I am not a big fan of meme's. I think most are dumb. And when the NPC meme came out, I quickly realized this one was actually created by someone who was nuanced. Someone who understood irony. Many people quickly began adopting the meme into their scripted responses.
Most people who use it, usually do so at the expense of liberals. This in itself is extremely ironic. Its pretty sad. So lets look at this meme.
WHAT IS AN NPC?
Its important to understand what NPC means. It means Non-playable character. In video games there are NPCs who exist on a script which was designed by the video-game programmers. This script is limited, the NPCs are not able to break from the script. They are extremely predictable. By calling a person a NPC it means the person is not freethinking or has no free-will.
THE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
Conservative grug brains quickly downloaded the meme and begin incorporating it into their "script." They looked at it, didn't understand it and just saw it as "LIBERALS ARE DUMB" It was very mindless and its the same when conservatives mock liberals by saying "ORANGE MAN BAD" Its a script! they are programmed. The meme has nothing to do with liberals or conservatives. It has to do with lack of self-awareness, lack of consciousness or a lack of internal monologue. Just like Liberals are NPCs so are Conservatives.
The irony here is that the masses, (the NPCs), dont understand the meme, and they dont understand it because they are NPCs. And an NPC could never understand anything because NPCs have no free thought! Memes are generally used by NPCs. Only meme creators aren't NPCs. They are the script writers and programmers. (Also people who refuse to use memes and see them as forms of group think or mind control)
WHAT IT REALLY MEMES
What it really demonstrates is lack of collective awareness, self awareness, and an internal monologue. Its like walking up to someone, shaking them and asking "Is there anyone in there!? Tell me you are real!" And their response would be to open their phone and take a selfie or something mindless like that.
Thanks for reading. What do you guys and girls think about the NPC meme?