Donny Rotten – Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock?!

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Love when this happens…

I remember pressing the $100 dollar headphones I had just bought close to my ears.

The the echo weaving in and out, the tapestry of sound, the production value, it was like nothing I had ever heard, not on a pop album anyway.

The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was the late 80’s when the Joshua Tree by U2 came out. It was an exciting time.

In that decade both Chicago House and British Punk Rock had re-invented music.

Each were revolutionary and true organic expressions of the people; not something contrived or regurgitated by the boring, profiteering, Record Industry.

It was clear to me; as clear as day, U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ produced by Brian Eno was an evolution of this populist music movement I loved so much and was immersed in.

This opinion was firmly imprinted as fact in my mind. I never even thought an opposite view was even possible.

I remember clearly talking to a ‘Bad Brains‘, ‘Dead Kennedys‘, ‘Sex Pistols‘ loving Punk Rock friend of mine.

He stopped my gushing about U2 and Brian Eno in mid wag and said ‘You know, there are tons of people who feel like I do that ‘Joshua Tree’ is an absolute, complete and total ‘sell out’ to the Record Companies.’

I looked at him and said , ‘Love it! Even though I never would have thought of it and I couldn’t disagree more, I totally can see that point of view!’

Warner Bros. publicity poster for the Sex Pist...
Warner Bros. publicity poster for the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind the Bollocks, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So ‘Conservatism is the NEW Counter Culture?’

WHOAHAAaaaa!!!!!

The mere idea took the top of my head clean off.

What a concept.

So the Establishment that used to scream ‘Blasphemy!’, ‘Heretic!’, ‘You listen to Devil music!’ and burn Elvis records, now…

…yells ‘Xenophobe!’, ‘Misogynist!’, ‘You are Racist!’ and burns college campuses!!!

WHOAHAAaaaa!!!!!

Never would have never made a connection like that in a million years.

Love when this happens…

Paul Joesph Watson lays it all out in the video below.