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.
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.
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.
#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.
So it’s 2019. It’s time we start talking about voting if you aren’t already. So I’m starting a version of Punk Voter. Below you’ll some decent memes. Feel free to use them to start a conversation in your local scenes about voting. I know, we all talk about burning down city hall and fighting fascists in the streets. But we need to look to sustainable long term answers to this crisis situation. And if you’re saying “Fish it’s still over a year till the election” well trust me that the fascists are planning, so we should be too. #punkvoter