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Sunday, November 13, 2016

War on Christmas begins


Image result for Starbucks new cupIt’s November, so of course, it’s time for the annual “War on Christmas” idiocy to get underway.

Last year, there was a massive brouhaha about Starbucks’ holiday cups – they were plain red, and of course, people were pissed.

Somehow, removing images like snowflakes and what-not from the cups amounted to “taking Jesus out of Christmas.”

Well, Starbucks just put out a green cup with people on it, and of course, people are pissed.
There’s just one problem.

The green cups aren’t Starbucks’ holiday cups.

Starbucks didn’t even mention Christmas or the holiday season when they released these cups!

They’re actually unity cups, designed to help remind people that we’re all people, all Americans, despite an unprecedentedly divisive election season.


Starbucks’ holiday cups haven’t even come out yet, but they will be red with what looks like white holly leaves and berries on them. Or one version is – the photo was leaked and we can’t see whether there are several versions or just that one.

This is the epitome of Christian ignorance and privilege. How’s this: Learn what you’re outraged over, accept that you just made horrific fools of yourselves, and get over it, people.


Author Rika Christensen is an experienced writer and loves debating politics. Engage with her and see more of her work by following her on Facebook and Twitter.