Long Winters frontman and local Twitter star John Roderick wrote the cover piece in this week's issue of Seattle Weekly—it's called Punk Rock Is Bullshit and it's 3,228 words about how, uh, punk rock is bullshit.
One major flaw of the piece, though, comes in the first half, where he takes a moment to recognize that punk's not all bad:
Admittedly, punk rock was a club that accepted all the misfits. It channeled adolescent anger and frustration into positive and inclusive feelings of belonging. This is not an insignificant achievement.
Boom. Thesis dead. With that 30 words right there, Roderick completely shits on the rest of his "punk is bullshit" arguments because, like he says, that's not an insignificant achievement. That's the whole point. That is the reason punk is, in fact, not bullshit.