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So, like, you're either a Libertarian or a Socialist?

Posted by Dougsf | December 3, 2007 10:21 AM

I think he's saying you're either a survivalist or a pussy. Or something.

Posted by flamingbanjo | December 3, 2007 10:26 AM

I lived in an apartment that we named Brixton, after that song.

Posted by Ryan Red | December 3, 2007 10:30 AM

Actually, I think one's political 'position' correlates better with your response to The Call Up.

Posted by rk | December 3, 2007 10:41 AM

Or The Clampdown or Career Opportunities.

Posted by anna | December 3, 2007 4:49 PM

So your entire political position comes down to how you react to cod radicalism spouted by a multimillionaire upper-class pop star? That's great news! And illustrated by a picture that shows, not the radical opposition to The Man, but the force of The Man used to legitimately rescue a child being used as a puppet by right-wing loons?

Posted by Fnarf | December 3, 2007 4:50 PM

The Clash were certainly not multi-millionaire or upper class when that song was written. I dont think they ever became either of those things, either. Still, a bullshit stupid question that is completely irrelevant.

Posted by paul | December 3, 2007 4:55 PM

7 - all of slog is irrelevant. Except for your posts, of course.

Answer: Gun. Or Shovel.

Posted by wbrproductions | December 3, 2007 5:30 PM

What the fuck do The Clash know about guns or armed standoffs with LE?

Romantic bullshit.

Electing to own a gun is a potential self fulfilling prophecy.If you own a gun and the police are knocking down your door, the fact that you're a gun owner lends alot to determining your response.

In our country armed standoffs are seldom romantic and almost never political.

Posted by Angeleno | December 3, 2007 5:32 PM

"In our country armed standoffs are ... almost never political."

Not yet, they're not. Most Americans (including myself) are too pacified by consumer goods and distracted by media entertainment to actually do anything serious about consistently worsening injustice and inequity. For most of the rest of the world, though, armed confrontation is often political. Even here, things could get bad enough that all hell breaks loose. Maybe not tomorrow or next year, but sometimes all it takes is a spark.

Posted by rk | December 3, 2007 7:48 PM

yeayuh elias gonzalez! seized like its 1999!

Posted by Cdub | December 3, 2007 8:33 PM

I bet it would be easy to rob any member of the clash.

lets be honest though, i'd rather watch peanuts christmas than get tazed, bro.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 3, 2007 8:33 PM

I bet it would be easy to rob any member of the clash.

lets be honest though, i'd rather watch peanuts christmas than get tazed, bro.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 3, 2007 8:34 PM

That's not that funny, and it's rather insulting ... and anyone who has ever spent ANY time in Vermont knows differently.

Posted by OR Matt | December 3, 2007 9:36 PM

RK, sho ya right. The rest of the world and all that yadda yadda.

But let's face it. These are the words of some wannabe yardie from a place where guns are as scarce as cowboys. It's highpowered revolutionary fantasy shit from a well fed citizen of America-lite.

We're quoting song lyrics? How about:

"What kind of revolution's gonna come from the blunted?"

-Boots Riley of The Coup

Spare me the Wal Mart "Che" T-shirt theatrics.

Posted by Angeleno | December 3, 2007 10:59 PM

I tell you this: Mick Jones certainly ain't working no day job! But those lyrics were actually written by Paul Simonon...

Posted by Filip | December 3, 2007 11:45 PM

angeleno ftw w the coup quote.

Posted by jz | December 4, 2007 12:52 AM

used to go to brixton a lot when I lived in London...great place for cheap food,shops spilling out on the streets everywhere,reggae,dub,hash,thrift clothes..even got pulled over by the cops after playing a gig there and they were rough with the psychological warfare.they arrested the driver and impounded the car
in a pretty sketchy district.I had to sit outside next to the car all night to protect gear or someone would have broken in for sure..anyway I love the Clash but English police don't use guns
but they make up for it with harsh questioning.

Posted by mwand | December 4, 2007 7:28 AM

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