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Punk is probably more of a fashion statement than anything. A lot of things become a fashion statement. I wonder if the burka will become a fashion statement. You see that the crucifix has become a fashion statement, and the head dress that the indians wear. Both are considered sacred, but are worn, probably, more commonly as fashion accessories. The word Punk is probably more commonly defined as a kind of attire or way of presenting yourself rather than a way of perceiving the world.
I couldn't disagree more with your characterization of "punk" as a fashion statement. I consider myself to be a "punk" and, like most other punk types I associate with, do not give a flying fuck about fashion or dress as one might expect from a mohawked stereotype. Being a punk has *NOTHING* to do with the look. Being punk is about being true to yourself, your beliefs, and world view. I grew up on Bad Religion, The Descendents, NOFX, Guttermouth, The Unseen, Pennywise, Black Flag, and a plethora of other bands. Real punk. None of that pop-punk emo bullshit that likely resulted in your incorrect idea of what punk is.
@teeko: I think you're conflating punks with nazi-wannabe skinheads.