merkur (merkur) wrote in wearesopunk,
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Ok.

This area is occupied by seventeen people right now but nobody posts anymore often than once every other week. In the interest of spicing things up, I've decided to write an entry.

I recently added porn free youth to my list of interests. I was shocked and appalled to find that every and I mean every other person with said interest is uber-frickin-christian. I am not. Also, the vast majority of these people had anti-abortion listed as an interest as well. Comes with the christian territory. I'd say that I'm curious what their reasons for listing anti-porn are, but again, I'm not. I'd be willing to bet that it has mostly to do with them being anti-premarital sex and not so anti-taking rights away from women. Oh, did I mention that they're all hardcore kids?

Which moves us a little closer to the issue that I really feel like presenting to this 11 interest, 17 people forum. The issue is whether or not your morals make you punk, or you being punk makes your morals. Currently I know many 'punks' who use mainstream porn, watch tons of tv, drink budweiser, smoke any random variety of big name tobacco and are absolutely considered by the punk rock community to be punk. Likewise, there are vegans, activists, feminists (at least people are slinging the word around a lot, personally very few of them pass muster in my eyes) and social workers. I believe the essence of punk rock is all about offending mainstream sensibilities. I'll bet even Johnny Rotten or the rotting corpses of the Ramones (that matter) would still stand by that statement at this point (fuck all that sellout talk, Malcolm this Malcolm that crap, credit where credit is due people). So how is jacking off to Jenna or any of her cohorts, drinking or generally not giving a fuck about the people or world around you, appearances of such included, punk? At this point the Christian kids have most other punk rockers beat in terms of being outsiders, at least up here in the northeast they do. At least they're empassioned.

The good thing about livejournal is its lack of formality. For instance, I'm just gonna end this here for now.

Much love to you all.
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