so long as
there is someone standing up and fighting for what
It's a lifestyle. You don't take bullshit.
That's all there really is to it. No matter what you might stand for, if yr standing up strong, not budging and basically being annoyingly difficult to those who oppose you, you can be (at least a bit) punk. Believe it or not, there aren't a CRAPLOAD of peope like that, but they're there.
Punk is punk is punk is punk.
There is no authority but yourself.
Do anything you wanna do.
I think that:
Punk is a loud, fast, often anti-establishment type of music. It was influenced by and has influenced many different types of music. It started in the seventies and was popularized by The Clash, Sex Pistols and the Ramones. Punk is not an image it is a belief and a lifestyle as well as a type of music.
Since the end of the seventies it has become impossible to truly define becuase it gave birth to so many different forms of music such as indie, goth, hardcore, emo, punk pop etc. Because of this a sort of "punk snobbery" has developed, were "true punks" look down upon others for not being around in that era.
Definately Punk: Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones
A little bit Punk: The Jam, Blondie, Green Day
Not Punk: Avril Lavine, Good Charlotte, Elliot Minor