FauxPolitik

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

More evidence that the MTV crowd has much more in mind than spreading the vote in a non-partisan way. I love this quote, from Fat Mike, memebr of the band NOFX.:
"We're trying to build a coalition of kids 18 to 25," Fat Mike said. "We want punks and other disenfranchised young people to vote as a block, which no one has ever done before. Kids are the biggest group of people that don't vote. We want to change that."
That's very good of you, Fat, but what if some of the people you get to vote don't automatically agree with your position that
...(Bush) is wrecking the country and the world. He's starting wars for no reason, our economy is in the toilet, he's ruining the environment, and he does things like cut taxes when we need money."
Rather than waste my time parsing idiotic statements from drooling brats with too much of that all too scarce coommodity, money, I'll turn to the brave words of MTV fan, Dani, who writes in a letter to MTV:
It's kind of funny that Good Charlotte is a group that rails against conformity, yet here they are attempting to get young people to conform to their ideas against President Bush (see "Good Charlotte, Green Day, NOFX To Rock Against President Bush"). Don't get me wrong; I'm not at all defending Bush, but Good Charlotte's actions seem hypocritical.

I've always felt that punk rockers were really no different than conformists because they all have ideas of how they think everyone should be and think. There's nothing wrong with stating your beliefs, even if you're a celebrity and not involved in politics, but regardless of what your ideas are, you have to let people make their own choices.

Dani, 22
Memphis, TN
You know what, Dani? You rock!

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