In general, counterculture is predicated on the idea of disenfranchisement, of powerlessness, of being outside the system. This often requires a certain amount of willful self-invention, i.e. disingenuous affectations of poverty and the denial of privilege.

Understanding Hipster Racism: Lester Bangs’ 1979 “White Noise Supremacists”, Channing Kennedy, Colorlines, April 27, 2012

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Food for thought…