It’s not complicated at all: The President of the United States posted a tweet that some people believe is a tacit admission of orchestrating a covert operation to take over the Super Bowl, all in order to win an influential pop star which is the key to. his re-election campaign.
And yet, Bitcoin maximalists can’t stop building the whole thing they.
Let’s go back. Shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the Super Bowl last night, President Joe Biden—or perhaps more likely, a team of meme-literate aides—briefly broke the internet with tweet an image of the 81-year-old commander-in-chief with his eyes glowing crimson, along with the caption, “Just as we drew it.”
The tongue-in-cheek post was almost certainly a sarcastic reference to an emerging right-wing conspiracy theory, which claimed last week that Biden could win the Super Bowl in favor of the Chiefs in order to curry favor by Taylor Swift — Chiefs girlfriend. tight end Travis Kelce—and possibly get the musician powerful endorsement.
Very cool, attractive to crypto bros
— Coin Bureau (@coinbureau) February 12, 2024
The glowing red eyes of the post pointed at the so-called “Dark Brandon” meme, which, in 2022, began to co-opt iconography from conservative circles with the (again, crude) goal of portraying Biden as more powerful and forceful than May. eye contact.
But, as before well documentedconservative internet culture and crypto internet culture have many common roots—and it didn’t take long for some Bitcoin enthusiasts to embrace Biden’s cryptic post as a dog-whistle for them, not conservatives. conspiracy theorist.
In crypto circles, glowing red eyes also carries a particular meaning: It means an enlightened awareness of the importance of Bitcoin in the next chapter of humanity. Bitcoin maximalist wants Michael Saylor and Caitlin Long have long incorporated “laser eyes” into their Twitter profiles to signal their evolution into more ardent followers of the Bitcoin gospel.
As fate would have it, in the hours after Biden’s tweet, Bitcoin jumped past $50,000 for the first time since 2021. Drunk on such good news, some crypto traders jokingly (or perhaps very seriously) attributed the price action to a covert operation by Biden aimed at boosting Bitcoin, not of the Chiefs.
The intricate layers of irony and double entender activated by very online stunt soon reached such a delirious high-even the people of crypto to be honest Thinking that Biden tried to send messages covered by Bitcoin maxis, or not – some appear convinced that crypto users really believe that they are associated with the American president.
Guys this is not Bitcoin tweet. This is a weird tweet about Taylor swift’s weird conspiracies.
Get your psyops straight for Christ’s sake. https://t.co/BpNs8ed4hu
— Bully (@BullyEsq) February 12, 2024
What is the truth? Did Biden rig the biggest sporting event of the year? Is he alone responsible for the BTC run?
This reporter will not weigh in on such vexing questions. But he advises that the answers probably won’t be found on Twitter.
Edited by Andrew Hayward