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July 9, 2014

You are the counterculture now.


You get to flip the bird to The Man, to be anti-establishment, to get off the grid of pop-culture garbage and live the way you see fit.
Those of the alternative right are not just in the positions of being the Marxes and Nietzsches and Gramscis opposed to bourgeois mass-culture morality, but we also get to be Kerouac in San Francisco, to be Wyatt and Billy on the open highway, to be Ken Kesey on his Magic Bus, to be Lenny Bruce making people faint from the stage. Nearly everything necessary for this is already in place. In many ways, the alternative right community reminds me of my father’s descriptions of Greenwich Village circa 1964. It is filled with all manner of eccentrics and thinkers and radicals and rebels and misfits. Some speak deep truths, some seem half-crazy; some are charismatic and charming, others seem scary and dangerous. Sometimes it is the scary, dangerous, and half-crazy among them who speak the most deep truth. All throughout, there is a feeling of throwing off what the establishment gives us, of finding a better way. There is also a feeling that something big is inevitable, and coming sooner rather than later.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 9, 2014 11:48 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"There is also a feeling that something big is inevitable, and coming sooner rather than later"
That something is reality and it comes to us all.
The next thing that comes along is the passing of time. All these hippy-dippies grow older and become more conservative. All of a sudden they are "The Man". Haw haw.
That is sweet revenge, all them young punks think they are the next best thing and sooner or later they realize they are just common, ordinary.

"If time didn’t go by so fast I wouldn’t dwell so much in the past." — Zippy the Pinhead

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 9, 2014 4:21 PM

Becoming deinstitutionalized is the first step. Once you do that, the rest is easy.

Posted by: Lisa [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 9, 2014 5:01 PM

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