The title is, perhaps, a tiny exaggeration, but bear with me.
One of the funnier sights back in the U.S. was observing rich, spoiled teens and young adults go into upscale stores to buy incredibly overpriced ripped jeans, faux-retro t-shirts, and “radical chic” or “terrorist-chic” wear (The latter referring to pretentious and fashionable clothes advertising radical or even terrorist political causes).
One of the more popular ways, to this day, to show everyone in your suburban neighborhood that you are really a rebel at heart, while talking on your new iPhone at Starbucks, is by wearing a Che Guevara shirt. Call me cynical, but I seriously doubt that those advertising their allegiance to “Che” know much about the sadistic Argentine Marxist revolutionary. Likewise, I seriously don’t think those laying out $20 to purchase a kaffiya, which Urban Outfitters comically names an “anti-war” scarf, know a heck of a lot about Black September or al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.
However, if you want to be genuinely anti-establishment, really want to impress your friends while simultaneously “sticking it to the man”, we humbly suggest you consider purchasing the following.
No, we don’t get a share of the 20 or so U.S. dollars it will set you back and, no, it won’t really help fight anti-Semitism at the Guardian and Comment is Free, but, you have to admit, the slogan is a bit catchy and quite, dare I say, radical!
Note: If you can think of a better slogan than “Wrong about everything all the time”, please let us know in the comment section.