When was the last time you prayed? The past year saw the flourishing of mystical posts over social platforms. Beyond the adoration of old religious icons, our belief systems are being updated in response to the economic, political, and philosophical concerns of our time. Is this a coping mechanism, a much-needed re-enchantment, or a search for meaning in a helter-skelter existence?
Saṃsāra memes reflect on the despair felt over deteriorating conditions and the Sisyphean struggles of modern life.
Catholic guilt and traditionalist pride appeal to irony-poisoned digital addicts tremendously.
Having lived through the chaotic Trump era, in which he fought against the appropriation of his cartoon by the Alt-right, Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie remains a peaceful guy full of joyous whimsy and sunny nihilism.
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