Sunday, January 15, 2017
The Death of the Hipster
"When I was recently asked by a writer from Hustler about the one thing I like about modern American culture, I said it’s the fact that Donald Trump stands a chance of becoming the next president.
A Trump victory would be a deathblow to the media and political establishment. That’s a good thing. A Trump victory would also lead to massive collective depression and rampant suicidal ideation in all the people that I genuinely hate. It would undermine their very sense of reality and shatter their self-image beyond repair. That’s an even better thing." - Jim Goad
Synchronicity: I finished Women in Love and moved on to Lawrence's widely scorned right-wing "leadership" novels on November 8th. Women in Love itself concludes with Gudrun falling for Loerke, a brutal homosexual artist who beats his underage models and makes fascist horse sculptures of green copper. I can't wait to see what un-PC delights The Plumed Serpent holds, as the entire introduction to this edition is a Victorian-sounding apology written in 2009.
To celebrate Trump's victory I have been wearing Giorgio for Men, a fragrance from a bygone era when men were men, women were women, and soap operas were soap operas. "Mmm, you smell like roses," my mom said as we expressed our excitement about the future. Giorgio is aspirational, gaudy, glamorous, yet a luxury affordable to the working man. Trump will usher in a new, better 1980s, where the shackles of leftist hipsterism will be cast off once and for all and men and women will freely exude beautiful perfumes as they move about in Dynasty-Dallas-Knots Landing tableau, SJW Puritanism rarely thought of, only acknowledged as a tiresome trend from the turn of the century. President Trump means the death of the hipster and leftist puritan guilt. Put on an 80s perfume. See how terrific you feel.
“The world has always benefited whenever it has managed to release itself from the captivity of currently dominant ideological trends. In my view, this is what has happened just now in the United States." - Viktor Orban
"We diagnose them as racists in the way Dark Age clerics confused medical problems with demonic possession. Journalists, at our worst, see ourselves as a priestly caste. We believe we not only have access to the indisputable facts, but also a greater truth, a system of beliefs divined from an advanced understanding of justice." - Will Rahn
"The Democratic party once represented the working class. But over the last three decades the party has been taken over by Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts, and pollsters who have focused instead on raising campaign money from corporate and Wall Street executives and getting votes from upper middle-class households in “swing” suburbs." -Robert Reich
"But people want change and they’re sick of the establishment — so you get this great popular surge… This idea that Trump represents such a threat to western civilisation — it’s often predicted about presidents and nothing ever happens — yet if Trump wins it will be an amazing moment of change because it would destroy the power structure of the Republican party, the power structure of the Democratic party and destroy the power of the media. It would be an incredible release of energy… at a moment of international tension and crisis."