Punk Politics #17

A tale of 2 Americas followed by a new dumpster fire in the middle east. I recall when we assisnated Qadifi in Libya and Hillary going on her talk show tour cackling about. I remember every damned right wing talking head screaming about how tasteless that was and a few talking about the problems of interventionist policies. I agreed and even talked about this at length. But if they believed that, why are they stroking such a way hard on about Trump doing the same thing and actually committing and even bigger war crim and interventionist overreach? I suppose that stroking self rightiousness didn’t do enough for them. At least Libya was having a revolution and America was able to satisfy its urge for killing brown people beneath the guise of giving an assist. This Iran thing is highly problematic. Let’s unpack this shit show. So we extrajudicialy executed a foreign national on another nation’s soil that we did not have such agreement with. Basically commiting an act of war while forcing a 3rd party to become accessory to it. And now congress is proposing changes to the war powers act. Fuckin really? A great many of us have been saying this since Bush. And as they lined up to kiss Obama’s ring as he furthered the war powers overreach many said “at some point he won’t be president and you’re not gonna like it.” Well it sure looks like we’ve arrived. And now Iraq intends to expel us from their country. It’s about fuckin time someone stood up to the playground bully our government has become. Granted Trump in his sociopathic way is threatening Iraq if they expel us. Wait, what the fuck? Yes our Republican (the party that gets all worked up over national sovereignty) if refusing to accept another nation’s right to not have an occupying force there any longer. Also he has threatened to further attack Iran for the war crime we’ve committed by targeting 52 sites of cultural significance if they retaliate. For those just tuning to world affairs, attacking cultural sites is a fuckin war crime as agreed by the entire world. Here’s a song for the 2020 season of Murica.

– C Fish

Punk Politics Impeachment Edition

So Trump has been impeached and there’s quite the range of emotions going around. Let’s break it on down. The Democrats “yay he’s gone!” He has been impeached which makes him eligible for a Senate trial. He’s still president and still eligible to run.

The Republicans “He’s not impeached… snowflakes.” Actually he is impeached, see my above explanation to the Democrats. Republicans again “He shouldn’t be impeached!” In a way you’re right as this bag of smashed assholes shouldn’t have even been able to be the nominee for a myriad of reasons.

Leftists “Ain’t nothin gonna happen.” You’re probably right actually for so many reasons.

Anarchists “we agree with the leftists” and that’s the camp I’m in. This dystopian hellscape will continue because much of the populace is too in love with their major parties and colonial mindset to have any real change beyon what tyrant we have each 4 years.

-C Fish

Punk Politics # 15

Let’s talk about Turkey and genocide, ya know the 2 things that make up Thanksgiving. What you may have missed during the impeachment noise. Lindsey Graham on behalf of America stated that America is not recognizing the Armenian genocide. Wait, what the fuck? You heard right. So after we have cleared the way for Turkey to commit a Kurdish genocide; Erdogan’s goon squad beat down American citizens on our own fucking soil 18 months ago for protesting his visit and Trump calls him a “very good friend” they get a pass on their previous genocide. Honesty I’m not the least bit surprised. It’s not like America has owned up to the indigenous genocide. Well that “good friend” has been invited back to the white house for a press conference in which he showed a “surreal” propaganda video painting the Kurds as terrorists. Also Erdogan said that he is keeping the S400 missile system whoch will likely be deployed against the Kurds. I’m guessing that after all this the 2 leaders went to make out and compare genocides and systematic racism.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #13

The KXL pipeline spilled 383000 gallons of oil onto North Dakota wetlands. The exact shit the indigenous water protectors told us would fuckin happen. Too many were stuck in a colonized mindset lambasting and doubting all who were #NODAPL and #NOKXL. So to fully unpack of where to lay blame. The Obama administration initially broke the treaties that allowed these lines to run through tribal lands that serve as preserves for natural resources including waterways. The Army Corps of Engineers actually argued against the pipelines which held up the black snake’s progress until Trump came in and disrespectfully ignored them. And now there’s poison leaking all over the wetlands. As it rains the oil will make its way to the rivers and also further bleed black into the soil. So on top of all of the brutality committed against the water protectors now the North Dakota landscape has been irreparably damaged. It’s a continuation of manifest destiny.

-C Fish

Punk Politics #11

So the latest in what fucking reality do we live in? Well we have sent 3000 troops, an air expeditionary wing (logistics & maintenance), PATRIOT batteries, 1 THAAD (Terminal Altitude Air Defense) and a fighter squadron to Saudi Arabia who’s actually footing the bill for all this. Wait, stop the tape! Did you just read that a foreign power is paying for American military intervention? Yes, you did. So to unpack this. Trump has actually sold military resources to include actual personnel to a foreign power as though they’re a private security force or mercenaries to a nation that is known for funding terrorism to include 9/11 and numerous crimes against humanity. The bought and sold American muscle will be protecting oil and likely drawn into an illegal war with Iran. So now the reality is that our military is no longer beholden to the Constitution or any ideas of America but actually the highest bidder. This isa frightening and bleak time we occupy. We can change this and we must! #punkvoter #bethemovement

– C Fish

Punk Politics # 10

Now El Trump is sounding like a 3rd world dictator following a suggestion from Falwell the Insane. It goes that Trump is owed an extra 2 years because people checked his power and legitimacy. Ya got me fucked up. Some dismiss this as bluster. I honestly think these psychopaths are serious. It’s very disturbing and telling that the celebrity wing of Christianity upholds Trump who is literally the least Christian (in the simple sense of a Christ following idea) president of the past 40 years. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the ever growing list of evidence that he has bad morals. I do find this more a threat than bravado based on Trump’s flagrant disinterest in the rule of law. This next year and a half is gonna be interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised to see alt-right goons at the polls for some old fashioned voter intimidation.

-C Fish

#punkvoter

Punk Politics #8

Urgent message to our politicians and presidential hopefuls. FUCK YOUR CLASSISM! This means Trump and the Clintonoids. This also means Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Yes ma’am you are the exact same as the limousine Liberals and Republicans who want is to sit down and shut up. “Cheap seats”? Girl, you got us fucked up! Who do you think voted for ya. It was people in the so called cheap seats who believed in your railing against corruption. Clearly you just put on an act. These politricksters are all the same. They administrate from the gilded towers. This isn’t representation, it’s oppression. There’s nothing new about this deal and they only use the working class. Do not be fooled! #punkvoter

-C Fish

Punk Politics #7

Some unpacking here. The last SOTU shows What’s wrong with these party lines. Pelosi is getting treated like some saint because she threw shade at Trump. The reality is they both suck. Pelosi and Feinstein were the 1 percenters calling cops on punk shows in the 80’s. Hell, Diane was the mayor leading the beef patrolnto beat up kids trying to have a good time. And Trump is just the penultimate 1 percenter running the circus. None of them are our friends. They are the limo riding enemy of the poor and working class. They all have zero interest in us except for how rich we can make them by consistently voting them in and converting tax dollars into the wealth they suck upward.

C-Fish

America the foolish

So I am quite sure there’s numerous Republicans frothing at the mouth, whooping, cheering and whatever else at Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Let’s unpack this one. The deal was made by John Kerry who is a slimy creature and it didn’t help the state of things. Trump is a complete fool who’s doing this for political reasons with no true forethought. Instead of putting together a different and possibly better deal he’s just imposing sanctions. Has anyone else considered the idea that the “terrorism” from the middle east is a result of us and Russia continuously carrying out acts of neo-imperialism to get at natural resources? Most notably opium and oil. Afghanistan and UBL had a problem with us because we played them as our pawn during the cold war. We screamed about a war on terror though we didn’t attack Saudi Arabia where the 9/11 terrorists and their funding came from because we have a strategically located base. America doesn’t want to fight terror. It wants to send young under privileged Americans to the meat grinder to continue mucking up a place we have no business in.

-C Fish

A theory on Trump

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.