Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Punk and the swastika

for a certain somebody
Okay so some of the punks back then were kinda dumb,but they were young and could relate to the feeling of being in Nazi Germany(oppression of labor unions, Powell,etc.) Did I mention that Johnny Rotten had a great love of Reggae and Siouxsie would later fully speak out against racism? Read the whole feature, it's a tad bitter in places, but it's a lot more complicated than just "punks wearing swastikas are ultimately racist!" Was it a stupid gesture? Yes. Was it somewhat, perhaps a tiny bit understandable in context of their surrounding environment? Also yes.

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