Thursday, June 03, 2004

There is one wacky article today on MSNBC that caught my eye, about "conservative punk" and the new website/magazine by the same name.
"There are punks who are conservatives and libertarians," [website founder Nick Rizzuto] said. "We're not all one-minded in our political philosophy. What unites us is a certain attitude toward it all. There's a certain amount of dissatisfaction with a system that's kind of stagnated either way with Republicans or Democrats. There are those of us of a more conservative mindset politically, but conservatism is not a lifestyle."
Libertarian punks (following The Ramones) I can see. Militaristic punks (with an affinity for Ted Nugent) I can see. But conservative ones?? "Conservative punk" is an oxymoron if there ever was one.

For years I've been wondering what ever happened to the militia movement of the 1990s. At least I know now where its ethos lives on.

3 Comments:

At 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted Nugent?

 
At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The militia movement is alive and well. Unfortunately. To read all about go to David Neiwert's excellent blog. http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Gen. Glut said...

When I was a kid, "Cat Scratch Fever" was a big big song. I shouldn't do this, but all you'd ever want to know about Ted Nugent (and much much more) is at his website -- it's all red, white and blue!

 

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