Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On “Poserism” and the subgenre

On “Poserism” and the subgenre
(or the rift between genres)

They came from the same root, but different ideology.

Upon doing this, I, in spite of being "Gothic", has a right to made this write-up as I have sought such problems involving poserism, labeling without a reason, and the forced assimilation to the cannibalistic mainstream culture which likely to enslave the minds of the people-or I should say to be eaten by the society prevailing. How deeply sad these things that likely to intensify such drift and total competition. As for me, these things are likely to be a secondary part of class struggle in the realms of culture and the arts. I as a writer, may express such criticism about these “joust” between two genres out of poserism, the mainstream as well as name calling and generalization. How deeply sad!


Emo is originally an admirer of emotive hardcore music, from the punk subgenre, especially as Independent emo in late 1980s and survived until the late 1990s, as many of the bands either disbanded or shifted to mainstream styles. As the remaining indie emo bands entered the mainstream, newer bands began to emulate the mainstream style. As a result, the term "emo" became a vaguely defined identifier rather than a specific genre of music.

In recent years, emo, in the popular media, has been associated with a stereotype that includes being emotional, sensitive, shy, introverted, or angsty. It is also associated with depression, self-injury, and suicide (that's why they've been branded and criticized. Bah! Undesirable posing persons thinking of it yet nothing to realize the impossibility!).


Goths are more molded into such elegance and spooky in a nostalgic manner. The Goth subculture began in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s in the Gothic rock scene, an offshoot of the post-punk genre. Has survived much longer than others of the same era, and has continued to diversify into different sections of the genre. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from nineteenth and some early twentieth century Gothic literature along with horror movies and Gothic rock music in this post punk era (this is better, at least they live throughout the years, and thus we are.).

As for me, both of them are nice. But when the arrival of the posers (imitators who does not think and instead imitating it), and of integration to stereotypical mainstream culture, set fourth in these cultures, anything changed. Drifts and Factions intensified. And thus need to be stopped and destroyed. In addition to that, the mainstream culture tried to invade independent ones, in which destroy the authenticity for capitalist ideology based on profit from the culture or the genre itself. And upon looking through, it seems that mainstream culture is more into making a series of divide et imperia over the cultural scene.

Both of them are influenced and likely to be a part of punk culture (Goth is likely to consider as the punk’s long lost cousin), but what I am deeply concerned is these so-called "posers" and the forcible -like tactics of the mainstream culture whom likely to destroy. Out of such arrogance, selfishness, and of course, thinking of it as a fashion than a genre, a music, a culture within a culture. Combat them! Rectify their error! And Eliminate them from the ranks!!!

As I have said before, inspired by Mao Zedong’s thought:

"All Posers, like Imitators and reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are Elegant, beautiful, terrifying, but in reality they are ugly, unknown, stupid, not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not they who are imitating and trying to intimidate but the people who are knowing it and taking it seriously are really powerful.

Am I wrong or not? Correct me if you Like!