Memes and jokes on the topic of such a serious situation such as war, may seem strange and insensitive.
I think if you look at the history of the world, a lot of people have just learned to cope with humor, and so I guess in a very scary time, it’s easy to make light of things that are actually very terrifying,” Cox said.
Many people in America have not had to experience war.
Ramos agrees, saying, “It’s also indicative of how detached America is from war, because none of us really in our lifetimes have had to be drafted or be in a war zone. We are very lucky to be able to do that.”
Sophomore Handje Tamba says “he was coming to basketball practice, and my friend was talking about a potential draft, stuff like that,” referring to the memes. “we were just laughing, I was just joking with them.”
Tamba said that, “he’s not really a fan of,” the memes, explaining that, “people don’t know what those kind of memes can do” to mar the harsh reality of war.