Originally Posted by sedition
I'm 34, and grew up in the heyday of the militant sXe movement. I was part of it for quite some time, but bowed out right before it got, well, facist. But hell, "if I'm not now, I guess I never was." That said, I can still have "X" scars on my hands if I look hard enough. The biggest problem I have with religion is when it assumes the role of administering judgment on others. The sXe movement can often fall into guise of "religion." In that role it can at times mirror the very tenants of right-wing christian conservatives; no sex/booze. pro-life. anti-gay. etc. (with an acute environmental bent, of course). Therein, lies my biggest issue with sXe, and some of its modern faces. Of course, sXe has produced some kick-ass music, too. But I know you are well aware of that.
ah, yeah, I just saw Fucked-Up last month. Great show.
Yeah well from the beginning it was never ment to be a set of rules, i think at its core its ment to be an anti addiction/anti escapism movement. Anytime anyone has a good idea, some group will corrupt it. FSU and the catholic church are perfect examples of that. Whatever over all i enjoy being part of it, i've found a few people who really know what its about and whats important, and we do a pretty good job leaning on eatch other, and thats all the "crutch" i ever want to need.