One thing we’ve learned over the past year is that memes can actually influence politics. Alas, we learned this lesson from the rise of the meme-obsessed neo-Nazi alt-right.
No, memes aren’t going to win over any hardcore Trump fans. But they may help to convince some less-committed Trump voters that they made a big mistake voting for the orange one. If nothing else, they’ll amuse other Trump Resisters, many of whom, like me, may be a little starved for amusement these days.
So make some memes! It’s easy as hell!
Turn old memes into anti-Trump (or anti-Republican) memes at Meme Generator and similar sites.
If you want to do more graphically, there are a ton of very useful free apps and sites to help you.
Paint.net — A handy free image editor for Windows, weirdly not located at Paint.net online.
Phixr — A basic all-around online editor that I use all the time.
Photomania — Good basic arty filters alongside some hokey effects.
Dreamscope — Great and often weird arty filters (including some creepy Deep Dream filters); used to be really slow but now much much quicker.
Lunapic — Some nice arty filters plus basic image editing tools.
And there are of course tons of mobile apps. Some of my favorite ones on Android include Prisma, Alter and Paintbrush (if you’re looking for weird arty filters). Try Fotor or PicsArt for more comprehensive editing tools.
Oh, and if you’re too lazy to carefully cut out Trump heads for your memes, other people have already done this for you! Go here for assorted exploitable Trump heads. Or just do an image search for “Trump head.”
Post your memes — or just some good ones you’ve found — in the comments below.
Then post them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, wherever.
PS: If any of you have found good repositories of anti-Trump memes, on Facebook or elsewhere, link them in the comments below for a future #ResistTrump post.