Hipster Hitler

Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too “edgy” for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The “effortless cool” urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. It is a myth that most hipsters are unemployed and live off of their parent’s trust funds…

Quoted from The Urban Dictionary

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Nos últimos tempos tenho-me deparado vezes sem conta com o termo Hipster. Creio que também já os vi por aí…
Ora bem, eles andam por aí. Isso é certo. O que será menos óbvio é descobrir que o meu querido Tintim também aderiu a esta moda. Mas, mais inusitado é, descobrir que até o Grande Ditador, Adolph Hitler se juntou às hostes inicialmente influenciadas pelo incontornável Morrissey e os seus menos incontornáveis The Smiths. (Quem estiver menos familiarizado com a música dos anos oitenta em geral, ou em particular, com os músicos em questão, lerá com proveito a obra “The Smiths” da autoria do antigo fotógrafo do New Musical Express, Lawrence Watson).
Hipster Hitler consiste numa banda desenhada publicada online pelos artistas James Carr e Archana Kumar. Segundo os autores: “Hipster Hitler is a comic that satirizes both hipster culture and the exploits of the Third Reich using a combination of puns, parody, dark humor, anachronisms, and visual gags.” Podem consultar o seu website AQUI.
Para já deixo-vos com a verdadeira🙂 história acerca da adopção da suástica, enquanto símbolo oficial do NSDAP. Que me perdoe, o infelizmente já desaparecido Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. Para a outra “versão” ;-) desta história, podem ler com bastante satisfação a obra “The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology: The Ariosophists of Austria and Germany, 1890-1935”. Clicar AQUI para acesso directo à obra supracitada.

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