Punk is a type of music for pretentious idiots. These people play punk because they can't play more than 3 chords and don't bother learning more. They also think it's artsy. It's not. It's stupid and capitalizing on what was once a noble idea.
Punk was created in the 70's in New York and London, England as a response to a) Social Injustice, and b) guitarists who were just too good to imitate. Some guys said "Hey! We can't play that! Let's make up our own songs" They were not, in fact, stopped by the fact that they new how to play 3 chords.
Eventually, punk made it's way to LA, California, where it was ripped off and adulterated until it was replaced by another bane of society, glam.