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It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.

 
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It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
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Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
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I'm glad its over, and I think this was the last Christmas I'll do.
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What does taxi cabs have to do with this? Whats next lyft-kitsch?
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Time is the worst habit and has now been overcome.
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Only if you let others dictate culture.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
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I'm glad its over, and I think this was the last Christmas I'll do.
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I feel the exact same way.

Also.. interestingly... everything was fine at my place as long as we stayed in the 'fantasy' land of no meaning. I brought up one 'controversial' topic at the end of the night Christmas Eve thinking that everyone was in a fine headspace and there would be no big deal. My family shit down - my adult daughter looked like she was going to cry and then after I asked her why she can't talk about anything meaningful anymore she *did* cry.
I felt shocked and sad.
I felt like I'd dropped a bomb on the house by accident - it was that bad. I got angry. They got angry.
Then we went to bed, got up, and pretended nothing happened.

I'd say it was the booze but it's like that every time ... stay away from anything important and keep the talk to fingernails and music.

crazy. makes me feel so alone.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73131060


I'm glad its over, and I think this was the last Christmas I'll do.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13183066


I feel the exact same way.

Also.. interestingly... everything was fine at my place as long as we stayed in the 'fantasy' land of no meaning. I brought up one 'controversial' topic at the end of the night Christmas Eve thinking that everyone was in a fine headspace and there would be no big deal. My family shit down - my adult daughter looked like she was going to cry and then after I asked her why she can't talk about anything meaningful anymore she *did* cry.
I felt shocked and sad.
I felt like I'd dropped a bomb on the house by accident - it was that bad. I got angry. They got angry.
Then we went to bed, got up, and pretended nothing happened.

I'd say it was the booze but it's like that every time ... stay away from anything important and keep the talk to fingernails and music.

crazy. makes me feel so alone.
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*shut down, not shit-down. lol
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
I gave my neighbor a gift basket. He looked at me like I was insane.My family member sends a list of what to specifically by. Nothing is good enough for parents.

But it's not just Christmas. People walk around looking like characters from the Capitol in Hunger Games. A whole slew of grown ass men like My Little Pony. Movies are mostly remakes.
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Only if you let others dictate culture.
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so true.
we only have each other. And that makes us rich.. . .

Wisdom in the man, patience in the wife, brings peace to the house and a happy life.
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Teens don't even date anymore...just hook up.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Only if you let others dictate culture.
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so true.
 Quoting: beeches


Only if you let others dictate culture.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73575316


so true.
 Quoting: beeches


But the very definition of culture is dictated by the collective, those in your community, country, social group. Multiculturalism and technology has killed culture. We can all just have our own little experiences. It's why the Super Bowl is now our big national thing. It's THE ONLY time we all stop and mostly do the same thing. In groups. At the exact same time.

Next up, the running man or hunger games.
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Only if you let others dictate culture.
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so true.
 Quoting: beeches


Only if you let others dictate culture.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73575316


so true.
 Quoting: beeches


But the very definition of culture is dictated by the collective, those in your community, country, social group. Multiculturalism and technology has killed culture. We can all just have our own little experiences. It's why the Super Bowl is now our big national thing. It's THE ONLY time we all stop and mostly do the same thing. In groups. At the exact same time.

Next up, the running man or hunger games.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73228554


And the Super Bowl is nothing but commercialism, kitsch and irony. And the "tradition" is utterly superficial. Meaningless, mindless consumerism.
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What does taxi cabs have to do with this? Whats next lyft-kitsch?
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When the people have no anchors and stand upon sand they are easier to manipulate. The grand plan Is working.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
No, that's the metrosexual Obama voter view of Christmas.

You 8 year long fantasy is over. Now you get consequences. And you and he and hey won't like them. Not only that, you'll regret stupid posts like this.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Christmas was gutted a long time ago, with the rise of socialism. A different, atheistic culture grew up inside of the predominantly white, Christian society that lasted until probably the last half of the twentieth century.

Christmas, like it or not, is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, celebrated in the dead of winter. Little by little, there was no real reason to celebrate except for the gifts and a little break when people were tired of the long dark days.

For a good portion of the population, the only reason to get together and celebrate is based on greed, gluttony, pride, which open the door to their cousins, anger, lust and laziness.

Here, more clearly revealed every year, is the real face of the cult of socialism, replacing the religion of true Christ-centered Christianity.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Yep. That's the plan. Render all culture banal and national identity impotent.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
No, that's the metrosexual Obama voter view of Christmas.

You 8 year long fantasy is over. Now you get consequences. And you and he and hey won't like them. Not only that, you'll regret stupid posts like this.
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You dumbass, OP is critical of that mentality. Your reading comprehension is very poor. You probably drink your way through the season.
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Yep. That's the plan. Render all culture banal and national identity impotent.
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Exactly.

Who is doing it?
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Yep. That's the plan. Render all culture banal and national identity impotent.
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Exactly.

Who is doing it?
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Those who control the national money supplies, and who want to implement a global digital monetary system.
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What does taxi cabs have to do with this? Whats next lyft-kitsch?
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When the people have no anchors and stand upon sand they are easier to manipulate. The grand plan Is working.
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I think the uber lyft thing was a joke. Get a blues clues, oops i mean red clue. Red nation...su woo. Happy Kwanzaa
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I'm absolutely amazed at two extremely stupid posts on this thread
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
No, that's the metrosexual Obama voter view of Christmas.

You 8 year long fantasy is over. Now you get consequences. And you and he and hey won't like them. Not only that, you'll regret stupid posts like this.
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Idiot
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
No, that's the metrosexual Obama voter view of Christmas.

You 8 year long fantasy is over. Now you get consequences. And you and he and hey won't like them. Not only that, you'll regret stupid posts like this.
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Idiot
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Yes everything is kitschy and dripping with irony.

Knowing anything is possible is both horrifying and exciting.

It's like everyone just decided to let it all hang out - fuck it all.
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Christmas was gutted a long time ago, with the rise of socialism. A different, atheistic culture grew up inside of the predominantly white, Christian society that lasted until probably the last half of the twentieth century.

Christmas, like it or not, is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, celebrated in the dead of winter. Little by little, there was no real reason to celebrate except for the gifts and a little break when people were tired of the long dark days.

For a good portion of the population, the only reason to get together and celebrate is based on greed, gluttony, pride, which open the door to their cousins, anger, lust and laziness.

Here, more clearly revealed every year, is the real face of the cult of socialism, replacing the religion of true Christ-centered Christianity.
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good post
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Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73131060


I'm glad its over, and I think this was the last Christmas I'll do.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13183066


I feel the exact same way.

Also.. interestingly... everything was fine at my place as long as we stayed in the 'fantasy' land of no meaning. I brought up one 'controversial' topic at the end of the night Christmas Eve thinking that everyone was in a fine headspace and there would be no big deal. My family shit down - my adult daughter looked like she was going to cry and then after I asked her why she can't talk about anything meaningful anymore she *did* cry.
I felt shocked and sad.
I felt like I'd dropped a bomb on the house by accident - it was that bad. I got angry. They got angry.
Then we went to bed, got up, and pretended nothing happened.

I'd say it was the booze but it's like that every time ... stay away from anything important and keep the talk to fingernails and music.

crazy. makes me feel so alone.
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you are a fucking idiot
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At least we have you to bitch about it.

:)
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Re: It's a post-nostalgic, uber-kitsch, ironic world now. Devoid of tradition, meaning or attachment.
Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73131060


I'm glad its over, and I think this was the last Christmas I'll do.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13183066


I feel the exact same way.

Also.. interestingly... everything was fine at my place as long as we stayed in the 'fantasy' land of no meaning. I brought up one 'controversial' topic at the end of the night Christmas Eve thinking that everyone was in a fine headspace and there would be no big deal. My family shit down - my adult daughter looked like she was going to cry and then after I asked her why she can't talk about anything meaningful anymore she *did* cry.
I felt shocked and sad.
I felt like I'd dropped a bomb on the house by accident - it was that bad. I got angry. They got angry.
Then we went to bed, got up, and pretended nothing happened.

I'd say it was the booze but it's like that every time ... stay away from anything important and keep the talk to fingernails and music.

crazy. makes me feel so alone.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73042251


the fantasy land of no meaning is where they are comfortable. As long as they don't have to think, it's all good. Maybe they can't think anyway.
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Hahaha...WE?

You mean YOU, you live in that delusion

You don't have too...
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Christmas comes to those who make room for Him in their lives . hf
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Think about Christmas....ugly sweaters are a thing now, sold in kits or available at Target or Party City. No sweet little Grandmas or Moms in the mix, sewing with love or sentiment.

TV stations play the same once-beloved movie for 24 hours, totally killing any specialness or "once a year" feeling, the repetition turns the sentiment into snark or irony.

Several stations even have a Yule Log playing on the TV for hours on end. Or you can get it anytime on your computer for the fake warm fuzzy feeling.

Presents have been replaced by gift cards, frought with obligation and expectation instead of generosity or surprise.

Christmas trees are fake. Or miniature. With tiny little or ornaments that reflect or personalities or lifestyle instead of the Spirit of the season.

So last Christmas? That was a decade or more ago.

We are post-cultural at this point. No shared values or traditions. All just having our own little special snowflake experiences. No depth, no feeling. Just checking off the boxes on the calendar.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73131060


Just the way the corporation's like it!!
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