The Old Punk Fable Of The Scorpion And The Frog
The Scorpion And The Frog.
This fable came to mind yesterday when I was writing about Sham 69 and how they couldn't find places to play (and eventually broke up) because of the violent National Front contingency they attracted and catered to. Scenes don't last forever, and the ones that die fastest allow in berserkers, scumbags and creeps. A few scenes die out with time and apathy, but in the punk world most are destroyed by the hand of assholes:
"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?" The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back. "I could not help myself. It is my nature."