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Are You Really?

“Are you really going to hand over the White House to a real estate agent?”  ~John Lydon, on Donald Trump Politics is the only field where inexperience and ignorance are considered to be positive qualities. Apply for literally any other job in the world and tell them, “I’ve never done this before, but that’s a …

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That’s Nice

“I’d rather be hated or loved, rather than just thought of as all right or nice. ‘Nice’ is the worst insult you could pay anybody. It means you are utterly without threat, without values. Nice is a cup of tea.”  John Lydon, in his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994

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The Jugular

 Excerpted from John Lydon’s autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: That’s the trouble with working-class people throughout the world. They always try to spur their hatred onto what they see as being lower down the scale, rather than going for the fucking jugular of the upper- and middle-class bastards who are keeping …

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Anyone Can Do It

 John Lydon (aka “Johnny Rotten”) on the Sid Vicious personality cult, excerpted from his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: Since I always have to have a point and purpose to everything I do, that’s why people accuse me of being calculated. But it’s the way I am. I always know my next …

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Wonderfully Chaotic

 John Lydon on politics, excerpted from his his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: Around the time of the punks, socialism wasn’t working in England. The Labour party were unimpressive and tedious. The Conservatives, the same. It fluctuated from one party to another, four years of this, four years of that, and …

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Old Women Knitting Quilts

 Excerpted from John Lydon’s autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: I’m not a social snob; I can move inside any group and feel comfortable, I don’t care if it’s old women talking about knitting quilts. It’s all about human beings. I can find that as fascinating as anything else. Sid, Paul, and …

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Soulmates

  John Lydon/Johnny Rotten and Nora Forster have been married for forty years now (via): “Now there’s a saucy girl.  It’s love, you know. I’ve always loved that woman. And she knows it. When we met we didn’t expect to get on. We’d both been told the other was a bad ‘un. But blimey. Sparks …

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Rotten

You will never hear John Lydon compared to anybody else, nor will you hear anybody else compared to John Lydon; the man stands alone. Lyrics:  Rise, Seattle

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