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Straught edge gangs-No drugs, drinking, promiscuous sex but commit murder and violence

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posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 07:57 AM
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Straight-edge has been around for a quarter century at least. Nothing new. The behavior itself has been around as long as man has been able to rationalize and reason with perversion.

A mix of aimless angst and manufactured self-righteousness. i.e. I'm better than you becaus my body is a temple so I'll kick your inferior ass from here to Timbuktu.

They already want to fight and be violent. Like all of these little cliques they are onl looking for a way to justify their actions to themselves and aleviate themselves of any guilt or ab least rationalize that guilt that comes with their desire to be violent. No different then a crip protecting his "family" or some crusade to do gods bidding or torching a building pretending to save some endangered fungus.




 
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posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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Before people get all sorts of crazy ideas and misconceptions about the philosophy/subculture of straightedge, let me attempt to speak as an unofficial representative of this leaderless "movement."

The term dates from the early 1980s punk subculture. It started with bands such as Minor Threat (in songs such as "Straight Edge" and "Out of Step (With the World)") taking a stand against the self-destructive behavior typical of punks of the time. It was never intended to be a movement, merely an argument in favor of living a clean life, and not distorting one's mind and damaging one's body with harmful recreational drugs and irresponsible sexual behavior.

Essentially, the argument was to share and model the idea that you don't need to drink, smoke, use other drugs, or sleep around to have a good time. The philosophy suggests that it may be preferable (and healthier) to abstain from these things, so that you can remember what you did the night before, and not regret it or risk damage to yourself or others.

Straightedge (or sXe) came out of the punk scene, specifically hardcore punk, but the idea has spread to other genres of music, and so you do have sXe metal, rap, etc., but it is most associated with hardcore. I enjoy hardcore, as do many edgers, but it is not uncommon for people to use the term "straight edge" and not listen to punk at all.

The idea was just that, but with any philosophical premise, you will have extremism. Despite the aggressive nature of hardcore music, violence is antithetical to sXe. Obviously, it defeats the purpose of being against the practice of damaging oneself if you are just going to go around and assault other people. There are hardline edgers who may be judgmental of drug use, but it is a very small minority who act out their judgmental beliefs in violent ways.

Straightedge "gangs" are nothing new. They are far less common than they once were, and there are far bigger gangs to worry about. These people merely co-opt the label and subculture as an excuse to play out their violent urges, like any gang. In Utah, there is a substantial sXe group, most likely due to the fertile ground laid by the beliefs of the large Mormon population, who also abstain from drug use as a rule. And yes, there is a violent element there, perhaps more prominent than in other parts of the U.S. But it is, to use a terrible pun, a minor threat.

So please don't get the wrong idea about edgers as a whole. It's not even a real movement (not like Temperance or anything) and has no real leaders. The small number of violent gangs who identify with sXe are not representative of the concept as a whole (which has many shades of grey). It is intended to be a positive lifestyle choice, albeit one that may seem confrontational at times, because it flies in the face of popular opinion. Regardless, it should be no cause for concern to most people.



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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Committing a violent crime in Reno, Nevada is one quick way to get shot.

CCWs are easy to get in Nevada and its legal to carry a loaded gun in a car without a CCW.

Some LA Calif gang members have found this out the hard way.
they had stolen a car in Calif and drove it to Reno to party.
after they had parked it in a casino parking lot the cops found it and had it towed.

With no ride back to calif they tried to car jack one.
The driver had a weapon and other driver (off duty casino security guard)near by was armed to.

It ended with two dead and 3 doing long prison terms in a Nevada prison.
not a good place to be.

In Nevada you never know who is armed.
and some are even full auto weapons.



posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by Alethea
When it gets bad enough, this is the reason everyone will go along with the NWO. People will beg to have CCTV in every corner and corridor at all times.



Oh please, who cares about the NWO.

Anyways about this topic.

Maybe if they had a couple beers they'd chill out.



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