Rise of the Naziphobes

skinhead_leukemiaAll of a sudden, it’s become trendy to “punch Nazis.” Or is that punch “Nazis”? In either case, whether you put the scare quotes around “punch Nazis”, meaning that you only want to do it in a metaphorical sense, but wouldn’t want to face actual assault charges, or if you put them around “Nazis”, meaning that you would actually punch people that you suspect to be Nazis, it’s now hip and cool to randomly attack people based upon the dubious premise that they have views which the progressive and leftist establishment find icky.

 

 

 

For instance, check out this Rick and Morty gif:

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Now, in ANY other instance, this would be considered assault, and the people committing the assault would be criminally charged. If you were to brag to your friends that you did this, and they aren’t sociopaths, they would look at you like you’re the biggest asshole in the world for attacking someone you don’t know, not as some sort of hero. Not to mention the fact that both of the aggressors in the gif are bigger and more muscular than the person they are assaulting. So, what makes it okay in this case? Well, we KNOW what SUPPOSEDLY makes it okay…

Apparently the notion of “pick on someone your own size” has been replaced with “pick on anyone at all if you think he or she has views you don’t like, especially if it’s some scrawny kid, who happens to have his head shaved and wears red suspenders (sorry, skinheads, I mean braces!) and combat boots and has a swastika on his t-shirt. Also make sure you have a second person with you so he gets double the beating, and then hock loogies onto him to humiliate him some more.”

This sentiment has always simmered in the minds of most leftists, progressives and even a few well-meaning, but utterly naive conservatives. But thanks to the recent events in Charottesville, VA, the “punch a Nazi” mania has boiled over, and now the internet is rife with “anti-Nazi” hysteria. Forget that, in a nation of 300,000,000 people, maybe 500 to 2,000 – a total of at most 0.0000006% of the U.S. population – of these so-called “Nazis” gathered in Charlottesville, VA to protest against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue, getting clearance from local authorities and promise of protection from the ACLU. Some of the protesters wore offensive symbols on their t-shirts, shouted offensive slogans and made offensive hand gestures, so their otherwise peaceful protest had to be stopped.

And it was. The governor declared a “state of emergency” and forced everyone to disperse, showing what happens to your freedom of speech when the stuff you want to say is not what the powers that be want to hear. One disgruntled, mentally unstable, Nazi obsessed freak was mad as hell and wasn’t going to take it anymore, so he decided to plow his car into a group of counter-protesters, who happened to members of Antifa; as a result, 19 people were injured and one girl was killed.

Because of the cavalier attitude I had towards the girl who was killed, people accused me of having Nazi sympathies in spite being Jewish. But I honestly CANNOT feel bad for someone who joined a group whose entire purpose is to use violence to stop people from saying things they don’t like. Whether you want to call Antifa a communist group or a fascist group is irrelevant. Antifa fancy themselves crusaders against “hate speech”, “fascism”, “Nazism” and “white supremacy” and think that it’s okay to start riots, destroy property and physically attack people in order to “crusade.” Or as human chihuahua Yvette Felarca’s group of anarchists calls itself, “by any means necessary.” The girl who was killed (I don’t know what her name is, and I don’t care) became a martyr to that cause, and now the fight is officially ON against this phantom “white supremacy.”

Do you consider a crazy guy driving into a group of Antifa protesters a form of “white supremacy”? I consider it a crazy guy driving into a group of Antifa protestors. And, as far as I checked, the girl who was killed was white. So, where is this “white supremacy”? I just see mental instability.

But now apparently SJWs, leftists and all forms of the “perpetually righteous” see a battle ahead of them. Is the guy you just sucker punched a skinhead, or is he bald from chemotherapy? Who cares? Wasn’t that guy you just blinded with pepper spray wearing a red MAGA hat? Wasn’t he asking for it? What about the guy with the confederate flag on his truck or the guy with the iron cross on his t-shirt?

Does it matter? The fact is that all of these COULD be Nazis, and it’s better not to take any chances!

I mean, let’s be honest here; the Nazis have come out of the woodwork, and they are on the attack, sucka!

Nazis in my bed! Nazis in my head! Nazis in my hair! Nazis Nazis everywhere!

Here a Nazi! There a Nazi! Everywhere a Nazi Nazi!

See a Nazi? Punch him! See another Nazi? Punch him too! See a guy hanging out NEXT to a Nazi? Punch him EXTRA hard for not taking the initiative of punching the Nazi himself!

Oh, he didn’t even KNOW the guy and just happened to be standing next to him? Well, he STILL deserved it because he wasn’t LOOKING OUT for a potential Nazi, thus not taking an active stance against Nazis!

And for fuck’s sake, make sure the Nazis you punch are short, scrawny and defenseless. You wouldn’t want to tangle with anyone who could actually defend himself, would you?

Then again, maybe you would, because then you have a chance at becoming a martyr if you survive the beating.

So remember, if someone has views, wears symbols or says things you don’t like, he’s committing an act of violence against you, and that gives you the moral clearance to punch, kick, stab, gouge, mutilate and urinate all over him.

Just make sure you enjoy “punching Nazis”, because the more Nazis you punch today, the more you’ll have to punch tomorrow.

Cruisin’ on the Dream Machine: an interview with Matthew Melton

dream_machine_the_illusionAs I sit in Starbucks, sucking the bandwidth off their free wifi signal while not actually buying anything (yeah, screw the man!), listening to the hypnotic, psychedelic fuzz rock of The Illusion, the debut LP from Dream Machine, I ask myself, “isn’t it strange how nearly half a century ago, the first Coven album, Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls, was deleted by the record label that put it out only a month after they released it because they were worried about the shock and outrage it would have generated among Christian conservatives in America?” My mind continues to wander, and similarly I think, “isn’t it crazy how the same year that the first Coven album came out, the MC5 got in a WHOLE heap of shit just for shouting ‘kick out the jams, motherfuckers!’ at the beginning of the title track on their first album?” Times sure have changed since Kick Out the Jams had to be hidden behind the counters at records shops; because of ONE word, kids had to show that they were at least 18 years old if they wanted to buy it!

And ain’t it a hoot how, when I was talking to someone who worked at a record shop in Grand Rapids, he told me that all the parents were freaked out that their kids were listening to these new fandangled bands with names like Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper, who apparently worshiped the devil, sacrificed animals onstage… or possibly even PEOPLE!!!

And I think, “what would piss off, shock and outrage the kids and adults of the current year?” Self mutilation? Done. Onstage defecation? Done. Throwing bloody tampons at the crowd? Done. Inverted crosses and pentagrams? Done. Putting a dildo up Jesus’ anus? Done, done and done again! Defecating on a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad while burning the Koran and wearing Indian feathers and a yarmulke? Okay, that one hasn’t been done yet. But Dream Machine might as well have done it considering the quagmire they put themselves in when guitarist/singer Matthew Melton, formerly of the power-pop band Warm Soda, and keyboardist/singer and Melton’s wife Doris openly bashed the United States’ liberal immigration policies, political correctness and feminism.

They soon found themselves getting booted from their record label, Castle Face records, and forced to fend for themselves in a sea of politically correct hipster hostility, which is one of the reasons they left their hometown of Austin, TX to Amsterdam. Their story became something of a cause celebre for people on the right or just anyone fed up with stifling political correctness, and it appears that many people have come to their defense; albeit privately for fear that they too will get a mob of anorexic, glasses and skinny jean wearing nerds or bearded fatsos on their asses.

The music on The Illusion is catchy as heck; the male Melton plays heavy, fuzzed to hell guitar riffs; the female Melton waxes speedy and melodic on what sounds like a Farfisa; the two alternate on lead vocals; the songs are all short; and the whole thing will send you on a 1968 time warp to some dimly lit, underground catacomb, where a bunch of stoned out hippies gyrate to flashing strobe lights; ya know, like the Alice Cooper scene in Diary of a Mad Housewife. Oh and Doris kinda resembles Michelle Phillips from the Mamas & the Papas.

I interviewed Matthew Melton via email, and he gave me well thought out, lucid answers that are remarkably bold considering how sensitive the dweebs in the music scene really are; fer Chrissakes, I got booted from a Melvins group for dissing on ambient noise music and professing my love for the Nuge. Sorry for setting the emperor’s clothes on fire, dudez. If it were 1975, and he were Eric Clapton, then maybe Melton’s views would not be so bold. But that was then, and this is now. In a culture where every form of degeneracy is permitted and celebrated, there seems to be a bit of an insurrection going on….

Savage Hippie: Let’s get the juicy stuff out of the way. You were recently kicked off of Castle Face records for making some “ugly” remarks. In one of your interviews, your keyboardist and singer Doris is quoted as saying, “The choice to move to Europe was guided by a lot of factors. American musicians (hopefully not Europe too) are getting increasingly politically correct and it started getting on our nerves.” And then you say, “So excited to be moving to Europe, but I will always consider myself a red-blooded American. And just like the waves of refugees pouring into Europe I will also not be learning any new languages or culturally assimilating.” And later still, Doris says, “I agree with Matthew on that. ICE is just doing their job, and I’m glad they’re finally starting to work on deporting criminal illegal aliens too. It took ages for me to get my green card here legally and because there’s so many illegals coming in they make it hard for the people who do want to become part of American society the right way. They’re handing out free money to people who come here illegally, but when you want to work hard to become an American citizen to start a family they make it so hard on you, and expensive!” You HAD to have known what kind of response you would get from an overly sensitive music scene, so why the loose tongue?

Dream Machine: Whether or not we knew it at the time, our interview ended up being a modern day political correctness test for society which a lot of people failed miserably. Even when we look at it now, all we really expressed was that we want to live in a place governed by law and order where people haven’t gone completely insane with political correctness. The people who freaked out so much did so mostly because of accumulated political frustration and peer pressure. The reason that we know that it was a fake outrage and nothing more than mere social media virtue signaling, is because we didn’t receive a single email from an upset person asking for any clarification, discussion, explanation, or condemnation for any part of our interview. Not even one! If people were genuinely concerned with things we said, someone would have reached out to say: “Hey man, what’s up with that?” or “We hate you guys” or SOMETHING! We feel completely vindicated because the backlash completely proved our point about how Facebook has become an echo chamber vortex that breeds reactionary weaklings. Most of the people who were freaking out so much are the same ones that adamantly defend modern technology to the death, unable to see the damage it is causing to our general well being and independent thought. We saw a couple the other day at a bus stop and the lady was holding up an iPad to her husband open to another couples profile shouting: “Why aren’t we happy like they are!” I think it’s actually a very serious problem, I could go on and on about it. 

Savage Hippie: Similarly, those remarks might have gained you some new fans from the political right. Are you happy to embrace any fans of your music even if their views might not be completely kosher? Clearly Dream Machine isn’t a political band, but do you guys stand for any parties, politicians or views, or do you basically keep that stuff to yourselves?

Dream Machine: At the end of the day, we consider ourselves musicians, not politicians and we don’t affiliate with any political or ideological party but we’d most likely fit in best as libertarians. People on the right will like us because we reject the poisonous group think of the alt-left which has become nothing less than a cult of unthinking zombies. That’s why we decided to oppose Facebook from the beginning, because it is the arena that the regressive left uses to radicalize their unsuspecting subjects while at the same time rendering their lives disharmonic and subservient. You don’t need a political affiliation to know that you need to avoid that! It’s common sense. 

Savage Hippie: According to another interview, you released The Illusion on Castle Face records, referring to the owners as your “homies.” Do you still consider them your homies? Did you phone ’em and say, “what the fuck guys? Thought you had our backs?”

Dream Machine: I did at one point, I mean they released 6 albums of my music over a period of several years. But it’s clear that they reacted out of fear and now I honestly feel bad for them now because so many people noticed the integrity they lost by kicking me to the curb in an attempt to appear virtuous to their customer base. It may have worked partially how they had hoped but it mostly backfired in their face. It worked out for us in the end because we gained such an overwhelming outreach from thousands of new fans, record labels, booking agents, etc and we’ve already ended up getting more exposure than we would have staying with Castle Face. Another weird factor in all this is that so many hundreds of people including other artists on their label and people in the music scene reached out to us expressing how they felt what they did was a pathetic move and they completely support us and saw nothing wrong with common sense opinions we gave, but also said that they could not speak publicly about it for fear of facing scrutiny from the angry mob. At least we were able to create a discussion so people can see for themselves which side of history they want to be on. 

Savage Hippie: Running through your music is a sort of, how do I say it, anti-degeneracy message? Once again, quoting Doris, she says, “The people I see here in Austin sleep with a different person every week. It just doesn’t make sense to me. When you sleep with that many people it can’t mean anything, it has to be meaningless. Everything is meaningless nowadays.” Seems like there’s almost a Christian message running through your music, or maybe not? Do you worry people will say you guys are a buncha squares, or do you fundamentally advocate monogamy over the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle that other bands in the “scene” seem to be all about?

Dream Machine: We are on the cusp of a polar shift in thinking. We looked around only to observe that the way people are living today is not bringing them happiness but misery and emptiness. The group think mentality of social media is largely to blame; You stare into the screens long enough and you begin to lose perspective and your reality becomes warped. We aren’t classically religious, but if you pause and consider where we are going as a civilization, what the future might look like going down the neo-liberal path, it doesn’t look very good to us. It’s what I would envision the roman empire to have been like right before they got destroyed. Everyone becomes so glutinous and decadent and they are too busy guzzling wine and having orgies to care or notice that their civilization is crumbling all around them. We are reaching a point where radical neo-leftism has become the mainstream, and conservatism becomes the new counter-culture. Now it literally feels rebellious to be starting a family with my wife. We’ve come full circle. 

Savage Hippie: All right, ENOUGH with political questions; let’s get down to the music. Why did you leave Warm Soda, and do you have plans on going back to them? I take it Dream Machine is a full time band and not a side project.

Dream Machine: Warm Soda had fully run it’s course. I mean once you make 4 albums that sounds almost exactly the same you know it’s time to try something different or you end up making wallpaper music. Dream Machine is our full time operation now and it’s already off to an interesting start! 

Savage Hippie: Since the obvious reference points to a lot of people are going to be Iron Butterfly, Blue Cheer, the Doors and maybe Jefferson Airplane… would that cover it, or was there anything else specifically you were influenced by? I mean, I’d die if you said you were influenced by Power of Zeus or Black Widow.

Dream Machine: Our influences include Power of Zeus, Birth Control, Curved Air, Lucifer’s Friend, Eloy and Gun! (editors note: I had never before heard of the German progressive rock band Birth Control. Their album Operation is awesome! Thanks Matthew!)

Savage Hippie: Also I looked all over the site, but I couldn’t find out who the bassist and drummer are in the “I Walked in the Fire” video. Is that info somewhere, or are you keeping them anonymous?

Dream Machine: We had already let our band mates go before any of this controversy came up because we are moving to Europe and we found a new European rhythm section. Our bass player in the USA couldn’t commit to the European tour because of his job so we figured it made the most sense to start a new group over there.

Savage Hippie: In your interview you say, “The debut Dream Machine album is like a warm up compared to the 2nd album we are arranging now which is completely piano based.” What like, there aren’t going to be any geetarz on it? Don’t tell me you’re going to turn into Emerson, Lake and Palmer or the first Atomic Rooster LP!

Dream Machine: It’s got guitars, we just meant that we were writing the album mostly on the piano, not recording it that way. We are in the middle of it right now and there are some heavy rocking songs on there. Think if Atomic Rooster had one Hell’s Angel in the band on guitar. We just recorded the drums and bass for the whole thing, now starting to add in guitars, piano, organ, synth, vocals, etc. I think people will be happy with our new album, It definitely blows the first one away.

Can’t wait to hear it! \m/

Get their stuff from Fuzz City records.

Listen to The Illusion on their Bandcamp page.

Watch their video:

But DON’T look for ’em on Facebook because you ain’t gonna find ’em there!

I Advocate AlleGORical Violence Against CNN

cnn_must_be_destroyedKnown alternately as the Corporate News Network, the Communist News Network and the Clinton News Network, CNN, a channel that less inquisitive minds have decided is the “centrist” and “balanced” news channel between a right wing Fox and a left wing MSNBC, committed what can only be described as an act of terrorism and intimidation.

The story goes something like this; a 15 year old kid created a gif – for you non-tech savvy Luddites, a gif is a constantly moving image loop thingy that resembles a short film that lasts for a couple of seconds before looping again – that was pulled from a brief clip of Donald Trump’s appearance on a World Wrestling Federation event from a decade ago. In the gif, the Donald and some other wrestler get into it in true, funny ‘n’ fake wrastlin’ fashion. In fact here is the gif.

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Pretty funny, eh? So funny, in fact, that Donald Trump re-tweeted it. Well, apparently CNN didn’t think so. They were so butthurt by the tweet that they decided to find the kid who made the gif, contact him and threaten to dox him. Don’t believe me? They blatantly say so themselves.

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

That’s right; CNN bullied a 15 year old kid into making a public apology for a gif in which Donald Trump pulls a phony wrestling move against a phony opponent in the most well known form of phony sports entertainment. Their reason?

The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement this week that the tweet “undermines the work of the media in the U.S. and makes it more dangerous.” CNN said in a statement that the tweet “encourages violence against reporters.”

Their claim is that he advocated violence against the press. First of all, as I JUST SAID, the kid used pro-wrestling, a phony form of violence, the kind where nobody ACTUALLY gets hurt, to make his point. In fact people get much more seriously hurt in professional American football games. I wonder if they would have thought he was advocating violence if Donald Trump was dressed in football gear and tackled a player from an opposing team. But secondly, and more importantly, it was a form of SATIRE and ALLEGORY. He didn’t LITERALLY want Donald Trump to pummel members of the press.

I know the mainstream media is full of leftist retards, but surely THEY understand the concept of allegory. I mean, when I was 12 years old, listening to the Corrosion of Conformity song “Dance of the Dead”, where the singer goes, “if the system had one neck, you know I’d gladly break it”, I knew even THEN that he wasn’t advocating breaking the necks of ACTUAL PEOPLE.

But who knows? Maybe they ARE that stupid. So, I decided to find out by doing a little experiment that I hope will turn into a popular hashtag. I’ve decided to find violent imagery from various horror movies, real crime photos and whatnot, slap the CNN logo onto it, post it all over Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Instagram (actually I don’t have a Reddit or Instagram account, but I know many other people who do) and see what happens. The image at the very top was pulled off of the cover from the 1992 Gwar LP, America Must Be Destroyed. Now, Gwar have had their own problems with censorship in the 90s, where they were charged with obscenity in their hometown of Richmond, VA during one of their shows, so I wonder how they feel about the CNN incident.

Are they full-on advocates of free speech, or do they only believe in free speech when attacking “acceptable” targets like Republicans, the Christian right and the Catholic church? I mean, I already know how they feel about Donald Trump (hint: they hate him), but would they be so bold as to do one of these?

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Who knows? What I do know is that, if CNN feels that a gif of Trump body slamming someone in the phoniest sport of all time is advocating violence against the press, then they’ll have a field day when they see their logo slapped onto images such as this:

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or this…
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or this…
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or, heck, why not this…
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I bet you can come up with something way better in Photoshop or Microsoft Paint. But either way, the point of this little exercise is to be as gruesome, tasteless and violent as possible. After all this IS a form of alleGORY. And make sure to attach the hashtag #destroyCNN whenever you post your demented creations online because CNN is the enemy of free speech, and it must be destroyed.

The Alt-Right, Punk Rock and Fake Boobs: An Analysis

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The worst thing about people who are full of shit is when they become fans of things that you both enjoy and are a much, much greater expert on. I think I’m in some position of authority to state that most punk rockers don’t know as much as I do about the Alternative Right or the general umbrella of the new right. And similarly I think it’s safe to say that most people on the Alternative Right have only a cursory knowledge of punk rock. So, as someone who is a damn near expert on both of these topics – not saying I was ever on the vanguard of either of these movements – I think I’m at least qualified to call bullshit on a recent article published by Playboy magazine.

But before I even analyze the recent Playboy piece “5 Punk Rockers Explain Why the Alt-Right’s ‘Punk Movement’ is Garbage“, let’s ALL put on our bullshit detectors.

Is Playboy not the magazine that 13 year old boys jerked off to for the first time? Is it not the “classy” boobie mag that was started by a pipe smoking, middle aged-cum (no pun intended)-dirty old pervert, who would feature pictorials of attractive women with their beach blonde hair and big, fake boobs? Wasn’t Hugh himself the subject of the wrath of second wave feminists?

Yeah, I know… Playboy has articles too; and there are people who actually read the articles, rather make their fathers question why all the pages in his books are stuck together. And, from my understanding, there was even an era when Playboy actually had good articles from “legit” writers like Woody Allen – who, liberal as he might be, bless his soul, never became a feminist or stopped being a pussy chasing dog – and Gore Vidal. But that was the 60s, and you had to feign intellectualism in those days.

Regardless of its praising of certain liberal causes, Playboy has long since been just a porn mag-lite (no beaver shots), known for launching the careers of airheads like Jenny McArthy and Pamela Anderson.

So why, all of a sudden, do they fancy themselves the authority on punk rock and feel that they can decide that “the Alt-Right’s ‘Punk Movement’ is Garbage”?

First of all, there IS no AltRight punk movement, because if there was, then my name would be in the article. Not only am I the guy who printed the first ever Punks for Trump t-shirts (only 50 left as of this writing; BUY BUY BUY!!!), but that’s Matt Forney, one of the definitive AltRighters, in the picture below wearing one.

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But, even if the article’s writer, Michael Tedder, was aware of this fact, he still misses the point entirely:

Members of the alt-right have of late made the argument that “conservatism is the new punk” and that gadflies like Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos are the modern day truth-telling equivalents of the Sex Pistols and the Clash, pushing back against social justice warriors and political correctness culture. In their eyes, their old, retrograde ideas—which inevitably manifest as fear and outrage at attempts to curb white male privilege—have suddenly become avant-garde because of…safe spaces or something.

Neither Alex Jones nor Milo Yiannopoulos are “AltRight.” They’re libertarians. They’ve adopted some of the less extreme views of the AltRight – that cultural Marxism sucks, that SJWs of all stripes and shades are stupid and that Islam is a threat to Western civilization – but they were never considered part of the movement; to call them AltRight would be like calling the Cars a punk band. Sure the Venn diagrams overlap, but they’re not one and the same. To be honest, I’m not considered “AltRight” by some of the more radical elements either because I’m not a White Nationalist, I don’t believe that all ethnic groups need to be separated at all costs and I don’t fit the proper genetic stock. The AltRight actually has quite a bit of diversity of thought under its umbrella, but a person on the left will never take the time to investigate any of this.

But I digress. As far as the “new right” (which includes the AltRight) being considered “the new punk rock”, well… I suppose that depends on how you define “punk rock.” And that’s where we get to the meat, spikes, leather and chains of the article; unless, of course, you’re a modern day vegan-feminist-hippie-crust-punk, who dodges showers the way the hippies dodged the draft. Then you probably think the original punks were fascists for wearing and eating dead cow.

Most AltRighters don’t know that much about punk and all of the bands it produced or its various sub-genres and their spin-offs. If ANYTHING, while AltRighters might espouse the general, “offend the easily offended” attitude of the Sex Pistols, and while I think Trump is pissing off all the right people, AltRighters specifically probably have more in common with the Oi! band 4Skins, who wrote this wonderful anti-immigrant slam “One Law for Them”, in which they quote the “rivers of blood” speech by Enoch Powell, or the Canadian punk band Forgotten Rebels, who have the hilarious “Bomb the Boat and Feed the Fish”, in which they advocate a rather more, um, violent solution to the problem of mass immigration from third world countries. Hell, I’d even say they have more in common with hardcore punk bands like Agnostic Front, who have the anti-welfare screed “Public Assistance”, which got them in a heap of shit with the PC brigade, or Minor Threat, who mince no words in “Guilty of Being White”, or Black Flag, who sing about the changing ethnic demographic in Southern California in “White Minority” (oh, but they’re being ironic, cantcha tell?!).

But, instead Playboy claims they found the TRUE representatives of punk rock, and these people, who quite obviously have next to no knowledge of the AltRight, explain why someone on the AltRight can’t be punk.

First they get a quote from Victoria Ruiz from some band called the Downtown Boys. (And if you leftist fags say, “uh, what a POSER, you’ve never heard of the Downtown Boys?”, I’ll say, “go fuck yourself, you’ve never heard of Aryan Disgrace, Metal Urbain or the Mentally Ill.”)

Alice Bag, who has actually done the work of being a punk rock star, recently said via Facebook: “Punk has been portrayed as music by and for angry white males, but in its inception, it was a rebellion against all rock cliches. Gender, ethnic, sexual and class taboos were all challenged by our early punk community and that is a story which is not very often told. People of color, queer folk, women—all were present from the very beginning of Punk.”

Yeah, fine, Alice Bag and the Bags are actually really good – how can they not be? They had Geza X on guitar! – but Republican Johnny Ramone has done WAY more work of being a punk rock star. Not to mention Lee Ving of Fear, who wrote the classic “The Mouth Don’t Stop (the Trouble with Women).” And so has leftist clown Jello Biafra. So what? Okay, fine, Darby Crash, the singer of the Germs, was a fag. And their guitarist Pat Smear is black. And Ivan Julian, the rhythm guitarist for Richard Hell and the Voidoids, is also black. And the Bad Brains are all black and were known for their queer-bashing because they “be Rasta, mon, and Rasta don’ like no bloodclot faggots!” Again, so what? That changes precisely what again? The answer is coming; wait for it:

I think that this is exactly why it is nonsense when the alt-right strings together vapid words to try and incite a playground fight with those of us who put blood, sweat and tears into creating an expression that is the antithesis of everything that these alt-right meatheads represent. They are simply a distraction to the women, femmes, queers and people of color filling the columns of Spin, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, the New York Times and numerous other publications that report on culture. I don’t see actual alt-right bands headlining Coachella, I see Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar—two of the most punk in terms of crystallizing dissent about the status quo —artists taking the stage. Real punk is and will always be a total threat to the alt-right and their culture, which is based on white supremacy. Otherwise it isn’t real punk. The alt-right’s tactics are FAKE PUNK. The alt-white (I mean right) want us to sip tea, but we are drinking fresh water from a firehose.

In other words, according to this person, the AltRight DOESN’T represent the punk rock ethos because they AREN’T represented in corporate mainstream media and DON’T perform at corporately sponsored music festivals. I think even the old timey leftists at Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll would raise an eyebrow at that. But more specifically, AltRighters and anyone who espouses views that are heretical to the PC establishment need to be purged from all mainstream discourse. Also probably the main reason no “AltRight bands” have ever performed at Coachella is because THERE ARE NO ALT-RIGHT BANDS to speak of. And even if there were, they wouldn’t be invited to play these festivals. In fact corporately sponsored festivals like the Scion Rock Fest has dumped bands when they were suspected of having “nefarious” connections. But apparently Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar are totally punk as fuck, man.

Next we have Chris Freeman of Pansy Division, the only name on the list I recognize. Feel free to read his lengthy, bitchy diatribe yourself. The only thing that stuck with me was this:

Punk rock for me was about free-thinking more than free speech, and I say that not to minimize free speech but to point out how robotic life had become in the 1970s.

Uh, oookay…. moving right along then…

Well, what do we have here? Erika M. Anderson seems to be the only person of the bunch with a brain!

I think if you define punk as simply being a group of angry young men wanting to say “fuck you” to dominant societal norms and current values, then the roots of the alt-right are definitely one of the most punk things going on right now.

AGREED… but:

But that’s like narrowing your definition of punk down to the Sex Pistols—which was basically a boy band put together by a pair of London clothing designers who wanted to use shock tactics to promote their fashion line. I much prefer Crass (who were anarchists, feminists, environmentalists and better songwriters!), X-Ray Spex or even Pansy Division. But my guess is that if you are truly invested in the theory of alt-right as new punk, then facts about the diversity of the movement aren’t really going to appeal to you.

Oo, calling the Sex Pistols a boy band… them’s fightin’ words! Julian Temple’s 2000 documentary The Filth and the Fury puts that myth to rest. Plus, even if it were true, that doesn’t change the fact that “No Feelings” is one of the best songs ever. To be fair, Crass makes some pretty righteous noise even if they’re views are stupid, and X-Ray Spex tear it up with their noisy, bleating sax and Poly Styrene’s caterwauling; I don’t think I’ve ever heard Pansy Division. Regardless, I AM invested in parts of the alt-right, but as proven above, I’m aware that there were black, gay and gurl punks. Her rant concludes with this:

Indeed, it’s all keks and lulz until a con man takes office and fills his cabinet with incompetent billionaires who don’t actually care about free speech, poverty, or really anything but themselves. Turns out there is a thin line between being punk and getting punk’d.

Oo, she’s clever!

Some guy named Andy Nelson at least gets one thing right:

It is no great secret that for all its posturing and incremental progress over the years, underground punk is still, regrettably, a culture dominated by straight whites males.

I wouldn’t say “regrettably”, but:

The notion that expressing all the hateful bigotry that the entirety of American society has been reinforcing forever would resemble the anti-establishment in any form is a premise so asinine and feeble-minded it is nearly beyond comprehension. Insofar as “Alt-Right Punk” is a real thing, I remind you that we’ve seen this type of thing before, and we’ve seen how it ends: Just ask Dave Smalley and Michael Graves what kind of traffic that moronic website ConservativePunk.com is getting these days.

Hey, if you don’t like it in the United States, you’re free to live in such tolerant countries as Iran and Saudi Arabia. As for Dave Smalley and Michael Graves, I’m not sure what kind of traffic they get on their moronic website these days, and I’m too lazy to check.

And finally Patrick Stickles of some band called Titus Andronicus (isn’t Shakespeare racist or something?) begins with:

In determining if conservatism/“alt-right” is the “new punk” or “political punk rock” or whatever they are saying, we must first address the distinction between “punk,” the ideology, “punks,” who practice said ideology, and “punk rock,” the musical genre/fashion template with which we associate acts like the Sex Pistols or Ramones or Black Flag and “punk rockers,” those who adhere to those templates.

No, we mustn’t. Well,you can if ya want, but I’m going to listen to this here Dictators song and have myself a vodka/diet coke mixer.

Jew Isn’t a Racial Slur or Go Sign the #CreatorGate Petition, You Faa- Jerk!

me_middle_fingersUnless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you should know by now that we live in a politically correct dystopia, where expressing opinions that don’t fit the cultural narrative will get you in major trouble from the cultural apparatchiks.  What’s the point of erasing the first amendment if some blue haired, feminist harpie is going to record an innocuous conversation between you and your buddy, show it to your boss and get you fired?  Or a mob of hired goons will use violent coercion to stop a speech from happening?  Or a website host will take down your video or blog if they feel it offends too many people?  Unlike other Western countries, where certain words, phrases and ideas can get you thrown into jail, the easily triggered, Social Justice Warriors and leftists of the world are doing the government’s job for it.  No need to waste time writing laws to suppress speech when the fear of losing your job is a good enough “bad idea” deterrent.

Davis Aurini, author of the Stares at the World website, and director of the youtube documentary Immersed in Subversion and other videos, has watched his content get removed for no discernible reason.  You can read about that here.

Others have noticed a pattern in the way in which youtube, twitter and Facebook have been biased towards ideas they don’t like.  Not being one to take it sitting down, Aurini has launched Operation #CreatorGate: Petition for Content Creator’s Bill of Rights.

As you’re all aware, there’s been a major push for Internet censorship in recent months, driven by the bureaucrats within the European Union, and the major information carrying corporations – Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft.  Nothing is going to censor us – but it’s critical that we resist them every step of the way.

So what are we going to do, sign a petition?

We’re going to sign the right kind of petition.  Operation #CreatorGate not only demands that common carriers of information respect the principles of the first amendment, it ridicules the overly-sensitive Stasi-wannabes who are demanding tyranny for the sake of their feelz.

 

The Content Creator’s Bill of Rights

We, the undersigned, hold that Common Carriers of information must be committed to informational neutrality. Many private companies have achieved financial success through the creative output of the content creators who joined their networks, under the assumption of this neutrality. However, in recent months, we have seen a worrying trend towards content censorship.

We adamantly oppose any and all censorship, whether it be based upon politics, religion, creed, race, or any other metric. We hold that all content should be allowed to succeed or fail based upon its own merits, and as such we demand that Common Carriers embrace the following set of standards to ensure accountability.

  1. Disclosure of Bias: Common Carriers must declare allegiance to a particular political or religious creed, or remain neutral on all matters. A pro-furry forum can remain pro-furry; all others must embrace the principles of free speech and vigorous debate. We reserve the right to use words such as (but not limited to): fag, dago, breeder, porch monkey, douche, pansy, queer, cis-shit, skronk, tranny, pozzed, Jew, feminazi, and niggardly.
  2. Accountability of Employees: Should a dispute arise, employees must identify themselves through a unique Employee ID number. We will no longer accept anonymous or first-name-only help centres; Common Carriers shall not be “safe spaces” for passive-aggressive weaklings to push their agendas.
  3. Penalties for False Flags: At present, the system is rife with manipulation. Videos can be spuriously flagged for any reason, causing great difficulty for the creators. Those who engage in false flagging must have consequences applied to them. A side benefit of this is that accountability terrifies the sort of people who are behind most of these false flags, and the threat of exposure will silence them, saving the Common Carrier money.
  4. Confronting the Complainant: Content creators shall have the right to know which account is making claims against them, and shall have an opportunity to confront their claims; as a side benefit, logical confrontations will often trigger the complainants, silencing them for several months as they check back into the clinic.
  5. Innocent Until Judgement: At present, Content Creators have penalties applied to their accounts based purely upon accusations. Until an accusation has been sustained, we demand the presumption of innocence. Common Carriers shall assume a “yes means yes” form of acceptance upon content upload.
  6. Clear Definition of Standards: All policies shall be explicitly and simply defined. Terms such as “hate speech” and “harassment” have become as meaningless as “healthy body image” and “trans-nigger” and must be eschewed.
  7. Clear Explanation of Verdicts: If flagged content is pulled down, then a public statement explaining what rules it violated—and how—must be provided. If necessary, the Common Carrier shall supply Xanax, Seroquel, or a pacifier to the employee making the announcement, should they suffer from a “nervous disorder.”
  8. Preservation of Anonymity: Common Carriers shall not require that personally identifiable information be made public. Anonymous has a rich tradition in the Western Canon of upsetting those who need upsetting, and we hold that Common Carriers must aid in protecting those voices from exposure to mob violence from blue-haired freaks wearing “problem” glasses.
  9. Transparency: If a voice is silenced, we have the right to know why. If a Term of Service is violated, we have a right to know which one. If a judgment is being made, we have a right to know who made it. And if a radical activist was behind it, we have a right to know whom. We call upon all Common Carriers to be transparent, keeping a public record of all such actions, so that those who help “progress” society can be justly rewarded.

We, the undersigned, understand that for some, the free marketplace of ideas can be as frightening as the free market itself. Their natural incompetence, social maladjustment, hormonal damage, and useless educations make them feel like someone who brought a knife to a gun fight—or in the case of SJWs, an animal dildo. For these gentle souls, soiling their nappies whenever they hear impassioned debate, we suggest a seldom-used feature that has been present on most Common Carriers since 2005…

…the block button.

Go sign the Change.org petition, share it under the #CreatorGate hashtag, and repost/reblog about it on your own channels.

Censorship protects feelings; free speech protects lives.

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