Talk:Culture war

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Hmmm...there's some changes here, but I'm having trouble putting my finger on just how to go about it. I'll throw a couple of things out there, though.

  • It's not just a US phenomenon, we have the same problem in Canada.
  • It's largely at the instigation of the radical right wing in either case.
  • Culture war seems to derive from the extremist position that everything is political first, and all other considerations are secondary. Thus, movies aren't movies, they're "concservative movies" or "liberal movies", often because of one element or the personal opinions of one of the stars or something.
  • In many cases, there's little evidence the "culture warriors" like or dislike (or in some cases have even seen/read) what they're criticising, but just want to score points in any way they can.
  • A lot of culture war stuff I've seen seems to tie into the persecution complexes a lot of the hard right seem to suffer from.

There's probably more, but that's what's running around my head right now. --Kels 14:18, 22 December 2007 (EST)


This paragraph:

"Many conspiracy minded people will tell you that the culture wars are merely circuses designed to disguise how the government/big business/whomever is really screwing everyone over. During the 2007-2009 recession, however, big businesses and their government enablers have themselves become a far noisier and spectacular circus attraction than whether or not scary dinosaurs caused gay neanderthal women to have spontaneous abortions."

is awfully biased in such a way that seems to eschew nuance or accuracy. I am going to radically change it if no one objects. Rand0 (talk) 10:49, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Removed. But maybe something can be added in its place that actually makes sense. Secret Squirrel (talk) 12:51, 21 November 2012 (UTC)