As documented by Angela Nagle in Kill All Normies, the 4Chan universe is populated with reprobates who have nary a shred of decency.
And I love ’em.
Their most recent campaign: Today’s left as NPC players. There’s too much background in the story for me to effectively recount it here. I simply recommend this Zero Hedge piece, as well as this summary from the New York Times.
Priceless stuff. Spot on, at least as far as the bulk of the young leftists on campus go:
“The NPC meme essentially meant to ridicule the post-election perpetual outrage culture in which liberals simply parrot the latest talking points from their favorite pundits, who do their thinking for them.” Zero Hedge.
“Pro-Trump internet trolls have spent the past several years mocking anti-Trump people as whiny, easily triggered snowflakes who are primarily motivated by social acceptance rather than by logic and critical thinking.” New York Times.
With respect to the Times quote, it’s accurate, but I wouldn’t necessarily describe them as “pro-Trump.” They’re anti-everything establishment, and they, indeed, have little tolerance for the drones that we call “students” at our colleges and universities.
Does anyone seriously doubt that the students protesting, X, Y, and Z are little more than kids just joining in? We know now that a large number of protestors in the 1960s were just doing it because it was fun and it was a great way to meet chicks. Are we really to think these young people are now all incredibly knowledgeable and wise constituents, who are weighing their experience of the real world against their Marxist professors’ words? Of course not. They’re just kids. And because they are, by all reasonable presumption, merely parroting their professors’ and friends’ words, they are NPCs. That’s all this is saying, and it’s funny. Real funny.
So funny, in fact, Twitter is banning all references to the NPCs themes on the very thin grounds that they’re misleading the electorate (because a few Twitter accounts sporting the NPC meme started saying the election is on November 7th, instead of the 6th).