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 +3Posted on Oct 30th, 2012 | re: Deconstructing: Titus Andronicus And The Possibility Of Punk Patriotism (66 comments)

I think you’re wrong about Anarchy in the UK, there was a lot of nativist pride in that song. Consider the verse:
Is this the MPLA (Angola’s MPLA)
Is this the UDA (Ulster Liberation Alliance)
Is this the IRA (Irish Republican Army)
I thought it was the UK
Or just another country

Punks have always made conflicting statements about patriotism. you are too, by saying uncomplicatedly that the US “is the greatest country that’s ever existed”. also, your iteration of anarchism sounds like a ridiculously naive cliff notes version. there’s nothing “unpatriotic” necessarily about anrachism as an ideology. Only some varieties of anarchism are vehemently anti-state.