Hipster: The dead end of civilisation. An artificial appropriation of different styles from different eras, the hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture lost in the superficiality of its past and unable to create any new meaning. Not only is it unsustainable, it is suicidal. While previous youth movements have challenged the dysfunction and decadence of their elders, today we have the “hipster” – a youth subculture that mirrors the doomed shallowness of mainstream society. — Adbusters
Internet debate: is it just a debate of the deaf? To test my theory that the quickest route to modern man at his most debased is via the “comments” section on YouTube, I clicked the first item I came across, a video lesson in the Arab alphabet. The first comment went as follows: “I hate Arabs. I really hope you all burn or some shit.” The second comment was briefer but no less trenchant: “Awesome!”– The Word
The cult of Hillary. The cult of Hillary worship and why her supporters won’t easily be won over. — Slate
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