If you needed further evidence that we live in two Americas right now, it's this recent political tweet and the responses that follow. On Wednesday, the Twitter account of /pol/ News Network posted this photo and denounced it as "the future that liberals want." However, what was intended to be a takedown of the "liberal agenda" turned into somewhat of a self-own, given the response from progressives.
The general response was "you say that like it's a bad thing!"
The photo shows a drag queen seated on the right and, on the left, a Muslim woman wearing a niqab, a veil that covers everything by the area around the eyes. They are both seated on a subway, facing forward and acting like everything is normal. Because, in NYC, that is normal. Nobody thinks twice about seeing a Muslim woman in hijab or someone wearing full drag, whether they're separate or together. It's a melting pot!
Twitter users were quick to point out that this looked like a pretty good future.
Others also saw the need to invest in public transport systems.
While some were concerned that anyone who didn't like the photo might be a snowflake.
It became a meme almost immediately, with Twitter users sharing their version of what they want...
I want this in my future.
Well that backfired quickly.
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