Punk Politics #50

Wow the pigs are fucking rioting. In Virginia a black man in uniform on active duty was pulled over with guns put to his head and a young black man in Minneapolis was killed over a fucking air freshener. Then when we protest this final solution level injustice, the bacon patrol shows up dressed to riot and abuse. I wonder what the conservatives are gonna do as they now have to choose between the cops and the troops. At present, I do not believe that police can be reformed without wiping the slate clean. This isn’t bad apples, this is a blighted grove that is unable to bear good fruit. The police go out of their way to be at odds with the people. They are not protectors, they are captors just waiting for an opportunity to be executioners. The blue line only cares for itself.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #49

So the Biden administration is of course the same shit as Trump. We’re illegally occupying Iraq, bombing Syria just because, continuing the strange cold war with China and hoarding vaccines. None of this is surprising. In fact I spent the last election season saying that Biden was no different. It’s not that I’m that greatly intelligent, it was just that obvious. We’re still putting kids in cages and feeding America’s kink for mass incarceration. I know, some are crying about how the “left” is tearing itself apart. No, we’re not! A faction of us is just sick if the bullshit. A large portion of it began under Obama who kept getting a pass from the DNC who got up in arms when the GOP simply modeled the same behavior during Trump. Mainstream democrats don’t give a single fuck about freedom or rights. They only want their fascism to be the dominant paradigm. To be clear, there is 100% no difference between the 2 major parties and any support of them is either naive of problematic. This is gonna be a long 4 years.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #48

Hoping to help set some things straight on the White Supremacists. The media keeps only mentioning factions like Proud Boys who’ve sprung up in the last 5 years. This shit goes back and goes deep. Since the 1800’s the Klan has been around and is still active in every state of the continental U.S. Around the 1970’s or 80’s Neo-Nazis started happening broken into varying factions. There’s militias that operate out of training compounds throughout remote parts of this nation, they believe in what’s called RAHOWA (racial holy war) the shit we’ve been seeing play out. There’s the nazi gangs that I’ve seen around since the 90’s. These are the crazy white dudes with racist tats and meth. These hateful mutants have been building a cultural infrastructure for decades. They have music, record labels, clothing brands, publishing and a host of other cultural outlets to celebrate their hate. The movements we’ve seen with the rise of Trump are the culmination and mainstreaming of this work. Back in the 90’s through early 00’s there was Anti-Racist Action that would chase these guys out of punk shows and neighborhoods. After some firebombings and a badly planned public attack of White Nationalists in Chicago this whole thing fell off. With a lack of anti-racist enforcement at shows their tolerated underground presence likely helped them reach the levels we were seeing in 2015 through now. The motto was expose confront act. ARA had chapters throughout the country and anyone who was down could start one up with the goal of spreading anti-racist ideas. How you did this was up to the chapter. You didn’t necessarily have to fight every nazi goon to achieve it, but that may be required at times. If we’re gonna win our society back, we need to bring back ARA. Big events only fight racism in a broad stroke manner when we need to work block by block on a daily basis. Links below for further research and help taking action

-C Fish

https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

https://antiracistaction.org/

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

https://www.facebook.com/punxinsolidarity/

https://twitter.com/punxsolidarity?s=09

Instagram:

@punxinsolidarity

@c_fish83

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

https://twitter.com/MumiaAbuJamal?s=09

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.

https://www.facebook.com/ibramxkendi/

https://www.facebook.com/ARPCAU/