Storm Area 51 and the Rise of Depression Memes – Wisecrack Vlog


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The "Storm Area 51 Facebook group" has become a breeding ground for a particular subgenre of sh*tposting: depression memes. In this Vlog, we argue that depression memes are the most modern development of a philosophical and psychological sentiment immortalized over 150 years ago in what is considered one of the first existentialist stories: Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella Notes From Underground.



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I was actually raised by the promises by the mentality of the 90s and by the moral messages of Disney and Nicelodeon movies and cartoons that if I talk, act, treat and decide honestly, respectfully and responsibly to others, then I will have friendship, love, family, success and most importantly just almost no stress and worries in my life. This kind of education was so strong and convincing that I cannot get rid off yet. But it made for a long time and still makes me depressed, as in this society it never worked and will never work neighter to me nor to anyone else.

2 days ago

ok boomer

5 days ago

2 million signed up and twenty turned up. Tells you everything about slacktivism.

6 days ago

I like depression memes because I am depressed and it's nice to know I'm not alone.

1 week ago

"I hate my life and I want to die for real" -myself right now and the past 15 years

2 weeks ago

Consciousness is the greatest misfortune for man.
Procreation is child abuse.

2 weeks ago

I wasn't depressed before I watched this video, now I am sad. Sad that I wasted so much time on this video.

3 weeks ago

Ur overthinking this

1 month ago

Romanticised despair and depression is an indication of an underlying narcissism and a hatred of the Divine ie art via shit posts

1 month ago

So what you're saying is... I should blame the Baby Boomer generation for my depression.

2 months ago

that hair....

2 months ago

"condemnation of normiedom"

Holy shit what a time to be alive

2 months ago

Memes are art. I love this generation.

3 months ago

"millennials and gen Zers have grown up with the promise of a better future" YOU are the future though, gotta get past those "failed parenting techniques" and false participation medal confidence and make that impact. its not gonna happen 6 months into an internship, its gonna happen with work. The world is depressing and abysmal? CHANGE it. Make the difference thats needed. Shit posting depression while simply being along for the ride cause "meh, the worlds already trash" wont fix anything, itll just pass along the shitty world to the next generations like the current world inherited from our grandparents. The first step is the hardest one, but nothing is gonna change without making it. memes certainly aren't changing anything, other than perpetuating the idea that its okay to just be depressed, do nothing and watch it all burn because "theres nothing we can do". as soon as people give up and join that bandwagon then there is nothing they can do. The world is clearly waiting for people to step up and start making changes, BE those people, RISE UP and make the impact, CHANGE how the world works for the better.

3 months ago

better explanation here http://youtubesmov.com/mov/gb81to0R3Ul/vid.html?

3 months ago

If a quarter of the people who signed the petition would actually storm area 51 there would be no casualties and we would actually get information but sadly people won't actually do that

3 months ago

Great Video!!!!

3 months ago

6:00 holy shit for some odd things this line somehow reflect how i behave and felt everyday

3 months ago

Actually the aliens are in area 15.
MAJOR LET DOWN. LOL!

3 months ago

Is philosophy an opinion or a fact?

3 months ago

Beeps on the internet... people died for the freedom of speech and you are using Beeps and blurs on the internet and instead of saying something about that to YouTube you keep using their platform to post videos.

3 months ago

Is there an actual film of "Notes from underground?" If so, where can I find it?

3 months ago

1000 times less people came. Glad no one died.

3 months ago

very modern interpretations, really good

3 months ago

Whenever you imagine or get close to dying, you feel this fire in yourself, the zeal for life. You look in the mirror, and you see a force of nature. A courageous warrior fighting for life.

'You've got so much to live for!'
'You can really change the world!'

But as soon as you embrace life, it's as if the mirror flips. You see a parasite who feeds off the pain of others. You see someone who is unlovable, and unable to love.

'Nobody will really care if you die.'
'You'll never achieve anything of worth.'

So, there is an unresolvable dichotomy lying under your whole life. To be or not to be? That is the question...

But since living is the default setting, and you aren't really depressed (right?), you'll just keep on living. And nobody will ever know that anything was ever wrong.

Oh, did I say 'you'? Damn autocorrect...

3 months ago

Just read Crime and Punishment, wasn't sure which of Dostoevsky's to read next but now I'm captivated by Notes from Underground, so I think that'll be next.

This video got it bang on. So many people at my school go on and on with depression jokes and memes (including me), and whether we notice it or not, this obsession over dark and suicidal jokes seems to me like a cry for help. It doesn't necessarily mean we're clinically depressed... but maybe just lonely. I know that's not uncommon for teenagers these days.

3 months ago

Stop bleeping and blurring every occurrence of the word "shit". It's not worth anything if you put it uncensored in the video subtitles [CC]... You got demonetized anyway. Fail.
1:03 the land of shitposting: Depression memes.
| 2:41 So what is a shitpost? | 2:58 shitpost if not a pointless, carnivalesque
3:04 shitposting
| 3:14 likening the shitpost to | 3:34 19th century proto-shitposter. | 6:29 shitpost, The Underground Man
6:43 depression shitpost looks not only to express despair
| 8:06 shitposting represent a rejection of optimistic

3 months ago

I am sensitive to the high pitched, tonal sine wave you use to *bleep*.

3 months ago

The underground man isnt nearly as smart as he thinks he is.

3 months ago

stonks 📈

3 months ago

I don't know about everyone else but I feel depressed when I lack purpose and it alleviates when I feel useful. That and if my blood sugar is low.

3 months ago