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 # 30

Okay I know things look fuckin bleak and depressing right now. Pretty much everyone who was to the left of the Klan and honestly believed in a different reality wanted Sanders to win the Democratic ticket. As per usual some establishment good stole it just like 4 years ago. We shouldn’t be chanting the propaganda of “vote blue no matter who”. That’s how they take our power. We should be planning to burn the fucker down! Ir the major parties wanna fuck us, we should do it right back. They only have the power we give them. So let’s take it fuckin back from those who would squander it on enriching themselves. And fuck your “only major parties can win” argument. The 2 major parties were nothing upstarts in the beginning until they went viral by word of mouth and printed word. So there’s absolutely no reason we can’t do that with social media. As ling as we continue to settle for less we will never deserve better. For all its flaws America gained independence by not settling for less. Abolition, women’s suffrage amd civil rights are all because people did not settle for less. This moment can radicalize us rather than be a catalyst for depression and compromise. Yeah this next 4 years is likely gonna suck. But we can look at the long game and use this time pooling our best resource to kill the major paries and give this country something better for 2024. That best resource is us. If we think and get passionate about real change and share it, it can catch fire. We got hit hard. Let’s clean up, get some water and show em we ain’t fuckin done! Hell, Bernie is still on the ballot in upcoming primaries. There will be 3rd parties in the election. There may be write in opportunities. We are the movement! Not the privalaged suits. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Anti-Flag 20/20 Vision Review

Anti-Flag’s now album 20/20 Vision dropped today. Most who know me know 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

#punkvoter

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. Lately he’s been in Compton and Detroit trying convince urban blacks that he’s the answer. It’s literally the white savior trope who probably thinks he’s some hot mixtape. The generation of Occupy Wall Street has no business supporting one of its lead agents. This has been the case against Bloomberg.

– C Fish

#punkvoter

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 is paid by is which makes them our employees.

Punk Voter 2.0 (Punk Politics special edition)

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

– C Fish