We’ve already lost this meme war

A very low res American flag

In the hours after many people learned of the extrajudicial assassination of Iran’s General Suleimani, a bleak anxiety over the outcome of such an event expressed itself online. In the early morning of January 3rd, my feed was filled with the first meme of 2020: the WWIII meme. The first meme in this decade wasn’t made by a savvy very-online gen-Zer or millennial, but by the president himself.