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15th Oct '17 4:28:56 PM Caps-luna
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** Edward Snowden has been coming under similar fire. He is a political guest of the Russian government, which most observers agree does every immoral thing Snowden accuses the United Stats of doing and more. Freedom House also describes it as "Not Free"
14th Oct '17 4:13:36 AM DeepRed
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* Pretty much all of Music/{{Kiss}}'s music has become this over time. Sure, back in the 70s, when everyone thought they were pure evil, their message of partying, living their lives however they want and being the badasses who didn't care what everyone thought was good, but now, they're rich beyond measure and they've always been open about being money first (which is a part of their narmy charm, seeing as it gives us things like the Kiss Kasket and toothbrushes that play Detroit Rock City while you brush that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids are marketed at kids]]), it just makes the lyrics of songs like ''Flaming Youth'' and ''Rock N Roll All Nite'' ring hollow.

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* Pretty much all of Music/{{Kiss}}'s music has become this over time. Sure, back in the 70s, when everyone thought they were pure evil, their message of partying, living their lives however they want and being the badasses who didn't care what everyone thought was good, but now, they're rich beyond measure and they've always been open about being money first (which is a part of their narmy charm, seeing as it gives us things like the [[CashCowFranchise Kiss Kasket and toothbrushes that play Detroit Rock City while you brush brush]] that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids are marketed at kids]]), it just makes the lyrics of songs like ''Flaming Youth'' and ''Rock N Roll All Nite'' ring hollow.
14th Oct '17 4:11:00 AM DeepRed
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* Starship's ''We Built This City''.

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* Starship's ''We Built This City''.City'' was described by Blender magazine editor Craig Marks as such: "It purports to be anti-commercial but reeks of '80s corporate-rock commercialism. It's a real reflection of what practically killed rock music in the '80s.".
12th Oct '17 7:19:36 AM marikthegunslinger
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* Tell us if you've heard this before: a song, movie, clothing line, or even a simple hashtag that tells you to express and love yourself... as dictated by controlled, focus-tested corporate products. There's a reason you don't see clothes stores advertising anything that was popular in a different decade.
10th Oct '17 6:42:31 PM Caps-luna
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* Creator/MichealMoore claimed in ''Capitalism: A Love Story''that this will always happen even going so far as to say capitalists will sell you the rope you intend to hang them with. Ironically ''Capitalism: A Love Story'' kinda of disproved that statement when smaller theaters refused to screen it because they were worried its message might convince customers not to come back. As a result the film bombed.
3rd Oct '17 11:41:58 AM dotchan
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* Creator/AlanMoore is a self-proclaimed anarchist who came to fame while working for Creator/DCComics, writing works like ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' which mocked people's love of superheroes.

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* Creator/AlanMoore is a self-proclaimed anarchist who came to fame while working for Creator/DCComics, writing works like ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' which mocked people's love of superheroes.superheroes (specifically, he parodied the NinetiesAntiHero before the trope itself became popular).
30th Sep '17 6:36:55 PM JamesAustin
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* The 1994 movie ''Film/TheChase'' provides an excellent example of the two incarnations of "The Man" coming into conflict, with the film intrinsically claiming that the "hip" Man is somehow less of a Man than the stodgy old corporate Man. Kristy Swanson is the daughter of a mega-successful California businessman. After she is kidnapped by a desperate prison escapee (played by Creator/CharlieSheen) and finds herself [[StockholmSyndrome slowly falling in love with him]], she decides she's had enough of her father trying to control her life. Long story short, the couple abscond to Mexico...and how do they "rebel" when they get there? [[PerpetualTourist They lie on the beach and drink margaritas]] - something the girl's father most likely did a lot of in private himself.

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* The 1994 movie ''Film/TheChase'' provides an excellent example of the two incarnations of "The Man" coming into conflict, with the film intrinsically claiming that the "hip" Man is somehow less of a Man than the stodgy old corporate Man. Kristy Swanson is the daughter of a mega-successful California businessman. After she is kidnapped by a desperate prison escapee (played by Creator/CharlieSheen) and finds herself [[StockholmSyndrome slowly falling in love with him]], she decides she's had enough of her father trying to control her life. Long story short, the couple abscond to Mexico...and how do they "rebel" when they get there? [[PerpetualTourist [[TropicalEpilogue They lie on the beach and drink margaritas]] - something the girl's father most likely did a lot of in private himself.



* Jon Stewart of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and Stephen Colbert of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' often take positions that are critical of high-powered corporations in spite of the fact that they are employed by a high-powered corporation. Their jokes often lampshade the irony.
** Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver continues this trend, given that he is funded by HBO(Time Warner) and yet heavily criticizes major corporations. A specific example is as he criticizes AT&T and corporate mergers as AT&T is trying to merge with Time Warner.

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* Jon Stewart of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' and Stephen Colbert of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' often take positions that are critical of high-powered corporations in spite of the fact that they are employed by a high-powered corporation. Their jokes often lampshade the irony.
** Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' continues this trend, given that he is funded by HBO(Time HBO (Time Warner) and yet heavily criticizes major corporations. A specific example is as he criticizes AT&T and corporate mergers as AT&T is trying to merge with Time Warner.
30th Sep '17 12:51:16 PM SeptimusHeap
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** The phrase "flaming youth" itself evokes the decadence of the RoaringTwenties, which were arguably a textbook example of this trope as well. Dressing in "flapper" fashions and listening and/or dancing to [[TheNewRockAndRoll jazz music]], viewed by both fans and critics as barbaric and subversive at the time, were in fact enjoyed most prominently by NouveauRiche types who wanted first and foremost to make lots of money, not change the culture. (See ''TheGreatGatsby''.)

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** The phrase "flaming youth" itself evokes the decadence of the RoaringTwenties, which were arguably a textbook example of this trope as well. Dressing in "flapper" fashions and listening and/or dancing to [[TheNewRockAndRoll jazz music]], viewed by both fans and critics as barbaric and subversive at the time, were in fact enjoyed most prominently by NouveauRiche types who wanted first and foremost to make lots of money, not change the culture. (See ''TheGreatGatsby''.''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''.)
24th Sep '17 11:44:48 PM fdsa1234567890
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** Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver continues this trend, given that he is funded by HBO(Time Warner) and yet heavily criticizes major corporations. A specific example is as he criticizes AT&T and corporate mergers as AT&T is trying to merge with Time Warner.
18th Sep '17 9:38:56 PM Caps-luna
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* Creator/MichealMoore gets a lot of flack for this. Hes openly against capitalism but is himself a multimillionaire thanks to the success of his documentaries. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgemnt Its best however not to discuss further details.]]
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