It's like Nazi-punching-meme-Christmas! Best memes of Richard Spencer getting punched
Three days after the inauguration of Donald Trump, the infamous video of Richard Spencer getting punched during an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has been meme'd many times over.
We're not here to debate whether or not it's okay to punch a Nazi (because the New York Times has already done a really good job with that), or if Richard Spencer is a Nazi or not. Richard Spencer has spoken for himself.
We're here to bring you the best video edits of Richard Spencer getting punched in the face, because it may just be the "meme to end all memes." The meme of your meme dreams. It's like Nazi-punching-meme-Christmas (if you celebrate Christmas)!
1. "Born in the USA"
8:49PM, Friday night, PESTERING PUPPETS tweeted: "watch this you idiots." 5 viral hours and 17,000 retweets later, they tweeted "okay please stop PLEASE STOP." An instant classic.
2. The "Hamilton" Remix
This video is set to "Right Hand Man" from the hit Broadway Musical Hamilton.
3. "Nazi Punks Fuck Off"
Usage of Dead Kennedys' "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" is... apt.
4. Smash Mouth
Lol get it... he got punched in the mouth. They literally smashed his mouth. The person who made this video is an all-star.
5. Indiana Jones
The triumphant, heroic Indiana Jones theme, complemented by a punching sound-effect, plays in this video. It's excellent.
6. The Celine Dion treatment
Did you think the #CelineAScene meme of editing "My Heart Will Go On" into other media couldn't get any better after it was edited into Aaron Rodgers NFC playoff game-winning throw to Jared Cook? Think again.
7. Public Service Announcement
Setting the video to Jay Z's "Public Service Announcement" is apropos – I really dig the juxtaposition of the word "snowflakes," a word which right-wingers co-opted as their main insult against the left, even though snowflake isn't really insulting.
What was your favorite Richard Spencer getting punched meme?
The ice cream company released a powerful statement this week.
With Black Lives Matter protests popping up left and right, lots of well-known public figures and companies are taking a stand against police brutality.
Celebrities are putting their lives on the line protesting, childrens' toy companies are donating tens of thousands to organizations like the NAACP, and even infamous YouTube stars are hitting the streets. But Ben & Jerry's—yes, the ice cream brand—have made the most detailed statement of all.
"The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy," reads a lengthy statement on the Ben & Jerry's website. "What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning."
The statement continues: "Four years ago, we publicly stated our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms."
Ben and Jerry then outlines a four-step plan to end white supremacy. First is calling on President Trump to disavow white supremacy, instead of calling on the military to shoot American protesters. Second is calling on Congress to pass H.R. 40, a bill with instructions to study racism, its deep roots in American history, and how antiquated beliefs are still prevalent today. Third is creating a task force to help increase police accountability, and fourth is a "call on the Department of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people." Trump has never made plans even half that detailed!
It's a little sad that ice cream companies are more adamant about ending centuries of white supremacy than our own government officials even at the state level. Especially when other companies have issued statements that attempt to overshadow their previous racist actions, Ben & Jerry's commitment to justice is admirable. Ben and Jerry are officially the two coolest white boomer men we know, and we will be celebrating by vacuum-inhaling three pints of Chunky Monkey.
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