the_desert wrote

i think the ambiguous and qualitative “better” is debatable but i’d say they’re at least equal and are good. at the least they get people interested in a subject, at best they explain a whole concept and can replace a book or essay, podcast or video.

a good example i’d argue is that the concept of mutual aid can easily be explained in a meme and that reading the book is not necessary to understanding the concept.

can one thoroughly critique a concept or theory based off a meme though? with my previous paragraphs i’d have to say yes but i guess “thorough” is subjective