Punk Politics # 32

Just when we think the dystopian hellscape can’t get any worse Billy Mase screeches from beyond the grave “but wait, there’s more!” Disney will stop paying at least half of its work force this week. Yeah, the mouse needs his money can’t be bothered to inject personal income to keep himself afloat. Amazon is still leading the charge of keeping the economy powered by human sacrifice. The week after America’s own warlord cut funding from the WHO there’s a very real risk of a pandemic of famine within the next 2 to 3 months. And now there’s medical and scientific concern of a 2nd wave of Covid coinciding with flu season. And I’m sure Pence is titillated by this to fulfill his and much of the evangelical community’s end time kink. Also this past weekend and week the alt-right and infowars mutants have been out in force protesting the distancing measures. Wait, what in the actual fuck? That’s right, people are protesting public health measures duringna pandemic that’s caused mass graves. I mean, I knew that the incestuous white right hand was fuckin dumb, but I expected a sense of self preservation at the very least. The silver lining is that if they get claimed by this disease, then maybe we won’t have to deal with the likes of Alex Jones anymore.

-C Fish

Punk Politics # 31

Quite a bit has happened. In response to states’ governors deciding when they’ll re open the country. He stated that he has total authority. Um, no motherfucker this is not a monarchy or dictatorship. He then went on to play a propaganda video during the press briefing. This was Trump attempting to paint himself as an actual leader who has had this situation under control. Everytime journalists ask him questions or call him on contradictory statements (some of which occur within minutes of each other at the same briefing) he lashes out like a child calling them “disgraceful” and “fake”. Well folks, the emperor has no clothes and is mentally deficient. Now Trump is defunding the World Health Organization and has threatened to fire his leading health expert. I still question whether or not we’re going to have an election. And Trump has demanded his name appear on stimulus checks which normally would bear the signature of the treasury secretary. This will hold up any paper checks. Ya know, France had an interesting answer to monarchy.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #28

In case you missed it. Joe Biden wants the Democratic primary to go ahead with in person voting this Tuesday as the U.S. gets closer to the peak for Covid 19. He does want the convention postponed by a month. Biden said that it’s different in an arena than at polling places. Allow me to simplify this. Biden deeply cares if the elites at the convention arw safe and healthy. He does not give a fuck about the common people. He only sees us as potential votes so he can scoop up deligates. Most of Wisconsin and Bernie Sanders are calling for a delay so that the voting can be done by mail. Wisconsin is calling the National Guard in the work polling places as at least 7000 poll workers refuse to put themselves at unnecessary risk by working the polls. So the establishment Democrats have decided you will vote in person under the watchful eye of the military. All states with upcoming primaries need to fight against the establishment and say “NO” to a racist, sex offending, war hawk elitist. He is the exact same as Trump.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #27

Well Trump said he’d drain the swamp. In a manner of speaking he did by turning it into a slurry pond. It has left potentially irreparable scaring on the land and infertility in the soul of liberty. It continously chokes the rights of the people and the toxicity has seeped through our lives and altered our cultural landscape in catastrophic ways. This presidency has been the equivalent of a pipeline leaking into a water way. American culture has always been moderately toxic, but there was hope that we could do better and atone for the sins of the past. Bow this culture has been so grossly mutated that it’s hard to hold hope. And what about the other side? They’re offering us a lecherous, mentally and morally defective 1%er. The worst part is that the electorate is defending him like a domestic abuse victim says “this one will be different” even though this partner is exactly like the one who beat them so badly. It’s this sick stockholm psychotic break. And people saying “we just pick the lesser of 2 evils.” If we settle for less, we do not deserve better. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Punk Politics #26

Well after much gnashing of teeth a stimulus bill was passed. It’ll add another 2 trillion to national debt. But fuck it. Regular people and small businesses actually need money right now. Trump again showed how much of a fucking child he is. Wanting social distancing to end by Easter despite the best medical advice. He’s not doing this for the common man. It’s for all his 1% pals. And his “good things happened on Easter. This isyour supposed Christian president who either doesn’t know or care that most of the world recognizes Easter as resurrection. Even the Atheists at least recognize it as resurrection myth. What a fuckwit. Also I’ve seen clear evidence that Anarchism wouldn’t work as people are too fuckin stupid to socially distance in the interest of the at risk and can’t help but horde shit. I thing the late stage American failure we live in has created this level of irrational self interest. Ayn Rand would be proud of you ass hats. All the despair aside, if those of us who know better act better, we can improve things just a little bit. Even if it’s only the space in which you exist, it’s still an improvement.

– C Fish

A punk’s guide to surviving isolation

So Covid 19 martial law got ya down? Here’s some ideas to make your forced quarantine more tolerable. Make music, yeah the tour is on hold, but you can write and record new tunes for your fans to blast loud. Punk things out, yiu can order patches and studs online and create some wearable art ( this is mostly what I’m doing) hell, start making your own patches with paint markers and old denim. Always wanted to become a great punk writer? Go for it, this blog will publish submissions. Finally watch all the great punk documentaries, many of them are on YouTube. Create your own punk rock doc, with technology everyone could do the interviews fron their home. Start checking out whatever weird stuff some friend told you about or your apps recommend. Check in on your people. Maybe start collaborative projects that can be done via web and phone. Wanna fight the system? Now is a time for hacktivism or other online direct action. The most revolutionary thing we can do is to be excellent to each other. We can still connect and/or create theough the dystopia!

– C Fish

Punk Politics#25

So our omnipotent governor Gavin Newsome has stated that 25.5 million(or 56%) will contract Covid 19. Surely the great and wis man much of this statw brought to power knows what he’s talking about and ia fully qualified to speak on this right? Well, a quick bit of research I found that he is in fact not an epidemiologist or any other form of medical professional for that matter. So he is either grossly incompetent or outright lying to us. Just by comparison Wuhan China, the epicenter, did not see this percentage in people getting sick. And that’s a much less medically advanced place than this state’s ghettos. Even Italy whose population is slightly larger than California’s only has 41,035 infected. So what shady shit is our state’s government up to? I’m guessing Newsome is not stupid. That he can read, comprehend and figure out basic comparative math.

-C Fish

Punk Politics#24

As of 2000 hours on 19, March 2020 a the entire state of California has been put on house arrest by order of the governor in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Now I know, they call it shelter in place and that the more at risk need to be protected from the less responsible. The problem is that all authority for the most populated state has fallen into the hands of one man. We’re now on lockdown “with the exception of essential trips”. But what is essential? I guess that’s up to the cops and governor. But wait, there’s a large amount of things still considered to be open. Anything leisure is non essential. So many of us can be at work in the day and in your home at night. So what’s really goin on? Now is the time to become the media. Write or stream your story from your unique view. Don’t trust the 1%ers on the news to tell us how it is. Show what’s really goin on. Also make the most of your quarantine. Listen to some stuff you haven’t before. Start the book or craft you kept meaning to. Restore the lost art of conversation and check on yo people. Hopefully by the end of this we’ll still have elections. That’s right, in an emergency situation elections can be suspended.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #23

It must be spring! Love is in the air… wait, that’s diseas and panic! Oh fuck we’re gonna die! Well not from Coronavirus but possibly fron the boot on iur necks that we are kissing and whispering sweet nothings to. The sinple fact is Covid 19 is either some biblical plague or notuch worry at all but no one is telling the whole truth. What we can witness in real time is society is clearly a fucking joke. People are panic buying and every day is black friday complete with fist fights and armed guards. And the populace is simply handing control over to varying levels of government. The overlords day it’ll only be 3 weeks or till August depending on the estimate. So Trump may vary well be giving us the post apocalyptic authoritarian hellscape I have joked about. Be ready to fight and stop giving away your power. But first gather with those close to you. If you’re the anchor than hold fuckin fast. We gotta be ready for whatever normal looks like after all this.

-C Fish