I think a lot of them start off by trolling and doing the anti-PC thing and resisting what they feel is dogma being shoved down their throats by liberal professors and parents, but where do you go from there? Do you reject all of these principles? There's not much else there in the way of new ideas to replace them, so it's very easy to end up going very far to the right at that point.
At this stage, anyone who thinks they’re doing it for LOLs is either deluding themselves or hiding behind that ironic style in order to avoid being interpreted, because at this point the stakes are actually quite high, and Trump is in the White House, and this movement has spread far beyond the confines of a few obscure message boards.
Politics is downstream from culture
Just as Teenage Depression means you’re sensitive, 20something ANGER means you’re smart. Anger pays little, though, which is why so many choose its hipper cousins, Cynicism and Irony, the Olson Twins of the lazy mind.
"So they're gonna have us beating down a couple of old white ladies? How's that gonna look?"
"Sam says it's supposed to be a satire, like we're wrestling our own stereotypes or something."
"That's a load of bullshit. But I have an idea how we can make it work."
"I dunno about this, don't you think it seems a little racist?"
"Don't worry about it, nobody's going to see our faces. That's the point of these things, right? Besides, it can't be racist, it was the black girls' idea."
The Season 20 finale of “South Park” was the top-rated show on cable Wednesday among adults 18-49. Its 1.1 rating was a little above its season average of 1.0, and it beat out ESPN’s late NBA game (Clippers-Warriors) by a tenth of a point to take the top spot.
“Vikings” earned a 0.5 on History, down 0.2 from its return last week. An “Alaskan Bush People” Christmas episode also drew a 0.5 on Discovery, while “Conan’s” adventures in Berlin posted a 0.4 for TBS.
Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
SOUTH PARK COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 1,817 1.1
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 10:35 PM 2,365 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,840 0.9
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,690 0.9
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,489 0.8
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