scene, taken from the adult animated comedy Family Guy, shows the teenage daughter Meg excoriating the rest of the family for their perceived superiority. When you throw in labels like this, the accuracy hits pretty hard.
Socialism is all the rage for the new generation of leftists, exemplified by their near-universal obsession with politicians like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Both of these people unapologetically call themselves socialists, and this is seen as sort of a rallying cry for millennials who see anything different from the status quo as preferable.
Of course, a critical examination of socialism — or really any top-down governmental system — undercuts the entire concept. Perhaps the best example is the way Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez constantly malign “millionaires and billionaires” for so much as existing. However, whenever they’re asked how they plan to fund the massive welfare state programs they pay constant lip service to, their answer is almost always taxing said millionaires and billionaires. In other words, without these people that they hate so much, the system they desire so strongly is unattainable.
~ Facts Not Memes