We aren’t going to beat around the bush with these. We’ll get straight to the point. These hand gestures might have been OK (Sorry! Too soon!) at one point in time, but that time is well behind us. Just like the “OK” sign, these need to be harshly deposited in the dustbin of history and never used again.
The Raised Fist (AKA: Fist Pump)
Hitler used this hand gesture when speaking in public. Need we say more? If you do anything that evil monster did then you are just like him. We all now know that if someone evil did something, no matter how innocuous, that thing they did is now evil for everyone else until the end of time. It’s basic logic.
Don’t be like Hitler.
The Thumbs Up
Trump does this. Enough said. See Point One if you need further explanation.
The Thumbs Up is no longer okay in any context. If your elderly parents give you a thumbs up, disown them.
The Devil Horns
This one has been bad for a very long time. A lot of bands in the 80s used this symbol to show their allegiance to Satan. We all know that bands in the 80s and Satan are pretty much the worst things ever. Flee from all appearance of evil and all that.
The Hand Wave
How could waving at someone actually be offensive? Easy. If you wave at someone it means you are trying to be nice and only privileged people have the time to be nice in 2019 America. The rest of the country is living in apocalyptic chaos. There’s no time for the niceties. It’s a war out there and wasting time with friendly hand-waving is only giving the enemy more time to destroy our nation, our culture, and our values. If you are doing things that are not furthering the cause of JUSTICE, you are part of the problem. Hand waving is flippant, superficial, and triggering. Stop doing it.
The “I’m Number One”
This might be the worst of them all. How arrogant and patriarchal can you be to actually think you, or the group you represent, are number one? The arrogance is obvious. Anyone claiming to be the best at anything is so full of pride they can’t see how demonstrably foolish their little hand gesture actually is. Yet it’s even worse than that. Gesturing that you are number one demeans and belittles everyone who has not been given all the benefits and opportunities you have been privileged to receive. That gesture shouts to everyone who can see, “I am better than everyone else even though I have done nothing to earn my position!” It’s unconscionable to still use this gesture in 2019.
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