There’s no war in Ba Sing Se is a memorable quote turned meme from the animated series Avatar the Last Airbender.
It is used on image macros sarcastically, put into context with things that are untrue.
Hello. My name is Joo Dee, and I work for Amazon. We are treated very well and I love my coworkers. My manager listens to me and I have plenty of bathroom breaks. There is no war in Ba Sing Se. pic.twitter.com/abSxFhWLRV
— JP (@jpbrammer) August 15, 2019
The phrase is first heard in the Season 2 Episode 14 of Avatar the Last Airbender, which was aired in the US on September 22nd, 2006.
In the episode, the heroes of the series encounter a secret service in the capital of the Earth Kingdom which is tasked with brainwashing the city’s residents with a lie that there is “no war in Ba Sing Se”.
Online the conspiracy and the phrase has been associated with the distrust toward governments that establish a false feeling of security in citizens.
The phrase often occurs on Tumblr as well as Reddit.
- CBR.com – Avatar: ‘There Is No War in Ba Sing Se’ Is the Perfect Meme for Our Time
- Avatar Fandom – Conspiracy of Ba Sing Se