Skip to comments.Why Are Trump Supporters Offering People 'Free Helicopter Rides' Online?
Posted on 10/12/2018 4:17:21 PM PDT by thoughtomator
If youve spent time on the Trump-supporting parts of social media, youve probably come across a strange meme in the past couple of years. MAGA-loving Twitter is constantly offering people free helicopter rides. But what does it mean?
The offer of free helicopter rides is a reference to the practice of killing people by dropping them from helicopters, made most famous by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s. Sometimes Pinochets death flights were conducted over the ocean, but they were also done over rivers and sometimes the land. Hundreds of political dissidents are still unaccounted for from the Pinochet era, but a conservative government estimate from 2001 puts the number of people killed in Chile by being thrown from helicopters at 120.
Despite its disgusting connotations, free helicopter rides has become quite a meme online for people who support President Trump and his neo-fascist policies. There are entire Facebook pages devoted to Pinochets Free Helicopter Rides, and even websites that sell t-shirts and other gear with the phrase.
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Savor with a glass of fine wine is my rec here.
I thought Gizmodo was just a tech blog ?
I guess they have to voice their stupid opinion too.
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The free ride most DemonRats want is to a House softball game.
Because some people have a cynical sense of humor. Deal with it, Gizflakes.
I am... laughing my rear end off for like 20 minutes straight here. By getting so offended at the meme they admit they are just the kind of Communists that Pinochet specifically targeted in cleaning up Chile.
Matt just won a free helicopter ride.
Fake News much, Gizmodo?
I did a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls. What I remember most was the loud noise of the helicopter.
I suspect this #FakeNews journalist knows that American conservatives are among the most pro-Jewish, pro-Israel groups in the world. He just doesn't care. It's all about #FakeNews hits and furthering the agenda.
Good to see this ass hat 🎩 is so objective. 👎 How about a 🚁 ride? 🤣
Has tech been taken over by Communist SJW’s?
Made most famous for most folks by the scene in Scarface when Omar was tossed out.
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"Soy, un perdador."
> Has tech been taken over by Communist SJWs?
By and large, yes. An “alt-tech” has sprouted up, run by libertarians and conservatives, but it’s only 1/1000th the size of Big Tech right now.
I told my wife as long as we don't see a winner before us, we three have a chance of one of us winning a bag.
Then, after a long line, it was the turn of the family in front of us. Their kid spun the wheel but the father cheater and stopped the spinning on a win segment. I told my wife: Doesn't count against us he cheated! (I said this loud).
Then I spun and lost. My wife spun and lost. My daughter spun and legitimately won a Hertha Berlin sports bag. 🙂
I told her she is AMAZING!
People around us were happy.
This is the first I'd heard of it, y'know, because it's fake news spun into an op-ed that masquerades as news.
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