I am using the word punks in the old 50s and 60s use of the word, somebody with a loud mouth that couldn’t back it up, somebody who thought they were a big shot, but they were a scared, little wimp inside and everyone knew it. That kind of punk. I mean no disrespect to fans of the Ramones and anybody who’s ever sported spiky hair.
So, the punks in the news today are a bunch of kids wearing MAGA hats from a Catholic High School in Kentucky, confronting an elderly native American man who was banging a drum and chanting. Most of them were shouting and jeering, lots of them were laughing, a few of them were taking photos, and one extremely creepy dude was right in the old man’s face, just staring creepily, the way creeps do.
Certainly, they are horrible kids, their parents (who are undoubtedly smug, rich racists their own selves) should be deeply ashamed. Oh, how do I know they were racists, you ask? As I said, they were wearing MAGA hats. I’m tired of saying “Not all Trump supporters are racist.” Hell they ain’t.
They should probably be expelled from the school, especially creepy dude, he should probably also be followed around for a while and maybe have a few sessions with the school shrink. He looks like the type who kidnaps and abuses animals. Of course, I don’t know the boy personally, so I’m not making any allegations, he just looks like that. You know, creepy.
But, I doubt they would be. There were probably about 15-20 kids involved. At $10,000 a year tuition, the school would be out $200,000 for the year. I’d be happy if they at least expelled creepy dude, though. He should have that on his record.
I don’t expect it, though. There wasn’t actually any legal infraction. They were being rude and abusive to an old man, but it was at a political rally where many sides were involved, some confrontations are almost inevitable. And, to a large extent, most of them were just acting the way uninformed, immature, high school boys with a pack mentality always act. They follow the worst among them and they all feed off each other. It’s not a new thing. It’s just that now everything gets filmed. So, it can be remembered forever.
Yes, these kids behaved badly. But, this incident will fade from the public view in a couple of days, and maybe that’s even a good thing.
Some of them may still grow up to be good kids.