Joshua Feuerstein

Attention caffeine addicts and conservatives: The cups are back again.
In a TMFS sketch, we have an exclusive interview with the guy who got really upset that his Starbucks coffee cup did not have "Christmas" on it.
By turning Christmas into a battle over ideology and marketing, we -- not Starbucks or Target or anybody else -- strip this holiest of days of the very significance we're claiming to defend.
The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.