LIES LIES LIES, you love those lies, you tell them straight to my face, they feel so right, they keep you safe, and you’re so good at it…
Shirley Manson by me
Now, my friends, people my age are the parents and the kids are all hipsters. I keep saying to my friends, “Where are the fucking agitators? Where are the young people in complete dissent with the mainstream?” I don’t see it. I feel like they have been anesthetized by Twitter and Facebook and what I call the “Like” culture. Young people measure how popular they are by how many likes they have on Facebook and how many people are following them on Twitter. There’s this whole culture obsessed with being liked! Of course there can’t be any dissent when you’re obsessed with being liked and loved and worshipped.
Shirley Manson, featured in Nylon magazine, April 1999. Photograph by Ross Halfin/Retna.
Les enfants sennuient le dimache