At first glance, that seems like a very obvious statement to make. Of course the Left doesn’t like it when you call them out. I don’t think there are many people who like it when they are called out on something, be it hypocrisy, idiocy, etc. But why am I particularly talking about this now? Because of a relatively new internet meme (picture above) that has ticked off the Left so much that you can’t even share it on Twitter, lest you get banned for doing it.
What is this meme? It’s called the “NPC” meme. In the video game world, an NPC is Artificial Intelligence. It’s the non-playable characters that you see around you, whether they give you missions, join you in them, or serve to keep you from achieving your goal.
An NPC is programmed by a game’s developer to act in particular ways and to react in particular ways to actions perpetrated either by other NPCs or, usually, by the player.
Given this explanation as to what an NPC is and does, I think we can all make the connection to the Left.
Leftists, particularly on social media, act like NPCs. They utter lines of dialogue that have been implanted there by the media, or academia, or Democrats, etc. When Elizabeth Warren says she’s Native American, these NPCs automatically believe her. When Dr. Ford said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, the NPCs automatically believe her because they are programmed to believe the Leftist over the right-winger. Despite any evidence, and sometimes despite evidence to the contrary, NPCs will continue to believe whatever the Left wants them to believe.
No evidence Trump colluded with Russia? Trump colluded anyway. No evidence Kavanaugh did anything remotely to what the accusers (who have now basically fallen out of the daily news-cycle) are claiming? Kavanaugh is a serial rapist anyway. There is no actual evidence to suggest there is climate change, or at least man-made climate change? We are all gonna fry like eggs.
Beyond absorbing whatever they can get from the Mainstream Media and other Leftist sources, they try to also dish it back out to people, repeating Marxist lines of dialogue such as “capitalism kills people” and “socialism has been proven to work” when there is a myriad of evidence to suggest the exact opposite.
So because this meme so accurately portrays these Leftists, they act in a very NPC way and try to push back against it. Particularly, a Left-wing gaming blog called “Kotaku” published an article titled: “How The ‘NPC’ Meme Tries To Dehumanize ‘SJWs’”.
If there ever was a more NPC title to push back against the meme, I don’t know it. They describe the meme as “anti-progressive” and “dehumanizing” to Leftists, saying that “NPCs have no agency; NPCs don’t think for themselves; NPCs don’t perceive, process, or understand; NPCs arrive at the same worldview not because it’s authentic to their experiences, but automatically. As a descriptor, it suggests that those whom it applies aren’t even human, but are rather, functionally, robots, or clusters of computer code…”
Funny, I don’t remember anyone on the Left saying that it’s dehumanizing to call conservatives on Twitter “Russian bots”.
They can call us “Russian bots” all they want, but that’s completely fine, isn’t it? If it’s dehumanizing to call Leftists “NPCs”, then it’s dehumanizing to call conservatives “Russian bots”.
The difference here is that we (kind of) are joking when we call Leftists “NPCs”. We make fun of their AI-like behavior in relying squarely on information from untrustworthy sources. But whenever they call us “Russian bots”, they (for the most part, at least) don’t appear to be joking. It’s an actual excuse the Left uses to explain the popularity of Trump and/or other conservatives.
I won’t go as far as to say that it’s dehumanizing conservatives (though an argument can be made to suggest it, particularly with the Left’s mob rule as of late. And that’s not to say that the Left doesn’t dehumanize conservatives at all), but it is highly hypocritical for Leftist to whine about this meme, which is intended as a joke by definition, all-the-while chucking up Trump’s popularity to supposed Russian bots.
As far as this NPC meme goes, it’s mostly about being funny while exposing a bit of an unquestionable truth. People on the Left, particularly those who most openly spew communist propaganda nonsense, act very much like this meme depicts them.
They are programmed to act in a certain way and to respond to others in a certain way. Every lie they spew such as “Jesus was a socialist”, “there was a switch at some point that made Republicans racist and Democrats not racist” (which is honestly the most laughable lie of all), and “Trump hates immigrants” is part and parcel of their core programming. They don’t have to present evidence of it. They just have to, at most, point to an MSM source, or a Leftist source altogether to “prove” them right.
And the funny thing is that some top Democrats can be considered NPCs too. After the Parkland shooting back in February of 2018, Bernie Sanders shared data from a Leftist source that said there had been 18 school shootings including Parkland. The data included simple firing of weapons within what can be considered school grounds, even if the shooting didn’t harm or kill anyone.
And because Bernie Sanders is such a popular figure in the Left, other people started to propagate that same lie, not bothering to check the facts that even the Leftist source shares.
Overall, I just find it funny, though not surprising, that Leftists are getting so triggered by this meme that the overlords at Twitter have decided to ban the meme altogether. The meme pretty accurately describes what a Leftist today is: someone who is programmed to act in a certain way and offer certain responses.
Granted, that’s been the behavior of the Left for a while now, but the fact that an internet meme so perfectly describes them in this way is incredibly funny to me both in what the meme itself does and what the Left’s response to the meme has been. As it turns out, NPCs don’t like it when you call them “NPCs”.
I’ll probably be adding “NPC” to my daily vernacular from now on. It’s always good to have more ammo.
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