It’s been a hell of a week (or two), both around the Doomed Society offices and in the real world. So let me just rant about a couple of things before we get going.
First of all, one of Canada’s most famous suit-and-tie fascists, Nazi lawyer Doug Christie finally did us all a favor and kicked the bucket. While the mainstream media whitewashes him into a fucking “free speech hero”, the radical left and antifascists across the country are doing the right thing and exposing what he actually stood for.
Of course, with the good comes the truly fucking horrific. We were all reminded that rape culture exists (as though women would ever forget such a thing) when the Stuebenville OH rape verdict came in, and the Twitterverse/cable news exploded in victim-blaming, rapist-coddling (“these two had such bright futures! Poor widdle boys”), and straight-up misogyny. No surprise, sadly, but still – fucking disgusting on every level. There’s an excellent episode of Citizen Radio dedicated to this case, using both humor and scathing feminist criticism to dissect rape culture. Please go listen to it here.
And then, of course, was the holiday where North Americans like to bastardize Irish culture and drink until they vomit green beer. Forgetting, of course, that St Patrick was the asshole who spread Christianity into Ireland by conquering and violating the pagans and indigenous people who lived there previously. And in an ironic twist, the beer company most associated with St Patrick’s Day (and North Americans’ perception of Ireland in general) is one of the most rabidly anti-Irish companies in Europe! Ba-zing! [Seriously – Guinness, fuck off] As always, I avoided the bars and just listened to anti-imperialist Irish tunes all day (and inserted some at the tail end of this week’s program!)
Okay! That was a bit more than I was expecting to get off my chest. I meant to tackle each of these in this week’s podcast, but since I had to redo the spoken bits due to last week’s connectivity snafu, I didn’t have the time or space. So I used this blog. Right here. Right now.
In case you forgot or didn’t care, I’m still looking for some badass designs for an upcoming Doomed Society shirt. Whoever comes up with the best design will get a couple shirts, plus other fun stuff I have lying around. I’ll announce a proper “contest” thing with “deadlines” and “suggested regulations” or whatever shortly. In the meantime, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com for more info.
OKAY! Here’s the shitty tunes I played this week!
AVSKUM: fight back racism
AUS-ROTTEN: fuck nazi sympathy
DEFORMED CONSCIENCE: closet fascists
BLACK KRONSTADT: antifa
CONTRAVENE: blue by day, white by night
OI POLLOI: nazi scum
CHUMBAWAMBA: the day the nazi died
RIFLE DIET: black & broken
VARIX: keeping in mind
SYSTEMATIC OVERTHROW: evangelism
DEFCON ZERO: st pauli anti-nazi
MURDER DISCO EXPERIENCE: free your mind
BROTHER INFERIOR: chivalry’s dead
BORN DEAD ICONS: idle will
ABC DIABOLO: go round in pacifist circles
SPITBOY: motivated by fear
ECONOCHRIST: fuck your american dream
MORAL SUCKLING: one less lie
SOFAHEAD: invitation to dinner
COUNTERBLAST: in league with baldrick
13: black sunday
CHRISTDRIVER: you destroy
DYSTOPIA: green destroyed
STATE OF THE UNION: like a thousand suns
COELACANTH: you deny
AFTER THE BOMBS: warmonger
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT: shocked, shackled, and hanged
ISKRA: kronstadt (2012 version)
AGAINST EMPIRE: industrial collapse
SACRILEGE: out of sight, out of mind
AXIOM: a day in the life of
CONTORTURE: war within us
MASSKONTROLL: winds of genocide
STATE OF FEAR: god-forsaken
SPINEWRENCH: lie batter
BARLEYCORN: men behind the wire
DIARMUID O’NEILL: barry’s column
You can download the fucker HERE
Before I go, I also want to plug one of my new favorite podcasts, Citizen Radio. Lefty politics, humor, jiu-jitsu, and cats. Need I say more? Admittedly, they’re not as radical as I would prefer (hosts Allison and Jamie are definitely more liberal than state-smashy), but they are the best types of liberals I can think of… namely, they criticize mainstream liberal bullshit as much as they lay ruin to the right wing pseudo-fascism of mainstream North America. Plus, they’re super funny and swear even more than I do!
My next DJ night is April 8th at Dickens. And don’t forget to listen to this show live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Brutal Existence Radio