Thursday, October 21, 2004

A message to all those who embrace difference



Thank you for being interesting. Thank you for interrupting the human landscape with color and shapes and metal. Thank you for your perspective. Thank you for continuing to dress the way you please, despite constant ridicule. Don't listen to them, they're the ones doing it wrong.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hate to get all American Studies on you, but all those kids in the picture are white and can apparently afford the time and energy to keep up those impeccable dye jobs. But then...I can see what you mean. Just don't forget my disclaimer about girls in boots.

LK

Anonymous said...

Is there a problem with being white? Is there a problem with ahving money? Just because a group of people are white and of some money doesn't mean that they can't be diffrent. I am not really voicing what I think very well, so I'll leave it at this:

You are a cock sucker.

And it's not that expensive to keep your hair like that, they might not even have much money.

Anonymous said...

Re-lax, pal.

Matthew said...

Yes, unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

"cock sucker" eh? Not sure what it has to do with this particular critique, but I'm not gonna argue with you.

The thing about white kids with money is that they get real touchy when people point it out.

The fact is, there's nothing "wrong" with either of those things. I am of the habit of always asking questions, always trying to put my finger on what is trying to stay invisible, particularly to Mr. Louv, who slings 'em back.

And dude, defending white privelege is so not hardcore.

Lauren

Matthew said...

Lauren is not deserved of that kind of ridicule.

And in response, I don't really identify that much with Punk ideology. At times, yes, it's necessary to tap the reptile brain. That's not what I find so attractive, and what I said was not meant to apply to Punks alone, but to any colorful subculture. What I really appreciate is non-self-denial in the respect that people shouldn't censor themselves. I think people should allow themselves to be eccentric and visible, to explore extravagance. I recently started applying this standard to myself in small doses, and it's actually easier than being over-modest all the time.

Steve said...

But what's up with that nose ring?