Debunking Taylor Swift Super Bowl Conspiracy Again & Explaining Social Myths

We really like this post from Christian faith bloggers who use Kansas City's back-to-back Super Bowl victory as a starting point for a discussion of American discourse during an election year.

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This conspiracy theory was that supporting Swift’s appearance at the Super Bowl was culturally coded as support for Biden, whereas opposition to her appearance was a tacit support of Trump.

In reality, the most famous musical artist in the world was going to the biggest sports event in America to support her boyfriend. But for a short time, her appearance took on massive cultural significance. It represented something much larger than the sum of its parts.

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Beware Social Myths: Why Memes Offer Symbol Over Substance in the Culture Wars

Alan Noble writes about the emergence and growth of social myths, noting how the symbols and memes in these myths overwhelm the substance of the issue.