Monday, December 03, 2007

More Opinionated Posts

One leitmotif in the history of skating and the punk movement is the stark contrast between the real counter culture of the past and the pseudocounterculture of the present-a present where teenage rebellion is packaged and sold in a perpetual feedback loop of co-option and regurgitation. Youth movements are picked over the moment they surface, and everything is "edgy" and "extreme" to the point where these concepts have lost all their meaning. The quotes around those words tell the story, and the overwhelming mood around the adults who pander to young people is one of calculated cynicism and hypocrisy.

Jocko Weyland - The Answer is Never

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