'Youth Culture, the counter culture, is and always has been paradoxically linked to a wider popular culture, because while youth culture appears to distance itself from the mainstream it feeds off a sub-strand of the popular, claiming it and modifying it. Pop culture, in turn, absorbs a diluted version of this modification and makes it more palatable for mass consumption.
'In the movie The Wild One (1953) Johnny (Marlon Brando) is asked “What are you protesting?” to which he sneers, “What have you got?” Thus summing up youth culture from its post World War II birth to its slow just-won’t-die comatose body today. But whereas in the fifties, sixties and seventies the youth had something to say, today’s youth have either lost its voice or can’t find anything to protest.' (Robert Andre article).