Punk Politics #47

So we’re just over a week past the white supremacist demonstration in the halls of congress. The mask hasn’t simply slipped off the Republican party, they tore it up and set fire to it. Blue lives only mattered when it was useful for silencing black lives as they attacked cops and killed one. This was white racism plain and fuckin simple. They had tattoos, symbols and strung up an Odin cross in the Capitol. The most important thing to know is that this wasn’t even the main event. The white supremacists have been building a cultural infrastructure within the subculture of neo-nazi and Klan movements for several decades. I was warning on this 20 years ago. This was their coming out party to go fully mainstream within the fertile ground that Trump and both major parties have been dutifully tending since the Reagan administration. The Democrats are equally complicit as most of the party continues to accept this dominant paradigm of whiteness between selling bout and shutting down any revolutionary thought in their party. coming from a background of fighting Nazis in the streets, I honestly believe that absolute horror is gonna become a regular problem for normies and not just punks and Antifa. Neither of those are groups, they are ideological social movements. We can fight this and win. It’s a daily battle of one square inch at a time. We start by examining in killing our own bullshit. You’re not an Antiracist if you haven’t dealt with any prejudice that may reside in you and it ain’t revolution if you’re fakin the funk. The different factions of the “left” need to be fully intersectional. Everyone’s cause is everyone’s fight whether it’s Black Lives Matter, water protection, immigration band prison reform, economic and environmental justice. The line is in the fucking sand. We are all co-conspirators and accomplices, it’s simply a matter of which side you’re on. This isn’t all about fist fights. These are debates with people in our lives, these are being informed at the ballot boxes and confronting this hatred head on. This is a cancer and the treatment must be multi faceted. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Punk Politics #46

I’m fuckin concerned that we may not be rid of Trump come January. Between his comments overall, the sudden demand to increase stimulus payments and that his latest pardons include 4 blackwater mercs who were responsible for the nisour square massacre. Furthermore he’s close friends with the founder of Blackwater which is just typical of a man who clearly wants to be a South American style dictator. So he’s in essence trying to buy the people’s loyalty and has shorn up his relationship with a private military. And the clear evidence the Trump is acting as though he does want a government shutdown which would mean there’s no money to pay those that would do something about him not being willing to vacate office. Not sure it’s a conspiracy theory when Trump has said multiple times that he’s not leaving office, has been working tirelessly to overturn the election while flaunting his relationship with white supremacist groups and mercenaries. While Biden is certainly no prize or victory, I at least want El Trumpe to fuckin leave. Anyone else tired of living in unprecedented times?

-C Fish

Punk Politics Special: Punk Voter reborn

Break in, break in. This is a call to arms. Trump is more or less on his way out. But it’s not at all a victory as Biden is more of the same. We need to start right the fuck now if we want things to change in any meaningful way. My answer is Punk Voter. What is this? Nothing new. It was a movement during Bush’s first term to have the whole punk community get out the vote that was largely led by some bands I highly respect and Fat Mike. This movement had some pitfalls as it had a single minded objective of getting GW out of office (Kerry would not have been an improvement). After Bush won a second term this was largely abandoned by the “stars” and framework that was buffering it. No shade intended, but we don’t need stars. Punk is movement from the underground up. It starts with the kid in the garage or basement that wants to do something and has the guts to take it out to the streets. This isn’t just for the punx. It’s for all who are still the kid going “things are shit right now, but we can do better”. Yes, we can have change via the vote of we start taking action and stop accepting whatever garbage they throw before us every 4 years. So I am asking who wants to be a part of this and work some real progress? If we pool our minds and resources, shit can be different. If you read this and it speaks to you, hit me up with ideas and let’s build the underground network. #punkvoter

-C Fish

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Punk Politics #45

The movement to free Mumia Abu Jamal has been losing steam at a time when it really shouldn’t be. I think the issue here is that not enough people know about this important figure in black liberation or his battle with the monolithic Pennsylvania penal system. Below will be links on this info. Please spread this like a pandemic. I’m working on finding out what we can further do to help so that info will be posted asap. Knowledge is the first action and one we can all do. Also there will be web links for further exploration. Time to get Ona MOVE and let the power know we ain’t done.

– C Fish

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Punk Politics #44

Dear DNC,
  Your revolution is bullshit. So you’ll march with the anarchists and African Americans saying “defund the police” and “fuck racism” but your answer to Trump is this racially and sexually problematic bumble fuck and Mrs. Law and Order? Y’all got me fucked up! This ticket is such a slap in the face of women, POC and any non 1%er. It would serve ya right if they lose the election. Maybe then you would get a fuckin clue. In the age #MeToo and #defundthepolice could you have picked a worse ticket to shove at us? We don’t want 4 more years of the tin pot dictator, but we sure as hell wanted something appreciably different. Kamala Harris has gleefully furthered racist policies through both action and knowing inaction. Her record shows she has no principles due to the clear fact that any progressive action Harris has taken was strictly based on social popularity due to D.A. being an elected position. Also, how do you reconcile Harris say that she “believes Biden accusers” but will now happily stand by him? Being a political chameleon isn’t progressive, it’s the same sludge that lost the 2016 election. Stop fucking treating the electorate like we’re your fucking toxic waste dump! This is literally the most counter-revolutionary and regressive ticket we could have been handed by the DNC in 2020. No, I’m not backing Trump, but I’m sure as fuck slinging arrows at this dumpster fire as well.
– C Fish

Punk Politics #43

In Democrat news Pelosi after having been in office off and on since 1987 decided all of a sudden that “there’s no room for violent bigotry” and had portraits of confederates taken down. I was only 4 in 1987 but probably already knew glorifying racism was wrong. I guess it’s some victory she’s opted to screech at is to assuage her guilt of white silence after all these decades. And Klobuchar is removing herself from VP consideration to irge Biden to pick a woman of color. At least she finally figured out touchy McGoo needed assistance figuring out what a woman of color is. He’d probably know if he didn’t spend most of his life being a segragationist. Why is he the best the DNC can offer? Shit, this is a guy who would’ve raped his slaves if he had any. Any chance we could get a non racist and rapey option. It’s a battle to not give up hope.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #42

For those wondering what we can truly do to make a difference beyond the good feeling of demonstrations. From Ibram X. Kendi How To Be An Antiracist

Admit racial inequity is the problem of bad policy, not bad people.
Identify racial inequity in all its intersections and manifestations.
Investigate and uncover policies causing racial inequity.
Invent or find antiracist policy that can eliminate racial inequity.
Figure out who ir what group has the power to institute antiracist policy.
Disseminate and educate about the uncovered racist policy and antiracist policy correctives.
Work with sympathetic antiracist policy makers to institute the antiracist policy.
Deploy antiracist power to compel or drive from power the unsympathetic racist policy makers in order to institute antiracist policy.
Monitor closely to ensure the antiracist policy reduces and eliminates racial inequity.
When policies fail, do not blame people. Start over and seek out new and more effective antiracist treatments until they work.
Monitor closely to prevent new racist policies from being instituted.

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Punk Politics #39

54 years ago the black community made their demands evident. Law enforcement at all levels has had that long to respect the black community as equal to the white community. Below is that list known as the 10 point program. #blacklivesmatter

– C Fish

1 cop arrested or 4 is not the issue.
The complete list actually turned 54 years old on the 15th of this month.

Black Panther Party

The Ten-Point Program

1. We Want Freedom. We Want Power To Determine The Destiny Of Our Black Community.
We believe that Black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny.

2. We Want Full Employment For Our People.
We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the White American businessmen will not give full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.

3. We Want An End To The Robbery By The Capitalists Of Our Black Community.
We believe that this racist government has robbed us, and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules were promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The Germans are now aiding the Jews in Israel for the genocide of the Jewish people. The Germans murdered six million Jews. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over fifty million Black people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.

4. We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings.
We believe that if the White Landlords will not give decent housing to our Black community, then the housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that our community, with government aid, can build and make decent housing for its people.

5. We Want Education For Our People That Exposes The True Nature Of This Decadent American Society.
We Want Education That Teaches Us Our True History And Our Role In The Present-Day Society.
We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and his position in society and the world, then he has little chance to relate to anything else.

6. We Want All Black Men To Be Exempt From Military Service.
We believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like Black people, are being victimized by the White racist government of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and violence of the racist police and the racist military, by whatever means necessary.

7. We Want An Immediate End To Police Brutality And Murder Of Black People.
We believe we can end police brutality in our Black community by organizing Black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our Black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black people should arm themselves for self- defense.

8. We Want Freedom For All Black Men Held In Federal, State, County And City Prisons And Jails.
We believe that all Black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial.

9. We Want All Black People When Brought To Trial To Be Tried In Court By A Jury Of Their Peer Group Or People From Their Black Communities, As Defined By The Constitution Of The United States.
We believe that the courts should follow the United States Constitution so that Black people will receive fair trials. The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives a man a right to be tried by his peer group. A peer is a person from a similar economic, social, religious, geographical, environmental, historical and racial background. To do this the court will be forced to select a jury from the Black community from which the Black defendant came. We have been, and are being, tried by all-White juries that have no understanding of the “average reasoning man” of the Black community.

10. We Want Land, Bread, Housing, Education, Clothing, Justice And Peace.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect of the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Written: October 15, 1966
Source: War Against the Panthers, by Huey P. Newton.

Punk Politics #38

Here’s a bit of a guide of info concerning protests whether peaceful or more intense. It’s important to know about COINTELPRO. Back in the 60’s and 70’s the FBI in conjunction with police departments invented and implemented this primarily to disrupt black freedom movements such as the Black Panther Party. A primary means was to use plants which were white officers and agents to agitate the angrier members of the group to loot and vandalize. Also they would commit acts on their own to be blamed on the black protestors. These acts would be spun up by the media to make black people look violent and unreasonable as well as building the super predator myth of black males. Oakland (the birthplace of the BPP) was a primary testing ground for counter revolutionary tactics. The reason this is important to know is that COINTELPRO never ended. Counter tactics were used during Occupy Wall Street have been used this past week.

What to look for:

White males who look a little too straight laced for leftism. Most of them will be wearing 511 tactical pants and cop boots. If you see this question them. Also anyone who doesn’t seem to be that into the protest. They could be a plant or a comrade having a bad time and need help. Know the fashions of alt-righters to help spot them. Usually milbrand, pro law enforcement or pro American shirts. If they are cops odds are their pants will be more crisp than anyone else’s as they can’t help but keep that tought process. Never trust anyone you don’t know without ideological questioning first. Watch their reactions to the protest. If they are found to be cops or cop callers yell it out loud and clear. Putting them on blast is for everyone’s good. Check for a vest be it outline or a friendly clap on the back. If they try to get you to say something incriminating, check for a wire or recording device. In Oakland a black security guard was shot after the protest disbursed. This was a couter intel tactic to generate bad PR. The police will sacrifice their own and civilians to discredit resistance. It’s happened before. Also be wary of conservative hair cuts. These people have day lives and can’t help but look like intese normies. Any thin blue line gear must be called without question. Someone that commited to oppressors is a danger.

Note: If I missed anything or you have further information please advise so this can be further updated.

– C Fish