Punk Politics #51

As a reminder, the mainstreaming and growth we’ve seen in hate and right wing extremism isn’t over. The frequency and severity of incidents will likely increase. A large part of that is an irresponsibility to address Nazis in the underground. Over the past decade I’ve seen more punks seeming to have no problem with em at shows and seem more interested in partying than addressing racism and racists in the scene. There’s plenty who still do the work, but not enough to send these fuckers scuttling to the darkest corners of ideological existence. So as they’re able to gain increasing passive existence, they’re now free of the leash of Trump acceptance and they’re angry at any progressive victories. Also the extreme right has evolved from the standard swastika and shaved heads. We have the Proud Boys who were a complete joke now being the flagship as they’ve been able to become a multiethnic hate group. Ideologically they are white supremacists as they fight for the supremacy of the white male dominant paradigm that has ruled America since its inception. They proudly wish to be colonizers, sexists, racists and classists. The fact that Tucker Carlson (Q Anon/ Infowars light) is the most popular news show in America lets us know that these viewpoints are no longer underground. I’ve gotten stared down plenty by proud and boog boys at the grocery store. If we don’t take sides and actions, I believe the right will be paving over culture from the underground to main street. This is the call to action, this is the line in the sand.

– C Fish

Antifa explained 

​Antifa, an explanation. Antifa is short for Anti Fascist. Following this, anyone who is communist, socialist, democrat, republican or even green party cannot be Antifa. As all of those move towards more government which is the foundation of fascism. So unless you’re libertarian or anarchist, please stop claiming antifa, otherwise you are a hypocrite. “But what about anti racists?” Well all thise other groups get my hat tip if they’re fot equality. But that doesn’t make one antifa as fascism isn’t necessarily racist or classist for that matter. It is simply the full form of statism. Which is anything that asks the power of government to step in and fix things rather than rely on the power of the people. To those on both sides of the aisle, the is how we had Obama and now Trump. Neither of the major parties are a cure as they’re both the disease of statism and march towards fascism. If you’re triggered, get over it. If you need a safe space, find it yourself. If we cannot take care of ourselves and one another without the interference of a government, then we deserve absolute subjugation. If you shut down other’s free speech, you’re a fascist. If you have a problem with ANYONE based on their gender or skin tone, you are a sexist, racist and fascist regardless of your gender identity or skin tone

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

Morning after in America 

So on Tuesday 08NOV2016 this country elected Donald Trump as president. A man who is a caricature of every negative statement about America, white males and the Republican party. Not that Hilary was a good option. It was Lizard Queen versus the Great White Nope. The options were pure shit and people couldn’t stomach the idea of another Clintonoid after millennials went in droves to third parties. There is a positive about these results. The underground has been massively complacent over the past 8 years. This should shake everyone awake much like G.W. and the last Clintonoid did. I am looking forward to punk rock being amazing and prolific again. We need to have our hearts and minds open as we move forward through the cultural wasteland. Latinos and Muslims are validly scared of the growing white nationalist movement and anti-racist whites that proudly display our stance are scared of being caught in the cross fire from both sides. It’s time for the underground to March and really stoke the flames that provide change. Punx In Solidarity! Nazi Punks Fuck Off!

-Maty Almost