Remember 2019? We were all laughing about butthole tanning and an internet 'plot' to storm Area 51? It really was a simpler time!
History repeats itself in odd ways, though. Yesterday, pro-Trump extremists forced their way into the Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college victory, vandalizing and looting multiple Congressional offices.
The Capitol Police's haphazard and frankly embarrassing response to yesterday's rioters led to plenty of jokes about how ridiculously easy it was for the MAGA crowd to waltz into what is *supposed* to be one of the most secure buildings in our country, the seat of our entire government.
It led some to idly speculate that maybe a raid Area 51 isn't as impossible as we've been led to believe:
This the person who stormed the capital?!? Beginning to think I should give this Area 51 thing a go again pic.twitter.com/aBHsxRI6qP— steffen ortiz (@SteffenOrtiz) January 7, 2021
Me and the boys going to Area 51 after seeing how easy it was to get in the capitol building pic.twitter.com/RX9TyhfW4E— J.T. (@itsjt619) January 6, 2021
this tells me we def could’ve stormed Area 51— tay (@ttayzerzz) January 6, 2021
Me n the boys walking into Area 51 after seeing how well they defended the capital building. pic.twitter.com/6yLQpeZjQ5— Josh Laflamme (@swaggyjlaflamme) January 6, 2021
How I’m walking into Area 51 after seeing the dogshit security at the US Capital building. pic.twitter.com/GkQgU9ngPX— Yunyun Stan (@ReapitandReap) January 6, 2021
Society if everyone stormed Area 51 instead of the Capitol building pic.twitter.com/ZPrYiMO7Wd— Tavis (@Tavismorris1) January 6, 2021
Me runnin into Area 51 while the country distracted pic.twitter.com/7o2Jq1QOQ3— Vlad (@slightwork352) January 6, 2021
Why didn't ya'll bring this "Storming the gates" energy with you to Area 51!? pic.twitter.com/7L9S0dVNTx— ∂αℓιη (@dalpal2) January 6, 2021
the US the US— katie • kuroken lockdown (@shotosobaa) January 6, 2021
defending defending its
Area 51 own capitol pic.twitter.com/szCTIaYc3h
What makes this all so crazy is that the Area 51 movement was literally created as a meme that eventually got a bit too big for its britches, while the plot to storm the Capitol was definitely a more realistic threat. Guess which one was investigated by authorities prior to s**t going down?
so apparently this is all was organized through a facebook event called “occupy the capital” and i can’t help but think about when people jokingly made a “storm area 51 event” and the literal FBI showed up.— Danya (@dxxnya) January 6, 2021
All in all, yesterday was definitely a wild ride on Twitter.
me after kim and kanye divorce, kanye and jeffree star hook up, civil war, and area 51 have all been trending in one day pic.twitter.com/29iNeanu00— iiam.kae (@imnotcloudz) January 6, 2021
So yeah, the new year is already another unmitigated s**tshow, but at least we've got Area 51 memes again!
The Area 51 memes are back and I’ve never been happier pic.twitter.com/hnA09LqDtm— Derek (@DerekGrice) January 6, 2021