Thursday, September 15, 2016

is punk the other "romantic"?




 
there are punk & romantic connections. like romantic, punk is an urban working class manifestation of informal anti-establishment sensibility. 

in the early 1970's british punks expressed their nihilistic views with the slogan drawn from the title of the sex pistols' song No Future. a bit anti-modern punk is nihilistic in that is not concerned for the present with a deep disaffection from "both middle and working class standards". punk nihilism was expressed in the use of more self-destructive, consciousness-obliterating substances like heroin, or methamphetamine and by the "mutilation of the body" with razor blades. 

trends include:

anarchism
anti-authoritarianism
anti-militarism
anti-capitalism
anti-racism
anti-sexism
anti-nationalism
anti-homophobia
environmentalism
vegetarianism,
animal rights,

having said this, there are right-wing views within punk: neo-Nazi views (nazi punk), or apolitical, such as psycho-billy, death-rock, horror punk, and the goth subculture to name a few.