Punk Politics #21

Been thinking a lot about Dr. Martin Luther King lately and how little has truly changed in the U.S. MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton. These are 3 black men who were murdered by the United States government for 1 reason. It’s the reason Mumia Abu Jamal and the MOVE 9 went to prison. The reason why Philadelphia bombed and burned an entire black neighborhood over a house that MOVE members were living in. The reason why the African slaves who weren’t worked to death were simply murdered by their masters. They “forgot their place” and challenged the slave holders. In the 20th and 21st centuries the slave holders have simply been the government and this country is the plantation. We see little has changed as blacken are gunned down and choked out by overseers (the original term for officers). We currently have a sitting president who is clearly of a slave holding mindset. Many of our candidates in the election are of the same mindset (Biden and Bloomberg) or culturaly appropriating colonizer  (Warren) or a former cop and professional cop caller (Kamala Harris) who has dropped out. the neo-liberals in the media thinks this is acceptable. They think not changing anything is woke. You have to wake the fuck up first to be woke! In 1967 Dr. King asserted that the U.S. is the greatest perveyor of violence for what we were doing in Vietnam. He wasn’t wrong and nothing much has changed considering what we’ve spent the last 18 years doing in the Middle East. Peace doesn’t come from bombs and justice doesn’t come from police guns
– C Fish

Punk Politics #12

On the white washing of revolutionaries to declaw their message and meaning. Time to dispel these white lies. To talk about 2 specifically that mainstream culture watered down and fed us false idols of. Martin Luther King who we are taught is just this peaceful minister and “I have a dream” is the whole of his gospel. Well to just pass him and the civil rights movement off as that while Malcolm X and the Panthers are villanized is to tell the black community to know their place. To be docile and not uppity. He recanted the famed speech and scarily fortelling the reality in which we currently find ourselves. Link below

Second is Bob Marley. We’re constantly fed imagery of Bob is this popt smoking reggae man and misinformed white kids think rasta is an excuse to have dreads and get high. Bob was a revolutionary, practically anarcho. Rasta was a fight against Babylon which is the power and wealth held by the few (1%ers). Essentially the belief system of MOVE. The white right hand has gone to great lengths to ensure no one gets hip to these ideas by lying to white America and fetishizing the less challenging aspects of black power movements.

-C Fish