I have always stood by the fact that I would rather read a good story rather than a perfectly punctuated one, and this definitely has a story worth reading.
Read it and get edumacated.
Now, I’m not saying that skaters are dumbasses and should be talked down to, but large chunks of this book seem to be written readers of The New Yorker.
He meticulously picks apart the worthiness of their products while making a complete mockery of the knee-jerkin’ commercial messages that are slavishly used to promote the mass-produced goods in question. And he accomplishes it all with a straight-faced childlike demeanor inquisitively streaking through each word.
The War Against Oblivion is a glaring spotlight on the fact that the US and Mexican governments continue to kill the indigenous people of this continent.
What I like about Jello Biafra is that he’s punk rock’s own well-respected intellectual.
Howard Zinn strikes me as an amazing writer, historian, and intellectual for several reasons. He delivers very complex information with a conversational tone, and he maintains a sense of humor when speaking of things that normally inspire outrage.