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Green Day: the end of punk rock

5 January 2024

12:09 AM

5 January 2024

12:09 AM

Green Day’s middle-aged, middle-finger to middle America shows the band known for political irreverence has become politically irrelevant.

Once anti-establishment – now hegemonic Woke mouthpiece – the band altered lyrics to the Bush-era song American Idiot, changing ‘I’m not a part of a redneck agenda’ to ‘I’m not part of the MAGA agenda’.

Woke media hit hard at those from the ‘right-wing’ who criticised the change, accusing them of ‘frothing at the mouth’.

Online magazines then doubled down.

Establishing context for the song’s origins during the Bush presidency, the ‘You shall live by lies, or else!’ media platforms spread blatant misinformation, labelling the Western world’s response to...

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