Normcore | The Dead End of Western Civilization
Anyone paying attention has noticed that the lines between between mainstream and underground culture have continuously dissolved over the last decade. I’ve been an active proponent of this, in fact; there’s nothing more grating than trying to find people who you can connect with, only to be faced with scene elitism and ideological stagnation.
Unfortunately, this also means that it’s become even harder to connect—that person you see on the street dressed like you might have absolutely nothing in common with your interests outside of a shared aesthetic. That’s also boring, and it kind of shits on the struggle that so many young kids trying to find their place in the world went through. The dudes who would have kicked my ass in school for the way I looked are now throwing on the same kind of stuff because they saw it on Tumblr or whatever. It’s a complicated situation which doesn’t really have any answers….