the purge

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And we spiral toward The Purge faster than expected.

“Make America Great Again,” the slogan Donald Trump took from a Ronald Reagan pin, set the tone for election 2016, a world with no answers and plenty of confusion.

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Adding to the list of borrowed slogans in that reality-TV gameshow host took from a scary source: The Purge

In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump announced that his next election slogan would be “Keep America Great,” which, wouldn’t you know it, is the same tagline as The Purge: Election Year.

What does this mean? That 2020 is going to look a lot like The Purge? If Trump’s getting his slogans from the film series about a world where all crime is legal for one night, who knows what else he’s picking up on.

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Picture above via Urban Dictionary.

This weekend saw a disturbing hashtag trend made in promotion of the newest movie in "The Purge" franchise (you know, the movie that sets its premise on the idea that people would turn into violent Freudian monsters if crime was legal for a day rather than just like... deal with their problems like adults). The idea was to promote users to go wild and free on the social media network for a day, which inevitably led to jerks exposing graphically violent content - or even worse, nude photos of (often underage) ex-girlfriends.

This led some to parody the whole event outright:

Meanwhile, others got right to the heart of the matter:

Maybe instead we should have just purged social media from our system entirely?