The term came to refer to the music and culture described above as young musicians and people in the late 70's and early eighties felt alienated by the incorporation of formerly anti-estaplishment hippie culture.
Sun, "After my civ exam."
Sun, ":) You DO realize that my Civ exam was over more than an hour ago ;p."
Star, "YOU ARE A PUNK!"
People who respect people who respect them. The fight for there own rights. They have great pride. They prevent chaos.
PUNK IS: the personal expression of uniqueness that comes from the experiences of growing up in touch with our human ability to reason and ask questions.
PUNK IS: a movement that serves to refute social attitudes that have been perpetuated through willful ignorance of human nature.
PUNK IS: a process of questioning and commitment to understanding that results in self-progress, and through repetition, flowers into social evolution.
PUNK IS: a belief that this world is what we make of it, truth comes from our understanding of the way things are, not from the blind adherence to prescriptions about the way things should be.
PUNK IS: the constant struggle against fear of social repercussions.
It is a label that is largely misunderstoof by the public (despite what they may think) and so overused that obvious fallacies to what the style is (fast, loud, and hard) have become accepted. Such clearly pop acts like Hilary Duff have been labeled punk which is downright laughable.
The punk music label has become simply a matter of perspective, for example: a common streetpunk might say that The Casualties are a punk band, while a crust punk would simply laugh at this, and then proceed to listen to Axegrinder.
Also punks usually dress in ripped clothing and many patterned materials are symbolic of the punk revolution suchas; tartan, leopard print, zebra print and also checks.
Many people believe that punks are viscious people, but this belief is usually wrong.
Mohawks are often associated with punk music too, although not always.
"Look at her tartan trousers"
"Thats a 2 foot mohawk, how the hell does she do that?"