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Memes of Production: “My boyfriend spends all his time making communist memes,” Reddit gal laments

Slavoj Žižek ruins another happy relationship

By David Futrelle

I was all prepared to do another post on something gobsmackingly terrible, and then I ran across this post from the Relationship subreddit popping on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/CInsistence/status/1120409310574645250

Ah, the age-old lament of the communist meme widow!

The original post has already been deleted from Reddit (though the comments still stand). But I was able to snag a screenshot from Twitter’s @Redditships and I present it to you now, with some highlights added by me:

Most of those responding on Twitter are going with jokes and memes and variations of “it me!” And I have to admit that the first thing I did was to make my own meme on the state of this poor woman’s relationship, swapping out the face of Jesus in an old meme for the face of Slavoj Žižek, the hot-dog-loving Marxist philosopher who for some reason just had a three-hour debate on Marxism with Jordan Peterson, who apparently has spent less time actually studying Marxism than he did debating it with the Ziz.

But all joking aside, I feel bad for the gal. Her meme-obsessed boyfriend is being a jerk towards her and should definitely spend less time pasting Žižek’s face into memes — though I would like to add that when a blogger does the same thing to make a point it’s perfectly fine, and it doesn’t mean he’s neglecting his cats.

The fact that this guy is ostensibly a lefty doesn’t absolve him. He’s really no different than the stereotypical aging jock who demands his wife or girlfriend shut up and leave him alone while he obsessively watches football, or whatever. I mean, it’s only been a few weeks since half the internet — justifiably — jumped on reactionary pundit Denise “D.C.” McAllister for trying to convince the women of America to become drink-servers for their sports-loving hubbies.

 DC MCALLISTER @MCALLISTERDEN TRYING TO TALK TO MY HUSBAND WHILE CAROLINA IS PLAYING HE LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS WOMAN YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THIS THE GAME IS ON HE'S RIGHT I SLIPPED COMMERCIAL COMES ON I FETCH HIM A BEER HE GRABS ME DEEP KISSES PATIENCE AND TIMING LADIES THAT'S THE LESSON

If you’re spending time with a person, spend your time with that person. It’s more than fine to have some time to yourself, even a lot of time, but don’t shut your partner out and stop asking them questions about their life. Come on dude, how funny are your Zizek memes anyway?

I mean, I just went through a whole bunch of Zizek memes and honestly most of them were terrible, not much better than the cringy Jordan Peterson memes his fans put together.

These were ok, though.

And, seriously, if you haven’t seen the video of him marching down the street with a half-eaten hot dog in each hand, munching furiously, you need to.

https://twitter.com/ZlazlojZlizlek/status/1118404643787366401

But enough about Zizek. My point is, relationships are more important than memes, and if you don’t realize that, you probably shouldn’t be in a relationship.

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Ingmar
Ingmar
3 years ago

Could the “memes are ideology” part possibly mean that they have been used to get shit past the radar through plausible deniability but insinuating in people’s mind like a brainworm, while dismissing it as something not serious and jokeful, while containing fucking happy merchants et al? 🙂

MissEB47 (Resident Rainbow Lorikeet and Beak Typist)
MissEB47 (Resident Rainbow Lorikeet and Beak Typist)
3 years ago

Ooglyboggles-You seem to be on top things and you have a plan in place. A good idea is to always have a bag of clothes and toiletries packed for emergencies so if you need to leave in a hurry, you can just grab it and go. Stay safe and keep a watchful eye on your aunt. *hugs*

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