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When something is meta-irony or you're unable to tell if it's ironic or sincere.
4chan is incredibly meta-ironic, they claim that everything they say is a joke, but everyone knows they've radicalized people to committing hate crimes and race motivated killing. They might start out joking but eventually many of them end up believing everything they say and it becomes post-irony. However, some of the things that are said are so delusional you're not sure anyone believes them, so we can't tell if they're being ironic or sincere.
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In simple terms, when something seems ironic but the speaker means it sincerely, or when the speaker is ironically being ironic.

Considered the second level of irony in the Layers of Irony model along with meta-irony, where sincerity is the zeroth layer and irony is the first. Originated in the current metamodernistic/internet era.

Sometimes synonymous with New Sincerity.

Often conflated or confused with meta-irony, and nobody really knows which one was originally which. On the internet post-irony is generally accepted to be levels of irony resulting in sincerity, but sometimes meta-irony is a sub type of post-irony that is specifically ironic irony.

The generally accepted internet definition of Post-irony may be used in three different situations :

1. To describe when something is originally done or posted ironically but over time becomes a habit that is done or posted unironically.

2. To describe a meme when it makes you expect irony, but you get sincerity. As a result the meme is ironic in context as it wasn't what you were expecting, so is funny.

3. To describe a meme that is making fun of a meme making fun of a meme. something is originally posted on the internet because its funny, but after a while it isn't funny anymore; it's then funny to make fun of it. Eventually it isn't funny to make fun of it, but it is funny to make fun of making fun of it.
Example 1: When irony becomes sincerity through habit.

"Me and my friends started saying "oof" ironically, but now we say it unironically whenever something sucks, we've hit post-irony."

Example 2: When you expect irony but get sincerity (Meme)
Top Text: When you get charged with tax fraud

Funny Image of Doge
Bottom Text: guys this isnt funny i actually committed tax fraud what do i do

Example 3: When something funny is originally posted sincerely but then evolves.
2010 Doge is posted as its a funny image of dog with dog misspelled.
Over time doge loses humor as it becomes more popular and the internet gets used to it.

2013 iFunny user hiyro posts the first ironic doge meme of doge with an image of someone burning drugs in a spoon super imposed over it.
2017iFunny user Paddy popularizes the ironic doge meme meta with doge with the words "ok retard" blocking the majority of the image.
Over time ironic doge memes lose humor as they become more popular and the internet gets used to them.
Sometime 2018-2020 Post ironic doge memes (either ironically posted ironic doge memes or ironic doge memes that are sincere) become popular.
Future The wave of what is perceived as ironic in context and therefore funny progresses another level of irony as post-irony becomes mainstream and expected.
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Putting theory, ideas, or concepts, into actions or any real or physical thing such as an object, economic structure, organization, etc.

Mostly used by the true political left as an alternative to the word based when they want to denote sincerity in their agreement or approval (based is meta-ironic), or when they want to applaud someone for their actions that support their ideals and theory. Synonymous with saying "unironically based".

It was coined by the greek philosopher Artistotle and popularized by Karl Marx and marxism, which is why it is popular on the true political left.
Example 1: Putting theory into practice
Leftist 1: I volunteer at a homeless shelter and went door to door for Bernie in the primaries.
Leftist 2: Holy shit praxis.

Example 2: Based alternative
Shitposter: Funny monkey gif reject society, return to monke
Socialist: Based
Anarchsit: Praxis
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When communism means free hand jobs for all
Reactionary: Only an extreme Left Wanker would advocate seizing the assets of the rich and distributing them to the poor. I'm going to ignore that forms of wealth redistribution exist in every democratic nation in the world in my strawman of their argument and continue to fear change due to how my socioeconomic environment restricted my access to education and multicultural experiences limiting my ability to think independently and have empathy for those who are different from me.
Left wanker: you fool, by rejecting materialism and having a collectivist mindset I'm ready to offer my legendary two handed technique to any glorious comrade fighting against the evils of capitalism. Don't you know communism means free hand jobs for all?
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Another name for leftists, but also includes anarchists who don't consider themselves leftists. Anyone who is anti-capitalist is a member of the true political left. The true political left includes socialists, marxists, anarchists, etc.

The term is used to distinguish from the political left, which varies by countries and their politics and often includes capitalists who are not far right, and include anarchists who may not consider themselves leftists. The true political left refers to the pure economic horizontal axis of the most common ideology map, the political compass, where any ideology left of the center is anti-capitalist.
American conservatives and reactionaries love to rail on about how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are puppets of the radical left. Meanwhile the United states hasn't had a prominent politician from the true political left since before the first red scare in the 1910s. Bernie Sanders' policies aren't even socialist, they're that of social democracy.
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A word used when you agree with something; or when you want to recognize someone for being themselves, i.e. courageous and unique or not caring what others think. Especially common in online political slang.

The opposite of cringe, some times the opposite of biased.

The latter usage is the original use as coined by rapper Lil B, and the word originally took off on the meta-ironic website 4Chan with the latter meaning. For that reason the word is largely used meta-ironically (without context you can't tell if it's being used ironically or sincerely as it's used in both ways) and was popularized in online political slang of conservatives and the political right before being adopted into mainstream online political slang (likely through shitposting websites or subreddits such as r/politicalcompass memes that are similar to 4chan in their meta-irony and "edginess" but contain a wider variety of political beliefs) and eventually adopted into general online vernacular.

When used in online political language it can mean "based in fact" or the opposite of biased due to the number of people who saw it being first used seriously by the online political right and came to the conclusion that is was related to the phrase "destroyed with facts and logic" in reference to right wing personality Ben Shapiro.
Example 1: meta-ironic

Shitposter: Posts gif of funny monkey Return to monke
Commentor: Based

Example 2: meta-ironic
4chan Anon 1: I'm going to commit hate crimes
4chan Anon 2: Based

Example 3: Politics
Leftist 1: There is no ethical consumption under capitalism.
Leftist 2: Based.
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