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    Default A new front in the Culture Wars:

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    It is possible that the cousins may miss some of that.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    A Grauniad Op Ed
    The ‘culture wars’ are a symptom, not the cause, of Britain’s malaise

    Samuel Earle


    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...itains-malaise
    Contains this gem
    But this image of an irreconcilably divided nation is just that: an image. A spate of polls have shown that we are not as divided as many would have us think. Views in the so-called red wall are largely consistent with the rest of the country and, nationwide, few people know what either the “culture war” or “wokeness” even mean. Yet the right still pushes this narrative relentlessly, railing against a lefty elite that somehow manages to both wield a hegemonic control over Britain’s culture and be hopelessly out of touch with it. The new rightwing television channel, GB News – one of many new ventures to pitch itself as an urgent corrective – will host a segment called Wokewatch, to illuminate and amplify examples of the loony left’s looniness.
    As the sociologist William Davies has written, this is the logic of the culture war: “Identify the most absurd or unreasonable example of your opponents’ worldview; exploit your own media platform to amplify it; articulate an alternative in terms that appear calm and reasonable; and then invite people to choose.” Exaggeration is therefore intrinsic to culture wars: it is a battle waged mostly by straw men.
    It’s no surprise that Boris Johnson thrives in this environment: a journalist by trade, a liar by nature, he is all too familiar with the energising power of some well-placed hyperbole. As the Daily Telegraph’s Europe correspondent in the 1990s, Johnson wrote all kinds of wild and made-up provocations about the EU’s regulatory overreach: before Wokewatch there was Brusselswatch. The aim of Johnson’s exaggerations wasn’t any particular political agenda, but rather to stoke animosity. “Everything I wrote from Brussels was having this amazing, explosive effect on the Tory party,” Johnson recalled in his Desert Island Discs interview for Radio 4 in 2005, “and it really gave me this rather weird sense of power.” As prime minister Johnson pursues the same approach, but his plaything is now the nation at large.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    [F]ew people know what either the “culture war” or “wokeness” even mean.
    And aren't they shocked to find out. So shocked as to disbelieve the plain evidence.

    High time they learned. Prior to the question of how dangerous it is, is the question of how influential it is.

    Wokeness may have meant something within a small social set at one time; no more. It was appropriated by critical theorists. Critical Theory crept out of Marxist academe like a mutant cockroach decades ago, and now permeates every branch of thinking about society, including science.

    Including the science of marketing:

    A CRITIQUE OF CRITICAL THEORY: RESPONSE TO MURRAY AND OZANNE'S "THE CRITICAL IMAGINATION"

    Val Larsen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Newell D. Wright, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    https://www.acrwebsite.org/volumes/9...umes/v20/NA-20

    ABSTRACT -

    This paper critiques an article (Murray and Ozanne 1991) which introduces critical theory into consumer research. It makes explicit the neo-Marxist roots of critical theory and shows that important assumptions of the theory are untenable. It calls into question the normative foundation proposed by Murray and Ozanne, and it argues that in their paper, critical theory fails the test of praxis. This comment ultimately claims that critical theory is unworkable in consumer research because of its flaws.

    INTRODUCTION

    Most marketing academics now regard social marketing as an integral part of their discipline (Hunt 1976). Perhaps because they see it as part of the larger enterprise, there has been little effort to build for it an independent theory base. One exception is a recent JCR article, "The Critical Imagination: Emancipatory Interests in Consumer Research," in which Murray and Ozanne (1991; hereafter M&O) attempt to root social marketing and socially conscious consumer research in the neo-Marxist analytic called critical theory. As an explication of critical theory, the M&O article is a great success, for it succinctly and lucidly lays out the assumptions, history, and methods of this complex research tradition. But these virtues notwithstanding, the article does not provide a reliable program for consumer and marketing research because it never explains how the basic weaknesses of critical theory can be overcome.

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    It's a well thought out front page, a nice WW2 feeling, the concept is perfect, the text isn't.

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    I thought you were about Australia rejoining the Empire……………………..Or dodn't scomo make the headlines over there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    It is possible that the cousins may miss some of that.
    Many of us got most of it.

    I’m not sure who “Geri” is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Many of us got most of it.

    I’m not sure who “Geri” is though.
    Geri Halliwell, a pop singer who performed with a group known as the “Spice Girls” once wore a Union Jack mini-dress as part of her act:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Geri Halliwell, a pop singer who performed with a group known as the “Spice Girls” once wore a Union Jack mini-dress as part of her act:

    Of course. Ginger Spice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Geri Halliwell, a pop singer who performed with a group known as the “Spice Girls” once wore a Union Jack mini-dress as part of her act:

    Thanks for that, I was getting a bit sleepy. Iconic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Geri Halliwell, a pop singer who performed with a group known as the “Spice Girls” once wore a Union Jack mini-dress as part of her act:

    Ahhh the spice girls. I believe a music critic characterized them as: "The only spice without taste"

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    artworks-000665022235-5qpaad-t500x500.jpgThe news paper photo is a straight lift from a news paper. It's Neville Chamberlains body as he's just given the "peace in our time" speech" and waving the treaty just signed with Hitler. 30th sept 1938

    It's been overlaid with Micheal Goves head. A politician known to stab others in the back to promote himself. He's been known to counter brief the press to the opposite of which was the Official government decision.
    Last edited by The Q; 06-16-2021 at 12:23 PM.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    artworks-000665022235-5qpaad-t500x500.jpgThe news paper photo is a straight lift from a news paper. It's Neville Chamberlains body as he's just given the "peace in our time" speech" and waving the treaty just signed with Hitler. 30th sept 1938

    It's been overlaid with Micheal Goves head. A politician known to stab others in the back to promote himself. He's been known to counter brief the press to the opposite of which was the Official government decision.
    A day which lives in infamy. It happens to be my birthday (14 years later)…
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post

    It's been overlaid with Micheal Goves head. A politician known to stab others in the back to promote himself. He's been known to counter brief the press to the opposite of which was the Official government decision.
    The Slithy Tove is as trustworthy as Boris, just less blatant about it.
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