”The idea of a counterculture is ultimately based on a mistake. At best, countercultural rebellion is pseudo-rebellion: a set of dramatic gestures that are devoid of any progressive political or economic consequences and that detract from the urgent task of building a more just society. In other words, it is rebellion that provides entertainment for the rebels, and nothing much else. At worst, countercultural rebellion actively promotes unhappiness, by undermining or discrediting social norms and institutions that actually serve a valuable function. In particular, the idea of counterculture has produced a level of contempt for democratic politics that has consistently handicapped the progressive left (not least, by refusing to acknowledge the distinction between compromising and ’selling out’).”
Joseph Heath & Andrew Potter: The Rebel Sell. How the Counterculture Became Consumer Culture.
Hippien kapinaa eivät voittaneet hipit vaan markkinatalous. Eikä hippieetoksella ja juppieetoksella ole kovin suurta eroa — kyse on lähinnä muotoseikoista.