possibly noteworthy wrote:
... they have all experienced tensions in their personal lives, or were faced with deep and sustained crises of identity ...
... [they] frequently experience a tension between traditional [culture] ... and ... [contemporary] society. Extremism gives them an identity that allows them to rebel against both.
The op-ed author is right when he says, "None of this will be of much help ..."
Just because something is counter-culture does not mean it's got anything in common with other counter-cultures.
I also don't recall any punk movement having a political wackjob leader calling for the wholesale slaughter of say, country music fans.
RE: Jihad is the new punk