There are many modern diluted versions of Straight Edge, and also many twists on it that add other things such as not drinking coffee or being a vegan, since being a vegan is just plain silly and drinking coffee is hardly a sinister thing that kids get together to do in derelict houses, or that shady dealers push on street corners, or that homeless people get loaded on(if thats possible) to forget the troubles it caused them, I, being Straight Edge, don't concern myself with such things.
Because of hardliners(people who violently push their belief on others) and the fact that people are jealous of those who are perceived as better than them, many people believe Straight Edge to be dangerous, when its the very opposite, or a lame fad for faggots, because they want us to be as low as them. Another misconception is that Straight Edge is a commitment or vow, the true Straight Edge person believes that nothing else is acceptable for them.
A true Straight Edge person can be identified by nothing more than a tattoo of an X(or some variation of that) on their body, usually somewhere visible, like the arms or hands. While others simply keep being sXe to themselves, most choose to bear their tattoo as a mark of pride.
No drink! No drugs! No smokes! No sex!
I can cope, I've got Straight Edge!
3)no promiscuous sex
4) Yes, we do have fun
Times as they are, there are now three kinds of sXe'rs.
1. Those who understand what it means. People who value clarity and wish to avoid altered states of perception, poisoning the body, or unsettling the mind. No drugs, some even avoid medicinal drugs as these can alter state of mind. No drinking to excess, as this can alter the mind and poison the body. No promiscuous sex, you got me on this one. These people are, 99% of the time, decent people who see their choices for what they are, choices, nothing more, nothing less.
2. Insecure gits. People who wish to place themselves on a self appointedly superior moral platform, then proceed to brag about how much better they are than everyone else. No drugs. No drink. No Promiscuous sex. No meat. No/very few friends, as few other than those who share their views can stand to be around them for more than ten minutes without driving a lit candle, wick first, into their eye, and injecting them with lighter fluid through the ear.
3. Hardliners. All the stupidity of number two, with knuckledusters. No drugs. No drink. No promiscuous sex. No meat 9 times out of ten. All the clarity with none of the intelligence.
2. Stop poisoning my air you arrogant ignorant smokers!