Just taking one for the team here so the Frankie Boyle fans know what to expect
I loved that tbh. He’s fucking brilliant, he’s teaching me, he’s a historian and I’m not.
But also steeped in pretty stifling identity stuff Hippy culture is 60 years old... is not a criticism is it.
Do people not like that essay? I think its great. Gus will surely enjoy it aswell
It is when this revolves around capitalist realism. There is nothing more capitalist realist than hippy culture. If anything, it's *too square* today for the genteel metropolitan middle classes. One could even say too conservative. People don't understand this. Even old bill do drugs before they sign up for the job these days, n
hmmm yes we can trace the conservativatiin of psychedelic culture ( shaman guy in capitol) but dont let who does or doesn’t do drugs dominate here thats stupid, thats what you’re criticising mark for and what woebit gets criticised for too. we cant reduce queer culture to who puts cocks in whos arses etc. It’s v reductive
Is that even relevant to the essay? Its little more than a call out on academic leftism. Or is even the recognition of the academic left the qualm?
American queer culture is very black. At least large swathes of it.