Saturday, 25 April 2020

bull run

Potentially far worse than the Cosplay Caliphate, armed extremist groups—and Facebook friends—are exploiting the COV-19 crisis and domestic chaos in the United States to call for a meme-driven civil war, under the woeful appropriation “the boogaloo,” right-wing, white supremacist jargon referencing the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, a shoddy and slap-dash sequel released to capitalise on the success of the original and has been logged in the cultural lexicon as such.
Although the rubbish social media giant claims it does not allow groups promoting violence to use their platform as an organising tool to advance their message of armed insurrection lead by a deplorable gaggle of weekend warrior survivalists and useful idiots egged on by Trump’s own calls for liberation that whilst claiming that they have prepared for enduring the apocalyptic collapse of civilisation have apparently been broken by the inconvenience of having not been to the hairdresser or get a spray-tan in weeks—a subset of those who harshly questioned Laura Dern’s credentials as a commanding officer but had no qualm with Admiral Akbar, it seems that Facebook is either unable or unwilling to purge this activity. Let’s hope that this sequel (which will not even feature Ice-T, one of the franchise’s few redeeming characters) also garners the ridicule it deserves before people get hurt and put in harm’s way.