(picture from Rachel Carson, 2014)
Before i write down my reasons to choose ‘sweet anarchy’ trough all my journal in “The Punkvironment”, let’s sit back and relax and don’t put any negative point of view about ‘Anarchy’. From Wendt, 1992, the fundamental contribution of constructivism is that it can challenge the realists’ use of anarchy to justify a “disinterest in the institutional transformation of identities and interests”. However, i am going to give zero fuck to ‘institutional transformation’.
Going under, i’m tired to give to much indignation which always sets in revolting the systems as rebel as we can, and then We’re going to call it as anarchy. Here, i would like to approach more and more into ‘identities and interest’. As Humans, we always look for identity in life. I also believe that: “what differentiates humans and animals is about thinking and living their conscience”. Not just surviving, hunting and gathering food, avoiding harm, but the most underlying thing to think in life is about “Questioning”. Through these questions, we ventured in search of answers through the ability of humans to seek their souls. A soul-searching of nature, and creativity through the spirit of punk are things that are packed romantically trough the identities and interest. Punk is the spirit of creativity. Well, yes, punk is about against all inhumane matters. Against in their own ways not merely by crushing, anger, violent opposition. Talking about identity and passion, what becomes our identity as a person who is born and grows in a certain environment, is a romantic thing of simplicity and gratitude. An Indonesian writer, Putu Wijaya, once said “Shove off from what Exist”.
Anarchy, Punk, and Ecology are three elements which never mutually loose. In my opinion, please never put the roots of ‘punk’ as the looks and fashion only. As Mark Hoppus said “I never thought of punk rock as the absolute act of rebellion for the sake of rebellion. There’s a lot of that in there, but for me I think punk rock was always about questioning things and making decisions for yourself, which is a great message to pass on to your kids”
I hope what I write and share will be a great message, can be eternal onto the next generations. Yes, indeed! This is the sweetest (dream) of anarchism.