A theory on Trump’s remarks on immigration. It’s a dog whistle to certain groups. Identity Evropa (white nationalist group behind the tiki torch Nazis) has been distancing themselves from the alt-right and therefore Trump. Which means that likely other white hate groups are doing the same. In other words Trump’s base is jumping ship. So he likely said something this radically offensive knowing full well it would be published and shared as a way of saying “hey guys, I hate like you”. It’s also an adept bit of misdirection as a lot of us missed the expansion of FISA (the warrantless wiretapping and data mining started under the Obama administration) which Trump denounced and then supported in strong man style in a span of 2 hours.
So Trump really does wanna play Fuher. Yep, he’s proposing a military parade to show strength. Just like our favorite totalitarian regimes (i.e. Stalin, Hitler, Kim Jong Il) just to name the classics. The alt-right is melting down screaming about it honoring the troops. No it’s not! That’s what Memorial and Veteran’s days our for. This is about preserving power and Trump dog whistling to his base in the alt-right. Most service members don’t want this. It’s a sick and grotesque display. This makes a dog and pony show out of our service members. Like we’re “Team America World Police”. We need to stand up and fight this behavior as it is simply unacceptable. If nothing else, ensure that everyone knows this is happening and that it’s wrong.
The new Anti-Flag album dropped today. It’s the most stoked I’ve been on a new punk album in years. I saw them live a couple weeks back. The new one is a call to action against the neo-liberal order of the previous 8 years and this alt-right status quo the rose of Trump has given us. Stand out track on this is When The Wall Falls. Anti-Flag wrote a kick ass ska track. This is the album we need now. From us old dogs who may feel a bit jaded to the scared kid that may be gay, trans or simply not about the shit happening in these times. This is a battle cry to hold the line and remain human. As always we’ve got this. I’ll see ya when the wall falls.
– C Fish
Writer’s note: stay tuned for a full Punx In Solidarity style Anti Flag article late fall/ early winter.
Under an offensively bright sky that stretches from the cess pool of Los Angeles to the dirty streets of Long Beach and South Bay. We live and die for our crews and views. Some will tell you punk died or went away. We’re still fucking here! Damaged we ride our skateboards through cracked streets sweating out the toxins the city feeds us through osmosis. We really come out in the dark hours hangin in alleyways and street corners. Patches flown like gang colors let us know Who’s on our side and who to watch out for. We never walk alone. Under this black sun of so cal death we live!