CC Outtake: Van Culture War – Or Reinforcing Stereotypes

Ok; I’m not trying to flame the culture wars with my headline. But if ever two examples of vans represented the two stereotyped sides of the so-called culture wars, these have to be the ones. As in a vintage Chevy conversion van and a VW T2, adorned with lots of junk.

Here’s a better view of the VW. Obviously, this guy lives out of his van, and I see it with an ever-changing palette of objects tied to it. Before we get too hung up on stereotypes, I have seen very similar conversion vans with folks living in them too. So are the culture wars also being fought among the homeless?