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Racists Are Hijacking Mainstream Symbolism To Market Hate
A meme posted by 18-year-old Samuel Gulick, charged with the attempted firebombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic. Image from: Cached Instagram meme

Racists Are Hijacking Mainstream Symbolism To Market Hate

Alt-right activists deploy symbology like medieval mythology in a similar manner to the alt-right’s appropriation of such mainstream symbols as the “OK” hand signal, or the cartoon Pepe the Frog and its permutations, in order to confuse and deflect.