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sudo wrote

If that's what they intended, then it's not well communicated in the image at all. I assumed that the boat represented society, the person on the front of the boat represented the bourgeoisie, and the person on the back represented the proletariat. I assumed the meme was saying something along the lines of "socialists just want to make everyone equally poor", hence my criticism. But apparently this isn't an analogy at all, ziq literally just wants to sink some yachts. Okay then.

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Dumai wrote

oh

so i was right that you had no idea ziq wasn't just unironically posting the original meme then

but i mean if this is how you interpreted it:

"socialists just want to make everyone equally poor"

then the yacht represents wealth...? which would be well indicated by the fact it's a fucking yacht?

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sudo wrote

Oh, so the original was just a reactionary meme, and the text on the bottom was supposed to be an addendum to respond to the reactionary meme? Well, that was not clear at all.

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Dumai wrote

i thought it was kind of obvious? i mean i figured it out and it's not like ziq runs their memeing process by me before posting

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sudo wrote

It is now, since I know what to look for. But it wasn't at first. Most people don't pay much attention to the font and color of the text they're reading, and I wasn't when I was reading it, so it didn't register that the bottom text was supposed to be in response to the top text. I assumed ziq wrote the whole thing. The top part pissed me off, and the bottom part seemed like a non-sequitur. If they had put the bottom text outside of the original image, like on a white border, instead of putting it over the original image, then it might have been more intuitive that it was supposed to be a response.