A trend in the early to mid 1990's in which terrorist activity was looked upon as an acceptable means to achieve social ends by the youth counter culture at the time. The clearest examples can be seen in the Richard Linklater film "Slacker." Recent terrorist activity on behalf of religious and racialist extremists has silenced any notion of terrorism chic which was originally intended to bring about positive social change through the use of violence against the ruling class.
Ron Paul voter: I hate how hippies think they ended the Vietnam war. The only reason we pulled out ground troops was because the grunts kept fraging their officers.
Reluctant Obama voter: Yeah nonviolent protest did not do shit, that's why terrorism chic happened. People were getting ready to start fraging the aristocracy. It's kinda cool if you think about it