Thursday, May 11, 2017
Frogs and Conservatism
Frogs have been appearing with regularity in the past year as symbols, in mostly humorous contexts, of Donald Trump, the surging "alt-right", and of conservative push-back against the Left-wing gains of recent years. Pepe the Frog, an apparent avatar of the Egyptian frog-deity Kek, is a regular meme in conservative/Trumpist internet circles. Kek is sometimes also pronounced "cuck", a word which has reached common usage as an insult by conservatives. Venezuelans, crushed by Communist economic idiocy, are even using "Pepe the Frog" images as a Bitcoin-linked currency. Psychology professor Jordan Peterson, whose speaking voice is often compared to "Kermit the Frog" from "Sesame Street", is now a YouTube star for speaking out against Left-wing political correctness. Gab.ai, a Twitter-style social network which prides itself on not censoring political opinions, is now a Right-wing "Mecca" -- Gab uses a frog icon as its logo. What's going on here?
Rex Bills' "The Rulership Book" lists the Moon and the sign of Cancer as being associated with frogs. From this blog and associated web site, we can see a clear connection between Moon/Cancer and cultural conservatism. The frog, then, is a fitting symbol on the metaphysical level for a conservative resurgence.
Jordan Peterson as frog-avatar.
The metaphysics of Pepe.
The Truth About Pepe the Frog and the Cult of Kek.