The ‘era’ of Punk was the extreme counter-culture of the day. The frustration, anxiety and resistance to the status-quo consolidated into the ‘Punk’ movement. And, at the center of that movement were the ‘Sex Pistols’. Whose music was raw, brazen, brash, and as one reviewer wrote; “The lyrics are iconoclastic and yet resonate with relevance”. The lead singer was none other than ‘Johnny Rotten’.
Fast forward 40 years and we find a recent editorial video by Paul Joseph Watson making the observation and comparison of the current sociopolitical environment that “Populism is the new Punk”. And, he’s included a current video of Pierce Morgan interviewing ‘Johnny Rotten’ commenting on current events. Saying things like;
“Where do I stand on Brexit? Well here it goes, the workin class spoke and I’m one of them, and I’m with them”
(Re: The Donald) “As one journalist once said to me ‘Is he the political Sex Pistol’? What I really dislike is the left-wing media in America trying to smear the bloke as a racist and that’s completely not true. He terrifies politicians and this is Joy to behold”
Funny how the national populist movement is now considered “The New Punk” by Mainstream Everything. Looked down upon, and denigrated in the same manner that the Sex Pistols were some 40 years ago. Guess we must be on to something, YES!
To watch the full editorial video from Paul Joseph Watson (CLICK HERE)