Listen, Kiddo, I Get It

Listen, Kiddo, I Get It

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Updated Mar 31, 2021 at 03:18AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

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About

Listen, Kiddo, I Get is a memorable quote from a viral TikTok video of a person in a black turtle neck and round, gold-framed glasses ranting about the 2020 United States Presidential Election. The video, which sees the TikToker mocking the idea that someone would not vote for then-candidate Joe Biden because they disapprove of the two-party electoral system, became the subject of criticism and screenshots from the clip was used in image macros to mock liberal or progressive voters.

Origin

In September 2020, TikToker @w_hole published the original video rant. Shot from inside a car, the video features a person addressing the camera and getting progressively more sarcastic and angry as they rant about voting. They say:

Listen, kiddo, I get it. I don't like the two-party system. I think our country is corrupt and, quite frankly, I don't wanna vote for Biden; it feels like voting for a Republican, but I'm gonna do it. You wanna know why? Because the alternative is a fucking fascist. A fascist. It's a fascist. Maybe we can have the conversation about dismantling the two-party system when a fascist isn't running. Maybe we can do that later, kiddo. Champ. Chief. Maybe we can talk about it later.

The TikToker later removed the video (mirror below).



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On September 14th, 2020, Twitter user @marcformarc posted the video on Twitter, where it went viral. They, too, deleted the video, but the clip received retweets from well-known media personalities, including conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and journalist Glenn Greenwald.[1][2]

Many criticized the video, particularly on Twitter, where many accused the rant as "condescending" and its creator "entitled." Twitter[3] user @halaljew tweeted, "if you start your video by addressing your audience as “kiddo” i’m not gonna listen to anything you say, her voice is just dripping with condescension." The tweet received more than 550 likes in less than one year (shown below, left). On September 16th, Twitter user @faeriewhings tweeted four images from the clip with the caption, "The story of an entitled asshole in 4 parts" (shown below, right).


Sam ... @halaljew if you start your video by addressing your audience as "kiddo" i'm not gonna listen to anything you say, her voice is just dripping with condescension twitter.com/marcformarc/st.. This Tweet is unavailable. 7:28 PM · Sep 15, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Beth @FaerieWhings The story of an entitled a------ in 4 parts. 5:36 AM Sep 16, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

The video also inspired several threads on Reddit, with threads on /r/PublicFreakout,[4] /r/PublicFreakoutsReborn,[5] /r/VaushV,[6] /r/redscarepod[7] and more.

Quotes from the video lingered in the time after the video first went viral, particularly usage of the phrase "kiddo, champ, chief." On February 21st, 2021, Twitter user @DanMoffTarkin tweeted, "Listen kiddo, champ, chief, maybe we can talk about kids in cages in 2024." The tweet received more than 1,300 likes in less than two months (shown below).


Liz Franczak @liz_franczak mfw theres a f----- fascist in the white house 8:42 AM · Sep 16, 2020 · Twitter Web App

Images of the person in the video also became an image macro. On March 29th, Twitter[8] @crulge tweeted the image with the caption, "nightmare blunt rotation". The post received more than 30,000 likes and 2,000 retweets in less than two days (shown below).


kill : tim •• faust ••. @crulge nightmare blunt rotation -Neutral Milk Hotel Cigarettes After Sex If you like: You should try: You Should Listen To: - Your Therapist Charles Bukowski • David Foster Wallace • Literally any non-cis-het-male - Your Romantic Partners Instead of Gaslighting Them author • Jonathan Franzen Ernest |(no, Ayn Rand What if I told you that sea shanties were actually Black music? 10:52 PM · Mar 29, 2021 · Twitter Web App

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External References

[1] Twitter – @benshapiro's Tweet

[2] Twitter – @ggreenwald's Tweet

[3] Twitter – @halaljew's Tweet

[4] Reddit – /r/PublicFreakout

[5] Reddit – /r/PublicFreakoutsReborn

[6] Reddit – /r/VaushV

[7] Reddit – /r/RedscarePod

[8] Twitter – @crulge's Tweet

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Chewybunny
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It's become increasingly clear that when they use "fascism" they don't mean it in ideological sense. For them fascism is "anything I don't like politically". It's not even that beyond me that if WW2 never happened majority of these people would consider fascism to be in vogue, like it was during the 20s and 30s in the US.

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