Twitter had the perfect response to the right’s latest attempt to badmouth socialism

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Elements of the right wing have tried to use Halloween to discredit socialism. Bashing socialism is something they often feel a need to do. But by dragging Halloween into it, they’ve shown that, like your common zombie, what they really need is brains.

The memester mash

A few prominent right-wing figures posted variations on the same meme. These people included the editor-at-large of Infowars – a site that previously claimed the Sandy Hook massacre was staged:

This is a new take on a right-wing classic:

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It makes even less sense when applied to trick or treating, though – an activity that involves three things capitalists hate:

  1. Generosity.
  2. Community.
  3. The redistribution of wealth (in this instance, sweets).


Donald Trump Jr. tweeted something very similar a day afterwards. This was unsurprising, because if there’s one thing Trump Jr. is known for, it’s following on from someone else while offering nothing original of his own:

He did provide others with the opportunity to say something fresh, though:


Halloween is traditionally the time of year when unspeakable ghouls wander the land, spreading terror and mischief. In 2017, however, unspeakable ghouls are an everyday occurrence; which is why their ridiculous comments need to be staked at every available opportunity.

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