Seems that we've got a Mexican Quadraphenia going on south of the border.
To date, I have stayed out of this whole 'emo' business. Kind of watched it from the sidelines while commenting smugly to myself about 'when I was a kid.' Let me pipe in real quick by quoting other people.
Basically, a bunch of emo kids are getting their asses kicked in Mexico and now the Hot Topic set is wringing their soft, white hands with a delicate fury. I'm not even going to look at what the MySpace hive has to scream about this.
It's like some weird retread of the epic skinz/longhair wars that broke out after some genius decided to pair the Cro-Mags and German thrash metallers Destruction for a US tour back in the 80s. The Straightener
Really, any discussion of the term 'emo's association with 80's DC punk rock should probably cease.