Do you need more evidence that the country is still politically well divided and that it is unlikely to show any signs of improvement anytime soon? Point the birthday assault on two controversial figures.
Monday – June 14 – marked the birthdays of both former President Donald Trump and the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. A shared birthday was certainly the only thing these men had, at least to this day. Good wishes were shared on social media, and was followed by messages that included outright contempt and condemnation of everyone.
It has become abundantly clear that Trump is now as inflammatory a character as Guevara and possibly even more when it comes to opinions on social media. It was also obvious that it’s impossible to even post anything about either man without confusing the masses on Twitter.
The birthday of former President Donald Trump was both marked and mocked, which was certainly to be expected given the country’s political divide. The battle lines were drawn again on Twitter for merely mentioning the former president’s birthday.
The trend with the former president’s name was the term “best president,” which only led to ordinary responses from both sides.
Some praised the former president and vowed their continued support, others even claimed he had won the 2020 election.
There were just as many critics who had nothing nice to say, but still felt the need to say it. Many also confirmed that someone other than Trump would trend with the #BestPresident hashtag.
June 14 Che Day
It was not only the mention of Trump on social media that highlighted the deep political divide in the United States, but also in the world. By Monday afternoon, there were more than 50,000 tweets related to the Argentine-born Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who became a major figure in the Cuban Revolution and a symbol of counterculture.
Born on June 14, 1928, special forces of the Bolivian army killed Guevara in an attempt to start the Marxist revolution with the support of Ñancahuazú-Sissi in a South American country. Since his death, he has been considered either an anti-Western terrorist or a brave martyr of the socialist cause.
In celebrating the birthday of the revolutionary, many in the latter camp sent his more famous or even sad quotes:
However, not everyone saw Guevara as a revolutionary hero. FoxNews Channel’s Ben Shapiro (@benzhaprio) was one of those who called the revolutionary. Shapiro wrote, “Just a reminder of Che Guevara’s day: he was a despicable man and a cruel racist,” at the same time handing out a loan from Guevara.
Others mocked the fact that, on his death, Guevara has become a pop culture icon outside of the countercultural movement. There has been no shortage of t-shirts and coffee cups with a Che image, while a limited edition Swatch watch is currently available on eBay for $ 103. And nearly $ 600 is, too limited edition 1/6 scale Guevara action figure it could take a revolution to Barbie or GI Joe!
“The best thing about Che Guevara is how he became a capitalist meme to make money,” added Big Apple Infidel’s social media account (@BigAppleInfidel)