Monday, June 28, 2004

What is the "Lost Highway".

The title of this blog comes from an old Hank Williams Sr. song which describes a young man going down the wrong road of women, gambling, and alchohol. The Lost Highway was that road. It reflects a very real subculture of drop outs which exists in rural America, in places which are really very conservative otherwise. I know, I've been there.

But the Lost Highway I'm referring to in the title of the blog is something else. It's the society of those who've dropped out of American society in frustration and protest over what capitalism and the political and cultural climate has done to this country and who have made their own way in a shadow world while formulating critiques and insights about society, politics, government, with the hope of someday being able to influence said institutions and return them to a state of normalcy, or, beyond that, to transform them into something better, whether this be ideologically motivated, as in the case of hardcore anarchism, communism, and radical socialism, or not.

This blog is a sort of one person Times from one of the members of our own Lost Highway. I've been out of circulation for over four years now and have no intention of going back to established American society as long as it is formulated in the way it currently is.

Hopefully this blog will contribute to those of the Lost coming out of their caves and starting to define American culture instead of being its victims.

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