A theory on Trump’s remarks on immigration. It’s a dog whistle to certain groups. Identity Evropa (white nationalist group behind the tiki torch Nazis) has been distancing themselves from the alt-right and therefore Trump. Which means that likely other white hate groups are doing the same. In other words Trump’s base is jumping ship. So he likely said something this radically offensive knowing full well it would be published and shared as a way of saying “hey guys, I hate like you”. It’s also an adept bit of misdirection as a lot of us missed the expansion of FISA (the warrantless wiretapping and data mining started under the Obama administration) which Trump denounced and then supported in strong man style in a span of 2 hours.
So Trump really does wanna play Fuher. Yep, he’s proposing a military parade to show strength. Just like our favorite totalitarian regimes (i.e. Stalin, Hitler, Kim Jong Il) just to name the classics. The alt-right is melting down screaming about it honoring the troops. No it’s not! That’s what Memorial and Veteran’s days our for. This is about preserving power and Trump dog whistling to his base in the alt-right. Most service members don’t want this. It’s a sick and grotesque display. This makes a dog and pony show out of our service members. Like we’re “Team America World Police”. We need to stand up and fight this behavior as it is simply unacceptable. If nothing else, ensure that everyone knows this is happening and that it’s wrong.
Let’s start with the fact that I am very anti-fascist and therefore support the idea of Antifa. Now where I see problems. First off hiding your face for something you’re supposedly proud to be. Now many in the movement so this because they have riots over someone having a speaking engagement. Now Anne Coulter, Richard Spencer and Milo Y are horrible people to be sure. But silencing speech is itself fascist. So Antifa is being hypocritical. Side note, I’m still cool with spencer being punched. I worry that the movement has been co-opted by outside influences that are actually quite fascist and a wonderful idea is being sold down the river. “Words hurt” isn’t a reason to engage in these sort of acts. That’s not fighting the power, it’s blindly following. Marches and protests yes. Acts of violence should only be defensive.
After much time without a computer to write as prolifically as I had and much time for introspection some decisions have been made. I will still do the punk band articles and post stuff for Contagion Inc as it happens. There is also a coming series on the global political issue of the alt right; or the new face of fascism/ nazism. These pieces will be written as I complete the research over the next year. All of us know the underground has always had an issue with Nazi infiltration. I will do my best to put the knowledge out as we go over the edge of this brave new post modern world. The overall goal is for the readers to have a lot to enjoy this next year. apologies for the lack of writing in 2016.
– Maty Almost