@ritualdust This quote has always struck me as a bit "old man yells at cloud." His thinking falls apart for me in a few ways:
0) Developing a physical style associated with an illegal activity in which there is no street game doesn't make any sense. It'd only be a liability to do so.
1) "Hacktivism" isn't a subculture. It's an activity members of subcultures engage in. *Those* subcultures *do* tend to have identifiable styles and symbols.
2) Even groups whose primary activities are hacking 1/
@ritualdust have styles and symbolism within the realms in which they operate. John Waters just seems to be upset here that clothing, being a part of meatspace, is, at best, irrelevant to these groups which never physically meet. 2/2
@ryan I agree with you on the styles and symbolism part, his point is somewhat petty and kind of a call to tradition but I still think it would be fun to play around with fashion in that way :)
If you think it's cool just because of the outfit you'll never "shut down the government."
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