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Hipster Progressives and Their Loathing of Literacy and Ideas

Posted by V the K at 6:52 pm - January 25, 2015.
Filed under: Ideas & Trends

A hipster doofus millennial offers a screed that denounces books as “classist” and “luxury items” and “decadent affectations of the running dog bourgeoisie.” (I may have made up that last part.)

The commenters at AoS HQ note that the same doofus denouncing books as bourgeois luxury items probably owns a $600 iPhone and pays $8 for an artisanal latter. Another recalls when Progressive Social Justice Warriors (then calling themselves “Communists”) took over Cambodia under Pol Pot and systematically butchered anyone deemed “intellectual.”

The left is definitely better off when voters are illiterate, disengaged, and only pay attention to social media. That way, they are much more likely to believe crap like Mitt Romney wants to outlaw tampons or Republicans want to kill gay people.



  1. Books are white privilege. If your grandfathers spent their money on books instead of hookers/booze you have white privilege.

    Comment by Steve — January 25, 2015 @ 8:03 pm - January 25, 2015

  2. #1 ROFLMAO………

    Comment by rjligier — January 26, 2015 @ 10:15 am - January 26, 2015

  3. This post makes no sense what-so-ever…. Especially if you actually take the time and read the whole text of the original post instead of just misquoting a single snippet. The “hipster is actually saying just the opposite of what you assert. He or she says specifically:

    “If you take the luxury of having physical books for granted and condemn e-books, then you’re a classist and probably also a racist because it’s mostly old white people who write these stupid ass think pieces”

    Now, declaring that some is “racist” because they criticize people who only own e-books is silly and absurd, and worth mocking. But at least get it right when you go on a rant.

    Here the link provided on Reddit where the “classist” quote came from.

    Comment by Sonicfrog — January 26, 2015 @ 12:33 pm - January 26, 2015

  4. Filtering out the hipster rant… perhaps he’s saying that virtual books better fit his itinerate lifestyle.

    Comment by KCRob — January 26, 2015 @ 6:14 pm - January 26, 2015

  5. I think the author is jealous of those with room for physical books.

    I love physical books, but have a Nook e-reader for traveling. It is enormously easier than packing a handful of books only to realize that the one wanted now is in the checked luggage or at home.

    No idea where the racist line could possibly come from. I’ve never noticed any difference in book reading by race of my friends or acquaintances.

    Comment by Kevin — January 26, 2015 @ 7:44 pm - January 26, 2015

  6. I should have added that I prefer physical books to virtual ones. Nothing like the real thing.

    Comment by Kevin — January 26, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - January 26, 2015

  7. Depends on the book.

    If it’s just a novel, either will do.

    If it’s a science book, or something technical with diagrams or image intensive info, like say a mineralogy or geology text with lots of pics, then good ol’ fashioned book usually are superior.

    Comment by sonicfrog — January 27, 2015 @ 1:30 am - January 27, 2015

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