…as opposed to some synthe-knit. (To go with the synthe-hol, of course.)
I just watched the new Star Trek movie. And note that the ‘rebel’ James T. Kirk defines his rebelness by:
a) driving an old Corvette
b) listening to something that sounds like 1992 Rage Against The Machine on something that looks a lot like a ‘car stereo’
c) Wears Levi’s jeans.
I prayÂ to God that the 24th century is not really like that. I hope like heck that the future has something new and different in store. But I worry that we are actually encouraging our own demise by cultivating a culture that recycles when it should be burying and making new things.
Back in my day, a ‘rebel’ rejected the past. Kids wore Levi’s specifically because it pissed off the parents. And the parents listened to Glenn Miller. Nowadays, there is this unholy amalgam of generations. The parents still don’t understand the kids, but the problem is, we think we do because we all can share the same icons and totems. We […]