Friday, August 29, 2008
I'm a non-conformist just like you
James Howard Kunstler addresses the proliferation of tattoos on the American main street. He thinks the fierce looking tattoos on young Americas are actually a sign of how deeply insecure we are as a nation. They're also a form of "non-conformist-just-like-you" consumerism. Jim also takes on the hip hop costuming that has invaded the mainstream and has made young men look like oversized babies and violent clowns.
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NVDL: It's interesting to observe the extent to which ordinary people have migrated to a fringe mentality - piercing our bodies and covering them with pictures (tattoos). The Joker in the Dark Knight is an analogy to that, the violent clowns that so many men in our society are becoming.