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post #76 of 482
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There's a related Atlantic article on victimhood culture that mentions a related point. College kids aren't the first group to do this, they're just the loudest and have taken it to the logical extreme. You see similar tones in the "War on Christmas" nonsense from certain Christian groups. How anyone can seriously be offended or worried for their culture by the design of Starbuck's winter cups is equally as beyond me as the college victimhood culture, but they seem cut from the same cloth.

 

How much of this is the media's fault by pushing a narrative?  As an example, for the Starbuck's issue, I've seen a ton of headlines making fun of Christians for it, but I don't know anyone or have even read an article saying Starbuck's is waging a war against Christmas or Christians or anything else.

 

The same could be said about colleges.  I was in undergrad <10 years ago, and I can't remember any of this (though I was in engineering).  Has it really blown up like this?  Is it the media pushing it and giving a huge megaphone to a minority of students?  Or is it blowing up because they're giving these kids a megaphone, so people start thinking it is more and more reasonable?

post #77 of 482
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Race hate = viewers = $$$$$$$$

Race hate pays, in dollars and in votes.
post #78 of 482
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How much of this is the media's fault by pushing a narrative?  As an example, for the Starbuck's issue, I've seen a ton of headlines making fun of Christians for it, but I don't know anyone or have even read an article saying Starbuck's is waging a war against Christmas or Christians or anything else.

 

I made this point to a Facebook friend earlier today after she posted something about it. She's an outspoken liberal from Seattle (shocking, I know) and haven't heard a peep from her since. If it weren't for all the libs on Facebook making a huge deal about this, I wouldn't even be aware the "controversy" existed. Also, I found out via FoxNews.com that some random internet dude from Arizona was the one who started it all. Some. Internet. Dude.

post #79 of 482
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

How much of this is the media's fault by pushing a narrative?  As an example, for the Starbuck's issue, I've seen a ton of headlines making fun of Christians for it, but I don't know anyone or have even read an article saying Starbuck's is waging a war against Christmas or Christians or anything else.

The same could be said about colleges.  I was in undergrad <10 years ago, and I can't remember any of this (though I was in engineering).  Has it really blown up like this?  Is it the media pushing it and giving a huge megaphone to a minority of students?  Or is it blowing up because they're giving these kids a megaphone, so people start thinking it is more and more reasonable?

I don't know about this very specific instance but the wider phenomenon of "the war on Christmas" has been pushed hard by Fox news for yrs and more widely by some conservatives as an extension of "muh christian nation under attack" discourse. So starbucks or no starbucks this is a thing, yeah.
post #80 of 482
My various conservative family members were all going nuts on Facebook about the Starbucks thing.
post #81 of 482
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I just assume that companies that don't have Christmas sales or refer to Christmas aren't selling gifts for Christmas, but instead are selling Winter Celebration gifts.

I skip the Winter Celebration sales and shop where they sell Christmas gifts.

I do buy the occasional Kwanza gift, but only if it references blue-eyed devils.
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I don't know about this very specific instance but the wider phenomenon of "the war on Christmas" has been pushed hard by Fox news for yrs and more widely by some conservatives as an extension of "muh christian nation under attack" discourse. So starbucks or no starbucks this is a thing, yeah.

 

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My various conservative family members were all going nuts on Facebook about the Starbucks thing.

 

I know about the larger war on Christmas meme, but I just haven't been exposed to it much.  Perhaps I only hang out with insufferable liberal douchebags and no insufferable conservative douchebags.

post #83 of 482
The only legitimate winter holiday is Festivus.
post #84 of 482
That unhinged Lada Gaga and 50 Shades of Grey scholar is the embodiment of all those SJW stereotypes. So cringeworthy.
post #85 of 482
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That unhinged Lada Gaga and 50 Shades of Grey scholar is the embodiment of all those SJW stereotypes. So cringeworthy.

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post #87 of 482
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???

The woman screaming here for "muscle" to physically intimidate reporters. She's a professor at Missouri and studies such important scholarly works as the aforementioned Lady Gaga and 50 Shades of Gray.
post #88 of 482
It is not because mass culture is devoid of artistic qualities that it is not a legitimate area of study due to its centrality in social life. (Ok this sounded like the "I am fun" Hillary by the Onion editorial)
post #89 of 482
You can't write about Lady Gaga and 50 Shades of Grey and expect to be taken seriously. You are a joke.
post #90 of 482
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

You can't write about Lady Gaga and 50 Shades of Grey and expect to be taken seriously. You are a joke.

Don't be stupid, mass/pop culture can be analyzed because of its wider significance, I hope she doesn't stop at Lady gaga & 50 Shades and talks about, I dunno, female vocalist driven pop music, but someone can study a subject without even approving of it.

This is a sociology classic:
https://books.google.ca/books?vid=9780416924305&redir_esc=y
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