This has been my own general philosophy. Best to make it explicit. Values fade if kept in the shadows.
Anyways, "hufflepunk" sounds an awful lot like hopepunk.
There's more, but I don't need to paste the entire post.
Looking up Hopepunk led me to this Vox article, which does a fine job breaking it down so I don't have to.
Let's see, what other examples can I think of? Oh, I know: Mister Rogers. You could throw a dart at a wall of
Fred Rogers quotes and anything it hit would be appropriate for hopepunk. The man fully understood the world
he was speaking to.
The thing about all of these is that you don't expect the world to magically become a better place through
your efforts. You do them because that's how things should be, and if we see someone stubbornly refusing to
submit to cynicism, it might give us a little strength for our own efforts. If nothing else, we can sleep a little
more easily with ourselves at night.
So I intend to be more explicitly this in 2019.
And — you know. If you don't like it, fuck off. I love you anyways.