So The Punk Rockers Are Having A Debate

Redlands, California
December 1, 2015 7:52pm CST
Well, that is if you call it a debate. More like they are just choosing a side and telling other punk rockers what side they should be on. This after many punk rock musicians and other types of musicians came out today and endorsed Bernie Sanders. Leaving many punk rock fans in an uproar. Upset that these musicians who are supposed to be about rebellion and anarchy are going for another big government lifelong politician. That is more or less their words, not what the reality of what many of these punk rock musicians believe. Sure most believe in rebellion, but only because they think the system is broke and not working for the people it needs to be working for. It works for successful people. Obviously, if you are successful. You pretty much have your life figured out and really do not need much more help from the system. The people who are barely getting by or just existing in life is where the system should be focusing on. That is what many of these musicians believe, at least by the bands I listen to. There is some anarchy in punk rock, but most of that music I do not listen to because we all know society cannot function under anarchy, which is basically chaos. Most bands I know or listen to are about rebellion of an unjust system that is becoming more and more corrupt. Meaning, I think many fans are missing the point of these musicians view points. Just because they hate government in their music does not mean they hate government overall. They just hate the 99 percent of the government we have now. I have always said it is not the government that is the problem. It is the people in the government that are the problem. They are like most of society where they can't think for themselves or choose not to. Something I have always loved about punk rock music. It teaches you to think for yourself. Why can't these politicians think for themselves? That is because peer pressure is a son of a gun and most do not have the intestinal fortitude to combat it. Leaving us with a government that is run by Corporate America!! Which in turn takes care of Corporate America. Not your everyday citizen, but the people who are in charge and help run Corporate America. Bottom line is if people would think for themselves and stop trying to tell what others to think then we all would not be at each others throats all day every day. People want to live and do their life.... their way. Not everyone wants or needs to go to college. Not everyone needs or wants to become a millionaire. Not everyone wants to be a lawyer or doctor. Some people like the fast life and to make lots of money. Having lots of people around them. Others like the slow and simple life of living away from people in a small house. Do not care about being rich, but does not want to have to struggle to eat and feed their family everyday. Just because they choose that life means they should not be taken advantage of by all these people who want to live the fast wealthy life like we currently do.
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@FourWalls (14705)
• United States
2 Dec 15
If people could "think for themselves" then the biggest-selling album in the U.S. would be London Calling, not The Eagles' Greatest Hits 1971-75. BTW, glad to see you as another b-place refugee here on myLot!
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2 Dec 15
They actually started out here years ago...at least for me.
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• Redlands, California
2 Dec 15
Great point. Funny how that works.. Of course, many just do not take the time to understand or comprehend certain things. They choose to go off what other people say instead of finding out for themselves. Which is why I believe punk rock has gotten a bad rap for so long. And that is a funny way of looking at Mylot. A refugee camp for ex bubblewlers. lol
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@PhredWreck (6051)
2 Dec 15
Politicians, to be successful (elected), have to take stands that have a majority opinion. If they championed the underdog(s), they'd most likely never get elected anyway, unfortunately. I never 'endorse' any candidates, what I do is wait, and vote for the ones that make me puke the least.
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• Redlands, California
2 Dec 15
True that, I am not big on endorsements either. Never sways the way I think and always wondered why people thought endorsements have such a big sway on elections. Maybe they do who knows. While politicians need to be on the same side with the majority to get elected. They could clearly do a better job of slightly changing peoples mindset with the tone in which they speak. Most do not sound like normal Americans. They sound like a CEO robot. Forcing people to believe the only way to live a decent life is to become corporate puppet.
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@bluesa (14340)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Dec 15
I like songs that make people think, be it reggae, metal or punk rock, though I can't name bands. Unfortunately most countries look after the rich first, and those who are not rich have to scrape by.
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• Redlands, California
2 Dec 15
Yep and that vicious cycles continues
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@TheHorse (71207)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Dec 15
I was never a big punk fan, but I do find the DKs Holiday in Cambodia to be hilarious. Criticizing or poking fun at everyone (including your own audience) is fun. But anarchy as a political system wouldn't work.
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