SOMEONE’S ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF BREXIT –
Godfather of punk, anarchist and former Sex Pistol John Lydon, AKA Johnny Rotten, was on the [Good Morning Britain] show this morning promoting his limited edition new book Mr Rotten’s Songbook. Having built a career on his anti-establishment views, he didn’t shy away from talking about todays [sic] political landscape.
Lydon came out in support of Brexit claiming the working class had spoken and that he would stand by them. He also claimed he could see a possible friendship in Trump, praising his ability to terrify politicians. Rotten himself inspired a generation of anarchists.
It’s not really that surprising – punk has always been an anti-establishment phenomenon. Originally the establishment was Tory, stuffy, businessy; nowadays it is lefty, trendy and classy. The pioneer punks were working class kids (or middle class kids who wanted to be as cool as the working class kids) rebelling against the pop excesses of the 1970s. Identity politics, political correctness and cultural elitism are the disco and glam rock of today.