Aaron/ December 11, 2018/ Episodes/ 0 comments

Aaron and Jason discuss the myth of the “War on Christmas,” and make the case for why it’s a case of manufactured outrage. Jason goes over the historical origins of Christmas in America and how the holiday as we know it is largely a post-WWII invention. Both Aaron and Jason riff a bit on commercialism, touching on the famed “Starbucks Christmas Cups” controversy. Aaron then discusses the psychology of moral panics and the “persecution of privilege” which both speak to the way the so-called “War on Christmas” operates. So as the season of holidays begin for many of us, enjoy time with family and friends, enjoy whatever fried, roasted, or baked goods you desire, and remember that your enjoyment should not in any way be impacted by what other people do. 

A report on the Virginia Christmas Pageant as well as President Trump’s focus on Christmas:www.breitbart.com/faith/2018/11/30/virginia-school-bans-christmas-carols-mentioning-jesus/?fbclid=IwAR3IxX11p3yUdVSvgNqBsQIYtlqgthqoDIl2-uFBDAVOEucOcMD0vuRg3gg

The Daily Wire’s moral panic-esque take on “Happy Holidays”:www.dailywire.com/news/38871/bois-happy-holidays-not-about-inclusion-its-about-paul-bois?fbclid=IwAR0xwbBcHIUrZyflmkJUMzHRRFi13bvD4OUUkc_UFuthhRcLqziZP7XNxU8

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