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Hotel New Archaic
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December 2nd, 2005 at 01:29am
Is it just me, or has there been this huge surge in interest of politics after American Idiot?

I mean, kids who didn't give a shit about what was going on in the world suddenly started hating Bush and his government.

I have two points to make about this.

1. This would be good thing if these people actually decided to find out what the hell they were talking about. But now we just have all these kids going 'OmGZ!!111one BuSh SUxS!!!!'

2. A lot of people and magaZines are acting like it's the first political album ever made and is a huge phenomenon.


to everyone but the intelligent people reading this- it's not.

Bands like Rage Against The Machine and System of a Down have been making albums like this for years. And now people are acting like American Idiot is a beacon of hope or something.
spill_no_sick
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December 2nd, 2005 at 09:40am
System of a Down used to have a good political voice, now they're on the anti-Bush bandwagon (though the people on it say they're strictly anti-bandwagon...what retards)
I liked Rage Against the Machine

and yeah, you have Kanye West (dropout) Billie Joe (high school dropout), and Eminem (middle school dropout) acting all politically intelligent and it's just a way to sell albums

but it works, they all have huge record sales, no matter how much talent they sacrafice in the process
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December 2nd, 2005 at 10:53am
Well, for every 1,000 'OmGZ!!111one BuSh SUxS!!!!' kids, there are always going to be a few who go on to become genuinely interesed in politics. And that can only be a good thing.

Magazines are only hyping up American Idiot, because its more recent and up-to-date than the ohter albums/artists mentioned, and seeing as Green Day are the 'in' thing at the moment, it will sell them more issues.
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December 2nd, 2005 at 11:04am
I'm about to spend the next 5 years of my life studying european politics, i've already spent the last two studying British politics and i can't tell yuo how annoying it is, to have some kid think they know alot about the big P.

I think it's great when kids and teens get interested in politics but there's a difference between making people aware of politics and making people aware of your own personal views. People need to realise there's alot more to the Bush administration than gay rights and the Iraq War.
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December 2nd, 2005 at 11:58am
NeoSteph:
I'm about to spend the next 5 years of my life studying european politics, i've already spent the last two studying British politics and i can't tell yuo how annoying it is, to have some kid think they know alot about the big P.

I think it's great when kids and teens get interested in politics but there's a difference between making people aware of politics and making people aware of your own personal views. People need to realise there's alot more to the Bush administration than gay rights and the Iraq War.
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ColleenStarship
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:21pm
i agree w/ you ..... people are running around sayiny they hate bush ...in my case listening to AI got me more invovled w/ polotics i only say i think bush is a dumbass ...... his quotes are hilarious ..... other than that yeah i may talk about the war but ummm yeah
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:23pm
blood sex and tre:
i agree w/ you ..... people are running around sayiny they hate bush ...in my case listening to AI got me more invovled w/ polotics i only say i think bush is a dumbass ...... his quotes are hilarious ..... other than that yeah i may talk about the war but ummm yeah
that was such an oxymoron
Matt Smith
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:24pm
Bush isn't a 'dumbass'...come on, to get where he is today you need to be very intelligent.
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:25pm
bloodraine:
Bush isn't a 'dumbass'...come on, to get where he is today you need to be very intelligent.
he graduated from Yale (same school as Kerry) with better grades than Kerry
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:29pm
Exactly. I could never do that.
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:44pm
oh but he's such an idiot for piloting planes into the World Trade Center and starting a war because his drunk redneck rich buddies and family asked him Rolling Eyes
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December 2nd, 2005 at 04:48pm
You're beginning to sound convincing Smile....
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December 2nd, 2005 at 05:00pm
bloodraine:
You're beginning to sound convincing Smile....
thank you
I'm just regergatating propaganda but I just said it differently

Bush may be bad with our money, but it's not in any major threat and that doesn't matter when we're in war
ColleenStarship
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December 2nd, 2005 at 05:03pm
spill_no_sick:
blood sex and tre:
i agree w/ you ..... people are running around sayiny they hate bush ...in my case listening to AI got me more invovled w/ polotics i only say i think bush is a dumbass ...... his quotes are hilarious ..... other than that yeah i may talk about the war but ummm yeah
that was such an oxymoron


after reading what i wrote yeah it was/is ??? but what i mean is that i think bush is stupid (for various reasons) BUT i am not running around saying OMFG I LYKe H@te dubbya
spill_no_sick
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December 2nd, 2005 at 05:05pm
blood sex and tre:
spill_no_sick:
blood sex and tre:
i agree w/ you ..... people are running around sayiny they hate bush ...in my case listening to AI got me more invovled w/ polotics i only say i think bush is a dumbass ...... his quotes are hilarious ..... other than that yeah i may talk about the war but ummm yeah
that was such an oxymoron


after reading what i wrote yeah it was/is ??? but what i mean is that i think bush is stupid (for various reasons) BUT i am not running around saying OMFG I LYKe H@te dubbya
.....yes you are, you just did.....you just spelled it better
Kitti
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December 2nd, 2005 at 05:36pm
not that this has too much to do with the discussion at hand, but the Actionslacks wrote this song called "This Damn Nation" that deals a little with politics and such...im not gonna type up the lyrics, but check it out, on an observational level its pretty interesting.
Hotel New Archaic
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December 2nd, 2005 at 07:53pm
bloodraine:
Well, for every 1,000 'OmGZ!!111one BuSh SUxS!!!!' kids, there are always going to be a few who go on to become genuinely interesed in politics. And that can only be a good thing.

Magazines are only hyping up American Idiot, because its more recent and up-to-date than the ohter albums/artists mentioned, and seeing as Green Day are the 'in' thing at the moment, it will sell them more issues.

Actually, I'll have to disagree with you there. Albums such as MeZmeriZe and HynotiZe (both by System of a Down- oh and I apologise for the capital 'Z's- my keyboard's fucked) both came out this year- they're very strongly political. More so than American Idiot. though you have a point, Green Day is one of the biggest bands in the world right now.
I think the reason Green Day is being so hyped up is because it's so much more media friendly, not because it's more recent.
Still, it comes down to the same thing.
dirtyhippie
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December 2nd, 2005 at 08:12pm
I don't really care about political music...I s'pose it's cool that kids are actually getting interested in politics, but c'mon. I got interested in politics because I wanted to, not cuz Billie Joe said to. I was not really certain if I liked what the administration was doing, began to read the newspaper, read Al Franken, and there you be!
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December 2nd, 2005 at 08:52pm
I think it's stupid.

all it really did was get some 5th and 6th graders think they know everything and make them look stupid by prancing around like little pansies thinking bush sucks when they dont know a damned thing.
Hotel New Archaic
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December 2nd, 2005 at 11:29pm
Damn Tre's ass is FAT.:
I think it's stupid.

all it really did was get some 5th and 6th graders think they know everything and make them look stupid by prancing around like little pansies thinking bush sucks when they dont know a damned thing.

You mean all political music, or just the way AI's been publisiZed?
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