Hi everyone, I allready made a couple of post, but will introduce myself here anyway I'm 17 years old, and got into punk about 2 years ago, it started with mainstream bands like Rise Against, Anti-Flag and NOFX, but now I also listen to bands like Strike Anywhere and Propaghandi, and I also really enjoy other genres than punk, for example post-hardcore (I love alexisonfire and Enter Shikari). Ofcourse I also really respect and enjoy old bands like Crass, Conflict and the Dead Kennedys, as well as the Subhumans and Citizen Fish, but apart from the Subhumans I don't really like these bands music wise, so I don't listen to them as much as I read and analyze lyrics . Crass' Yes Sir I will is what made me think about anarchism seriously for the first time, and the more I looked at protesters being either completely ignored or getting nothing more than a rubber stick in their face, and seeing how politicians never change a damn thing, or do what the public tells them to, I completely lost my faith in (indirect) democracy. Something I feel very confused about is whether I can consider myself punk. I honestly believe in anarchism and do whatever the fuck I want, don't mind the mainstreams opinion, and listen to bands which are considered punk, but I don't really go to local shows or know any punks in real life, although this is also mainly because I live in a small village, and still have to go to school (call me a mindless slave if you really want to, but I do actually want to follow a higher education later, and also don't want to dissapoint my parents by screwing it all up, because they are great people and have always supported me). I hope this site will be a great place for me to discuss philosophy, music and politics.