USA oil memes are the new interventionist commentary we need

From Mashable - March 23, 2018

Sure, memes are used for easy laughs. But they are also a platform for some lighthearted diplomatic criticism.

The younger generation of Americans may have made headlines for eating Tide Pods, but it's also been the generation to use social media to advocate for stricter gun control laws. It's not surprising that they have something to say about U.S. foreign policy, even if they share it through memes.

American oil memes have become increasingly popular on social media this monthwhether it's the mere mention of oil in cooking or a reconstructed spelling of the word oil, Photoshopped U.S. troops, drones, and flags are guaranteed to be there. The trend started on Reddit earlier in March, and quickly spread to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Here are a few examples of how quickly the United States springs into action for oil:

The popular meme even inspired a Facebook page called American Oil Memes, that grew to more than 145,000 followers in just a few weeks.


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