Punk Rock & Hip-Hop
by Sarah "Ketchup" of the Misled Youth Network
Lockdown: America Treats its “Troubled Youth” Like Prisoners
"As long as the child will be trained not by love, but by fear, so long will humanity live not by justice, but by force. As long as the child will be ruled by the educator’s threat and by the father’s rod, so long will mankind be dominated by the policeman’s club, by fear of jail, and by panic of invasion by armies and navies.”
At 14, I had a defiant punk rock appearance yet was actually pretty unsure of myself. Since preschool, I had been an outcast, taunted and shunned by other kids, and I usually preferred the company of a book or my crayons to other people. When I started high school, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to recreate my identity from scratch. I instantly became close with two punk kids - Nick and Heather. Nick was my age, skinny, freckle-faced, and really quiet. He was my first boyfriend.
Flashbulbs and Tornadoes and Time Capsules that Grow on Trees
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”