CrimethInc. : Punk—Dangerous Utopia : Revisiting the Relationship between Punk and Anarchism
Let’s imagine the ideal cultural vehicle for anarchism.It has to be defiant, obviously. It should accommodate both gleeful irony and stark courage. But let’s make it affirmative, too, even if we have to go the long way round through suffering and catharsis to get there. We don’t want the kind of nihilism that makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning—we want the kind that keeps people out all night causing trouble.
Source: CrimethInc. : Punk—Dangerous Utopia : Revisiting the Relationship between Punk and Anarchism
Revisiting the Relationship between Punk and Anarchism
How did punk emerge out of the countercultures of the 1960s that it claimed to reject? Why did it play such a central role in the resurgence of anarchism around the world at the end of the 20th century? How did it prefigure the participatory media of the digital age? And what can its legacy teach us today?