Pussy Riot

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This is everything I feel about the Pussy Riot issue.

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This is not about the music.  This is about the freedom to make music.  This is about the freedom to protest against government and religion without fear of prosecution or persecution, also known in the U.S. as the First Amendment.

This is Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk band.  I don’t understand any of the lyrics, but I know what this song is about.  It’s about being young and angry and passionate, about caring enough about the world you live in to get up and do something about it.  These girls felt powerless, so they decided to get some of the power back by telling everyone else to fuck off.  That’s what punk was, once: one giant fuck you to society, so-called morality, consumerism, and politics.  This is actually really good punk rock–angry and funny at the same time.  Right now, Russia is reverting back to what it was during…

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