The Area 51 raid had better security: The craziest memes from today
On Wednesday afternoon, pro-Trump protesters charged the U.S. Capitol. Congress was meeting there today to certify states’ election results. The Capitol was announced secured several hours later, but one woman died in the crossfire, according to a tweet from NBC News.
For a while, no one really knew exactly what was going down in the Capitol. Rioters were seen with weapons inside the building and the House floor was evacuated by police. Despite the day’s unforeseen, scary, and sad events, memes still poured in on Twitter. Many of the memes talked about the alleged lack of security at the Capitol and a potential second Area 51 raid.
me @ the memes about the Capitol pic.twitter.com/jyWl5NCCeZ
— juul$ (@ceoofclowninc) January 6, 2021
To laugh or not to laugh
When it comes to situations like this, it’s hard to tell if it’s appropriate to laugh at memes. Memes can be a way to cope, though, so maybe that’s why so many people post them during these kinds of events.
the congress is falling pic.twitter.com/ROduoVpO93
— my uncle’s meme stash (@myunclesmemes) January 6, 2021
Based on the chaos that went down in the Capitol today, a meme of a dumpster fire seems accurate.
Me and others raiding area 51 after seeing how easy it was to raid the capitol pic.twitter.com/cXsKsZo24t
— Jerry Jackson (@TheJerryJackson) January 6, 2021
Area 51 raid
Some Twitter users talked about the possibility of another Area 51 raid, citing the apparent lack of security that led to the Capitol’s breach today.
pentagon said “oh yall need help?” pic.twitter.com/m5TmIK5Xo3
— Gluv. (@WhoGluv) January 6, 2021
The Office memes
Memes from The Office are common during any major event, and today was no different
*Crimonologists trying to explain the #capitol breach*#Congress #protest #Republicans #Trump #WashingtonDC #America #criminology pic.twitter.com/JWzdInq4t8
— Criminology Memes (@Criminologymem1) January 6, 2021
Events that happened today were completely unexpected, and this meme depicts that feeling.
#Congress #Memes #CobraKai #CapitalHill pic.twitter.com/D3RUFO3EOs
— Tate (@Tater904) January 6, 2021
Cobra Kai at the Capitol
Some people posted pictures of pro-Trump protesters and compared them to characters from the show Cobra Kai.
maybe we shouldn’t raid area 51 😅 pic.twitter.com/NWx32lbFX0
— jahki 💥 (@imjahki) January 6, 2021
FBI agent and an Area 51 raid
A meme that has become popular in recent years shows a phone screen with a message from an FBI agent. They aren’t real messages, of course, but more FBI agent memes surfaced today.
Security at the Capitol vs at Area 51 pic.twitter.com/ZC7tk7bIVb
— New Year, Same Kev 🎉 (@Ktc8dog) January 6, 2021
Who has better security?
People tweeted they think they could pull off an Area 51 raid after they said the security at the Capitol seemed weak.