Saturday, January 31, 2009

Johhny Ramone on True Punk

Johhny Ramone:
JOHNNY: Yeah, that’s all hippies. Same thing as was going on in the late sixties. To me, I think punk should be right wing. That’s how I see it. The left wing is trying to destroy America by giving handouts to everyone and making everyone dependent on them. They only care about the voter base. They don’t really care about anything else. They don’t care about anyone. If they can get illegal aliens to become able to vote by motor registration, they will. They’re illegal aliens! They don’t even belong in the country, let alone voting. It’s just to keep their base of voters. Is it best for America? It’s not best for America.
Original interview here. Politics start towards the bottom.
Hat Tip to Joe Lima at Big Hollywood for posting the original link from this great post.

This is the essence of the punk movement and why I started this blog. Punk as a culture and a philosophy is skeptical, to say the least, of grandiose promises. Johhny's conservatism just as easily sees the con in televangelists and messianic Leftists. I only wish he were alive today to see Obama's impossible promises and cult like popularity. Johhny cuts to the chase: it's all about voting- meaning, it's all about Power. This is the essence of the punk movement, speaking truth to power and identifying the corrupt nature of government and humanity. Punk and conservatism both lack the starry eyed idealism and faith in humanity that has become so popular and cliche in western society, which is why neither wants the government to have so much power. We know they will abuse it.

God Bless you Johhny

1 comment:

  1. I had to laugh when I read the Big Hollywood post and yours. My son recently made the comment that the punkest thing he could do was be a Republican.

    Enjoying your blog very much.