A whiny, out-of-touch rant about hipsters

[caption id="attachment_212" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="photos by Haddow?"]photos by Haddow?[/caption] I can accept rants from magazines like Adbusters. They are about instigating cultural change. Paradigm shifts come from ranters. But this article sounds like an insecure hipster having an identity crisis. Author Douglas Haddow skillfully brand name-drops and dissects all that is hipster and decries it in the broadest most generalizing way possible. Somehow he seems to have missed the effects of post-structuralism (i.e. the re-contextualization of signs and symbols) and blames the current youth culture for the ills of western capitalism. For a solid response to the article, read broken-hearted Literary Addicts' post. Found through Design Notes