Punk era, where did you go?
I would tend to think kids either loved the idea and began to live the life style for themselves or hated it and began talking about how much they loathed it, disassociating themselves from punk individuals & eventually causing conflict. Not to say the end result punk persona didn't welcome the agression but they didn't fight it either.
'punk' became a massive support network. Setting trends, pushing limits, fighting for true freedom. Theoretically they were invincible.