About C Fish

Aging skater and punk rock historian. No bands to speak of, just a writer. read my stuf at punxinsolidarity.com

Ghouli Nothing review

RVA hard core band Ghouli just sent their lates EP entitled Nothing against my desk this week. This was my first hearing of them. And holy shit it’s gnarly! Amazing female led hard core that rocks like F Minus and Witch Hunt. The breakdowns and instrument work is amazing! I’m stoked to have heard this band and hope to catch em live some time. Follow em and band camp and blast it loud!
https://ghouli.bandcamp.com/releases
– C Fish

Anti-Flag 20/20 Vision Review

Anti-Flag’s now album 20/20 Vision dropped today. Most who know me kniw I haven’t shut up about this album since I knew it was coming out and heard the the singles repeatedly. So yeah, I’m stoked! Let’s start with it’s fuckin amazing! It opens up with a ripper of a track Hate Conquors All. A tale of where America presently is. The intensity continues through It Went Off Like a Bomb and Christian Nationalist. From here it gets hopeful with 20/20 Vision followed by the rallying cries of Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down, Unbreakable( ’cause we fuckin are) and We Are The Disease. After this we turn it up to 11 with A Nation Sleeps followed by You Make Me Sick, which is an amazing break up with your oppressor song. Next track is Un-American which questions what is un-American set to an Americana folk sound (I’m sure Woody Guthrie os dancing to this in paradise). The albun closes with Resistance Frequencies, a ska punk track displaying the band’s undeniable Clash influence and serves as our call to arms to stop the ball resist this dystopian state of reality. So play this loud enough for your whole block to hear! Also get a hard copy as the liner notes are amazing just like every Anti-Flag album.

-C Fish

Punk Politics #20

The case against Joe Biden. Yes, uncle Joe the seeming favorite of uninformed Democrats. Let’s unpack his racism. Biden has said of black felons that they are “predators too sociopathic to rehabilitate”. When his constituents were against desegregation in Delaware he was too. He has partnered on votes with North Carolinian Jesse Helms whose rather famously racist. A proposal of his has been called “an anti-black amendment” by the NAACP. His answer to a question on the legacy of slavery was “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own
generation, and I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what
happened 300 years ago.”Now let’s look at his creeper tenancies. He’s stated “I’m not sorry for my intentions. I’m not sorry for the things I’ve done”. This is the man we watched publicly creep on women (some of whom were wildly underrage) through 8 years of the Obama administration. Biden is the eaxact same enemy to people of color and women that Trump is.

– C Fish

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Punk Politics #19

Fuck Michael Bloomberg! Why would we replace Trump with one of his golf buddies? This reptile is nothing more than another elitist gentrifying colonizer. How many elections has he ran in? This is the only candidate who’s actually more regressive than Biden and that’s saying a lot. The generation of Occupy Wall Street has no business supporting one of its lead agents. Thus has been the case against Bloomberg.

– C Fish

#punkvoter

Punk Politics #18

This impeachment is bull shit and likely nothing further will come of it. So the Senate called Pelosi out for sitting on the articles and is making varying threats to stop it from proceeding. And now the zombie witch crawls out of her cave, likely strewn with the corpses of child laborers (thanks NAFTA) to screech “we are ready”. Meanwhile the Republicans are doing everything they can to not call witnesses. It’s a little hard to have a criminal proceeding with no fuckin witnesses. If Trump ain’t do shit wrong, then why wouldn’t you want witnesses? Trump isn’t fit to be president and should be tossed out but this shit show is a circus from the neo-liberals and a drama with the neo-cons. Neither of them give a fuck about us beyond which flag the ruling party marches under. This will likely hrlp Trump as it makes him look like a martyr to his supporters. Maybe that’s the plan.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #17

A tale of 2 Americas followed by a new dumpster fire in the middle east. I recall when we assisnated Qadifi in Libya and Hillary going on her talk show tour cackling about. I remember every damned right wing talking head screaming about how tasteless that was and a few talking about the problems of interventionist policies. I agreed and even talked about this at length. But if they believed that, why are they stroking such a way hard on about Trump doing the same thing and actually committing and even bigger war crim and interventionist overreach? I suppose that stroking self rightiousness didn’t do enough for them. At least Libya was having a revolution and America was able to satisfy its urge for killing brown people beneath the guise of giving an assist. This Iran thing is highly problematic. Let’s unpack this shit show. So we extrajudicialy executed a foreign national on another nation’s soil that we did not have such agreement with. Basically commiting an act of war while forcing a 3rd party to become accessory to it. And now congress is proposing changes to the war powers act. Fuckin really? A great many of us have been saying this since Bush. And as they lined up to kiss Obama’s ring as he furthered the war powers overreach many said “at some point he won’t be president and you’re not gonna like it.” Well it sure looks like we’ve arrived. And now Iraq intends to expel us from their country. It’s about fuckin time someone stood up to the playground bully our government has become. Granted Trump in his sociopathic way is threatening Iraq if they expel us. Wait, what the fuck? Yes our Republican (the party that gets all worked up over national sovereignty) if refusing to accept another nation’s right to not have an occupying force there any longer. Also he has threatened to further attack Iran for the war crime we’ve committed by targeting 52 sites of cultural significance if they retaliate. For those just tuning to world affairs, attacking cultural sites is a fuckin war crime as agreed by the entire world. Here’s a song for the 2020 season of Murica.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #16

Russia, Russia, Russia! So 3 big things involving the ever fascist neighbors across the pond. First, our own military counter intel division has setup to target Russian higher ups and “trolls” from interfering in the 2020 election. That’s a bit coubter to the cry that there was no interference. Second, Russia is creating their own Internet. This is problematic as they can select what their own people can search and see along with making it easier to target dissenters. Also it would likely makeit more difficult to find and call out human rights abuses fron a place famous for such. Third, Russia unveiled a new ICBM that is hypersonic and capable and flying 27 times the speed of sound. This can get through our missle defense system. On the bright side we’ll be dead before we know it has been launched and won’t have to worry much about a nuclear winter.

– C Fish

Punk Politics Impeachment Edition

So Trump has been impeached and there’s quite the range of emotions going around. Let’s break it on down. The Democrats “yay he’s gone!” He has been impeached which makes him eligible for a Senate trial. He’s still president and still eligible to run.

The Republicans “He’s not impeached… snowflakes.” Actually he is impeached, see my above explanation to the Democrats. Republicans again “He shouldn’t be impeached!” In a way you’re right as this bag of smashed assholes shouldn’t have even been able to be the nominee for a myriad of reasons.

Leftists “Ain’t nothin gonna happen.” You’re probably right actually for so many reasons.

Anarchists “we agree with the leftists” and that’s the camp I’m in. This dystopian hellscape will continue because much of the populace is too in love with their major parties and colonial mindset to have any real change beyon what tyrant we have each 4 years.

-C Fish

Punk Politics # 15

Let’s talk about Turkey and genocide, ya know the 2 things that make up Thanksgiving. What you may have missed during the impeachment noise. Lindsey Graham on behalf of America stated that America is not recognizing the Armenian genocide. Wait, what the fuck? You heard right. So after we have cleared the way for Turkey to commit a Kurdish genocide; Erdogan’s goon squad beat down American citizens on our own fucking soil 18 months ago for protesting his visit and Trump calls him a “very good friend” they get a pass on their previous genocide. Honesty I’m not the least bit surprised. It’s not like America has owned up to the indigenous genocide. Well that “good friend” has been invited back to the white house for a press conference in which he showed a “surreal” propaganda video painting the Kurds as terrorists. Also Erdogan said that he is keeping the S400 missile system whoch will likely be deployed against the Kurds. I’m guessing that after all this the 2 leaders went to make out and compare genocides and systematic racism.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #14

#punkvoter update. Okay we’re about a year out from the election. Couple things. None of these assholes are gonna save us. It is important to leverage our power of the ballot box to at least attempt to get the least problematic individuals into the government structure. I’m not gonna tell you how to vote but I will tell you what I think. We should vote. And we shouldn’t keep voting for these major parties. It isn’t hopeless. It’s a matter of taking their power. We the people gave it to them which means it’s our to transfer to whomever we wish. Even if you can’t stomach any presidential options there are ballot measures that matter and you can just pick a 3rd party option as a middle finger to the establishment or write in. To spread awareness we have been making #punkvoter memes. Feel free to steal and post them. We need to remember that we are the power. The government isnpaid by is which makes them our employees.