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The hipster war on you: How liberals use cool as a weapon
New York Post ^ | March 22, 2014 | Kyle Smith

Posted on 03/22/2014 3:45:43 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist

Why are good things seen as bad, and why are bad things seen as good? Greg Gutfeld poses the question and supplies an answer in “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War On You” (Crown Forum).

Gutfeld paints a picture of a coolocracy in which the world is run by star-bellied Sneetches who tell us what’s hip and we obediently keep running in and out of the belly-star-making gizmo.

Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono get shredded in the book, which is as breezy, enlightening and funny as Gutfeld’s two TV shows, “The Five” and “Red Eye.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; greggutfeld; gutfeld; hipster; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Gutfeld is insightful. Obama's success somewhat explained.
1 posted on 03/22/2014 3:45:43 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Gutfeld is funny.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 4:02:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BlueStateRightist

He’s got some good analysis here. And even if you think back to high school, the cool people weren’t necessarily the smart people. In fact, there’s more often than not an inverse correlation. And anyone can tell most of these cool pop culture icons are dumb as fenceposts.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 4:04:08 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

Another variation on “the radical chic”.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 4:08:38 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: BlueStateRightist

Hipsters are not “cool”. Pathetic is the word he should have used.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 4:09:40 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: BlueStateRightist

We are drowning ourselves with liberal pop culture, now put on steroids with the advent of the internet. It’s slow poison driving this country to the grave as we suck up this crap and let it anesthetize us into complete social and moral anarchy.


6 posted on 03/22/2014 4:09:58 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Personalization is a weapon. It’s easy to defeat if you understand it.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Rebelliousness is often seen as cool; stupidity, ignorance and incompetence not so much.
8 posted on 03/22/2014 4:12:26 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks BlueStateRightist.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3136235/posts


9 posted on 03/22/2014 4:21:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BlueStateRightist; All

The only reason that liberals get away with using “cool” as a weapon is the following imo. As a consequence of parents not making sure that their children are being taught the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, patriots don’t know how to argue specific constitutional clauses when corrupt federal politicians make promises based on constitutionally nonexistant federal government powers.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 4:26:02 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: BlueStateRightist

That’s why as crude as it is, I love South Park and Team America...it totally shreds the notions that liberals are “cool.”


11 posted on 03/22/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BlueStateRightist

Robert Redford was once cool, maybe Jesse James, too. But neither has been cool in a long time. Zuckerberg was never cool, and Yoko Ono is the anti-cool. She is so un-cool she destroyed John Lennon’s coolness.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 4:32:49 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: dfwgator

Absolutely right. Who else is willing to show how ridiculous people who happen to have the talent to act in movies are when they try to act like they’re experts in field they can scarcely pronounce the names of?


13 posted on 03/22/2014 4:33:39 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Chapman’s only mistake was not shooting Yoko when he had the chance.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BlueStateRightist

There is nothing “cool” about Yoko Ono..


15 posted on 03/22/2014 4:54:10 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: BlueStateRightist

16 posted on 03/22/2014 5:04:50 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
There is nothing to add.

That summerizes it completely.

17 posted on 03/22/2014 7:49:52 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

You’re right - he’s insightful...


18 posted on 03/22/2014 7:57:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

The Devil was rebellious and look where him and his followers are right now. Lucifer was looked at as cool.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: EEGator

Evolution of Hipsters
http://tinyurl.com/qh5vtfd

Hipster looks
http://headsink.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/hipster.jpg
http://thoughtsgalore7.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/hipster-2.jpg

Future politicians
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/565/hipster.jpg


20 posted on 03/22/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: GrootheWanderer

Can someone explain to me what’s so wonderful about Yoko Ono? Whatever did Lennon see in her? Humorless, talentless, ugly, selfish—what’s the appeal? And don’t bother telling me it was something she did in the bedroom. I’m sure Lennon could have had anything he wanted in that department.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 9:29:02 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: GrootheWanderer
Yoko Ono is the anti-cool. She is so un-cool she destroyed John Lennon’s coolness.

Like a black hole.

22 posted on 03/23/2014 12:54:58 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: dfwgator
Chapman’s only mistake was not shooting Yoko when he had the chance.

In a perfect world, Yoko would have stepped in front of John.

23 posted on 03/23/2014 12:55:57 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono get shredded in the book,

When has Yoko ever been cool? It's more like she is worth a billion due to John Lennon's money so people suck up to her and flatter her

24 posted on 03/23/2014 1:15:36 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The Lennon assassin....his aim was off by a few feet


25 posted on 03/23/2014 1:16:25 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ottbmare

She was a lady similar to Alma Mahler. They both had an affinity for great men. It’s a type. Her first husband was a serious well-regarded composer, Toshi Ichiyanagi, but she soon became more enamored of a kind of celebrity that had more to do with newness for the sake of oddness. Thus her second husband. And thus her third, perhaps the uber-celebrity of that time John Lennon. She had a way of winning them over, probably more to do with their ego than sex.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 1:23:00 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: dennisw

Her father was a concert pianist and very wealthy businessman who invested John’s and her money shrewdly.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 1:28:43 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: ottbmare
Can someone explain to me what’s so wonderful about Yoko Ono? Whatever did Lennon see in her? Humorless, talentless, ugly, selfish—what’s the appeal?

I can only assume John saw something in her that wasn't obvious to the rest of the world. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

But, yes, she's humorless, talentless, and ugly. But that's really her appeal. It's really the same attitude that raises common spray paint vandalism to the status of art, and rapping to the status of music. This is the attitude that any form of expression that doesn't come from the old American white male is somehow more valid and more worthwhile, and the hipster espouses such things simply because all the other hipsters do.

To the hipster, it doesn't matter that Yoko's singing sounds like fighting cats. What's important is that she's a nonwhite female from a nonwhite culture. They don't have to enjoy or understand it, they only need to understand that it's hip.

Hipsterism goes hand-in-hand with liberalism. They are inextricably intertwined.

28 posted on 03/23/2014 1:54:24 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: firebrand

Story I always heard was Yoko came from a long time banking family. IIRC J Lennon left her a hundred million or so..... There were millions in royalties coming in each year.

Plus she had excellent advisers to help her grow what she got. I cannot stand the evil bitch but I admit she is good with money.

She was too unfeminine, hairy and ugly to find a good marriage partner in Japan. She was smart to go looking in the USA and Europe via her art pursuits which were as inane as her alleged music


29 posted on 03/23/2014 1:59:45 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ottbmare
Can someone explain to me what’s so wonderful about Yoko Ono? Whatever did Lennon see in her? Humorless, talentless, ugly, selfish—what’s the appeal? And don’t bother telling me it was something she did in the bedroom. I’m sure Lennon could have had anything he wanted in that department.

John Lennon started out tough but weakened his mind via LSD and other drugs. This is how Yoko got her hooks into him. Lennon tried to escape to California for ~18 months but came back and submitted to mommy (or mother), as he often called her. Yoko was seven years older.

30 posted on 03/23/2014 2:04:25 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: minnesota_bound

Classic. Thanks for the links.

I knew a couple of those fools down in Gainesville, FL.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 4:54:39 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: bigbob
...if you think back to high school, the cool people weren’t necessarily the smart people. In fact, there’s more often than not an inverse correlation.

Good point.

32 posted on 03/23/2014 6:36:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

33 posted on 03/23/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
Trying that again:


34 posted on 03/23/2014 6:43:58 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ottbmare
Whatever did Lennon see in her?


Drugs probably destroyed the sensory perception center of his brain. That's the only explanation.

35 posted on 03/23/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: dennisw
"his aim was off by a few feet"

A few feet is the difference between getting 20-years-to-life or a medal for a meritorious act.

36 posted on 03/23/2014 10:50:25 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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