Punk Politics #66

Fascism was presented by the letter G yesterday. Matt Gaetz was flanked by Green, Gosar and Gohmert as he said they were gonna take power and said it’s gonna be the days of them and Jim Crow, I mean Jordan. But wait, there’s more. These troglodytes also intend to install Trump as Speaker of the House. This is a hyper real possibility. Pretty much everyone left of center is over the democratic party as they keep slagging the progressives and anyone who’s intellectually honest is having a had time seeing any real difference between mainline democrats and the GOP. Now, I mean actually fucking today is the time for progressives to start running in earnest for the House. If the DNC just pushes corporate drones on us they will lose and things will get extremely bleak. The Democratic party will have deserved this fate. If you read this and know any progressives that would be good for a seat, encourage them to run. We no longer need money to run a campaign. Through social media and tech power can come from the bottom. So let’s have more of a Green Wave. Fellow Green Wedgers, please run as Democrats and support any progressives winning. Shit is dire and the mainline doesn’t have the ability to fix anything and we all know it. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Punk Politics #58

From 1979 to 2021 (Carter to Biden), American hands have been soaking in enough gallons of Afghan blood to drown a nation. Still the president sleeps well on his Boll and Branch sheets.

An attack toppled buildings and we were sold lies of hating freedom when the reality is that an abused indigenous population struck back. Still the president sleeps well on his Boll and Branch sheets.

An entire generation has been irreparably damaged by a convoluted illegal war that we still have no clear answer on why we were there. Still the president sleeps well on his Boll and Branch sheets.

46 years later, a flawed war ends worse than Vietnam as we’re chased from the nation we occupied by the demons we created. Still the president sleeps well on his Boll and Branch sheets.

The nation is presently calling for and defending imperialism and occupation as we watch is fail in real time. Still the president sleeps well on his Boll and Branch sheets.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #49

So the Biden administration is of course the same shit as Trump. We’re illegally occupying Iraq, bombing Syria just because, continuing the strange cold war with China and hoarding vaccines. None of this is surprising. In fact I spent the last election season saying that Biden was no different. It’s not that I’m that greatly intelligent, it was just that obvious. We’re still putting kids in cages and feeding America’s kink for mass incarceration. I know, some are crying about how the “left” is tearing itself apart. No, we’re not! A faction of us is just sick if the bullshit. A large portion of it began under Obama who kept getting a pass from the DNC who got up in arms when the GOP simply modeled the same behavior during Trump. Mainstream democrats don’t give a single fuck about freedom or rights. They only want their fascism to be the dominant paradigm. To be clear, there is 100% no difference between the 2 major parties and any support of them is either naive of problematic. This is gonna be a long 4 years.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #47

So we’re just over a week past the white supremacist demonstration in the halls of congress. The mask hasn’t simply slipped off the Republican party, they tore it up and set fire to it. Blue lives only mattered when it was useful for silencing black lives as they attacked cops and killed one. This was white racism plain and fuckin simple. They had tattoos, symbols and strung up an Odin cross in the Capitol. The most important thing to know is that this wasn’t even the main event. The white supremacists have been building a cultural infrastructure within the subculture of neo-nazi and Klan movements for several decades. I was warning on this 20 years ago. This was their coming out party to go fully mainstream within the fertile ground that Trump and both major parties have been dutifully tending since the Reagan administration. The Democrats are equally complicit as most of the party continues to accept this dominant paradigm of whiteness between selling bout and shutting down any revolutionary thought in their party. coming from a background of fighting Nazis in the streets, I honestly believe that absolute horror is gonna become a regular problem for normies and not just punks and Antifa. Neither of those are groups, they are ideological social movements. We can fight this and win. It’s a daily battle of one square inch at a time. We start by examining in killing our own bullshit. You’re not an Antiracist if you haven’t dealt with any prejudice that may reside in you and it ain’t revolution if you’re fakin the funk. The different factions of the “left” need to be fully intersectional. Everyone’s cause is everyone’s fight whether it’s Black Lives Matter, water protection, immigration band prison reform, economic and environmental justice. The line is in the fucking sand. We are all co-conspirators and accomplices, it’s simply a matter of which side you’re on. This isn’t all about fist fights. These are debates with people in our lives, these are being informed at the ballot boxes and confronting this hatred head on. This is a cancer and the treatment must be multi faceted. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Punk Politics #46

I’m fuckin concerned that we may not be rid of Trump come January. Between his comments overall, the sudden demand to increase stimulus payments and that his latest pardons include 4 blackwater mercs who were responsible for the nisour square massacre. Furthermore he’s close friends with the founder of Blackwater which is just typical of a man who clearly wants to be a South American style dictator. So he’s in essence trying to buy the people’s loyalty and has shorn up his relationship with a private military. And the clear evidence the Trump is acting as though he does want a government shutdown which would mean there’s no money to pay those that would do something about him not being willing to vacate office. Not sure it’s a conspiracy theory when Trump has said multiple times that he’s not leaving office, has been working tirelessly to overturn the election while flaunting his relationship with white supremacist groups and mercenaries. While Biden is certainly no prize or victory, I at least want El Trumpe to fuckin leave. Anyone else tired of living in unprecedented times?

-C Fish

Punk Politics Special: Punk Voter reborn

Break in, break in. This is a call to arms. Trump is more or less on his way out. But it’s not at all a victory as Biden is more of the same. We need to start right the fuck now if we want things to change in any meaningful way. My answer is Punk Voter. What is this? Nothing new. It was a movement during Bush’s first term to have the whole punk community get out the vote that was largely led by some bands I highly respect and Fat Mike. This movement had some pitfalls as it had a single minded objective of getting GW out of office (Kerry would not have been an improvement). After Bush won a second term this was largely abandoned by the “stars” and framework that was buffering it. No shade intended, but we don’t need stars. Punk is movement from the underground up. It starts with the kid in the garage or basement that wants to do something and has the guts to take it out to the streets. This isn’t just for the punx. It’s for all who are still the kid going “things are shit right now, but we can do better”. Yes, we can have change via the vote of we start taking action and stop accepting whatever garbage they throw before us every 4 years. So I am asking who wants to be a part of this and work some real progress? If we pool our minds and resources, shit can be different. If you read this and it speaks to you, hit me up with ideas and let’s build the underground network. #punkvoter

-C Fish

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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 # 30

Okay I know things look fuckin bleak and depressing right now. Pretty much everyone who was to the left of the Klan and honestly believed in a different reality wanted Sanders to win the Democratic ticket. As per usual some establishment good stole it just like 4 years ago. We shouldn’t be chanting the propaganda of “vote blue no matter who”. That’s how they take our power. We should be planning to burn the fucker down! Ir the major parties wanna fuck us, we should do it right back. They only have the power we give them. So let’s take it fuckin back from those who would squander it on enriching themselves. And fuck your “only major parties can win” argument. The 2 major parties were nothing upstarts in the beginning until they went viral by word of mouth and printed word. So there’s absolutely no reason we can’t do that with social media. As ling as we continue to settle for less we will never deserve better. For all its flaws America gained independence by not settling for less. Abolition, women’s suffrage amd civil rights are all because people did not settle for less. This moment can radicalize us rather than be a catalyst for depression and compromise. Yeah this next 4 years is likely gonna suck. But we can look at the long game and use this time pooling our best resource to kill the major paries and give this country something better for 2024. That best resource is us. If we think and get passionate about real change and share it, it can catch fire. We got hit hard. Let’s clean up, get some water and show em we ain’t fuckin done! Hell, Bernie is still on the ballot in upcoming primaries. There will be 3rd parties in the election. There may be write in opportunities. We are the movement! Not the privalaged suits. #punkvoter

– 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