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.


About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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