Time for something not political. Ok, well you could attach it to something political but that’s not my intent today. Today, I’m talking about rebellion, sticking it to the man, etc.
I love punk rock, I love the non-conformity and just being different. However, my biggest problem are the people who just rebel for the sake of rebelling and never do anything worthwhile with it. Walk past any show and you’ll see kids anywhere from 13 all the way to their early 20s who just rolled out of their parent’s BMW somehow without messing up their 2 foot long mohawk, Foursquaring their location to their friends on their Iphone. It’s as if they’re trying to rebel against the system, but certainly without leaving the comfort and support of it. I can’t stand the gutter punks either. You know, the ones that look like they’re homeless and some of them probably are. It’s as if they have no pride, no self worth.
My guess is that eventually, most assimilate back into the system once they realize that eventually their parents won’t be alive to support them forever or that squatting in abandoned buildings isn’t as fun as it was back when you were 18. Rebellion is wonderful, you just got to learn to channel it into something worthwhile. You say you hate the politicians but you don’t vote? Think of any injustice you complain about, but what have you done to fix it? I leave you with this video with the song “Big Punk”. Enjoy.