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Fri May 19, 2017, 08:08 AM

Explaining the Alt-Right 'deity' behind their 'meme magic'

Who, or what, is Kek?

You may have seen the name bandied about on social media, especially in political circles where alt-right activists and avid Donald Trump supporters lurk. Usually it is brandished as a kind of epithet, seemingly to ward off the effects of liberal arguments, and it often is conveyed in memes that use the image of the alt-right mascot, Pepe the Frog: “Kek!”

Kek, in the alt-right’s telling, is the “deity” of the semi-ironic “religion” the white nationalist movement has created for itself online – partly for amusement, as a way to troll liberals and self-righteous conservatives both, and to make a kind of political point. He is a god of chaos and darkness, with the head of a frog, the source of their memetic “magic,” to whom the alt-right and Donald Trump owe their success, according to their own explanations.

In many ways, Kek is the apotheosis of the bizarre alternative reality of the alt-right: at once absurdly juvenile, transgressive, and racist, as well as reflecting a deeper, pseudo-intellectual purpose that lends it an appeal to young ideologues who fancy themselves deep thinkers. It dwells in that murky area they often occupy, between satire, irony, mockery, and serious ideology; Kek can be both a big joke to pull on liberals and a reflection of the alt-right’s own self-image as serious agents of chaos in modern society.

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Reply Explaining the Alt-Right 'deity' behind their 'meme magic' (Original post)
Agent_86 May 2017 OP
Shkreli May 2017 #1
ProLapse May 2017 #3
Shkreli May 2017 #4
Cold Warrior May 2017 #2
Mouth of Chaos May 2017 #5
ProLapse May 2017 #6
_eek May 2017 #7
fszwfnj May 2017 #8
ProLapse May 2017 #9
ProLapse May 2017 #10
I814U2CY May 2017 #11

Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:34 AM

1. Kek is an absurd joke designed to have people waste their time writing articles and not focusing on

fucking up our culture even more by inventing additional personal pronouns and other idiocy.

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Response to Shkreli (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:56 PM

3. WILL YOU SHUT UP?

 

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Response to ProLapse (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:18 PM

4. Dude they NEVER even read, nor seek to understand. Give them the plan and they scratch their

ass. Go look at my posts as Goodwords. I LAID IT OUT over and over.

Fascinating tribalism response and believe me when I tell you that the teams discovered 2 unstoppable psych themes that blow the tread off the tank with over half the party.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:45 PM

2. "juvenile, transgressive, and racist..."

Ah, don't leave out the current flavour of protected (tiny) "minorities," trans. What, not "Islamaphobic"? I do fear Muslims are at risk to slip down to number 2!

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Response to Mouth of Chaos (Reply #5)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:00 AM

6. Praise Him!

 

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Response to Mouth of Chaos (Reply #5)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:17 AM

7. Shadilay, shadilay my brother

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Response to Mouth of Chaos (Reply #5)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:30 AM

8. Forget KEK, All praise goes to Margret.

Obviously some sort of meme goddess.

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Response to fszwfnj (Reply #8)

Sat May 20, 2017, 11:29 AM

9. She is blessed with awesome dubs.

 

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 01:07 PM

10. The metal version of the Kekistani National Anthem:

 

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:20 AM

11. I summon the dark powers of the Kekrinomicon!

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