If you were to hear the phrase “Ultra MAGA” being thrown around, you’d probably think that it’s something a Trump supporter would have invented to talk themselves up. And as they did, they’d probably sound something like this:
“I’m not just MAGA, I’m Ultra MAGA!”
So, you’d probably be shocked to hear that the term was intended as an epithet designed to bring down Trump supporters. And that the term was concocted by the Biden Team. And it took them six months to think it up.
It’s extreme failure meets an abject lack of creativity. And it’s just the kind of thing that you’d expect from the Biden administration, considering that nearly everything that they touch turns to plop.
Normally, you wouldn’t want to surrender naming rights to one who is antagonistic, considering that if what they were to come up with were to stick, it would just make you look bad. One example I can think of off the top of my head are Japan’s “Herbivore Men”, a group of men who made the deliberate decision to forgo relationships with women. The term “Herbivore Men” is derisive, and intended to imply underdeveloped, effeminate men who decide against expected, natural male behavior. It’s because of this that it can be quite amusing to hear MGTOW tout the Herbivore Men.
If you think that Ultra MAGA sounds so awesome that you want it on a T-shirt, someone already thought of that:
There is a notion that comes up when bringing up the Biden Team’s latest failure (which happens so often that the dubious honor might actually go to a newer failure by the time this article is posted). This is that the left can’t meme.
They can try, but the left has a hard time memeing. They’re bad at it. The reason why they’re bad at memes is for the same reason they think that “Ultra MAGA” would be an effective insult. And that reason is simple: The left lives in a carefully-insulated, hermetically-sealed echo chamber.
The left has spent so long hating people who are pro-MAGA, that they view MAGA as an insult. In the minds of leftists, it’s such a charged term that it’s not something that they’d call a friend or family member. And considering that the left refuses to so much as hear what someone on the right has to say, the implication when they use the term MAGA is that they’re shutting someone out of their lives.
When you understand the insular tendencies of leftism, it makes intuitive sense that they can’t meme. To meme is to use a humor device that is a variation of another humor device. But to succeed in such an endeavor, a person needs access to source material. A person who is closed-minded is less likely to seek out ideas, and therefore tends to have a diminished pool of source material from which they may develop memes.
What’s more, the left’s stronger tendency towards “cancellation” of those who run afoul of their ideology raises the stakes for any leftist who might attempt to meme. Leftists are constantly on the prowl for anyone who would say anything that might offend them, and for any opportunity to dogpile the offender, even if the offender is a fellow leftist whose devotion wavers slightly. It’s because of this that when a leftist memes, they must constantly look over their shoulders to make sure that they’re not letting anything slip that has any potential of being misinterpreted. If they were to slip up, even slightly, their digital reputation would be completely destroyed in the time it takes for them to put their device on the charger for the night.
Those on the right are generally more open to the fact that there are people out there who will have ideas that aren’t their own. It’s because of this that they can see a meme that they find personally upsetting, and are less likely to respond to it or call it out, unless it’s a tremendously bad take which sufficiently baits them into responding. Who’s immune to being trolled, after all?
Care to guess whether the MAGA crowd is upset that they’re being called “Ultra MAGA”? Of course they’re not, they view it as a compliment! This stands to reason, considering that it was the MAGA crowd that uses the term “MAGA” to describe themselves. In fact, the MAGA crowd considers it a huge victory that the best that the Biden Team can come up with, after six months of careful plotting, mustache twirling, and hand wringing was for the Biden Team to call their own opponents by their own name.
This is about as stupid as it would be if the most racist president in American history, the Democrat Andrew Johnson, decided to refer to Republicans as “Super Abolitionists”!
After six months of thinking about it!