History

When the Military Attacks (Civilians)

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 16,000 likes and 11,000 shares. Leaving aside the fact that this guy is holding a shotgun, which isn’t exactly “military-grade”, this meme raises an interesting historical question.  Has the…

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Did FDR and Socialism End the Great Depression?

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 46,000 likes and 36,000 shares.  This meme makes several claims about FDR and the Great Depression, some of which are either wrong or very misleading.  We’ll break it down…


Fake Chief Seattle Speech

Courtesy of Inside the Divine Pattern.  If parts of this quote sound familiar, it’s because many outlets, even seemingly credible ones, have repeated it.  It’s been recited in Al Gore’s 1992 book Earth in the…



Did the Income Tax Fund the Civil War?

Courtesy of Liberal and Proud of It, with over 8,000 likes and 4,000 shares.  This meme is a jab at Bush and other neocons about not paying for the Iraq War.  By bringing up the…


Are These Shooters All Democrats?

Courtesy of Thought Crime Resistance, where it received over 300 likes and 4,000 shares.  Similar memes have been sporadically spread by some (though not many) voices on the right, including one by Ted Nugent that…


Was Steve Jobs the Son of a Syrian Refugee?

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 53,000 likes and 46,000 shares.  This meme claims that Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee.  It links to this USA Today article in the comments, even…


Is Somalia Libertarian?

Courtesy of Real Truth Now.  This meme has taken countless forms in social media, including this viral video.  The “if you’re a libertarian why don’t you move to Somalia!” argument is used to show how…