I like this community, but I know what you're talking about. I read in the info (just recently, haven't been here in quite some time) something about, "this is an 'anti' community"..."rich kids trying to rebel and be punk..." and that's as far as I got. And I just felt to argue that little point. Rich kids have just as much a right to "rebel" as everyone else, you can't take that away from them.
Anything like "Punk" or "Goth" or "Alternative" or whatever label you put on the lifestyle should be more accepting, and less excluding. People start to think that other people "aren't good enough" to be punk, or whatever, I don't care what words you use. When you exclude them, they "aren't punk enough" for you. AND THAT'S WHY PUNK IS DEAD, as everyone seems to claim.
Punk MUSIC, is alive and well. And sure, the punk lifestyle is lived by MANY these days. But there is no more punk COMMUNITY. Because punks started judging everyone else they same way they had been judged. And THEY decided that YOU weren't punk, they didn't care what you liked, they looked, and said "You aren't punk, go away poser."
And this is basically just a continuation of that...wow this was longer than I thought it would be. I guess I don't like this community as much as I thought, haha.
You ALL have the right to HATE whatever you feel like hating. But people lose sight of the line between that, and flat out judging people they don't even KNOW.
Obviously, I was using PUNK as my main example, because these things are most notable there. But it doesn't only apply to the punks, and the punk community. It applies to just about EVERYONE. Jocks, Preps, Goths, almost any label you can think of.
So I say GO AHEAD. Hate all you want. Hate Avril, hate skateboarding, hate MTV... but DON'T JUDGE THE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NOT HAPPEN TO HATE IT AS MUCH AS YOU.