Saturday, March 29, 2008

Emo Wars in Mexico: Triste y Enojado

(Triste y Enojado = "sad and angry")

Emo Wars Erupt in Mexico - Now They're Sad and Angry

No, this is not a joke, although it is being treated like one because it deserves to be. From G4tv:
The frightening image above is from the front lines of the Emo Wars currently being waged across Mexico. Brave flat-iron brigades and elite moping squadrons have been deployed.

The war began in March when several hundred punks,metal-heads and rockabillies went on an emo-beating rampage in Querétaro, 160 miles north of Mexico City. The emos are fighting back with marches and an alliance with riot police.

Although some say Emo is regarded as homosexual in Mexico, others (like me) think kids always do this kind of dumb thing to each other, whether it's the mods v. rocker "wars" of the 60s or the punks v. skinhead wars of the 80s. I'd also like to note that the music of metalheads, punks and emos sounds almost exactly alike, so beating someone up over the razor thin distinction in styles and affectation is depressing evidence of the violent nature of humanity.
I couldn't even try to put it better. And if that's not enough, we've got a YouTube. It's in Spanish, and I don't know Spanish, but the visuals of the angry Emo mob are priceless:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As the old saying goes 'Make Love Not War'. I don't just mean of the naughty nature, i mean, everyone should learn to get along and like you said there is hardly any difference to Emo's and Punks and so on. There is enough wars going on around the world, this just adds to the human destruction we are already facing.