Memes of the Year: Upside Down World

2023 began with Anthony Fauci admitting in a paper, “SARS-CoV-2, endemic coronaviruses, RSV, and many other ‘common cold’ viruses… have not to date been effectively controlled by licensed or experimental vaccines.”

The year ended with researchers in Japan claiming a new covid mutation will cause heart problems, to which one astute reader tweeted, “The new variant is called the vax.” Nice one.

And for all that happened in between we look to some of our favorite memes…

Missing Limbaugh on Thanksgiving

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Original published date: November 25, 2021

A cherished Thanksgiving tradition the past few decades has been listening to Rush Limbaugh tell the tale of the Pilgrims’ failed experiment with socialism.

“Nobody owned anything… Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter.”

Rush Limbaugh

The Mayflower crew landed in Plymouth Bay on December 21, 1620. Few survived to the first Thanksgiving.

According to the writings of William Bradford, the Pilgrims’ situation greatly improved after replacing collectivism with capitalism, allowing each family to use their private property to sell the crops grown themselves.

Limbaugh died at the age of 70 on Feb. 17, 2021 after battling stage-four lung cancer for over a year.

Graphic courtesy the Pilgrim Hall Museum.

See more toons from the talented Gary Varvel.

Did The Economist Predict Hamas Hang Glider Attacks?

The Economist Magazine from December-January, 2013 had an intricate cover illustration depicting the vices of various world leaders, but interestingly depicted Hamas using hang gliders vs. Israel.

If you search for “Hamas and hang gliders” from 2010 to 2013 you will find nothing. The only story we found was from an archive in 1981 about the failure of a few Palestinians using them. Send us a note if you find out more.

RELATED: Why did Netanyahu send emissaries to Qatar in February, 2020 to plead for continued funding of Hamas?

Hidden nuggets often adorn the cover of The Economist. In the 2015 cover below, notice the obscure gender-bending Clown Fish, which develops as male then switches to female. The pied piper, who traditionally lures children, seems to be aimed at the transgender fish.

There is also an angry tortoise, logo of the evolutionary socialist Fabian Society, who yearn for a one-world government (and whose coat of arms is a wolf in sheep’s clothing).

A notable alumni of the magazine is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the vice chair of Soros Fund Management and the World Economic Forum and Chairman of Smartmatic voting systems in 2020 (Malloch-Brown was mysteriously removed from the Smartmatic website on Nov. 12, 2020).

Their Bilderberg attending editor-in-chief and its staff have long been pimping a one world global currency, at least since 1988 with their Phoenix coin cover.

Sidenote: Did you notice the ghost holding a holiday magazine behind Obama’s leg, in the 2015 cover? Wonder what that could be about?

Banana Republic: DOJ Succeeds in Prosecuting Meme Maker

OCT. 18, 2023 UPDATE: The weaponized justice system sentenced Mackey to seven months in prison. | GiveSendGo support link.

Douglass Mackey, formerly “Ricky Vaughn” on Twitter, has been indicted for posting satirical anti-Hillary memes during the 2016 presidential election.

Days after Joe Biden was inaugurated, Mackey was arrested, as the politicization of justice in America throttled up to new heights.

A Clinton-appointed district court judge Nicholas G. Garaufis refused to toss the case out.

The Justice Department failed to produce any witnesses “fooled” by the memes, but introduced evidence some texted the numbers, although most likely done in jest.

One witness for Mackey’s defense was intimidated by the Southern Poverty Law Center into withdrawing their testimony.

Garaufis ruled that the government’s key witness, who is working for the FBI, could testify anonymously. This should be shocking, but is now par for the course.

The 33-year-old Mackey, who has a legal defense fund, now faces sentencing up to ten years in prison for violation of 18 U.S. Code § 241, a subset of the Enforcement Act of 1871.

Democrat ballot stuffers from the 2020 election remain uninvestigated and the Twitter user shown below faced no repercussions. Welcome to our Banana Republic.

Russia Touts Tsunami Weapons, Biden Mismanages Tanks

The Russian Navy has allegedly taken its first delivery of Poseidon underwater nuclear missiles, designed to wipe out coastlines with radioactive tsunamis.

Experts believe the missiles are equipped with a 2-megaton thermonuclear warhead and can operate autonomously to retaliate if Russia is incapacitated in a nuclear strike.


Trunews has pondered if Russia already tested the tsunami weapon on Japan. Consider the timeline:

March 8, 2011: Tokyo governor lets it slip that Japan could produce a nuclear weapon within a year.

March 11, 2011: Tsunami strikes Fukushima nuclear power plant after 9.0 quake. (Among fifth largest ever recorded.)

May 16, 2011: Putin advisor Vladimir Zhirinovsky threatens “another tsunami” to a Georgian TV interviewer. See interview at 32 minute mark (Trunews).

Russia and Japan never signed WW2 peace treaty, Kuril Islands still disputed.

RELATED: Zhirinovsky predicted exact date of the Feb. 14, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine in Dec. 2021.

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