An otherwise innocent meme that conveys a specific mood is inherently going to attach itself to the ideologies built around that mood. It doesn't matter how wholesome the origin: a meme about feelings of exclusion will become a Nazi meme. Sorry, Pepe.
Something like Wojak, OTOH, is riskier regardless of origin because it's used to convey a specific palette of emotions. Ideological groups aren't held together by shared beliefs so much as they are shared feelings.
Distracted Boyfriend, for instance, has some social meaning contained in the content of the template itself, but it hasn't acquired much of a scent beyond that because it's instanced in very broad ways. There isn't just one topic you're allowed to use the meme for.
“Study Shows Transmission of Epigenetic Memory Across Multiple Generations”
How funny would it be if histone methylation turned out to be the inheritance mechanism for the autism/ADHD/OCD cluster?
I bet a histogram of word bigrams would stand out plain as day.
In particular, I'd guess that groupings by connotation and denotation would be similar in number for both groups, but autists would have more groups based on morphology, phonology, etymology, and so on.
I'm convinced by A.R. Moxon, who argues (my paraphrase) that the reason things are shitty and not getting better is that there is coordinated, active sabotage of any efforts to fix anything or to even get started fixing things. In other words, it's not neglect or indifference or lack of resources or any of the other excuses that are trotted out. It's that the powers-that-be are working hard to stop even the awareness of problems forming, let alone any efforts to solve those problems.
Random language fact
@tobi "herfst" has the same origin as English "harvest", and the Dutch word for harvest "oogst" comes from "Augustus". They basically swapped places!
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