Friday, March 05, 2004
The American Spectator is always worth a look. Here, Todd Anderson points out the basic insanity underlying much yoof culture, with a simultaneous obssession with the evils of government coexisting with a desire for a whole bunch more of it.
My friend, like the Super Furries, is no doctrinaire socialist. Still, the evidence suggests that the rock 'n' roll youth culture recognizes the problem (the big bad government) yet refuses to do anything about it. Weirder still is that rock, with its inherent anti-authoritarianism, would inspire audience and bands alike to say "The government's screwing us!" and also, "Let's make it bigger!"