Bad News for the Haters Dept.: You realize that all those obnoxious 16-year-olds you see everywhere, texting their friends who are standing next to them, will be able to vote in the 2016 elections. Do you think you will be able to sell them on your anti-gay/anti-woman/anti-brown/black platform? Do you think they want to end up like you? I bet they don’t. Gov. Bobby Jindal said that you all have to stop being the stupid party. I don’t think you can do it. How did equality become political? Because you can’t handle science, change or the truth. America is on the move, you are not.”
–Punk rock legend Henry Rollins, in an op-ed titled “Misguided Outrage Over DOMA’s Demise” in L.A. Weekly
Punk Rock, for those of you who weren’t there, which is pretty much everyone under the age of 50, started in 1976. Punk rock legends would include the Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Iggy Pop, The Pattie Smith Group, X-Ray Specs, The Stranglers and I suppose the Clash-tho they did sell out. It’s not an all inclusive list but Henry Rollins is nowhere near it. Black Flag was a second tier, second generation band that was more accurately described as “thrash” or “speed metal” than real punk. Black Flag got a lot of attention because by the time they came out the original punk wave was faltering and there was a vacuum in it’s wake. Saying Henry Rollins is a Punk Legend is like saying Burt Ward is a TV legend. It abuses the word ‘legend’ beyond recognition. Henry Rollins childish belief that the Republicans are stupid and hateful but the Democrats are not shows he’s no Punk. All the f#$%! Democrats who celebrated the demise of DOMA -all VOTED FOR IT and Democrat Clinton signed it into law. Anyone who buys into Republican=bad, Democrat=good is no Punk and a sucker to boot, but don’t expect me to argue with you because I won’t waste my time trying to wise up a chump.