But let’s move on to a far more important discussion:
Raz of Chaz or MAGA Viking, who did the techno-barbarian warlord aesthetic better? pic.twitter.com/iYM1fKbJdm
— 🇷🇺 ANATꙮLY 🤔 KARLIN (@akarlin88) January 7, 2021
Raz of Chaz or MAGA Viking, who did the techno-barbarian warlord aesthetic better during their occupations of Capitol Hill and the Capitol, respectively?
Both are very strong competitors to be sure.
Points in favor of MAGA Viking:
(1) Storming one of the key power centers of a superpower in scenes vaguely redolent of the fall of Rome and post-nuclear apocalypse America is more inherently impressive than squatting and passing around joints in some filthy tents in Seattle.
(2) Asserted authority by displaying physique, intimidating many observers into submission…
… whereas Raz of Chaz has a generic 1990s gold chain gangsta aesthetic, like President Camacho from Idiocracy.
(3) MAGA Viking was accompanied by his Chad friends who put their boots on Nancy Pelosi’s desk and heroically liberated her podium…
… as well as by gamers, making this a literal GAMER UPRISING. (The tattoo on the hand of the guy in the yellow suiter here is a rune from Dishonored, which I recommend BTW).
Possible long-term impact: The splintering of the Republican Party, LOL.
Points in favor of Raz of Chaz:
(1) Say what you will of the Republic of Chaz, but at least it lasted a few weeks, as opposed to the few hours between when the police let the MAGA trespassers in and Blompf told them to get out…
… even if Chaz didn’t ultimately fulfill the high hopes that many true progressives such as myself initially placed upon it.
Chez also claimed territory and developed many of the rudimentary institutions of a state, such as
a police force a militia of gangbangers and borders armed checkpoints.
(3) Raz banged significantly more hos during his reign of power than MAGA Viking, whom we can be reasonably sure banged zero during his raid upon the Capitol. Having a harem is one of the perks of being warlord (for more than a few hours).
— mattparlmer (@mattparlmer) June 10, 2020
(4) Moreover, not only was the warlord Raz of CHAZ physically beating up the Antifacels and sleeping with their womenz, he was also DOMINATING those same rentoids as an Airbnb landlord back during peacetime.
Possible long-term impact: Enriching Seattle tech oligarchs in cahoots with the Seattle City Council by torpedoing property prices in Capitol Hill.
Most images I have seen of CHAZ/CHOP show predominantly low-rise buildings. Supports my theory that this is at least partly backed by the local establishment to clear out Capitol Hill for large-scale development projects, probably with the backing of the tech industry.
— King Baeksu (@KingBaeksu) June 14, 2020
My own assessment is that MAGA Viking wins out for sheer impact, though certainly Raz of Chaz seems to have had a much more fun time of it – he tired back to his career as a rapper and kept his Twitter account, whereas MAGA Viking will almost certainly be charged, possibly locked away, and permanently blacklisted from most interesting career prospects by the assorted NPCs of the country he sought to “make great again.”