Doug Wilson Misunderstands Consumerism

Doug Wilson Misunderstands Consumerism September 22, 2019

One of the interesting yet off putting things about Doug Wilson’s blog Blog and Mablog is his relentless promotion of his various books. He churns out new books at about the rate that Starbucks invents hideous new flavor combination coffee drinks. Rapidly. Doug would do better to read, read for understanding, and stop babbling out what sounds like fetid conspiracy theories. Right now he’s dissecting rebellion and taking it into completely weird directions, like misunderstanding consumerism.

A few selections of silliness:

Hardy-har-har, it seems likely that Doug is taking a cheap shot at much more popular Christian writer Rob Bell and his book ‘Velvet Elvis’

I don’t know, Doug. Most of the time when I see someone decrying the materialism of our age it is someone rather young and rather  broke. Or a Marie Kondo fan. It’s not possible to say it’s all one or another. Most middle aged people seem rather in love with their things to my eyes. Less is more is a popular thing right now, but it’s not a lets look down our noses at you for having more thing either.

Watch out! Doug once viewed an episode of “Mad Men” and now thinks he knows advertising.

Rebellion and consumerism do not have much in common. It’s possible to rebel against something and not involve any consumerism at all. While advertising sometimes uses the notice of rebellion, freedom or just plain old what looks ‘cool’ they just are not intertwined.

Unless you’re one of those kids eager to ‘rebel’ that must go to Hot Topic store to get your Manic Panic hair dye and the proper ironic tee.

Wrong on labor, wrong on history, wrong on Rasputin, wrong on romance novels and wrong on rebellion.

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