Hipsters Against Hitler
Sophie Scholl and Willi Graf of the White Rose (Weiße Rose) would not look out of place four decades after their executions at an '80s hardcore punk show or even seven decades later at some hipster haunt. They might be seen as uncool, however, for quoting Blessed John Henry Newman or Blessed Clemens August, Graf von Galen, the Lion of Münster, as they were wont to do, even a good Lutheran girl like Sophie.
The proto-punk hairstyles (Willi looks like he's heading to a show by The Clash) make me think of Steve Sailer's investigations into the origins of another subculture, asking, "Did hippies have German roots?" Of course, the beatnik, hippie, punk rocker, and hipster all have common roots, and form a common sub-culture. Mr. Sailer quotes the author an article titled "Hippie Roots & The Perennial Subculture" who suggests "that the actual anomaly was mid-20th-century mass culture:"
- Hippiedom is really just a perennial sub-culture…as old as the first humans that ever walked upright.…That’s why hippies will never go away…because they’ve always been here anyway.