Really though, if the Hipster is the end of Western Civilization, what about the East? Is there any more ‘authenticity’ or socio-political revolutionary drive behind Harajuku Girls and other Japanese youth tribes? Probably not. The Hipster is just a localized, Occidental incaranation of the universal symptoms of the malaise of Late Capitalism.
The first rule of Hipsterdom is to deny that you are Hipster. And to make fun of other Hipsters. Because sincerity is dead. Ideology is dead. Our lives are now bookended by air quotes.