When Twitter user @polNewsNetwork1 posted a photo of a Muslim woman and a drag queen riding the subway next to each other on Wednesday, and proclaimed them as "the future that liberals want", we're pretty sure they weren't expecting the response they received from the Internet.

It turns out that those unassuming travelers are exactly the future most people want. Cultural diversity, freedom of self-expression, and co-existing happily with fellow citizens? That actually sounds wonderful, especially if we can do it without being secretly photographed.

Some users of a more far-right persuasion came to the tweet's defense, but the majority of the Twittersphere memed and one-lined the event into absolute oblivion, and the results were refreshingly hilarious. See the greatest hits below, and add your own to our list if you know something about the liberals and their future plans that we don't.

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#1

Liberal Future Meme

TechnicallyRon Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

O Brave New World!

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sannewman Report

MagicalUnicorn 2 years ago

this is vacation i want!

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#3

Liberal Future Meme

lukejamesbgn Report

Master Markus 2 years ago

Exactly! So what? The "future that liberals want" is one that allows a Muslim woman in a burka to sit next to a drag queen? How horrible! It's not like those people just... go away if you stop being liberal or anything.

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#4

Liberal Future Meme

MatCro Report

Amanda Panda 2 years ago

I'm okay with this too

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#5

Liberal Future Meme

DwayneDavidPaul Report

i_know_im_amazing 2 years ago

YES IT IS WHAT I WANT

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#6

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Manda_like_wine Report

rakuninaru 2 years ago

I think the dog's phone is better than mine

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#7

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beckyblackbooks Report

dina d 2 years ago

omg, doctor who! sign me up for this future. and present. and past! totally relevant to the topic

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#8

Liberal Future Meme

MrJackCat Report

Master Markus 2 years ago

Terrifying.

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#9

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TheAliciaKraft Report

rakuninaru 2 years ago

hahahahaha had to search to see if this was the real cover LOL

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#10

Liberal Future Meme

meakoopa Report

Belle White 2 years ago

I'm sorry, but it's their user name that got me.

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#11

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AndyRichter Report

Andrea Johnston 2 years ago

Tio Machete!!

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#12

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MykeCole Report

Mahir ibn Millard al-Amriki 2 years ago

So THAT'S what a sea cow looks like!

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#13

Liberal Future Meme

sam_kriss Report

Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

is that a Little Pony?

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#14

Liberal Future Meme

mayorseidel Report

Big_Mac_K86 2 years ago

Hell yeah :D

#15

Liberal Future Meme

SFtheWolf Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Yes! Train Force!

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#16

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bookoisseur Report

Sue Merritt 2 years ago

What? Animals who are friends? Wow. Now that's a liberal thought. ;)

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#17

Liberal Future Meme

PostCultRev Report

Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

Nessie? Is that you?

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#18

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richiemckay Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

Which witch is which?

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#19

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RossJNicholson Report

Mirriam Banda 2 years ago

is that a kitten

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#20

Liberal Future Meme

that1mum Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

So that's why wedgies.

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#21

Liberal Future Meme

PhilipKDingus Report

Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Nevermind the centaur, IS THAT CAKE!?

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#22

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AbelUndercity Report

Pi... 2 years ago

Yes!

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#23

Liberal Future Meme

huwlemmey Report

John Ashley 2 years ago

Good luck with that. 1984 just arrived, maybe 30+ years late, but it arrived... and, to quote Pogo, Big Brother is us.

#24

Liberal Future Meme

FilthyRichmond Report

Mirriam Banda 2 years ago

That face though.

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#25

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FreddieCampion Report

Loredana Maholea 2 years ago

pug life! <3

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#26

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sammontgomery Report

Lizzy Potter 2 weeks ago

That dogs name tag thou lol XD

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#27

Liberal Future Meme

JaredAshe Report

Karnelia 2 years ago

Omg where can I buy this?!

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#28

Liberal Future Meme

BillionaireDad Report

Stephanie Braxton 2 years ago

So true!

#29

Liberal Future Meme

JaneEspenson Report

Alice P 2 years ago

I agree too.

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#30

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MikeJungman Report

Alice P 2 years ago

i realy like beatle juice

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#31

Liberal Future Meme

darth Report

Jason Hook 2 years ago

More dogs? Umm yes please

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#32

Liberal Future Meme

Abid_ism Report

Pi... 2 years ago

Colour blind ppl can't tell em apart? Is that it?

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#33

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HollyAnderson Report

Jason Hook 2 years ago

That orangutan has the ultimate "The fuck you gonna do about it" expression going on there

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#34

Liberal Future Meme

sunweasel Report

Master Markus 2 years ago

The "SJWs" can sometimes be easily offended, but the hard right-wingers are the EASIEST offended.

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#35

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conorbattle Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

What's not to like?

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#36

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savjanea Report

KaileighDark05 2 years ago

When you don't shave

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#37

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FOIAsaxa Report

Melanie Mayfield 2 years ago

I love this picture of a boy and his cat, but, why is this picture here? Tragically, this young man committed suicide a few years ago- I do NOT want a future where bullies prevail! :[

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#38

Liberal Future Meme

youngvulgarian Report

Lea Opitz 2 years ago

Oh hell yeah!

#39

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PeteHeacock Report

Colleen Smith 2 years ago

Donnie Darko?

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#40

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aioua Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

To boldly go where no cat has gone before.

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#41

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mikemillerSBN Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

Watch for that battery exploding!

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#42

Liberal Future Meme

irlchuggo Report

Stephanie Braxton 2 years ago

I want a future where people aren't afraid to be themselves, as well!☺

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#43

Liberal Future Meme

HLYFLPNFLP Report

Luca 2 years ago

Since they were in a metro I certainly do hope they are going somewhere

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#44

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kimberimberly Report

DINA SOTO-VARGAS 2 years ago

yup

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#45

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donAlvar Report

Shari H 2 years ago

Nope, nope, nope, with a side of extra large nope!

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#46

Liberal Future Meme

jpbrammer Report

Addie Tamsyn-Hunter 2 years ago

Epic!

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#47

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thelancearthur Report

Wendy Fitzkloo 2 years ago

Just a sweet transvestite from Transylvania

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#48

Liberal Future Meme

kristupher Report

Bridgette David 2 years ago

I didn't know two adults could ride at the same time.

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#49

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dswingsbothways Report

Susanna Vesna 2 years ago

LMAO! I was waiting for Darth Vader to pop up!

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#50

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inmostlight Report

Fiorella Barcelli 2 years ago

Sadly, this is the past 😟

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#51

Liberal Future Meme

pattymo Report

Jason Hook 2 years ago

Blasphemy!!!!

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#52

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justinsreedy Report

Bunnies are better!! 2 years ago

Look at all that food!!

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#53

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NobleKnope Report

Dereth Tang 2 years ago

I fucking love Sense8!

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#55

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steveking_ Report

Ivan Šahh 2 years ago

YAS QUEEN!

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#56

Liberal Future Meme

Cpin42 Report

Jason Hook 2 years ago

Pussies and wieners?

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#57

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nowiknowmyabcs Report

Jason Hook 2 years ago

You know, I think I'm good without this one

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#58

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BRANDONWARDELL Report

Eeva Kulmala 2 years ago

Stan Lee writing an actual character arc and an interesting origin story for Garfield? Sign me up.

#59

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maxsparber Report

Jeremy Rogers 2 years ago

That is such a creepy picture! The stuff of nightmares...

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#60

Liberal Future Meme

Buddha6883 Report

#61

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ehdannyboy Report

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#62

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ScreaminWheat Report

Signe Slavensky 2 years ago

Their drawn-on abs...

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#63

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DiscreetLatino Report

Long Joan Silver 2 years ago

LMFAO NO!

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#64

Liberal Future Meme

SamSykesSwears Report

Wendy Fitzkloo 2 years ago

Well we both can't hang our heads outside, someone has to drive this thing

#65

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macthompson Report

Melanie Mayfield 2 years ago

These aren't the droids we're looking for.

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#66

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MarkStuttard Report

Melanie Mayfield 2 years ago

dude's from Ferndale, CA. Yo, HUMBOLDT! Keep it GREEN.

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#67

Liberal Future Meme

NullBlanc Report

Cathy Shift 2 years ago

i don't know what this is but i like it

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#68

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maloonds Report

Crystal Fudalik 2 years ago

I don't think I want Guy Ferreri anywhere near my future...

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#69

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elizemorgan Report

Signe Slavensky 2 years ago

Gonzo <3

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MattSBN Report

#71

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ashleyfeinberg Report

Csilla Szabadi 2 years ago

Oh man, i soo wanted to play that video

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joelcifer Report

Wendy Fitzkloo 2 years ago

Um, Bejesus?

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#73

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kshipwhitecat Report

Wendy Fitzkloo 2 years ago

I ask you, who doesn't want a gold and silver mini city head piece

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#74

Liberal Future Meme

tyleroakley Report

#75

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iD4RO Report

Superluminal1 2 years ago

That must have stung!

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#76

Liberal Future Meme

lunarwhales Report

rakuninaru 2 years ago

That look...

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#77

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MKupperman Report

Wendy Fitzkloo 2 years ago

Looks nothing like the Archie and Jughead comics I read as a kid

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AnotherElle Report

Alia Gail 2 years ago

OH NO FEMINISM SCARY OH GOD 😅

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