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Eggheads Will Not Redefine Punk

"Being woke is, by turns, the new punk rock and a cultural vacuum cleaner, sucking up English literature’s textual detritus that had been long since swept under the carpet."

That idiotic quote is from author David Matthews in the article Acknowledging Enid Blyton's Racism isn't Cancelling Her.

Enid Blyton has been dead longer than I've been alive (I'm 51). I've never read any of her books and I'm not starting now. What I'm tired of is authors attempting to hijack the Romantic Version of Punk Rock. Punk smells. Punk breaks things. Punk will break your enemies, then it will break you. Punk is the young stepping on the old and then the next generation stepping on you. Punk IS NOT woke.

Being Woke is the new McCartheyism.

If you want to cancel Blyton and her ilk AND Matthews and his ilk, now that, that would be Punk.

Punk Then:

Punk Now:

I love political punk. LOVE IT.

Don't try to redefine the definition of punk if you're not familiar with the art form. I am confident that David Matthews does not listen to punk music.

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