Wednesday, March 22, 2006
I would just like to make something clear about the Village Voice and the article on Mutant Bike Gangs by Karen Tucker. The layout and pictures presented in the story are the choosing of the editorial staff of the Voice and do not reflect the articles overview of mutant bike gangs and Brooklyn Industries displaying tall bikes. In fact, she pointed out that not all of these bikers are anarchists. I was just struck by the Anarchy symbol on the cover just cause the A word is thrown around like the T (Terrorism) is used in legitimizing violent police behavior to infringe on our civil rights and spoiling our parties and bike rides. The article was well written and did a great job of explaining mutant bike gangs and how they wrestle with their culture being comodified instead of just people participating in it.