posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 05:41 PM
On Hipster's...you need to remember there are, in a sense, two kinds.
The first kind is, as the OP put it, a general term for beatniks, hippies, spiritualists, yuppies, and anything of the counterculture.
The second kind though is the "new" kind that has emerged in the last decade or so. You see, the difference here is that these Hipsters are
called....well, Hipsters. And these hipsters don't exist anywhere else. Hippies, beatniks, and all the other counterculture phenomenon over the last
century have occurred throughout the world. The new hipsters exist solely within the USA.
And these hipsters have absolutely no culture. All they do is follow clothing trends and buy the newest, useless pieces of # people don't need (like
say, the iPad for example). It's a group whose whole purpose is consume things; media, clothing, technology. They don't create a damn thing. There
is no "hipster" music scene. There is nothing unique to them outside of their seemingly habitual need to buy stupid useless #.
And yes, these same hipsters were likely involved greatly in the youth movement that got Obama elected. And not a single damn one of them cares about
politics anymore either.