The Great Pac Sun Controversy May26

The Great Pac Sun Controversy...

  Pacific Sunwear, Inc. sold a shirt with an Anarchy sign and an upside down flag … a universally and formally acknowledged symbol of distress. Clothing designer, A$AP Rocky explained his design with the following statement … ‘The reason that those flags are upside down are because our world is upside down. We’re just trying to be understood’. So basically its a just t-shirt that like most t-shirts with anarchy signs portrays a confusing and inconclusive social message of ‘rebellion’, likely to be bought and worn by people who will put little to no thought into any part of it. Who cares. But this Memorial Day 2015 the facebook patriots have decided that they are not going to take it. And as yet another testimony that most have never had a real problem in life … they have launched a massive social media campaign threatening to boycott Pac Sun, a retailer that most of them never even heard of prior to their conservative social media feeds alerting them to this ‘problem’. While I normally would not give a F and just ad this to the long list of meaningless bullshit modern conservatives complain about, there are 3 glaring ironies to the great Pac Sun controversy that I just cant get over … 1. Those taking issue with the ‘horribly offensive t-shirt’ that has no baring on their life whatsoever are ironically almost always the same people conveying the very messages on this t-shirt. If your social media feed is full of rants about the president being a Kenyan Antichrist, how American policy is precursor to the apocalypse and how Rand Paul’s political ideals make sense … you probably should be wearing anarchy symbols and upside down flags. 2. Rabid conservatives have been using this imagery to convey their disdain for modern american policy since the evil black Kenyan was elected president. Even soldiers who actually understand what an upside...

Fuck Phil Robertson Dec19

Fuck Phil Robertson

In the Latest installment of conservatives blaming liberals for that which their own party has been most guilty of, junk television star Phil Robertson has been crowned the new poster child of religious oppression. Despite conservatives long standing history of stuffing the first amendment every time it hasn’t fit their own personal narrative by way of book bans, censorship, and dictating what grown adults do and see in the privacy of their own home … they claim the A&E television network (which many apparently have confused with being a government) has oppressed Phils right to free speech by suspending business relations due to remarks made during an interview with GQ magazine. While my personal knowledge of Phil, who the F he is, and what he is even famous for is fuzzy due to my lack of reality television knowledge … apparently his statements compared gays to drunkards and prostitutes with all the normal conservative biblical rhetoric about going to hell, bestiality and how those who are not like them are responsible for the downfall of society (including a little something about African Americans being better off without civil rights). Whatever, Phil has the right to say whatever the F he wants and if someone were stopping him from doing that this post would be about them. And while I applaud Phil for at least being honest (vs. pretending personal bias and intolerance have nothing to do with it like most who support him) … be it genuine ignorance or business savvy Phil is a racist, homophobic douche-bag. But there is a big difference between A&E not wanting to keep a person like Phil on payroll as a representative of their network … and stripping Phils right to say and believe what he wants. And while A&E may have...