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my school is full of them, and i know their bars like the back of my hand!

Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization:

Ever since the Allies bombed the Axis into submission, Western civilization has had a succession of counter-culture movements that have energetically challenged the status quo. Each successive decade of the post-war era has seen it smash social standards, riot and fight to revolutionize every aspect of music, art, government and civil society.

But after punk was plasticized and hip hop lost its impetus for social change, all of the formerly dominant streams of “counter-culture” have merged together. Now, one mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior has come to define the generally indefinable idea of the “Hipster.”

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.

What’s even more funny, and pointed, are the comments from said hipsters.

I was once accused of this behavior when I proclaimed that AFI’s new album sucked (which it did). They said, “you don’t like it because it’s on MTV.”

Drunk enough to try and prove my point, I hopped onto my computer and compared an older album to this one. I said, “See?”

And I was vindicated.

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