The Left Eats Their Own Memes : Psychology of Humor

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Often I have said that “the left can’t meme”, but is there any empirical support for that claim? Recently, we’ve seen plenty of comedians, who usually tend to lean to the left politically, begin circling the purity spiral drain in attacking their own kind for being less than politically correct. From Louis C.K. to even Trevor Noah and Monty Python, it seems no one is safe from the ire of the perpetual outrage mob. I then must pose the question of whether or not politics has anything to do with comedy, be it in production or in perception for us as individuals. Thus, today let’s look at the various aspects of personality and demography as well as political affiliation that may have a role to play in our use of humor.

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Aaron Evinger says:

41:45 Thank you Aydin

Geoff Ewart says:

Did you miss the chance at "pork-folio"!?!

Snailor Spoon says:

Left people aren’t funnier, they just have more connections.

shivanslayer says:

A professional masturbator eh?

I T S A Y S Y O U ' R E A H E R E T I C

Rui Kirisame says:

pineapple pizza master race!

Frankie Sikes says:

Right leaning people tend to be more "triumphal" when they succeed and double-down on extovercy, (is that a word), when they are seriously challenged,and this isn't very funny… bring on the self effacing conservative comedian. But, they don't tend to be like this. Milo is a good case in point, (he's potentially a comedian). After the comments that brought him down, (to some extent), I would have liked to have seen him become a little more self-effacing and keep putting out his facts and research. Instead he went for this whole Milo superstar thing… and it didn't really work.

chereshan says:

so you're not going to do apology for your false dox allegations?

Caalamus says:

@Aydin Paladin

Hey Hitler! :]

( Push is a feminist :[ )

SuperLlama42 says:

Extremists can't meme. Most humor requires at least some degree of self-awareness, and self-awareness is anathema to any ideology that falls apart under the slightest bit of scrutiny. SJWs can't meme any more than flat-earthers or fundie Christians can.

Mr.SilentProtagonist says:

Aydin, it isn't about being offended; it is about having the Leftists live by their own standards. Some people aren't going to learn how something is unjust if they feel the consequences of it.

Louis Boudreaux says:

Every meme I see from the left is one that they have stolen and poorly attempted to make relevant to their side. Then they fall over themselves with I can only assume is canned laughter.

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