Ruthkanda Forever tweet and a stock image of a child's reaction.

#Ruthkanda Forever

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#Ruthkanda Forever or Ruthkanda Posting refers to a cliché often seen on Twitter / X, inspired by X user @AlexandraWLee's 2020 post claiming that her child crossed her arms and said "Ruthkanda Forever" after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death. In the following years, the original post was used in various memes as a phrasal template and copypasta with people changing certain parts of the quote. The trend of liberal-leaning Twitter users claiming that their children weigh in on political issues makes routine reappearances during American election cycles.

Origin

On September 18th, 2020, Twitter[1] / X user @AlexandraWLee posted, "Just told my 10yo daughter about #RGB. She had tears in her eyes. And then she did the Wakanda pose and said '#Ruthkanda forever' -- which is the sort of pop culture crossover that I can celebrate." The post gathered over 3,000 likes and 5,000 quote tweets in roughly four years (seen below).


Alexandra Lee-Capps @alexandrawlee Just told my 10yo daughter about #RBG. She had tears in her eyes. And then she did the Wakanda pose and said "#Ruthkanda forever" -- which is the sort of pop culture cross-over that I can celebrate. 17:01 9/18/20 Twitter Web App .

The post was shared across the internet, with many readers expressing doubt that the anecdote was true. A parody of the post appeared on Reddit's /r/wokekids[2] on September 8th, 2022 (seen below, right), where it gathered over 1,000 upvotes in two years. Later that year, the Instagram[3] page @bradtroemel posted a comic showing Ginsberg, Chadwick Boseman (the actor who played Black Panter) and Donald Trump playing Quidditch in heaven (seen below, right).


Meanwhile, in heaven... HEAVEN LEAGUE GUYS GIRLS 10 3 I've got a lot to learn from you up here, Ruth! You'll get the hang of it! The Machine Bulan Won Rest in Power Donald J. Trump 1946-2020 to @empalayaa Tweet Just told my 10yo daughter about #QueenElizabeth. She had tears in her eyes. And then she did the Wakanda pose and said "#Lizkanda forever" which is the sort of pop culture cross-over that I can celebrate. 19:18 - 08/09/2022 Twitter for iPhone • 600

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Memes about #Ruthkanda continued to make the rounds in subsequent years, as seen in a September 8th, 2022, post by X[7] user @rajat_suresh that read, "Just told my 10 year old about the Queen. She had tears in her eyes, then did the Wakanda pose and said 'Ruthkanda forever' so I said 'No, that is the wrong person you dumb fuck' and made her sleep outside," and gathered over 98,000 likes in two years (seen below, top).

On April 11th, 2024, X[8] user @sreekyshooter made a post about O.J. Simpson's death, writing, "Just told my 10yo daughter about #OJSimpson. She had tears in her eyes. And then she did the Wakanda pose and said '#Juicekanda forever' -- which is the sort of pop-culture crossover that I can celebrate," and gathered over 25,000 likes in two months (seen below).


Rajat Suresh @rajat_suresh Follow Just told my 10 year old about the Queen. She had tears in her eyes, then did the Wakanda pose and said "Ruthkanda forever" so i said "No, that is the wrong person you dumb f---" and made her sleep outside 12:37 PM Sep 8, 2022
PERSONAL sreekar @sreekyshooter Subscribe ... Just told my 10yo daughter about #OJSimpson. She had tears in her eyes. And then she did the Wakanda pose and said "#Juicekanda forever" -- which is the sort of pop-culture crossover that I can celebrate. . 10:55 AM Apr 11, 2024 1.2M Views

My Kid Just Said

In late June 2024, in the aftermath of the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, X[4] user @ElieNYC made a post that read, "My kid just said: 'It’s sad to watch a pack of lies beat a good person just because the good person can’t speak.'” I literally just gave him a hug and said that 'debates don’t matter.'" The June 27th post gathered over 69,000 likes in three days (seen below).


Elie Mystal @ElieNYC My kid just said: "It's sad to watch a pack of lies beat a good person just because the good person can't speak." I literally just gave him a hug and said that "debates don't matter." • 9:58 PM Jun 27, 2024 8M Views

The post drew comparisons to #Ruthkanda from X users to parodied the line "my kids just said," as seen in a June 28th, 2024, post by X user @_rawrell[5] that gathered over 10,000 likes in two days (seen below, top), and a June 29th post by @ross_hewage[6] that gathered over 35,000 likes in a day (seen below, bottom).


Rawrell @_rawrell ⚫ Jun 28, 2024 My kid just said: "War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner" I literally just gave him a hug and said "Millions must die" $3 Elie Mystal @ElieNYC Jun 27 My kid just said: "It's sad to watch a pack of lies beat a good person just because the good person can't speak." I literally just gave him a hug and said that "debates don't matter." 32 17 882 10K III 196K

high freaktose p--- syrup @bigsnugga ... hello mom can you come pick me up the libs are ruthkanda posting again Elie Mystal @ElieNYC ⚫ Jun 27 My kid just said: "It's sad to watch a pack of lies beat a good person just because the good person can't speak." I literally just gave him a hug and said that "debates don't matter." • 12:04 AM ⚫ Jun 28, 2024 640.8K Views


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External References

[1] X – alexandrawlee

[2] Reddit – /r/wokekids

[3] Instagram – bradtroemel

[4]  X – ElieNYC

[5] X – _rawrell

[6] X – ross_hewage

[7] X – rajat_suresh

[8] X – sreekyshooter

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