The Dystopic States of America in 10 Memes



Everyone loves memes, right?

After all, they illustrate in one capitalized, sans serif white font with a black outline just how screwed up everything has become. If a picture truly is worth a thousand words, memes have got to be worth a million. Or, if it were the global derivatives market, a quadrillion.

These are in no particular order, and all rights are retained by their respective creators.

1. Big Brother

Funny, but only because it’s gallows humor. Think about it. Just yesterday, a new leak from Edward Snowden claims the National Security Agency has a program called “XKeyscore” that basically allows them to see ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’ without ever going near anything even remotely close to a warrant.

On top of that, we have the Department of Homeland Security which is armed to the teeth and has a Transportation Security Administration goon squad to feel us all up simply for daring to get on an airplane (we’ll get to them in a moment), a Federal Bureau of Investigations that has a funny knack for having a hand in provocateuring seemingly every terrorist plot in the country, and a Central Intelligence Agency with a wild rapsheet of coups, assassinations and going so far outside their mandate they forgot they had one.

Let me guess…it’s okay if the government completely ignores your rights and the U.S. Constitution, you’ve done nothing wrong, so you have nothing to worry about, right?

overly-attached-nsa-memeEveryone has a breaking point when it comes to their rights and personal space. That excuse will only last until you have government agents on your front porch treating you as a suspected terrorist just so you can go to work in the morning as part of your daily routine — you know, just because you are an American citizen.

And on that note…

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