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

Fashwave… wtf?

So a fellow blogger jenny devildoll mentioned this to me. We thought it was a joke. Musically it is, but that’s where the laughter stops. I chose to look it up. Boy, was I in for something. I honestly was expecting 80’s new wave with nazi lyrics, which would’ve been better than what I got. So it’s unclimactic EDM by artists such as cyber nazi and others whose names I can’t remember. Other than being a musical holocaust the lack of lyrics left me wondering what the message was after the first song. So I checked a couple more tracks. And was left with a feeling of “oh god gas me now” and other such existential wishes. 16 years ago the Nazis had punk, oi, ska, black metal and country. Those I could see people getting into. But this? Fuck cyber nazi and fash wave! Ya bunch of e tards! This is the most worthless shit ever! No saving grace to it! Who the fuck left a keyboard in the meth trailer? One track was 12 goddamn minutes of what sounded like rejected soundtrack from a Sonic game! Fuck this! I still wanna be shot into a roadside ditch after hearing that. It’s a crime against humanity. 

-Maty Almost

Keep Nazis out of our scene!

​*IMPORTANT*

If you run a website or blog or any sort of FB page that talks about DIY spaces that would be the kind that is at risk of being shut down (THIS INCLUDES YOUR PERSONAL FB i’m looking at all my fb friends rn), please turn all settings to private or even go into black out mode. There is a thread on 4chan filled with anonymous neo nazis looking to expose and turn in DIY spaces to fire marshals.

In the wake of the Oakland fire, assess and repair DIY spaces to prevent another tragedy; do not allow neo nazis to use the state to target the spaces. THE THREAD ON 4CHAN IS TITLED “REPORT ALL “ARTSPACES” AND ILLEGAL VENUES TO CRUSH THE RADICAL LEFT.” I didn’t write this but it’s probably not a good idea to press share, copy and paste if you have friends who should read this.

Stay safe guys. Protect what is dear to you and keep each other informed.