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  1. Jul 2023
  2. Feb 2023
  3. Jun 2022
    1. It builds alliances as it travels, provokes translation or mistranslation, and creates new publics and debates. By losing its visual substance it recovers some of its political punch and creates a new aura around it.

      This reminds me of those trad memes that have been widely circulated, often with zero regard to or knowledge of their origins in rightwing and white supremacist/nationalist spaces. Rather, the context has sometimes been completely rewritten to something less politically charged. What does it mean for someone to laugh at a meme, someone who the meme's original creators probably hate?? The image sparks these debates too, across social networks!