“Dark Brandon” is spreading his shadowy takeover of the liberal web – and America. As everyone knows, a development piece at present possible means it’ll be the property of boomers on Fb by subsequent week, so let’s get into it whereas we nonetheless can.
To recap: “Let’s Go Brandon” originated as a misheard chant at a NASCAR rally that truly concerned the F-bomb and Joe Biden. Since then, the phrase unfold by way of yard indicators throughout the nation and into the mouths of Republican politicians. In an inverse of the net proper’s QAnon-tinged paranoia and absurd hypermasculine meme vitality, the net left started Dark Brandon: Joe Biden in darkish grays and reds, with deliberately low-res Michael Bay results and laser eyes.
The memes have been percolating most of this summer time. Miles Klee did a roundup for MEL Journal in early July that caught the dirtbag left’s early producing of the meme and its absurdist cynical roots. “If the cultish devotion that swirled round Trump solid him as a hyper-competent, ultra-patriotic, alpha male negotiator who destroyed brokers of liberalism nearly as an afterthought, Dark Brandon brings the totalitarianism to the fore, skewering Republican notions that Biden is a few harmful ideological strongman,” Klee wrote.
That Biden publicly executes white nationalists and Mike Pence with glowing pink eyes and a beard pulled from a online game character – “not the fuddy-duddy centrist he gave the impression to be, [instead representing] some kind of satanic, Revelations-esque determine, means worse than anybody can think about,” as defined by Slate final week.