Ignorance is Bliss?
A piece adapted from Issue 4 of R*E*P*E*A*T by Steven Wells
Nazis are raising their verminous little heads. Not just in Britain,
where their rise is being countered by the efforts of anti Nazis such
as The Anti Nazi League who organised last years massive Love Music
Hate Racism carnival, but all over Europe. Lets not call them
fascists or Nationalists. The BNP, the Front
National and their demented ilk are NAZIS - as in Adolf Hitler, as in
gas chambers. The only legitimate first response to them is disgust.
These scumbags have to be stopped.
And whats that got to do with pop music? Apart from EVERYTHING?
Hitler banned jazz in Germany, fans and musicians alike ended up in
concentration and death camps, alongside Jews, gypsies, gays and socialists.
A BNP government would destroy rock music. OUR music, with its roots
in working class black and white America, with its tendency to mix apparently
separate cultural influences from all over the world, is
an anathema to the Nazis.
Can you imagine what the music would be like under a government dedicated
to ethnic purity? What would we have left? Morris dancing?
Not even that. Morris is an English corruption of Moorish,
meaning North African, meaning black. The Nazis have no culture, no
art, no music. They are anti-life, anti-human. They hate you, they hate
the way you dress, they hate every single record in your collection
- every pop or rock record is by definition an anti-Nazi record.
Sometimes this has to be made explicit. The only thing preventing the
Nazis from growing further here, as they have elsewhere in Europe, is
the determination of normal anti-Nazis. People like us.
Its time to make a stand.