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Matt Furie did this for Fantagraphic's FCBD special.

Date: 2017-05-19 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
...not trolling, I'm just wondering, why did Nazis pick a freakin' frog as their icon or whatever? There are like a million better animals.

Date: 2017-05-19 10:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raspberryrain
I think they appropriated something that was already out there on 4chan, as part of the attempt of far-right elements to exploit and take over an anonymous forum. Maybe it was a conscious effort to appeal to stoner culture. And I suppose appropriating a vaguely chicano frog is a way to rob another thing from minorities and anti-racists.

Date: 2017-05-19 11:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
I definitely remember when the original comic itself was a meme, which got iterated upon. Specifically from this.

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/001/148/466px-Feels_good_man_full_comic.jpg

And from there it's just a thing that stuck around eventually being appropriated by the Right by happenstance, and like many 4chan memes, gradually losing any connection to real meaning aside from being a tribal signifier.

Date: 2017-05-19 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raspberryrain
Yeah, well, it's also true that extreme right-wingers deliberately fought to take over 4chan, or at least the /pol board, and make it their own. The site started as an anime fan board. But then all these racists came in and started calling the old group insulting names for liking anime.

You know, because nobody was going to Stormfront to be indoctrinated.

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