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Emo kids attacked in the streets of Mexico
Prefixmag.com ^ | 26 Mar 2008 | Jeff Skruck

Posted on 03/27/2008 8:14:52 AM PDT by BGHater

Hey, you, emo kid in Kansas rocking out to Hawthorne Heights as you thumb through the current issue of Alternative Press and draw a cracked heart on the rubber toe of your Jack Purcell.  You think you got reason to be doleful? Well, then check out your ilk in Mexico. They've been getting their asses kicked lately as part of a country-wide anti-emo movement and now they're fighting back (this clip is in Spanish, but images speak louder than words. Check out the dudes arming themselves with leather belts. What is this, West Side Story?).  

LA Weekly's Daniel Hernandez has been covering the phenomenon for the paper and on his blog Intersections. "A bizarre wave of emo-bashings is sweeping across Mexico. The movement is being generated on message boards and social networking sites by non-emo youth who highly dislike the emo look and attitude.  Hernandez reports that it started on March 7th in Queretaro where about 800 young people hunted down emos in the city's Centro Historico for some head bashing. "The next weekend it spread to Mexico City, where emos faced off against punks and rockabillies at the Glorieta de Insurgents, the epicenter of emo social space in the capital." 

So what brought all this about? Good old fashioned machismo? Harry24 gives a lengthy discourse here on the "Anti Emo Death Squad" page at last.fm, and even theorizes that the growing emo scene is part of a government conspiracy to cultivate emo kids because they can be easily manipulated (unlike metalheads).  

But Harry24 best sums up his emo hatred here (broken English and grammar left intact): "An interesting fact of this, is that the Heavy Metal community is not the only one against emos, we can also find that, pop-listeners, skaters, punks, goths, and other people are against emos here in Mexico. But why metal/rock listeners are not the only ones against emos??? The answer is simple, emo attitude here in Mexico is anti-youngster: they do not drink, they do not have sex, they do not have fun, they go to concerts just to cry, they go to parties just to sit in a corner and cry, and they feel victims of everything, it is really, a very stupid behavior."  

Wow, and you thought the rednecks in your town were bad. [Daily Swarm]


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico
KEYWORDS: emo; emotional; kids; mexico
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1 posted on 03/27/2008 8:14:53 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

ok, I give up, what the heck is an “emo kid”??


2 posted on 03/27/2008 8:18:02 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (GET A GUN....When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away..)
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To: BGHater

Ohhhhhh, life sucks and I wanna die (sniff sniff)


3 posted on 03/27/2008 8:19:08 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

4 posted on 03/27/2008 8:19:15 AM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Second Generation Goth.

Hooked on dark and sorrow so to speak. (Dark dress, black lipstick etc).


5 posted on 03/27/2008 8:19:57 AM PDT by najida (My nephew Ethan is here! Another baby to spoil and then hand back :))
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Emo is a style of rock music which describes several independent variations of music with common stylistic roots.


6 posted on 03/27/2008 8:20:14 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: BGHater

What’s an “emo?”


7 posted on 03/27/2008 8:20:53 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: najida
"Anti Emo Death Squad"

Dang! I like his stuff... ;)

8 posted on 03/27/2008 8:21:42 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: BGHater

Thanks. Everything I know about “emo” I learned from osmosis on icanhascheezburger.com.

What’s the difference between an emo and a goth, then?


9 posted on 03/27/2008 8:21:53 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (I'm not voting FOR John McCain -- I'm voting AGAINST Hillary/Obama)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

You don’t want to know.


10 posted on 03/27/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: BGHater
The emo (aka Goth Jr.)dorks here in Dallas are all drag queens. It's quite funny to see the guys walk by all decked out in makeup and women's clothes.

How does their motto go?

If you want to be a nonconformist, you must dress and speak just like us!

11 posted on 03/27/2008 8:22:29 AM PDT by GOPyouth (3 liberals: 2 who will surrender. 1 who will fight. All for illegals.)
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To: BGHater


Cheers,

knewshound

http://www.knewshound.blogspot.com/
12 posted on 03/27/2008 8:22:39 AM PDT by knews_hound (Democrats dilema:Vote for a Nut with 2 boobs or a Boob with 2 nuts)
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To: NRA1995

13 posted on 03/27/2008 8:23:03 AM PDT by billorites (Freepo ergo sum)
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To: VR-21

“Emo” is short for “emotional”

a bunch of crybabies with self-inflicted “depression”

most of them come from well-to-do middle class households, much like hippies but with less color, less fun, and totally apathetic...


14 posted on 03/27/2008 8:23:14 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: VR-21

Useless kids who are always depressed and who want everyone to know how sad, miserable and depressed they are. The name derives from emotional. Basically kids suckered by another music & fashion style.


15 posted on 03/27/2008 8:23:26 AM PDT by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I am assuming the “Emo” is short for “Emotional” as in highly emotional usually in a sad or depressed way. The kids who wear all black and act like they are ultra depressed all of the time... then again my take could be completely off base since I am an out of touch old fuddy duddy.


16 posted on 03/27/2008 8:23:27 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: BGHater
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17 posted on 03/27/2008 8:23:39 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: Nervous Tick

http://beagley.livejournal.com/63277.html

This is a good link.


18 posted on 03/27/2008 8:24:23 AM PDT by najida (My nephew Ethan is here! Another baby to spoil and then hand back :))
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To: contemplator
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19 posted on 03/27/2008 8:24:30 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I'm a great lover...
I'll bet.


20 posted on 03/27/2008 8:24:39 AM PDT by billorites (Freepo ergo sum)
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To: VR-21

....What’s an “emo?”...

Emi, emo, emu....

emo is the present pluperfect tense


21 posted on 03/27/2008 8:24:40 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: Nervous Tick

http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Emo


22 posted on 03/27/2008 8:25:03 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
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23 posted on 03/27/2008 8:25:53 AM PDT by RouxStir (No Peeing Allowed in the Gene Pool.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; VR-21; BGHater; All

Ah, here we go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emo_(music)

Skip down to the section on “Fashion and Stereotype”.

Go easy on them, they’re going to be paying our social security someday... I’m planning to develop a taste for Alpo myself. :-)


24 posted on 03/27/2008 8:26:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (I'm not voting FOR John McCain -- I'm voting AGAINST Hillary/Obama)
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To: VR-21

The Emo Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HQIcdGg63I


25 posted on 03/27/2008 8:26:30 AM PDT by meanie monster
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him.


26 posted on 03/27/2008 8:27:18 AM PDT by billorites (Freepo ergo sum)
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To: BGHater
But...but...but I thought emo kiddies wanted their butts kicked...?
27 posted on 03/27/2008 8:28:25 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GOPyouth

>> If you want to be a nonconformist, you must dress and speak just like us!

Did you ever see the South Park episode where (I think) Stan starts hanging around with the Goth kids?


28 posted on 03/27/2008 8:28:44 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (I'm not voting FOR John McCain -- I'm voting AGAINST Hillary/Obama)
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To: lesser_satan

Excellent.


29 posted on 03/27/2008 8:29:29 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: lesser_satan

30 posted on 03/27/2008 8:29:43 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

A goth that cries a lot.


31 posted on 03/27/2008 8:30:56 AM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

People always ask me, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?"
Well, I don't have an alibi.


32 posted on 03/27/2008 8:31:48 AM PDT by billorites (Freepo ergo sum)
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To: Nervous Tick
I was just looking for that episode. That sh*t was so funny. They nailed them down perfectly.


33 posted on 03/27/2008 8:33:21 AM PDT by GOPyouth (3 liberals: 2 who will surrender. 1 who will fight. All for illegals.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Take a goth, take out the angry and dark, and replace with sad and mopey. They think everything sucks. Their life sucks, their job sucks, their school sucks, their parents suck, and most of all, they think THEY suck.

Basically they’re about as much fun as a steel wool enema.

}:-)4


34 posted on 03/27/2008 8:34:19 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey GOP...don't move toward the middle. Move the middle toward us.)
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To: billorites

35 posted on 03/27/2008 8:35:35 AM PDT by GOPyouth (3 liberals: 2 who will surrender. 1 who will fight. All for illegals.)
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To: Moose4

If I were to guess that most of ‘em are from middle-class families in the suburbs or more prosperous parts of the city, and have basically had life handed to them, would I be far wrong?


36 posted on 03/27/2008 8:36:48 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Zeppelin

Very true...and as much as I love Starbucks, you are sure to find them working there, or hanging out.


37 posted on 03/27/2008 8:36:59 AM PDT by GOPyouth (3 liberals: 2 who will surrender. 1 who will fight. All for illegals.)
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To: Moose4

I’m replanting my yard with Emo grass, it cuts itself.


38 posted on 03/27/2008 8:38:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: BGHater

Well, geez, I mean, their music and overall outlook on life sucks, but really I’d much sooner beat up a goth or punk. Just kidding! Well mostly, I really do have a visceral reaction to goths, for some reason.


39 posted on 03/27/2008 8:38:53 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: Moose4

I like the goths a lot better. At least they have some good music.


40 posted on 03/27/2008 8:38:56 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: ArrogantBustard

Actually, from what little I know, you’d be dead on. Face it, if you grow up in the inner city, you don’t have time to be moping and whining. You’re too busy trying to survive and get out.

}:-)4


41 posted on 03/27/2008 8:39:01 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey GOP...don't move toward the middle. Move the middle toward us.)
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To: GOPyouth

I had a patient that was a “cutter”...said he was trying to commit suicide but never made a cut that would accomplish that unless it became infected...but was very prolific at cutting: 200-300 cuts per incident...primarily to get people to “look at me.”


42 posted on 03/27/2008 8:39:42 AM PDT by RouxStir (No Peeing Allowed in the Gene Pool.)
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To: BGHater
"I'm so alone....I'm totally alone...."


43 posted on 03/27/2008 8:40:28 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: SlowBoat407
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44 posted on 03/27/2008 8:41:02 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: BGHater
Sounds good. We need this movement to move north of the border.

Maybe they could start kicking ass on those idiots who wear their pants down around their knees, too.

45 posted on 03/27/2008 8:41:20 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ArrogantBustard

They are teens who get their attention by being depressed rather than being a jock or vampire or fashionista or uber-religious or punk or redneck or gangsta, etc


46 posted on 03/27/2008 8:41:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: -YYZ-

See, a goth would hit you back. A punk would hit you back HARD. But an emo kid? They’ll just curl up and cry, then go home sniffling and write a bad Livejournal entry about it, using little to no punctuation and all lowercase letters.

“yyz beat me up today. i dont know why. i brought it on myself i guess. this is meaningless. life is meaningless. im going to go smoke some weed and listen to simple plan now. kthx.”

}:-)4


47 posted on 03/27/2008 8:41:47 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey GOP...don't move toward the middle. Move the middle toward us.)
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To: BGHater

2 years ago I had lunch with my daughter just across the street from her High School. A group of “EMO” kids came walking in and I looked at my daughter who was wide-eyed. All she said was “Dad... please, don’t!”. I asked her to explain what was going on with them and she did.

I tried. I swear, I really did. But they sat in my line of sight and I started laughing. Couldn’t tell the boys from the girls, all paper thin eating nothing but frys and shakes, all black clothes with heavy make up. They couldn’t finish a fry without giving 2 hugs.

Time with my daughter.
Lunch.
And a good laugh at the show.

btw: my daughter was a Pom, blonde and eventually started laughing as well. They are self-induced pathetic, begging for attention that when they get makes them cry.


48 posted on 03/27/2008 8:41:51 AM PDT by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: billorites

I was walking down the street one day and something caught my eye...it dragged me fifteen feet


49 posted on 03/27/2008 8:42:20 AM PDT by Hoboken (Let's continue to roll)
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To: RouxStir
Remember kids, down the road, not across the street.

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50 posted on 03/27/2008 8:44:13 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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