The official popular culture of the entertainment industry, the media, and its assorted tentacles is about as dumb as humanly possible. But it’s also seasonal. That means that not only are there Halloween decorations everywhere, but everything has pumpkins in it, and social justice activists have to scream “that’s racist”.
The social justice crybully crowd has been doing this for at least a decade. According to NPR, it’s “20 Years of Pumpkin Spice Power”.
NPR hosts have deep racist thoughts on the subject such as “pumpkin spice lattes aren’t really just pumpkin spice lattes. They’re associated with fall, with femininity, with whiteness, even” and “who is going to Starbucks? Rich white people. That’s part of it. Also, if you think of pumpkin pie spice, it’s an American holiday from hundreds of years ago. It’s not an African American-centered holiday. It’s not a Mexican American-centered holiday. Do you know what I mean? It’s the pilgrims, who are white.”
So anything American from hundreds of years ago represents whiteness and racism.
I think that we can all agree that taxpayer dollars spent funding NPR is money well spent.
If that’s too moderate for you, try “How Racism Found a Home in Pumpkin Spice Latte Culture”.
This article contends that, “why is it so hard to believe that pumpkins have a connection to whiteness in America? Perhaps it’s because so many feed into the myth of meritocracy and believe that resources in our community are made equally available… They need a pumpkin to be just a food item and nothing more to feed the myth that we live in an equal society.”
Anyone who believes a pumpkin is just a pumpkin is a capitalist racist.
When your only real form of identity is hating white people and the evil of whiteness pervades everything then pumpkins become the very embodiment of whiteness.
It could be any other food item. Bread, bananas or yogurt. Everything is just a symbol in an ideology that believes that nothing is literally true, only symbolically true.