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This weekend, Trump supporters got all super mad because Hillary Clinton said half of them were “deplorable.” Which, honestly, was a little more generous than I’d be. As my mom always says, you’d have to be either incredibly mean or incredibly stupid, or some combination thereof, in order to vote Republican — because otherwise it would just not make sense to do. And the Trumpists are like regular Republicans on steroids. Or like, regular Republicans on whatever those weird supplements are that Alex Jones shills on his talk show.

In response to that, both Roger Stone and Donald Trump, Jr. proudly shared a meme of themselves alongside Trump and other supporters — including Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos and Pepe The Frog, who has recently become a symbol of the new White Nationalist/Alt-Right movement.

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You know, this would probably be more effective as a meme if the people in it were not actually deplorable. Or hell, if they weren’t all dudes. What? They couldn’t stick Ann Coulter in there? Or the rotting corpse of Phyllis Schlafly? That seems a little sexist!

Now, many people have brought up the fact that Pepe the Frog has become a symbol of the alt-right white nationalist movement. Which it has! There was even a picture of Donald Trump as Pepe in that gross flyer we told you about on Friday that Stormfront is using to get kids interested in becoming Nazis.

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However! There’s even more to all of this than meets the eye.

I’m not really a meme person, so the first time I really paid any attention to the Pepe the Frog meme was after Christopher Harper-Mercer shot up Umpqua Community College in Oregon. As you may recall, before the shooting occurred, Harper-Mercer posted about it on the 4chan message board /r9k/, where “Angry Pepe” is considered something of a site mascot.

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Harper-Mercer was subsequently cheered on by others on the board, who were thrilled to see a “beta uprising” taking place. The “Beta Uprising” is a meme over on /r9k/ about “beta” men taking their vengeance upon women (who are evil for refusing to give them the sex and attention they so deserve) and “alpha” men, whom they refer to as “Chad Thundercocks.” This is usually played out by one “brave” beta finally standing up for himself, and then all the other betas banding together and enslaving women and “distributing them equally among the male population.” These tales of beta uprisings are generally posted along with a picture of “Angry Pepe.”


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Pretty gross, huh! I wrote all about this for Bust last winter, and if you want some more background on this shit you can go check that out.

When the Oregon shooting happened, it was considered, on 4chan, to be a form of “meme magic.” This is all pretty ridiculous, so I’m going to ask you to bear with me for a second here. Basically, it’s this thing where they “joke” that they can use their memes to make things happen in the real world, like that shooting or the Slender Man stabbing, or even spreading Ebola. According to dumbass 4chan lore, this “magic” is created by “The God Kek.” Which is why you’ll see a lot of “Praise Kek” shit coming from Trump supporters, particularly on Reddit.

In addition to that, those on the Reddit board r/The_Donald have also adopted the “chicken tendies” meme from them, also associated with the wacky “beta uprising” shit. This shit derives from a story on /r9k/ about an “incel NEET” (a beta male who is “involuntarily celibate” and “Not in Education, Employment or Training”) who lives in his mother’s basement and yells at her to bring him his “chicken tendies” all the time or some shit.

Trump supporters also tend to use the term “Red Pill” a lot, which — as we’ve previously discussed — is a term to describe a man who has realized that all women are evil and bad and only want him for his money or something.

So yeah, there’s not only a major crossover going on with white nationalists and their memes, but also some super fucking evil misogynists and theirs. I’m not trying to get all Glenn Beck here, but all this shit is interrelated. I’m not saying that Stone or Trump Jr. have any idea what the hell Pepe the Frog even is, or who these people even are — but the fact that Pepe, chicken tendies, Kek and the Red Pill have turned into Trump supporter memes should give you an idea of who their base is. And that base is, for lack of a better word, pretty damned deplorable.

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  • Blank Ron

    Ye gods, the deplorables are cross-breeding…

    • Crystalclear12

      That’s why they are against birth control!!

  • Wild Cat

    Roger Stone? Capo.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Nixon loyalist, even now. All you need to know about the maggot.

      • Wild Cat

        You’d need a 10,000-page Encyclopedia of Evil to psychoanalyze both of them.
        But Stone is one sick pup. At least Nixon had the intoxicant of visible power. A Roger Stone-type must be in it to flip the bird at their parents.
        The Jews who support Trump (as well as the African-American and Latino chumps) are psychotic. Capos.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Oh, Kapo. “Capo” denotes something Sicilian to me. “Kapos” were the KZ inmates in charge of herding people into the showers.

          • coozledad

            I think Matt Lauer, Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, and the New York Times have the kapo thing pretty well covered. In fact “This way to the gas, ladies and gentlemen” should be the NYT’s new tagline.

          • Wild Cat

            Adelson. Trump’s chump of a son-in-law. There’s a shitload of these freaks.

          • Wild Cat

            Yes. I’ve seen the spelling of WWII Capo/Kapo go both ways. Ironic it can fit Stone both ways.

    • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

      The man with an extra asshole (google his tattoo).

  • Msgr_Pheasant_Plucker’s_Son

    Ladies and gentlemen, THE DEPENDABLES:

  • (((JustPixelz)))

    OMFG Robyn. Whatever Editrix is paying you is not enough to go through that (almost literal) shit.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    It figures that these pathetic excuses for humans would embrace their status as utter slime, and now slime is pissed at me for making the comparison.

  • Pickle Truther (AntiDerpomeme)

    The Aristocrats!

    • one_who_wanders

      The less classy version.

  • BadKitty904

    Just remember, voters – the Republicans created this.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “It’s alive!”

      • BadKitty904

        Sort’ve…

        • Villago Delenda Est

          “Fronken STEEN”

    • coozledad

      I was thinking about this the other day, got drunk enough to write it down. the problem is, i didn’t have the energy to trace it back far enough.

      It became less of a spectral ambition of handful of low uneducated men once George W. Bush was successfully installed in the White House against reason, custom, and law- white trash atavism had already sprung bloody and bone munching from the realtor and rentier classes, demanding a a payoff for being shot directly out of an ass into the proper suit of skin.

      Prior to that it was possible to dream we’d come to our senses; that the Republicans calling for violence in the streets in the event Florida’s votes were counted were just hapless victims of dietary deficiencies, struggling to make sense of a world where they couldn’t bone their sister, or gather on a warm night for a ritual pogrom. We had no idea how far the rot had progressed.

      W opened the floodgates for every inbred supposition, every puerile dream of the morally illiterate. And the journalists licked his balls for his troubles.

      • BadKitty904

        This underclass composed of bile, envy, and hatred has always existed in America. Karl Rove, I believe, was the first to really harness its horror as a political tool – the Right’s Army of the the Self-Marginalized….

        • BeachBum

          True enough. I think George Wallace was too quickly forgotten by Northerners, Dem and GOP alike. Karl Rove is Nixon’s Southern Strategy on steroids.

          • BadKitty904

            P’raps it’s just my age (27), but it seems like this all became MUCH worse after Rove’s treachery. The Repugs sowed the wind, now the reap the whirlwind of hate, bigotry, and ignorance.

      • Blank Ron

        Poetry. Sheer poetry.

        • coozledad

          Red wine gives me a bad case of high style. Every god damn time.

      • Me not sure

        The muse is strong in this one.

  • Shan

    Welp, looks like I’ll be re-eating my breakfast for lunch today. But that’s okay. I can take the money I saved and make a donation to Wonkette!

    • mancityfooty .

      yep, Imma sign up for the adfree when I get home.
      I’ve met such interesting people here

  • one_who_wanders

    All the Deplorables, Katie

  • coozledad

    Anything with Rudy Giuliani plastered on it is already fascist bullshit, but who’s he supposed to be in that context, Evgeny Pick?

    My guess is, a leather jacket on that boy would be smelling of stale urine and cum within the space of a couple of days.

  • Spotts1701

    I tried to make sense of that, but the world started greying out at the fringes and I think I started hearing dead relatives beckoning so I had to stop.

  • Callyson

    The next time some well-meaning person asks “Can’t we just work together for the common good instead of fighting partisan warfare?” I’ll ask why we should work with these assholes FFS.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Or reply, “Name one–ONE. UNO. EINS!!!–good thing these goons are proposing, and I will shut the hell up.”
      They literally have NOTHING good to offer, so why the fuck should we be giving them a seat at the table?????

    • revenant

      the question is, how the fuck do you work with people who deny your right to exist? what common ground is there, what compromise can there be, with people who talk among themselves about the murder or enslavement of anyone not like them?

  • Joe Beese
    • coozledad

      He would have graduated first in his class at Wharton if everyone else had died of the plague.

      • Joe Beese

        Soon!

    • cousin itt

      Except that it wasn’t the 2nd-tallest. At best, it was the tallest residential building for a short time back then.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Well, in lower Manhattan. Midtown is a different kettle of fish.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      There is nothing, literally nothing, in the entire world that can’t be made, inside his own head, to be about Fanta Hitler. Women giving birth to babies with Zika deformities? “They should have listened to me and not gone to Florida. Sad.” Man in California falls into La Brea Tar Pits? “Shoulda come to New York and visited Trump Tower. We don’t have dangerous attractions, just classy gift shop and cafeteria. Weak. Pathetic.”

    • Celtic_GnomePlorable

      And your hands are still miniscule.

      EDIT: Trump’s hands, not yours, Joe. Didn’t want to give the wrong impression.

      • Joe Beese

        I guarantee you there’s no problem.

  • Ms.MLG1979

    There’s a problem with your plan, boys. Women are human beings. We can actually make decisions and take action without a male, Alpha or otherwise, telling us what to do. So, good luck with all that capturing and redistribution of people you consider property. It’s not going to go off quite as easily as you do.

    • MynameisBlarney

      *faints*

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Ms. Lindsey, I need to borrow your couch…

    • Msgr_Pheasant_Plucker’s_Son

      At the very least, they’ll need to wear a steel-reinforced cup.

    • Cheesus Crust

      They may walk in, but they’ll be carried out… on their plastic Disney shields.

    • Aquaria

      I’m too old for them to be after me.

      But if they had tried this in my youth, the person I was distributed to…?

      Well, let’s say that they might find the body.

      Someday.

      When it suited me.

      With votes, of course.

  • cousin itt

    Yes, but that Trump-The-Even-Lesser would retweet an image in which there is a super freaky FrogDonald suggests he, like his father, doesn’t have the world awareness to wonder, “hey, why is there a super freaky frog in that photoshop?”

    • Celtic_GnomePlorable

      Well, he certainly didn’t have the awareness to wonder why all the cameramen on Larry King’s show were speaking Russian.

  • Lizzietish81

    That’s what kek means? Damn I thought it was a WoW joke. IF someone from the other faction says “lol” it comes out as “kek”

    • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

      Yes. Before that it was korean for lol. It’s an internet thing way longer than the red pill shit.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Probably why WoW adopted “kek” as the other faction’s version of lol.

        • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

          Yeah it easily dates back to blizznet when star craft and diablo 2 was released. It was very common to 3v3 with a korean player who didn’t know a lot of english.

          • data_ninja

            I think I first heard it from Star Craft. Something along the lines of “zerg rush kekekekekekekekek”

          • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

            Yeah it was eventually picked up by English speakers because it was funny. Blizzard is really good about incorporating their users inside jokes into their actual games.

      • Aquaria

        Usually in Korean it’s ㅋㅋㅋ, or kekeke. And it is indeed their LOL.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I think it comes from the darker corners of 4chan.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        There are non-dark corners of 4chan?

        • MynameisBlarney

          Well…no…not really…slightly less dark maybe?

  • Treg Brown

    Other than playing dress up, this is the first time “The Deplorables” have been depicted or worn real military garb. I’ll bet they all get erections when they see this meme.

    • BadKitty904

      Dude. I’m eating lunch here, OK?

      • Treg Brown

        I know. Sorry.

        • BadKitty904

          On the other hand, I’m certain that that image is as close as any of those chest-pounding wannabes has ever been to “real” military garb.

    • edith prickly

      EW EW EW EW EW EW EW

    • MynameisBlarney
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    • Msgr_Pheasant_Plucker’s_Son

      That dog should have those backkitties looked at. You don’t want them to spread.

      • cousin itt

        Feline remora?

      • aureolaborealis

        Total Beta dog, getting walked all over by pussy.

    • Robyn Pennacchia

      AW! Thanks so much! Right now all I know is that I’m gonna be doing some stuff for Friendly Atheist, and will probably go back to freelancing for Bitch and The Establishment more regularly.

      • Painter of Deplorables

        Best of luck Robyn, we’re gonna miss you!

      • SpideySenser

        WAIT … You’re leaving us? What the Hell?

        • Robyn Pennacchia

          Alas! The site doesn’t have enough $$$ to keep me on past the end of this month! But I’ll probably still contribute a few posts here and there when I can.

      • I’m glad you have some gigs lined up, but, man, you are going to be missed. You’ve done great work here.

        • Robyn Pennacchia

          Aw!

  • BadKitty904

    OT: In re: today’s cycle of Repug bullshittery…

  • edith prickly

    UGH. Thanks for raiding through that feces-swamp so we don’t have to, Robyn.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Aren’t they going to chuck Rudy and Donald out of the movement because Rudy agreed that Barry is American born, and further, insisted that Donald had accepted this at least 2 years ago?

  • (((JustPixelz)))

    If I muster some ambition, I could work my way up to beta.

    • I Only Like Cats

      When I’m around or someone needs help I think future Mr. Cats might qualify. Otherwise he would probably joke “I don’t even qualify as an omega!”

      • BeachBum

        Pride is a vice. Humility is a virtue. Just saying.

    • BeachBum

      IKR, but there’s that thing again : work.

    • Aquaria

      My husband isn’t an alpha, and he’s so laid back that we tease him about having a heart rate of 12, and that we’ll get him a basking rock to sun on.

      Sometimes, how reluctant he is to act drives me crazy. Most of the time, he balances me out. I’m the roller coaster. He’s the brake.

      You need both for a thrilling ride.

  • I Only Like Cats

    I just want to add that a lot of these guys complain about women not liking them. That’s not actually correct. No women they think they “deserve” is attracted to them. Because they are entitled douchenuggets who think they should each have a supermodel sex slave who looks exactly like the photoshop. They are very dumb.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And in bed is indistiquishable from one of the actresses on PornoHub.

      • I Only Like Cats

        And is a virgin and thinks he has the biggest —- evah. Not sure what millennia they think we’re in but they’re wrong.

      • Msgr_Pheasant_Plucker’s_Son

        I want a gal
        Just like the gal
        That wore out dear old Dad.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      This. There are probably plenty of women (doubtful, but for the sake of argument) who’d do whatever they want, they just aren’t “10’s”… but that’s NO FUN!!!11!11!!!

      And they call women shallow…fuckers…

      • Aquaria

        I once told a guy who complained about how mean women were that he wasn’t getting any dates because he was a 5 who thought he was entitled to a 10, and 10s don’t go out with 5s unless the 5s have something really compelling to make up for it, like money, a winning personality, or some spectacular achievement to their credit.

        And he didn’t qualify on that score, either.

    • Thiazin Red

      To them woman only seems to mean, very young conventionally attractive woman who is a virgin but also willing to do any sex act they want and has zero personal ambitions.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      That they are. And “Supermodel Sex Slaves” is going on my band name list.

    • therblig

      sure they value loyalty, but blonde hair and fashion sense don’t hurt

      • pstockholm

        The real crime is the 6 kinds of anatomical impossibility. And the braids, which I don’t think blow in a light breeze.

        • Aquaria

          Eh, she could be in motion (turning to Sieg Heil, most likely), and that will make the braids leap up a little.

          It’s no use to overthink these things. The intended audience for these posters don’t.

    • coozledad

      I have found that often very attractive women (in the conventional sense) are truly wonderful, nice people, who have a unique insight into how shitty the world can be, because of all the attention they get from the dregs of the goddamn earth.

      Everybody wants to be good looking, at least. or pretty, or meet some arbitrary acceptable standard. But i get the distinct impression that beautiful is a fucking crown of thorns.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Everybody wants to be good looking. And if they don’t think they are that, then they want to have the approval of someone they think is good looking. It’s just not good enough if an average or ugly person tells you you’re amazing.

    • Aquaria

      Halo effect. We ascribe goodness to physically attractive people, whether or not they actually are good people, and disparage as not good the people who aren’t attractive, regardless of who they are.

      It’s a well-known problem.

  • mardam422

    My Dog, those beta male types are horrendous human beings. Hillary used the wrong word, for sure. What a bunch of watbs.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Every major paper in Floriduh just called for the Feds to investigate Bondghazi.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512411619

    • Msgr_Pheasant_Plucker’s_Son

      YeeeeeeHaaaaaaaawwww!

    • Thiazin Red

      And it also turns out that multiple charities that the foundation supposedly donated to never got any money, and Trmup uses his charity to buy himself presents, both of which are illegal.

      But lets talk about how Clinton is so terrible for not immediately telling people she was sick and mention emails 50 more times.

  • Mavenmaven

    Apparently an earlier version of that picture also included David Duke who was edited out. RINOs!!!

  • Mr. Deplorablefish

    Non-action Heroes.

    • Blank Ron

      Non-action Non-heroes.

      • Nockular cavity

        Action Zeroes

        • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

          Wacktion is a kind of action!

  • Lefty Frizzell

    I can’t really wrap my head around these guys protesting a system that emphasizes brute power by aligning themselves with a system that emphasizes brute power even more.

  • Run2Live

    This Deplorables poster is even naming names…

    • Jen B_VA

      No one sees them celebrating David Duke along side herr Trumpf huh

      • Villago Delenda Est

        David Duke is one of their heroes, like old 88.

      • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

        Here’s a puzzle: Which one is the cartoon frog?

  • therblig

    who wasn’t paying attention when all these nut-cancerous mouthbreathers started growing and banding together? did their parents fuck them up? was it our ever decaying school systems? i don’t get it.

    • AngryKatie

      In olden tymes, every village had a few idiots, but they were isolated.

      Then the internet came, and they found each other online, and they started talking about how mean everyone in their villages were to them, and how they were the only smart ones. And so the village idiots became a network of idiots.

      Then a generation of Americans, weaned on a diet of lead paint chips, Fox News, and teaching to the test, were exposed to the network of idiots. Lacking the tools to deconstruct the simplistic idiot world view, many found they agreed with the idiots, and they joined their network.

    • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

      It’s the anonymity, I believe, that turns people into these twisted monsters.

  • Daisy

    OT: I got the job I applied for! I’m super happy about that, so of course, Berkeley’s financial aid office screwed up and thinks I have two outside scholarships. I opened a case though, and it should be an easy fix.

    • jowgajen

      Good approach, bureaucracy can only be managed through patient persistence.

      • Daisy

        Yeah, it just better not fuck with the job I just got, because my job is work study. And because they think I have two outside scholarships, they took away my work-study.

        • Jen B_VA

          Hopefully it will be fixed soon, Daisy :huggles:

      • If you can take it, offer to listen to some of their poetry to get on their good side…

        http://tonyb.myownsite.me/images/vogon_original.jpg

        • Daisy

          HA!

        • hendenburg2

          At least it’s not the Azgoths of Kria

        • Shan

          Ooh, I’ll do it! Most poetry sounds the same to me anyway. I’d hardly even notice if it sounded bad!

          • hendenburg2

            It’s not worth risking it. During a recitation, the President of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived only by gnawing one of his own legs off

          • Arolpin

            But it did such a good job of expressing the inner Voganity of the poet!

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex

          • hendenburg2

            Actually, it started out as Paul Neil Milne Johnstone. Who in real life was a classmate of Adams’. Adams and his friends used to bully Johnstone over his poetry.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            I had no idea. I’m simultaneously amused that Adams would carry on an inside joke that long, and appalled that they would bully the gentleman for being a bad poet. I truly hope that is the only reason they bullied her.

      • BeachBum

        And cookies. Always have cookies.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Grats Daisy! You go grrl!

    • hendenburg2

      Congrats!

    • BeachBum

      YAY ! Good Job !
      Go Bears 364 days a year !
      (‘cept when they play Tommy)

      • Bitter Scribe

        Or Stanford.

  • I’ve always assumed that Republicans were proud of being deplorable, but it’s nice to hear them say it out loud.

  • calliecallie

    When I first saw that Deplorables “poster,” not being much in touch with alt-right memes, I thought the frog was Roger Ailes.

  • clubseal

    Wait, so are the betas related to the alphas with the weird acronym thing – the Red Pill people?

    It’s hard to keep track of all these dipshits.

    • hendenburg2

      they have this idea that human social order is the same as with pack hunters like wolves and lions… ie, one male, the “alpha” is in charge and is the only one who can mate

      • MynameisBlarney

        And the fact that they don’t even know they don’t even rank as high as betas just makes it even moar funnier.

        • Blank Ron

          Omegas, the lot of ’em.

      • Shan

        And they call sexually experienced women “Alpha Widows” for some reason I can’t quite get my head around because it was too eye-rollingly stupid.

        • YoBunnyBunny

          WTF???? Are they trying to say that sexually experienced women kill their sex partners or something??? Then shouldn’t they be glad they go after alphas instead of betas???? Nevermind… I’m gonna pull my puzzle-muscle…

          • Shan

            I think it has to do with the betas feeling inadequate with a woman who has been with what they think of as an alpha? Because they’re always still in mourning for their dearly departed alpha…too much ugh.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Also, they seem to have a cuckold fetish.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            They are clearly making a simple biological function into a political statement.

          • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

            Ew, ladies, don’t eat them. Even if you could cook out all the toxic gribblies, they probably taste like jizz socks and Red Bull, anyway.

      • AngryKatie

        So it’s not that they can’t get a girlfriend, they’re not allowed to.

        • Blank Ron

          Yup. By women.

    • Mr. Deplorablefish

      More like omegas.

    • Robyn Pennacchia

      OK, so in the Manosphere you’ve got a few factions. The PUAs and the Red Pillers sort of imagine themselves to be more “alpha” types, and then the MGTOWs and the /r9k/ betas and the Sluthate fellas are more of the “beta” types. They are all horrible in many ways, though personally I am more scared of the second faction, as they tend to be the ones who go on the shooting sprees (Harper-Mercer was from /r9k/, Elliot Rodger was from PUAHate which is now Sluthate).

      • Shan

        Wow! Sluthate. That’s not threatening AT all, is it?

      • clubseal

        Or even scarier would be their obvious hatred of women uniting them under one banner.
        As a man myself, I feel compelled to disavow these cretins in anyway I can.

  • Shibusa
  • Scooby

    Wasn’t that frog the villain from Couragous Cat and Minute Mouse?

  • Poly_Ester

    Boy, will these guys be surprised when Donnie fires them all for being losers and illegally imports Messicans to replace them.

  • Crystalclear12

    Could these people go back under the rock crawled out from? I know it’s heavy, so I pick it up for them, just like their mom does for them!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I’d pick it up and then…

      “oops! slipped!”

      • Crystalclear12

        These things happen.

      • John Smith

        This is when we CAN have nice things.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    I’d like to see Donnie’s actual forearms in that meme. In your dreams, mofo, in your dreams…

  • alnnc

    At first, I thought the green one was Junior breaking from the traditional family orange.

  • Scooby

    The proper name should be The Depends Soilers.

  • Daisy

    *reads article* Ewww, ewww ,ewww.

    Definitely having a moment of enjoyment that these dudes would never look twice at me, for sure.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Robyn! From the comments that don’t exist, hear a voice cry out that you will be missed (Unless some Soros-type – not me – flooded y’all with cash at today’s bleg post, in which case welcome back). All the best to you and your writing henceforth.

    • Jen B_VA

      Is Robyn moving?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Said so in the bleg (bleg = blog-beg, as in for money.)

        • Jen B_VA

          Oh crap, issed that. Working today

    • Robyn Pennacchia

      I will miss all of you too! So much! But I will be here until the end of the month, so there is that!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Now I haz a sad, because I share a species with creatures that can post things like this.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Boy, these internet types with their in-jokes and self-contained memes really burn me up. I bet those double-secret Muslins don’t even put their whore diamonds on those cakes we like, also too.

    • Vagendadentacohontas

      Worse than canned clams I tells ya!

  • cousin itt

    How many different kinds of offensive is that picture?

    FUCKING ALL OF THEM, KATIE.

  • goonemeritus

    When I started my career as an engineer I was on a pure technical track and only needed to interface with a small handful of coworkers. This played into my natural tendency to be dickish to large percentages of my company’s human capital, if not to their face certainly behind their back. Eventually my career forced me to interface with more people than test equipment. One day my boss pulled me aside and explained that questioning someone’s worth to an origination was a poor prelude to building a relationship based on trust. My career is now 90% based on influencing people and I don’t write off a colleague casually but I also refuse to spend my day pushing an immovable boulder up a hill. Some of Trump’s supporters are indeed irredeemable. I will say when I see the red hat I shake my head and do what I can to avoid any contact.

  • chazmanr

    I don’t keep my deplorables in a basket. It’s not secure enough. They might eat food after midnight.

    • Swampgas_Man

      I just need to keep my Deplorables separate from my underwear, or they run.

  • Jen B_VA

    So, time to re-re-reclaim Pepe (Aka, green Rondald McDonald without a nose).
    I am thinking a whole bunch of internet memes about Pepe doing community service. Maybe married to a gay guy. Most assuredly an environmentalist gun hater.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Frogs hate guns. That’s just a science fact.

    • cmd

      Have to admit I have never heard of Pepe. I thought he looked kind of like a mutated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

  • YoBunnyBunny

    “…is a term to describe a man who has realized that all women are evil and bad and only want him for his money or something.”

    Hahahah!!!! Mother fuckers wish women wanted them for money. No, sweetie, we’ve got our own, thank you very much. Thanks for playing.

    • Paul Dietzel

      “all women are evil and bad and only want him for his money.” Yep, that sweet, sweet moolah that they’ve all accumulated tweeting from Mom’s basement.

      • arrrghle

        Well, to be honest, some of these guys can only get close to a woman if they pay her for the privilege.

  • Panika MCD

    this meme appears different from the first one that was circulated. neither Junior nor Stone were in the first one. that’s pretty weird. and I’m still waiting for someone to make a version of this with a bald Trumple flanked by all of his bald deplorables marked “The Depilated”.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Donald’s going to be sorely disappointed when he finds out he’s sharing meme space with a Messican-sounding racist toad.

    But enough about Milo Yiannopoulos.

  • Mr. Deplorablefish

    The Unfuckables

    • Wild Cat

      Is changing “blobfish” to “deplorablefish” the same marketing strategy as changing “filbert” to “hazelnut’?

      • Mr. Deplorablefish

        It is, and you now owe me money.

        • Wild Cat

          I’m having difficulty fathoming the gravity of this situation, plus my finances are way underwater right now.

      • Panika MCD

        you could be “Wild Vagenda” or “Wild Taco Truck” or “Operation Taco Bowl Cat” by now.

        • Wild Cat

          I used to be “Steven M. Harries” until Disqus ate my ID.

      • cmd

        Filbert is almost an anagram for Libtard.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    If anything Hillary was being too demure. I’d refer to Tump supporters as small intestine dwelling, shit covered blood leeching worms. It’s the most accurate term for Internet Nazi.

    • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

      Hookworm agrees !

    • therblig

      they should be villified

    • Snark Tank

      Small intestine dwelling, shit covered blood leeching worms LIEBULZ!

    • aureolaborealis

      “The slime trail left by a shit-eating parasite.”
      In the voice of Wallace Shawn.

  • elviouslyqueer

    The Deportables.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “No, thanks.”
      — The rest of the world

      • MynameisBlarney

        What if we “deport” them via ACME catapult?

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          Into the sun.

          • Hardly Ideal

            I’ve heard people cite cost as an argument against launching garbage into the sun, but…

            *dons a visor*
            *fiddles on an abacus*

            …yeah, worth it.

        • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

          “This way to Make America Great Again”

        • Aquaria

          Right into the Marianas trench.

          Of course then we’d have that massive slick of gak to deal with in the Pacific.

          On the bright side, we’d have enough people to support science to take care of that.

          So it all works out.

  • BeachBum

    1. I want to see the papers of this frog. Birth Certificate, ID, everything, as “Pepe” is either not Merican, or an alias or both.
    2. “Kikes” ? That’s their enemy ? WTF? Will Trump actually deport Jews now ?
    3. If they get power I will have to move to Canada, as I cannot handle an “enslaved woman” being “distributed” to me. On a good day I can barely handle an un-enslaved woman.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      If Drumpf will deport Jews, does that include his son-in-law? His grandchildren?

      • Blank Ron

        They’re the ‘good ones.’

      • Basket of Vagendas

        All the kids in the Yeshiva their other grandparents run?

      • Jukesgrrl

        He won’t want it to, but I think if Trump is ever elected, he will find it very hard to control the people who voted for him.

    • Aquaria

      And then people are surprised when I say that my Jewish neighbors across the street are seriously looking into Israeli citizenship.

      They’d rather risk suicide bombers than stay here if Trump is elected.

  • Debbies are like taco trucks

    As the mother of two 20-something coed daughters, that message board makes me sick to my stomach. I hope they (my smart, funny, sweet, feminist, beautiful daughters) never even have to talk to one of those fuckers, EVER.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Here’s hoping those fuckers remain underground in the moms’s basements…

    • Shan

      They make me glad my daughter has teh ghey.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    I suspect a lot of the “Red Pill” also use “blue pills”, though not for the use they imply in the commercials (having sex with another person).

    • pstockholm

      I think they think their life-size rubber doll is another person.

  • Gentle Robot
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Sickening. Just sickening. Makes you wonder what he sees when he looks in a mirror. Obviously not what we see when we look at our televisions.

      • Ezio

        After hearing about Duke’s run for governor of Louisiana and how he lost, I am convinced that minorities are the only ones who can save this nation from a Trump presidency.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Hahaha — David Duke has to write himself in — apparently he’s the deplorable that even the deplorables don’t want to talk about.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        So he’s the Eric Roberts of the group?

      • GHERKINS OF TRUTH!

        Jesus, he looks just like the drawing of Pepe the Frog.

    • Ezio

      It’s like Suicide Squad…but worse.

    • Hardly Ideal

      *squints*

      …I hate to nit-pick*, but that text could use some work. It took me several seconds to realize the first word in the second line is “Anti-Fascist.” The inverted text is nice, but I’d recommend setting the contrast levels to 25% away from absolute black/white, add a solid red text layer set to Multiply, and give the text a thin outline of black and white to further clarify (not much, 1-2 pixels max).

      I can help, if you want. I’ll fire up GIMP right now!

      *not really, fuck the crypto-fascists, #SorryNotSorry

  • Bitter Scribe

    OK, I have to admit, this “beta uprising” stuff took me by surprise. I thought all these guys considered themselves alphas.

    BTW, Robyn, great job of deconstructing this…sewage.

    • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

      No they’re betas, they know they’re betas and they’re trying really hard to be alphas. Hence all the self help pick up artist books.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Omegas. Like Niedermeyer.

      • Shan

        And the negging.

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          Would it help if we told them their negging skills are inadequate, and what are they going to do to improve?

          • Shan

            Their negging is will never be as good compared to the negging I used to get from my alpha.

      • Hardly Ideal

        I’m probably being willfully ignorant here, but I read “beta” as “second-best,” which I’d think would count for something.

  • Kiri the Deplorable Unicorn

    Kiri the Unicorn > Pepe the Frog.

    Better Rendering. Not A Asshole.

  • TJ Barke

    So in that nazi recruiting poster, they actually refer to themselves as henchmen. WTF?

  • Ezio

    This poster reminds me of when my 90-yo Italian grandma who lived thru WW2 Europe said Trump was the American Mussolini….and these guys are the blackshirts.

    • guppy06

      Mussolini had more hair than Trump.

      • Land Shark with a Vagenda

        and more brains.

      • Aquaria

        Mussolini was better educated than Trump, had more real political experience than Trump, and more competence than Trump.

        He was even–gasp!–an avid reader.

        We’d be better off with Mussolini.

        • Hardly Ideal

          At least Mussolini was into bio-fuels. He made the trains run on thyme, after all.

          *ducks*

          • Rufus T. Firefly

            He truly was a sage.

  • Rick Hill

    Pro-these guys will be removed from the gene pool soon enough.
    Con-it’s not quickly enough.

    • Regret

      Ehm, they are involuntarily celibate.
      They are already out of the gene pool.

  • Marceline

    Wait, if betas rise up does that mean they become alphas? Kind of like Clarence getting his wings in “It’s a Wonderful Life?”

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      I assume the next step is the gammas revolt against the betas, then they send in the deltas for mopping up operations.

      • jmk

        Omegaaaaawd.

      • Roadstergal

        We’re gonna need more letters.

      • phoenix00

        lambda something something episilon phi

  • jesuswasablack

    “Pepe, chicken tendies, Kek and the Red Pill”

    WTF? Are these the same ultra-nerd geek types that played dungeons and dragons back in the day? The internet should be turned off for everything except wonkette and porn!
    http://www.relatably.com/m/img/4chan-memes-archive/hqdefault.jpg

    • DT

      Fuck you for besmirching D&D, which is the heart of pretty much every bestselling medieval video game.

    • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

      Yeah I think they were once young awkward men who grew into full grown awkward men and have passed on their attitudes to the new group of young awkward men.

      At some point many leave because real world and holy crap chicks aren’t that bad. But it’s the old die hards who just keep getting more and more insane and passing that jaded attitude on.

      • Anthony

        Why do “awkward men” have to be automatically be bad men? Why can’t they just be awkward men, with the actual misogyny being some other incident that gives them that trait of misogyny?

        • arrrghle

          I’m pretty sure she wasn’t saying all awkward men are bad. Particularly given that the Wonkette commentariat is heavy on the nerd contingent and I think most of us can relate to “awkward.”

    • MynameisBlarney

      Hey….don’t bring D&D into this! Not a single one of the people I played D&D with were like these schmucks.

      • Courser

        Most of my SAR group is made up of people who played D&D and all kinds of RPGs. In fact, they still have ‘game days’ where we have a potluck and play games all afternoon. Though now it’s more Cards Against Humanity and Hand and Butt.

    • Aquaria

      Stop being a moron bigot.

      D&D requires being able to work cooperatively with other people for the greater good.

    • Nine

      Hell No!
      Back in the day, in the high school Reagan had graduated from, the D&D group included the entire left wing. Both of us.
      We also had some other people.
      All of us awkward, none of us violent, bigoted, or misogynistic. I don’t know where the right-wing kids from that group are now (except for one who died and one who switched sides) but they certainly wouldn’t fit in with today’s right wing.

      • starkitty

        And remember the extremist right Moral Majority was demonizing gamers. Which kinda backfired when they lost a whole generation who drifted to the left. It would be years before gamer culture considered drifting to the political right.

        And some say that phenomena(like GG) is less a natural drift and more alt right astroturf….

        • Nine

          Oh, yeah. I remember those guys.
          GG and similar phenomena, I’d agree doesn’t feel like an organic development. Has that astroturf smell. It may be that the guys involved arrived there by their own… whatever. But I would not be at all surprised if there were substantial outside support.

  • Nockular cavity

    Off-topic: DON’T LEAVE US ROBYN!

    Yeah, I know, “getting paid” is kinda important and all that…

  • AndyC316

    Jesus Christ — this some fucked up shit. Someone needs to take down the internet ASAP

    • JD Mulvey

      The collective IQ would jump 20%.

    • phoenix00

      But where would us wonketters go to not-comment?

      • AndyC316

        Third bathroom stall at ur local Walmart.

        • phoenix00

          We’d need our genitals checked in some parts.

  • Gorillionaire

    The clinical research team that looked at the child molesting priests of “Spotlight” fame determined that these middle aged + perverted priests had the emotional and sexual maturity of a 12 year old male. 4chan looks to be even less mature.

  • JD Mulvey

    But Hillary is the one who’s mentally ill.

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    I love the fact that they are taking on the moniker, “The Deplorables”, enemies of the “Social Justice Warriors”.

    Keep on keepin on.

  • Vagenda 21 (Royal Ugly Dude)

    This is a great article, Robyn. Rarely have I learned so much about a subject I didn’t really want to know about!

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    This just might be the craziest shit I’ve ever read. And you brought it to us in living color, Robyn.

    And the Trumpsters *want* this batshit albatross hung around their collective neck???

    • Swampgas_Man

      Like the Republicans and the Tea Party, or Republicans and Trump himself for that matter, they think they can control the Derp. If they only knew the power of the Derp Side.

      • Saxo the Grammarian

        “But beware of the derp side. Unfocused rage, trolling, spamming; the derp side of the Farce are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the derp path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Dick Cheney’s apprentice.”

  • guppy06

    Wait, am I at Wonkette or the SPLC website?

  • Señor Skwerl

    and then all the other betas banding together and enslaving women and “distributing them equally among the male population.

    So they are not even beta enough for the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints?

  • AndInThisCorner

    Poor Betas, even VHS kicked their ass…

  • Vagendadentacohontas

    I read it as teh “Derplorables” initially. Then I went back and it still made sense.

  • Deplorable Ron

    ‘These aren’t the deplorables you’re looking for.’

  • Land Shark with a Vagenda

    These people need some serious mental health attention. I can’t even snark this …. these people are full blown delusional and disconnected from reality.

    Have there always been this many of them?

    • Aquaria

      Unfortunately, yes.

      • Swampgas_Man

        But now, they’re organizing.

        • Shan

          How can they organize? They all want to be the Supreme Leader.

          • Sakonyachen

            This was always their problem, and why they haven’t been able to accomplish anything. They finally get a significant number, and they start infighting like a common dog pack. Numbers go back down and they start over from square one. Seems like the last cycle was the 90’s, so after this we get a thirty year reprieve. Generally they can’t organize because they have no facts to their ideology, so it is impossible to devise strategies.

  • ShinyBlueThing

    I keep wanting to ask WTF is wrong with these people but I keep also realizing that I really don’t want to know.

    • IK, R? Sometimes, when you stare into the derp, the derp stares back.

    • Anthony

      Whats wrong with these people is that, half of the time, they are trolling you and everyone else around them. That, and 4-chan (especially the section called /b/) is a toxic environment with as a result of the sort of community and habits it allows for there.

  • JParkerSD46

    Can’t wait to see the look on the Red Pill/Tendy crazies when Pepe is unmasked as Anne Coulter.

  • Courser

    Thanks so much Robyn! I’ve been following this, er, thing for awhile now. Fabulous update.

    Also too, I find this shit incredibly creepy.

  • Swampgas_Man

    See, I thought that “beta male” and “chicken tendies” stuff was SELF-mockery. Who are these guys making fun of?

    • Anthony

      It *is* kinda self-mockery. They *are* making fun of themselves. But the thing is, they think they are getting something out of mocking *you*.

  • Bad Scooter

    Robyn, 1) I agree that Stone or Trump Jr. likely have no idea what (or whom) Pepe the Frog represents, but
    2) considering their current status as high-profile “leaders” within the campaign for the GOP’s presidential nominee, I’d expect them to at least Google that shit and find out. If they had any semblance of a critical thinking process it would lead them to your Bust article and cause them to reconsider their joy at being associated with the meme and the fucked up thinking behind it, giving them pause before spreading it further across the web.
    3) after reading this Wonkette post and the Bust piece, I’d like to express my gratitude to you for explaining the complicated details that your research uncovered in a manner that both summarizes the nuances of this movement and yet simplifies its connections to the horrific outcomes that can result from taking it too lightly. You rock.

  • Parchment Scroll

    I saw a variant of that “DEPLORABLES” pic that had the fake movie tagline “Anti-racist is code for anti-white” so fuck those guys extra hard.

  • bookish

    Isn’t the name Pepe suspiciously ethnic?

    • Rufus T. Firefly

      But not urban.

    • Anthony

      Yes.

  • bookish

    You know who else wants to distribute women among the male population? ISIS.

  • Anthony

    Ok, lemme stop everybody on this comment section and ask: has anyone here been to 4-chan? or the section called /b/?

    What you see in this article is that these people are trolling people half the time.
    They think of Trump as “Supreme Leader” ironically, though they want to see him get elected.
    They are out, half the time, to mock and elicit shock from people. They’re not even a single organized community, just a ton of random people who pop in and out whenever they want with horrible and irreverent senses of humor mixed with some terrible ideas about society.
    That guy who shot up the school wasn’t just being encouraged, he was also being widely mocked, when he announced his future actions and after he committed them…
    as for those who cheered him on, those are discontents who feel better behind screens and feel more welcome in a place as unregulated as 4-chan, especially when they find other who share their unpopular views.

    4-chan is mostly and imaging and commenting forum thats best known in
    many parts of the internet for its unpoliced environment, abrasive
    atmosphere, and toxic community (if you can call it that, because anyone
    can get in and say or post whatever they like, and most of it is
    terrible especially if its on /b/). Then there are other sections or forum spaces for dedicated subjects. For example, /a/ is dedicated to discussions related to anime, /v/ is dedicated to discussions related to video games, /diy/ is related to crafting or do-it-yourself projects, /para/ is dedicated to the supernatural and paranormal, and so on and so forth, and /sug/ is dedicated to the works of Rebecca Sugar the renowned creator of Steven Universe.

    What you’re looking at is a massive joke from the internet.
    Much of “the internet” can be or is politically incorrect and uncivil, and sometimes that’s the way the average online community is, how they joke and how they act like.

    • Yes, there are trolls. There are 13-year-old little shits who are bored and looking to stir things up.

      There are also millions of very real violent bigots doing very real violent bigoted things. And if you ask actual marginalized people about this, they will give you a very long list of things they have personally experienced from bigots.

      Trump’s candidacy is not a joke dreamed up by 4channers. It’s the real deal.

      Moreover, bigoted trolling does real damage. “It’s just a joke” is a bullshit justification for hatred, because these jokes have the effect of dehumanizing the people they’re aimed at, which increases the amount of shit they get.

      Trying to blow off bigotry as no big deal perpetuates it. Stop.

      • Anthony

        I’d like to point out that I wasn’t trying to play it off like it was “all a joke”. I just thought it was worthwhile to point out that one may not be looking at the hivemind one thinks they are looking at, and that not every aspect of them should not be taken at face value. Maybe avoid instances of news hosts asking questions like, “Who is this ‘4-chan'” and not understanding exactly what they’re up against.
        I would think that it would be worth knowing what “the enemy” is like, in that they are incapable of seriousness and are interested in humoring people to death.

        • 1. Just because they think they’re playing a game doesn’t mean they’re not doing real harm.

          2. What part of “this is not just 4chan” do you not get? David Duke is not a 4channer. Dylann Roof is not a 4channer. The hundreds of cops who have murdered Black folks in the streets just because they “looked” threatening are not 4channers. The people murdering Trans women are not 4channers. The men murdering women for rejecting them are not 4channers. Violent bigotry existed in this country for nearly five hundred years before the Internet even existed and it exists apart from it now. That it is also now being fomented and fueled by Gamergt trolls doesn’t change that. Every new generation of bigots has used new technology to organize and perpetuate their bigotry. This is what they’re using now. That they’re doing harm “for the lulz” doesn’t make them any different than white boys who laughed while doing lynchings. The fact that they don’t take what they’re doing seriously is evidence that they have already dehumanized the people they’re targeting. They see other human beings as toys to play with. That doesn’t make them one iota less dangerous than the violent bigots who don’t hang out online.

          • arrrghle

            “That they’re doing harm “for the lulz” doesn’t make them any different than white boys who laughed while doing lynchings. The fact that they don’t take what they’re doing seriously is evidence that they have already dehumanized the people they’re targeting. They see other human beings as toys to play with. That doesn’t make them one iota less dangerous than the violent bigots who don’t hang out online.”

            Just had to hear it again.

          • HorseChestnut

            > The people murdering Trans women are not 4channers. The men murdering women for rejecting them are not 4channers.

            Yeah, some of them are, though.

          • Anthony

            1) I get that.
            2) I meant to just discuss 4-chan where this meme came from, because something in me gets a tad bit annoyed when these large, ancient, and politically motivated media companies, staffed by older people who are ignorant at what they are looking at, massively screw up the details of things I know about.

  • RugzYaBurnt

    I wait for the day when the Red Pill derps finally, finally, FINALLY take the time to Google the (admittedly stupid, but whatever) film they take as the basis of their delirious misogyny and realize that it is the brainchild of two transwomen.

  • Celtic_GnomePlorable

    I found this deplorable. Could not fap to it.

  • Mike Steele

    Robyn, you da bomb, girl! This stuff is icky-amazing, and you deserve more than anyone could pay you for wading through it. Might you still be a p/t wonkette ‘volunteer’? Just consider it penance for any sins you may have once thought of committing,,,

  • diane surette

    Are they really proud of being part of this meme?

    • Delu

      They certainly seem to be.

  • Delu

    So.

    How do we satirize these guys again?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Poe’s Law says, “You can’t.”

  • arrrghle

    Robyn, thank you for heroically wading into this world and reporting on it for us. I sure hope you’ll still be doing posts on the MRA here. Or better, a book…? (Snark off as always because I am snark challenged.)

  • Siegfried Heydrich

    As it almost says in Matt 7:20, ‘By their fruitcakes shall ye know them’.

  • Robyn Ryan

    So their entire life is organized around what women think of them. LOL.

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