polite punk

Green Day posted this picture on their Facebook page:

Which, given their history of political opinions, makes sense.

But the comments are fucking wild, man.  Like, did these commentators even listen to any of Green Day’s work?

Buddy, you used Green Day as an escape from politics?  I don’t think you understand how that works.

Yes, yes, Green Day should stay out of politics.  They’ve really been known for the quietness on political events (*sarcasm*).

What are Green Day’s music or public statements makes you think they are willing to sit by and let an authoritarian demagogue rise without protesting that?  He hasn’t said “mean things,” he’s a fucking dictator-in-waiting.

But at least some commentators got it:

For those who do not know. Green Day’s “NO TRUMP, NO KKK, NO FASCIST USA” is a reference to the line “NO WAR, NO KKK, NO FASCIST USA” line from MDC’s song Born to Die from 1982. It includes lines like “A racist dream, a world of hate with no regret a Nazi state” before the quoted line. 

Shout out to Green Day for both referencing their forefathers of angry political punk and for calling out shit dick elect Donald Trump on national TV.

VIVA LA REVOLUTION

an angry political punk playlist for all your angry political punk needs.

track listing: 

// 1. I AM GOING TO KILL THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - LEATHERMOUTH

// 2. LIBERTY - THE INTERRUPTERS 

// 3. SUBLIMINAL - SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 

// 4. DOUBLE DARE YA - BIKINI KILL 

// 5. HUMAN(E) MEAT - PROPAGANDHI

// 6. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! - THE X RAY SPEX 

// 7. FUCK NAZI SYMPATHY - AUS ROTTEN 

// 8. OUR FIGHT - MENSTRUAL TRAMPS 

// 9. DIE FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT - ANTI FLAG 

// 10. PRO LIFE - WAR ON WOMEN 

// 11. BURN THEM PRISONS - LEFTOVER CRACK 

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punks roots are in liberal progressive politics - complaining that punk shouldn’t be political destroys the very basis of punk music

America, the land of the free? Nope.

February 22, 2017.

- Standing Rock peaceful protesters forced out of their treaty

How could anyone in “The Land of Free” be proud of their country?

I don’t get it.

Standing Rock had to deal with oil and a pipeline, but it also had to do with preserving what rights and land that the local Native people had left after years and years of colonization and ignorance of the United States Government.
Disgusting…

What would make a person in their early twenties or even just young people, side with an evil large corporation of billionaires under the presidency of a billionaire to ‘create jobs’ and to be so ignorant to the fact that the jobs are super temporary and on top of that, beyond Un-American.

You are not a true American if you don’t give respect and honour to those who have given up land and life, the real Americans, Native Americans.

Now, if you think this is Un-American and how I don’t support the troops who are brave and all that stupid sh-t then you’re right, because if you and your major companies need jobs and money, why not start building more renewable energy sources? You’d have your job and wouldn’t pollute as much as oil and construction.

Don’t get all bent out of shape because I mentioned renewable energy, I know it’s hard for you to comprehend, that’s why you’re probably working oil and wanting going to war, even if it’s in your backyard.

But for humanity and the future of your kids your going to work for, it’s better off for them than more oil/gas and fossil fuels.

To those who have been affected in Standing Rock, it’s disgusting and completely unfair and un-American.

It’s Terrorism.