Adbusters Hipster

Via Carmel I read an article in this months AdBusters titled Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization

For the most part, I got a really good laugh out of it, but then, in typical hipster AdBuster article fashion hit its stride:

With nothing to defend, uphold or even embrace, the idea of “hipsterdom” is left wide open for attack. And yet, it is this ironic lack of authenticity that has allowed hipsterdom to grow into a global phenomenon that is set to consume the very core of Western counterculture. Most critics make a point of attacking the hipster’s lack of individuality, but it is this stubborn obfuscation that distinguishes them from their predecessors, while allowing hipsterdom to easily blend in and mutate other social movements, sub-cultures and lifestyles.

You create a countercultre, then pretend not to be.  A movement, I say.

To nowhere, with nobody, pretending not to enjoy it.

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