Free helicopter rides
A meme where members of the alt-right "joke" about giving leftists "free helicopter rides" (read: executing their political opponents). This is in reference to the extrajudicial executions (Death flights) during the Dirty War in Argentina and following the 1973 Chilean coup. Political opponents of Argentina's Admiral Luis María Mendía} and Chile's Augusto Pinochet were flown over the ocean in an airplane or helicopter and pushed to their death. This meme seemed to gain popularity early in Donald Trump's campaign, when he gave helicopter rides to children at the Iowa State Fair. To Trump's credit, he did not murder them.
- Rick Perlstein: The alt-right is gunning for anti-Trump protesters Newsweek. April 30, 2017.
- Get to Know the Memes of the Alt-Right and Never Miss a Dog-Whistle Again Vice. January 26, 2017.
- Reddit Backs Its Neo-Nazis Four Months After Banning Alt-Right The Daily Beast. June 30, 2017.
- Memeday: If Donald Trump offers you a free helicopter ride, say no We Hunted the Mammoth. June 17, 2016.