@slipperywerm it's been a long time, so i don't remember exactly how it happened. i started realizing things were bullshit in my mid-teens and the themes and messages from left-aligned bands like KMFDM, Rammstein, System of a Down, and Rage Against the Machine spurred me into actually looking further into that kind of thing and it just snowballed from there. By 16 or 17, I was identifying as a communist, and not to be edgy or ironic.

@slipperywerm actually, sociology class when i was 16 had us read fast food nation by eric schlosser and that had an impact as well, since it goes pretty heavily into the socioeconomic mechanisms at work behind the fast food industry and everything it touches and that was pretty eye-opening.

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@extinct the music and books thing really echoes my personal experiences with radical politics!

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