Postscript to Rock’n’Roll Suicide

guardian_120514This week the Guardian published our Postscript to Rock’n’Roll Suicide. While it’s best read as an epilogue to the original article, it sort of works in its own right.

Well, we thought it did. Judging by the comments below the line, we’re now not so sure. We thought we made it clear that the only question worth asking is the one we’ve been banging on about for the last twenty years: “what sort of world do we want to live in?”. Despite that, some readers seemed to think that the questions worth answering were:

(a) is Russell Brand funny?
(b) is rock’n’roll revolutionary?
(c) are referendums an example of direct democracy?

Just for the record, we didn’t answer those questions nor did we ask them because we don’t think they’re remotely important.

*shakes head in disbelief*

Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things.