Tuesday, August 03, 2021

I'd added this elsewhere but it was an awkward fit. 


This is a modern world - This is the modern world
What kind of a fool do you think I am?
You think I know nothing of the modern world
All my life has been the same
I've learned to live by hate and pain
It's my inspiration drive -
I've learned more than you'll ever know
Even at school I felt quite sure
That one day I would be on top
And I'd look down upon the map
The teachers who said I'd be nothing

Punk wasn't a rebellion against capitalism. It was capitalism, rebelling against both liberalism and the hereditary aristocracy.
When it began, in the US, and UK, punk was anti-political, a reaction in the purest sense. Reading the phrase, "Punk purity". I remembered this. [and this] Varieties of perverse scholasticism. And you can see the family resemblance.

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