January 10th, 2013
The hypocrisy among the hipster crowd is rampant. Often anti-corporate, they carry MacBooks and sip lattes at Starbucks. As believers in man-made global warming, they worship celebrities who fly around the globe in carbon spewing private jets. In this piece, Victor Davis Hanson presents an excellent overview of the societal hypocrisy now running rampant.
Hanson is one of my favorite bloggers and writers. Living and farming in a small, rural town in Central California, he’s not exactly the “average” Professor teaching classics at Stanford. But there he is. Hanson is one of the best minds in classical academia today, here pulling back the covers and exposing the hypocrisy of those who claim the mantle of “hip.”
“The nexus of big government, big money, and globalization has created a new creed of squaring the circle of being both liberal and yet elitist, egalitarian-talking but rich-acting, talking like a 99 percenter and living like a 1 percenter. And the rub is not that the two poles are contradictory, but that they are, in fact, necessary for each other: talking about the people means it is OK to live unlike the people.” Read it all here.