posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 12:09 PM
Which youth culture in the modern era didn't care about the planet? 50's-60's--beatniks, 60's-70's--hippies, 70's-80's--punks,
80's-90's--post-punk and and urban (grunge,goth, emo, indie, hip-hop) 90's-00's--post-modern recycled youth culture (all of the above in a
All these groups contained elements of the socially active and the socially disengaged. From communes to food-banks, to giant festivals such as the Us
festival and live aid on the one hand, stoners in a basement on the other.
In the post WW2 world, youth culture has always been on the cutting-edge of social activism, including environmentalism.
With a little historical perspective, you'll see that there is nothing new under the sun. That's cool, though, right? It's all part of the process
of growing up, which is not to say it's not sometimes important, effective, and having a lasting influence on the culture at large.
But, yeah, nothing new here. The first time I heard a band refer to itself as "emo" was 1998. Pretty sure that wasn't even especially early on.