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lets go darwin: Politics has always been a tricky and divisive issue for many societies it can tear apart various communities. One of the key factors attached to it is political sloganeering. Sloganeering is as important as devising political strategies and at times some political slogans become so famous that political policies are built around them.
‘Let’s go Darwin’ is one of the slogans of US politics involving Conservatives and Liberals. But perhaps this slogan was a response to another slogan ‘let’s go Brandon’ coined by Conservatives (Republicans). ‘let’s go brandon’ slogan was used as a synonym to the slogan of ‘F**K You Biden’ by the conservatives.
The slogan started off when an NBC reporter couldn’t hear the chant ‘F**k You Biden’ properly by conservatives at a rally and mistook it for ‘let’s go Brandon’ in October, 2021. The synonym soon become a catchphrase for conservatives who started chanting it as an alternate to ‘F**k You Biden’.
‘let’s go darwin’ was coined as a retort and a direct response to those Republicans who assemble to attack US President without much regard for Covid-19 protocols and without taking stock of spreading the virus ignoring social distancing and wearing mask in public.
The slogan is also making a reference to Darwin’s Theory of the ‘Selection of Nature’ and the ‘survival of the fittest’, which suggests that those ignoring the Science are destined to be doomed. It suggests that Science or Covid-19 shall have their effects regardless of the beliefs of masses.
‘Let’s Go Darwin’ has become a catchphrase for Biden supporters to claim their decision making right in political and social space or realm. For example, it is being used as counter tags to those opposing vaccines or ignoring Covid-19 protocols.
Darwin presented the theory of ‘Natural Selection’, saying that a person’s survival is dependent on his decisions and traits that he holds in his genes meaning that those having the fine of genes and genetic traits will ultimately survive and reproduce while the weak will eventually perish.
He added that attaining the trait of how to adapt with the environment and eventually passing it on to the future generations will result them in attaining longer life spans and convincing lives.
Let’s go Darwin meme
The phrase is so commonly used that it has turned into a daily life meme. While some are considering it a just rebuke to those propagating conspiracy theories against vaccines and ignoring and even mocking Covid-19 protocols. Others are concerned about the messaging and the language in the slogan. Stating that, it’s right to give response to the conspiracy theorists however, that response must not be indifferent or lack sense of humanity. Adding that the slogans implicitly wishes for opponents to die saying that it is inappropriate regardless of the fact that they are not taking necessary precautions prescribed and even mocking the safety protocols in place.
Let’s go Brandon
The slogan originated during an interview of Brandon Brown by NBC reporter Kelli. As she was interviewing Brandon some conservatives chanted ‘F**k You Biden’. Kelli misunderstood the chant and perceived it as ‘let’s go Brandon’. From that period onwards the misperceived notion of Kelli has become as renewed slogan and a synonym to ‘F**K you Biden’ for conservatives/ Republicans.
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‘let’s go darwin’ is being shared widely on social media especially on twitter with posts containing the clips and picture of those gathering in crowds raising chants of ‘let’s go Brandon’ and ignoring Covid-19 protocols for example not wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. It has become the latest trend of Twitter.
However, Twitter users are responding differently to the trend. Some are supporting the hashtag, others having no knowledge are wondering what it is and ignoring it eventually. Some are trying to make it more acceptable and appropriate as one user tweets that the correct reply to ‘let’s Go Brandon’ is ‘let’s go Darwin pass it on’.
Some others are terming it inappropriate on the part of Liberals to use ‘Virus’ for targeting their opponents.
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Well, how is it possible that a phrase which is trending on the internet and has political ramifications especially in US could be left without profiteering from it? Some merchandisers including Amazon, Tee Public, Red Bubble and Etsy have already started printing the phrase on their various sales items. Those items include:
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Shirts containing the slogan are already in the market available for both genders and ranging from 20 dollars to 40 dollars.
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lets go darwin gif
Some hilarious gifs have been made revolving around the slogan.
Impact of Such Slogans on Politics and Society
The increase in such sloganeering and trends shows that society has become increasingly polarized on political lines. Keeping your political likings and disliking has become a thing from the past, now, you even know who your neighbor voted for, thank to the phrases like ‘let’s go Darwin’ and ‘let’s go Brandon’.
A disclaimer is essential to be published for the general public that, vaccines are the best and effective way of avoiding Covid-19. Other precautionary measures for example washing hands at regular intervals and maintaining social distancing are useful to avoid contracting the virus.