The ever-growing list of miracles taking place in 2016 most recently includes the death of Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro. The meme magic is in the air, as Castro, a communist, died on the most consumerist day of the year, Black Friday, as well as on the birthday of vehement anti-communist former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet.

What seemed to take the cake, however, was Twitter’s reaction to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s overall positive eulogy of the late dictator. Though I won’t get too deep into it here, the consensus among most with an understanding of the history of 20th century Cuba is that Castro was, indeed, a brutal authoritarian despot. Stefan Molyneux, as always, did a great presentation on the life and rule of Fidel Castro.

Trudeau’s perhaps more than appropriately favorable eulogy spawned a new meme on Twitter, where people write their own eulogies of evil historical figures and sarcastically spin them in a positive light.

[UPDATE 6/11/2017 2:18 AM: It appears this Tweet has been deleted from Twitter. You can still view it here.]

I, myself, couldn’t help but take part.

(Nevermind the nearly identical wording. I forgot I had written essentially the same thing just minutes before.)

Twitter, despite recent efforts to censor and shadowban accounts and hashtags seemingly for a departure in political opinion from the left, even let the hashtag trend in the US.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s