The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire

Reddit’s meme of ‘Sudden Clarity Clarence‘ (generated by quickmeme) posted on the internet news site in  November 2012, suggests that the U.S use of drones is immoral.  The anonymous poster supports his claim by using the verb ‘hunt’ to describe the Drone’s behavior and implies it’s likeness to a predator, he furthers this claim by presenting a metaphor that the U.S is the same as ‘the empire’ from Star Wars. His purpose is to raise awareness of the role that the U.S military has in the war on terror in order to bring skepticism and more critical thought on the military actions. There is a jovial relationship between the author and the audience of Reddit.com that understand Star Wars references and are entertained by satire.

‘Sudden clarity Clarence’ published by QuickMeme,  http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3rlzep/

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