The Violence Has Escalated

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does The Violence Has Escalated mean?

The violence has escalated is a type of meme that is used to complement situations that include violence or fighting

It is usually a combination of a soldier or a recognizable fighter from a sub-culture, and a Win95-style message box stating “The violence has escalated”.

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What's the origin of The Violence Has Escalated?

In 2018, a video by user Gyan Ko was uploaded to YouTube. It featured a soldier’s image and a voice saying “the violence has escalated” in a weirdly pronounced way.

Under the soldier we could also see the Windows 95 system-message box. The aesthetics of the combination of these images laid down the foundations of the template.

Spread and Usage

How did The Violence Has Escalated spread?

Although the original video never saw a great success, some re-inventions of the violence has escalated became relatively popular on forums like Reddit.

In 2019, the most successful take on the template, with a picture of a trooper holding his weapon like a club, landed in r/Memes, reaching a massive 8.1k upvotes.

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Published: 10/05/2021 by | Last updated: 10/05/2021 | 598 views | Report error

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