About C Fish

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

Punk Politics #6

So I keep seeing articles about fentanyl laced cocaine. First pro tip is don’t do coke. But that isn’t really the issue here. So to break it down. Drug dealers and cartels ARE NOT lacing your coke with something that can kill you instantly. Because they are a business and dead customers don’t pay out. “Who then would do this” you may ask. Well, during prohibition our own government was putting poison laced bottles of whiskey on the black market and our own government put crack in the hoods to begin with. So likely it’s our own tax fed parasites likely trying to drum up fear to keep the drug war raging or mistrust of the Mexican cartels to justify clamping down on the border. It makes sense as it’s not the first time the good ol’ U.S.A. has ensured the death of substance enjoying citizens. So try and get crack that isn’t from the CIA and stay safe.

Punk Politics #5

Gun control started in the 1960’s it was not about public safety. It was about racism. It was about the white man trying to keep the blacks in line as they were deeply afraid of the Black Panthers in California. And afraid of MOVE in Philadelphia. Responsible black citizens who aremd themselves in self defense of societal racism was the spark of gun control. The operative word in the argument is control. I’m not on the side of the NRA, I am on the side of the people who should have means to defend themselves in a society where the government beast becomes increasingly unreasonable.

https://www.history.com/news/black-panthers-gun-control-nra-support-mulford-act?fbclid=IwAR0QAmtj3Lm4t2xflWR_soHg6qkqnVH6dS0rVJ4TRApDcBvzRdE4Hf_mdRw

Punk Politics #4

Liberals still ask “is it okay to punch Nazis?” Well a holocaust survivor was killed by a neo-nazi yesterday so you got me fucked up if you still have a question about it. Yes you should fucking punch Nazis. Am I too emotional here? Fuck no considering I grew up in a community that was made to feel unsafe by Nazis until we did something about it. If you yourself don’t wish to punch Nazis, cool. But don’t bemoan those of us who have no compunction about it and do not call the cops.

Punk Politics #3

The thirteenth amendment has been in the news a lot recently. The text of it reads “Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” To break it down Lincoln was a fraud as slavery was not abolished. Allocation of slavery or involuntary servitude is still the same demon that the white man had visited upon blacks and Irish in this country. And subjecting the continuously mushrooming prison population to this practice actually victimizes the same groups in a sense. Being that our prisons are filled with people of color and disenfranchised whites who are all seen with the same racist and classiest contempt. Therefore not only is the U.S. the prison house of nations but also the plantation still stands. As though this isn’t bad enough we export our plantations under the name Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to exploit POC in third world countries. I’ve seen one and it kinda looked like a concentration camp. To clear up any ambiguity, America has no fucking interest in ending slavery and this will continue until this country engages in a number of ethical practices that would require a certain level of ethics and human interest. All who defend this amendment without demand of edit and those who wish to abolish it are nothing more than overseers and house boys.

Punk Politics Intro

So we jumped the gun and gave ya the first 2 issues of this new section. As punk is a political movement we’ll be bringing you political issues in an official section. This will be at least once weekly. Some current issues, some old, ALL relevant. At times you’ll hear from my good friend Jilly Bee who was part of the push to start this up. All of us at Punx In Solidarity learned from Joe Strummer and what we learned is we have to fight!

Punk Politics #1

So everyone is melting down over Brett Kavanaugh. To put it simply, he’s not fucking qualified to serve on the supreme court. There’s the numerous allegations that he’s a rapist and overall sexual offender. His nonchalance towards sexual assault is problematic and disturbing. Beyond that he was highly instrumental in the PATRIOT ACT and called it Constitutional. What the fuck is constitutional about black sites, indefinite detention, warrantless taps of electronic communications and usurping the 4th Amendment. To reiterate, this guy isn’t fucking qualified to be a justice in our highest court. It’s quite funny that the defense of him is innocent until proven guilty for a guy who promoted the exact opposite of that during our illegal wars. Anyone else feel the irony?

C Fish

#SCOTUS #PATRIOTACT #Kavanaugh

Thoughts on Alex Jones

So this week Alex Jones and Info Wars got pulled from Facebook, Spotify, ITunes and YouTube. The liberals are celebrating and the alt-right is melting down. Twitter has opted to keep him. And there’s been outrage at that. Jones is the bat shit crazy guy on the corner with a megaphone. He’s a vile creature. But he has the right to say what he does. Also the sites that pulled him are private companies with the right to refuse service or continue it. So I won’t miss the guy. But it’s an interesting study in freedom of speech.

Stop voting for Jesus

No really. I here people say this. It’s one of the most insipid and churlish write answers I’ve ever heard. Right up there with voting for a major party. If you’re gonna write in at least follow your principles and vote someone who could reasonably qualify. In other words not a 2000 plus year dead middle eastern national. Maybe put the boxed wine down and drink water instead so you can think clearly.

-C Fish

Punk Voter

Short history, this was an organization founded by a handful of big names in punk to turn the tide of the political climate during the G.W. Bush era and it made a lot of waves. But Barackstar Obama won, punk got complacent and lazy and we’re here now. So the idea is to get dissatisfied you (the 18 to 20 somethings) engaged in the political process. We can do this again. You don’t need a Fat Mike or Jello Biafra to get it going. You yourself can get your local scene and others in the community engaged. The mid term elections are this fall and There’s actual Nazis running for Senate and Congress. We gotta fight this at the ballot box. Use your social media with #punkvoter to help initiate a conversation. Anti-Fascism isn’t all about putting on a mask and smashing shit. The real fight is to ensure that these mutants don’t get seats and the old ones get out. It’s not just one sided. In Cali Fienstien and Pelosi need to move on and anyone who’s been rotting away longer than 2 terms. Some of em are Evil Dead at this point. #punkvoter

C Fish