In this post you say (quote):
Incidentally, this is why I do not want to seize the "memes" of production. So many products of internet culture (including the "it was a joke" after-the-fact defence) are authoritarian by design, and we only taint ourselves by trying to use them.
Can you elaborate on this? I get how the "it was a joke" meme is authoritarian but I'm curious how this applies to all Internet memes.