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I found the journal by accident, and although I was never a part of ANY "crew" I was closesly working with the ideals what the members were said to have...so at any rate...I wrote this two years ago, and it seems like the kids that read it have gone, and the kids who it applies to are the only ones that are still here. Let's see if it can seep in this time, because I am still disillusioned with any possible "scenes" idiocy and I still care. Although I've been far gone (and probably so are the rest of the members) from the scene, its still an important lesson and well, brandon will probably think this is funny. and he rules. so whatever. ha
Reading is Punk!
The punk rock, hardcore, emo, etc., community is a place for everyone.
Its a place for open minds, new ideas, and good times. Its a good way for
kids to have as great time regardless of any differences inner or outer and
also to meet new people and share ideas with those people to make the world a
better place. Contrary to popular belief the PUNK ROCK COMMUNITY IS
POLITICAL. More so, people need to start taking a stand for their beliefs
and let people know how they feel about them. This world wont be a better
place if we don't start calling people on their shit. Although Punk Rock
should be all inclusive, some people do not have a place here and below we
will have some fun with some possibilities for role playing games.
All you need is yourself and a friend. Lets call you Jello and your partner
Sid. This will be fun and PUNK, not only that, but it will be liberating for
you and all parties involved. So follow along and have fun with these
After that you can apply them to your real life and see how fast you will:
a) lose your friends
b) Get a reputation for being *gasp* ?Too PC!?
c) Feel like a great person
and most important MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Lets move on to the activities. Remember, you will be taking the place of
the name ?Jello? and your partner is ?Sid.? Have fun and remember...one
scene unity, DIY, and remember its more than music, its a state of mind.
Jello: Hey Fag, I heard there are some emo homos hanging around here, want to
Sid: I don't appreciate your use of the word ?Fag? and ?homo,? not only do I
think it indulges in homophobia, but I am not interested in heckling anyone
either. That won't boost your self esteem, but maybe being a better person
will. The use of the word ?fag? might make some people feel threatened and
the Punk Rock community is a place for everyone to feel safe and be able to
share ideas. I am queer and I feel threatened. PUNK DOESN'T HAVE ROOM FOR
YOUR CRAPPY ATTITUDE.
Jello: Damn today is my 21st birthday...see that girl over there? I think I
am going to smooth talk her and see if I can get some sex out of her, look at
those nice tits, that look good for her being just 16.
Sid: You are shady and twisted on many levels, Jello. She is completely too
young for you so that borderlines rape not only that I have lost respect for
you on many other levels, especially your disregard for human life and
feelings. Women are not objects for you to degrade, defile, demean or
disregard and play with. I will not tolerate you and I will do all I can to
make sure you cannot hurt anyone else. PUNK DOESN'T HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR
Jello: Those dudes have been looking at me funny all night, I think I am
gonna Kickbox into them in the pit and then if they have a problem I will use
my array of weapons like: Smiley, Knife, Brass Knuckles, Bat, Tazer, Mace,
etc. And my ?crew? will fight them too.
Sid: Punk is a place for everyone to have fun together, this isn't fight
club for you or your ?crew? (gang) and some people really don't appreciate
the fact that you come here with weapons to fight. That isn't tough, that's
the move of a coward. Those weapons aren't welcome here and if you want to
fight, you aren't welcome here either. PUNK DOESN'T HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR CRAPPY
Jello: Dude! Listen to this racist Joke I made up!!!
Sid: PUNK DOESN'T HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR CRAPPY ATTITUDE.
Jello: Man, you are really starting to piss me off. All you do is pick on me
and make me feel like crap for being me. Why are you so damn politically
correct. Change your name to ?General?! I hate you man, punk isn't a place
for preachers like you.
Sid: I am not telling you what to do, decency should tell you that, but I can
tell you what I wont tolerate and your sexist, racist, homophobic, asshole
ways around me. Punk is a place for everyone and your attitude makes it a
far from safe atmosphere. You are welcome to share your ideas as well, but
as soon as you are imposing on someone else, I feel that I can impose on you
my ideas. Don't like it...LEAVE! Besides...PUNK DOESN'T HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR
Now that you have gone through exercises 1-5, feel free to recite them over
and over again. There is room for improvement and many other ideas can be
fit into the context of these conversations.
Below there is room for you to create your own possible conversations with a
Thank you for your time and participation in this activity. Hopefully you
will stand for your beliefs and change the world.
PS. I don't care how good you are at guitar or how cute you are or how
expensive whatever you have is.
Yeah I'm gonna call you on your shit, deal with it.