March 21, 2004

Where are the new North Korean punk bands???

Funny article on conservative punk-rockers, A Bush Surprise: Fright-Wing Support:

..."But it's when he talks politics that Mr. Rizzuto sounds like a real radical, for a punk anyway. Mr. Rizzuto is adamantly in favor of lowering taxes and for school vouchers, and against campaign finance laws; his favorite Supreme Court justice is Clarence Thomas; he plans to vote for President Bush in November; and he's hard-core into capitalism.

"Punks will tell me, `Punk and capitalism don't go together,' " Mr. Rizzuto said. "I don't understand where they're coming from. The biggest punk scenes are in capitalist countries like the U.S., Canada and Japan. I haven't heard of any new North Korean punk bands coming out. There's no scene in Iran."

Mr. Rizzuto is the founder of Conservative Punk, one of a handful of Web sites and blogs that have sprung up recently as evidence of a heretofore latent political entity: Republican punks. With names like GOPunk, Anti-Anti-Flag and Punkvoter Lies, the sites are a curious blend of Karl Rove and Johnny Rotten, preaching personal responsibility and reflexive patriotism with the in-your-face zeal of a mosh pit."...

This is not completely surprising to me, having met Dr Frank, noted punk-rocker and thoughtful blogger...

But it really tickles me, because the left is still pushing the line that they are the political choice of the young and exciting. When they are actually the flavor of smugness and sclerosis.

Perhaps they will start pushing the line that pierced and tattooed young conservatives "aren't really young." Just like black conservatives "aren't really black."

Posted by John Weidner at March 21, 2004 3:19 PM
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