The nihilistic kids in over-priced tight clothing whose terminal oppression in the face of retail privilege have begun showing up in Baghdad morgues with strange wounds. According to MSNBC there is an official count of 14, and an unofficial count as high as 100.
Often called “Goth for whimps” the Emo fashion statement is not complete without some strange wound. Superficial cuts are the most popular. It is easy to envision the self mutilation of a couple kids getting out of hand, and landing them in the morgue with strange wounds. Even a hundred dead Emo kids, though newsworthy and pathetic, would lack irony.
What makes this ironic is that these Emo kids were systematically murdered because they might have a propensity to hurt themselves. Apparently:
Nihilism is the new Satanism.
The Death-to-Emo squads have leafleted the areas they wish to rid of Emo kids. MSNBC provided a quote from one of the leaflets:
"We are the Brigades of Anger. We warn you, if you do not get back to sanity and the right path, you will be killed,"
Wouldn’t “Brigades of Anger” make an OK name for an Emo band. In fact a leaflet that said:
We are the Brigades of Anger in concert at Galivan Center. We warn you, if you do not get back to sanity and the right path, you will be killed
Would actually result in a handful of Emo kids showing up at Galivan center at whatever date and time it specified.