I hope 11/9/16 marked the end of postmodernism’s control over popular culture. The end heralded with the publication of Infinite Jest seemed to come at the peak, the amount of youtube Trump satire will fill majors one day. A meme is a medium native to postmodernism. Not to draw a conclusion but articles have replaced memes on my personal newsfeed. The problem with memes and irony in general is they are communication without communicating. Irony is great against despots because the subversive message is lost without the decoder ring. Irony rarely widens the circle.
Sincerity can. Caring about another’s welfare not just believing you know better changes minds. I would argue one of the main differences between the Democrats and Republicans is that the dems tell you they know best and the GOP says you know best. Both are hyperboles targeted at the young and old respectively. Neither addresses the luxury we carry in our pockets. Avoids the uncomfortable truth behind the free of it and the wealth. Donald Trump said we would be tired of winning if he was elected. Maybe he will be right for once, perhaps we could try governing.