13 of the smartest TikToks about politics, history and inequality

TikTok isn’t just lip dubs, pranks and pouting teenagers. It can also be clever interpretations of Latin songs, political messages about inequality and Communism and chemical formulas for exothermic reactions.

1. A succinct depiction of inequality told through the lens of Kreayshawn’s 2012 hip hop hit “Go Hard.”

By NikJWells on TikTok

2. The Brexit negotiations told through the medium of the Spice Girls

By Sonam on TikTok

3. An analysis of the Catholic Church’s failure to adequately address the problem of child molesting priests

By PiffPeterson on TikTok
4. The inevitable disappearance of creativity on nascent social media platforms’ due to their design promoting vapidity
By LeahMarii on TikTok

5. Intellectual pursuits aren’t always the most popular, but that’s ok

By Perplexagon on TikTok

6. World War Two plus Eddy Grant in a Tik Tok (with lots of typos)

By Rhys.b1999 on TikTok

7. In which I discover the Latin lyrics of “O Fortuna” in a TikTok comment

By Rreygaer95 on TikTok

8. A critical analysis of the use of Seventies music in contemporary cinema

By Alisha.GTFO on TikTok

9. A short appraisal of the economics of communism

By QuirkyRussian on TikTok

10. Of course you know the chemical formula for a thermite reaction (iron oxide or rust, plus aluminium equals fire)

By S3xyEnzyme on TikTok

11. Algebra is useful so you don’t fall for stupid memes

By MrBlah69 on TikTok

12. What do anti-vaxx mothers and bartenders have in common?

By LachlanChumbley on TikTok

13. The parallels between the Great Depression of 1929 and the Financial Crisis of 2008

By adamp161 on TikTok

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