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    Default Hipsters, in hindsight.

    "Shockwave theory understands the hipster as the reassertion of class stratification in the aftermath of the meltdown event at impact site."

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    to translate (to the extent that i've grasped the concept). the 90's saw a cultural melting pot; true integration of race and class. to think in garage, you had lee fagan, that bloke from so solid who killed his bird and mighty mo all in the same scene. hipsterism is about recovering and reasserting a broader middle class identity.

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    lee fagan; half-asian, half amazing.


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    It's your concept ive just nicked it. I probably made it up anyway and forgot

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    hispterism is the acknowledgement in the futility of white identity as a creative force.

    the alt right is an attempt to combat this.

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    i've said before that the alt right was caused by the death of rock music. this is what i meant.

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    the success of eminem and justin timberlake in the 2000's bought some time. it led us to believe that we could become black. but we couldn't...

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    dubstep was the point when we realised this. you could school yourself in the entire history of black music and produce a music that reflected that and all you'd get is an empty, embarrasing shell of a genre.

    kode9 really though he was eminem. but he wasn't...

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    It's identity in that sense that makes its ugly reappearance the further we get from the impact site. The shells are waiting. The shells were never destroyed. Come back to the shells.

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    hipsterism is a vacuum. the alt right it a cancer. so what's the hope in middle class cultural identity?

    in this sense thirdform is the saviour of the white man. he ruthlessly advances a white aesthetic. he shows what it has to offer.

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    only a hipster could say frisco was the greatest grime rapper of all time.

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    So barty how are you explaining the hypes, Danny Weeds, dem 2s etc millions of them. Geniuses. Not kode 9s at all. You have to explain that

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    luke's brand of psychedelia is actually another option. another means to assert middle class identity that is neither redundant nor poisonous. a grand aesthetic vision that is uniquely and usefully middle class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    So barty how are you explaining the hypes, Danny Weeds, dem 2s etc millions of them. Geniuses. Not kode 9s at all. You have to explain that
    you can attain large degrees of blackness from being gay or being working class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    So barty how are you explaining the hypes, Danny Weeds, dem 2s etc millions of them. Geniuses. Not kode 9s at all. You have to explain that
    actually they were all results of this integration that's now faded. white identity wasn't neccisary when they were around. they were the eminems and timberlakes of the uk.

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