The best part of waking up is white guilt in your cup

22 Mar

Posted by on March 22, 2015 in America, humour, race, The Kulturkampf


18 responses to “The best part of waking up is white guilt in your cup

  1. The Man Who Was . . .

    March 23, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Actually, in NYC, almost all the baristas are black. Then again, in NYC, pretty much every single service worker anywhere is black. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a Whole Foods staffed entirely by black people.

  2. Socially Extinct

    March 23, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I went to a high-brow coffee shop in LA’s Little Tokyo this afternoon and they had a sign written in chalk outside that said, “Friends don’t let friends drink coffee from Starbucks.” Sadly, I’m sure this was more of an anti-corporate stance than an anti-social engineering one, but still, I enjoyed 🙂

  3. ray

    March 23, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Lead photo, front row, far right — I will marry one if you will marry the other. You choose first.


  4. Will S.

    March 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    @ Thursday: Ah. Interesting; I haven’t been to the Big Apple in years, didn’t realize that.

    @ SE: Hey, why not? 🙂

    @ ray: No thanks; you can have them both, join a fundy Mormon cult and move to Colorado City, Utah. 😉

  5. feeriker

    March 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    It warms my heart to be fed so many, many new reasons, on top of the dozens I’ve already long had, to never, EVER patronize Starbucks.

    At some point in the near future, the neologism “starbux” is going to make its way into all of the American English dictionaries, defined as “an overpriced, poor quality product purchased mainly by pretentious people with more money than common sense, and for the purpose of projecting an air of (non-existent) status.”

  6. Eric

    March 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Not only that, but I think Starbucks plagiarized one of the images of the Virgin Mary for its emblem. These guys, I think are really pursuing an agenda…

    This is ‘Our Lady Star of the Sea’ or the Stella Maris. They’ve paganized it, but definitely based on the same image.

  7. ray

    March 24, 2015 at 12:06 am

    That is not an answer. Nice try tho!

    OK I will make this easy. I’ll take the one whose hands I can see. ;O)


  8. Will S.

    March 24, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    @ feeriker: 🙂

    @ Eric: Ah! Interesting; I had just thought it was a mermaid.

    @ ray: As you like. I’ll take neither. 😉

  9. Eric

    March 24, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I thought of this because Starbucks is headquartered in Seattle, and Our Lady Star of the Sea is the parish in Bremerton, one of the suburbs. I’ve seen a medallion of Stella Maris very similar to the Starbucks logo but couldn’t find a pic of it online. They altered it to look more like a sea-goddess.

  10. Will S.

    March 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I do know it’s a weird mermaid, with two tails…

  11. Eric

    March 25, 2015 at 1:21 am

    The two tails used to be a wreath and the long hair used to be a veil. There used to be a cross on top of the crown.

  12. Lena S.

    March 25, 2015 at 9:18 am

    “Our new evolution liberates the Siren from the outer ring, making her the true, welcoming face of Starbucks…. She stands unbound…inviting all of us in to explore, to find something new…. And as always, she is urging all of us forward to the next thing. After all, who can resist her?”

  13. ray

    March 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Lena S — exactly… a demon. Ms. Star-bucks. Even the name was chosen to connote, however subtly, a member of the ‘host of heaven’ . . . allied to money. Star over her head. Cakes for the crowned Queen of Heaven. Etc.

    Designed to attract males with flashy looks, and to attract females with promises of empowerment and wealth (increased social standing by patronizing Starbucks). Who can resist her? indeed.


  14. Will S.

    March 25, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Interesting. Thanks folks!

  15. Eric

    March 26, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I missed that obvious allusion Star-bucks vs. Star-of-the-Sea. The more I think about it, the more it really looks like some prog perversion of a symbol of Mary.


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