Sorry, there are literally zero unpoliticized things left
Are you kidding me? At this very moment there are at least a dozen grad students writing dissertations on the class / gender politics of old car photos. I bet there are academic conferences on it
Let's see what the ol' Google machine has to say
I suppose there are certain circumstances where you could say nostalgia is a toxic impulse. You know what else is a toxic impulse? Labeling everything on Earth that brings a single person a fleeting shred of happiness a "toxic impulse."

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