You are NOT a crusty. (1 Viewer)

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To deal with this, when people ask me about something, I try to answer in a way that makes it impossible to have be pinned
Yeah, I get labeled as a punk a lot, even though I'd consider myself more of an anarchist than a "proper" punk. But then again, I like the music and the clothing. So when people ask me if I'm punk, I usually just say that "I don't like being associated with a label, but I guess you can say that".

It even became my nickname for a while. Because since I look punk, and you meet new people every day (backpacking through Asia atm), and everyone sucks with names, being called Punk is easier to remember than being called Carl :p
 
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Yes that is a rat! Crust was also meant to be strictly an anarchist counter-culture, even that can be slightly debated tho, but at least be into the music if you're going to claim to be a "crusty". And there is a label for those people that say they have no labels, it's called "nolabs" ;) also this idea of non-conformity as an absolutist and universal tendency is pure bullshit, if you don't choose what to become a part of, and dont conciously mold yourself/choose what molds you, than this society/culture will mold you, one way or the other, no matter how disillusioned you may be with this idea that "you're your own person". Which is one reason that building cultures of resistance is so mandatory.
I agree, community is important. We are top of the food chain, but we're not bears. We need each other, we need to band together.
Still, I'm finding I chill out a little more w every year, focusing on differences less and less. The more different kinds of people you are able to associate with the stronger you are for it as a person, not the other way around. And I tend to gravitate and associate myself with people who feel the same way. There are a lot more of these adults than those sequestering themselves in little pop culture niches like rap, reggae, house, punk, metal etc... A number that makes a more dynamic and adaptable community.

I knew that was a rat! There was this sweet girl in Portland who volunteered (maybe she still does) for the yellow brick road weekly drop in there. She told me how she had hopped around on freight with a pet rat and her dude for a little while. But then she finally beat her heroine addiction and started pulling her life together, doing talks at conferences about her story and volunteering at different places, signing up for college, getting her own place. Lots of cool shit. I really hope she's doing well. I haven't had the chance to go back and visit that side of the river in a long time now. Charming gal. 1 in a million.

You know what's up, dude. Nothing personal. Thanks for the recommendations, curious to see what crust sounds like when I get a chance.
 
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Not trying to be a bitch, but this seems like another excuse to judge others. "I'm cooler than you", etc.
His intentions were not to come off as a crust punk elitist, he's just a little rusty on expressing his thoughts and opinions.
 

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Order of nine angles. Fuck labels. I enjoy anything against the status quo.
 
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Yes that is a rat! Crust was also meant to be strictly an anarchist counter-culture, even that can be slightly debated tho, but at least be into the music if you're going to claim to be a "crusty". And there is a label for those people that say they have no labels, it's called "nolabs" ;) also this idea of non-conformity as an absolutist and universal tendency is pure bullshit, if you don't choose what to become a part of, and dont conciously mold yourself/choose what molds you, than this society/culture will mold you, one way or the other, no matter how disillusioned you may be with this idea that "you're your own person". Which is one reason that building cultures of resistance is so mandatory.

So if society is going to mold and label you into what they want, why would you make it easy for them by fitting into a preconceived stereotype?
 

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I never liked labels, my old step dad told me 'you have to get a good job, because that's the first thing people ask you and that's how they'll see you as'. When I heard that, I realized how much labels effected peoples lived and motivations. I'm just Cody, I wouldn't be able to put a label on me if I tried. Well, let me try actually. I'm a recovering alcoholic child of god hippie nature freak weirdo.
 

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