The anarcho-punk movement scoffed at the whole duopoly of right and left. We realized at a very young age that the whole idea of a political spectrum is a trick to get you to participate in their dippy game. We didn’t want anything to do with any government institution, including cops. If skinheads beat up one of us, we’d round up a posse and go get them (and often get beaten up again, but that wasn’t the point).
In contrast, today’s kids ask the government for everything from paying their student loans to finding them more black friends. (…)
The beauty of being a freak during your formative years is it makes you very comfortable with the idea of being an outcast. I consider myself just as liberal as I’ve always been. I’m still an anti-racist, pro-gay feminist who cares about the environment and hates big government.
When the left gave a full naked body hug to political correctness, it allowed the thought police to move in and dismantle the whole operation.
Now it’s considered racist to discuss the racist ways in which blacks and Hispanics act toward each other. It’s xenophobic to discuss Islam’s disgusting treatment of gays and women. Honestly talking about the ecological havoc that mass immigration wreaks is anti-Mexican, so that’s forbidden. So is criticizing a black president’s unprecedented spending. The punishment for breaking any of these semantic taboos is ostracism, but when you’ve sung for bands with names such as Anal Chinook and Leatherassbutfuk, you shrug and say, “So?”
Gavin’s (true) contention that “violence solves everything” rather contradicts his “anti-war” stance, however.
Some of us “neo-cons” were under the mistaken impression that the “war” in Afghanistan would involve “killing people and breaking stuff” and not “building schools for people with no written language.”
So, yeah, our bad and sorry about the trillion dollar price tag but — we got conned.