Monday, July 25, 2022

The Art of the Meme

A skill I do not possess…

bad cattitude (el gato malo) has written a three-part series on the value of memes in battling today’s demon-worshippers.  Part one is here, and the other two parts can be found via links at the bottom of each successive part.

A few key points:

a picture may be 1000 words, but a good meme is a treatise.

You know this, based on many memes you have seen.  If you aren’t sure, look at a few of the memes posted by the bad cat.

the information to rapidly make and rarify memes that refute what was once the primary modality of high-speed emotive messaging has completely pantsed the phonies and exposed the dumb-dumbs.

Yes, everything the cat writes is lower-case.

and dogmatists can’t meme.

Dogmatists being those who wish to control us.  In other words, it is a skill that they, like me, do not possess.

But what would they meme, anyway?  By the time they got around to doing it, the lie that they tried to pass off yesterday will have been exposed as a lie today.  The memes expose lies and hypocrisy.  It is the controllers that are at risk here.

A meme created by the left of Alex Jones saying the jab won’t protect you from getting covid or dying?  That would have had a shelf life of about three days.  The meme of Biden saying it will protect you?  That still sells – because the lie has proven to be a lie.


From Saul Alinsky:

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

Works for me.

Read the series by el gato malo.  Worth a chuckle, but also perhaps a small sign of hope.


  1. Priceless! Thank you.

    In this article which was posted on my blog, Poor Rogers Almanac, is a line which correlates perfectly with Alinsky's Rule #5.

    "...ignoring a politician is quite possibly the best thing we can do. It makes them irrelevant and unnecessary."

    I will add that ignoring them also makes them angry, which causes them to redouble their efforts to look more foolish.

    We ought to, as Rule #8 states, keep up the pressure until the present nightmare is over. Whether we do that by throwing rotten eggs and tomatoes or only by simply ignoring and disregarding what they say does not matter. In the end, the truth will win out.

  2. I followed el gato malo when he was on Twitter. Didn't know he had a substack. He was an early victim of covid canceling.