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|Sunday, December 17th, 2006|
Cognitive Dung, Merrily Flung
Emoticon-laden chat logs
from the depths of depravity, more often than not the entries in this blog will leave you wondering what you just read and how terrible a person you must be for laughing. Updated by Lord Vitamin and Rohypnol Larry, two Internets malcontents who survive by making fun of the decay of society and their own lives.
|Monday, June 12th, 2006|
|Saturday, June 10th, 2006|
|Friday, February 24th, 2006|
|Thursday, January 26th, 2006|
A new rating community. But this one is different, This community is for stoners, drug users, and drinkers. A lot of these rating communities are a bunch of straight edge people who say no just because you do drugs. For the ones who do the damn do.
|Friday, January 6th, 2006|
|Saturday, December 24th, 2005|
Are you sick of the typical bullshit related Christmas and Chanukah? We think it's time celebrate a holiday that is more related to the working class. As traditional skinheads we feel that the modern and radical holiday which is Kwanzaa is an excellent representation of the working class soul.
We are not welcoming racist boneheads who give us a bad name with their blatant ignorance, nor are we welcoming SHARPS, whose political obsessions would unfortunately distract us from the true spirit that is Kwanzaa. We are APOLITICAL TRADS who are interested in getting together for the first Traditional Skinhead Kwanzaa ever.
We are sick of the same old bullshit. The constant misconceptions about what a TRAD is and the way that socety misrepresents us. We are working class individuals with an interest in having a Kwanzaa celebration. Also, let's get really fucking smashed!When:
Sunday Jan 01, 2006
at 8:00 PMWhere:
Boston, MA 02115
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2005|
These days, it seems everyone thinks all skinheads are racist. Thanks to the mass-media (looking for a sensationalized story to sell papers and air-time), and the increased growth of the racist right's organizing efforts in North America, our subculture has been stolen and demonized.
The original skins
The original skinheads first appeared in England in the late 1960's, growing out of the "rude-boy" and "hard-mod" movements. White, working class culture united with that brought brought to the UK by Jamaican immigrants, and skinheads were the result. The original skins were black and white, and listened to ska music (a speeded up, more danceable form of reggae), as well as soul and blue beat.
These skins had a very togh, clean style which expressed their working class backgrounds, wearing Doc Marten workboots, Levi's jeans, donkey jackets and suspenders (called "braces"). At dances they would wear flashy suits, and mixed freely with West Indian youth, whose music and culture they admired. Racial violence by skinheads was near non-existent at this point. How could there be when the skinhead style grew out of black culture, and skins listned to black music?! (For this reason, we call neo-nazis "boneheads" because they are an abomination to where real skinheads come from).
It is true that skinheads were often linked to violence (which was frequently mindless). Skinheads frequently got into scraps with other subcultures, the police, and towards the end, other skinheads. This eventually lead to their downfall, and by 1972 the original skins were a rare breed.
The Oi! years
Out of the punk rock explosion of the late 1970's grew Oi!, a street level movement of kids dedicated to bringing punk back to its angry roots. Oi! bands sung about real issues faced by youth in th UK, such as unemployment, prison, authority etc., and many bands had obvious left-wing slant (such as Sham 69, The Business and The Angelic Upstarts).
Unfortunately, other people sought to cash in on the new skinhead revival. Garry Bushell, a writer for Sounds music magazine frequently played up Oi!'s negative image of violence and aggressiveness, while at the same time making a hefty amount of money by promoting records of bonehead bands. Tis attracted a lot of thugs to what was once a positive, working class movement.
At the same time, due to outreach by the National Front (a fascist politcal party which at that time was at its height in Britain), racist and neo-nazi skinheads also began to appear. A mutation of the original racially-mixed skinhead movement, they sought easy scapegoats to the problems of unemployment and recession, blaming immigrants, blacks and other minorities instead of the conservative British government (then under Margret "the Vampire" Thatcher). Nazi skinhead bands such as Skrewdriver and Brutal Attack, and organizations like Blood & Honour (a racist skinhead network) made the message popular and accepted in the skinhead subculture.
Of course, the massmedia helped the nazis along by giving them exposure without debate. Interested only in selling papers, the media refused to allow anti-racist skins a voice, effectively silencing those who directly fought this nazi-resurgence on the streets and flooding the skin scene and flooding the skin scene with right-wing scum. Despite this setback, real anti-racist skins continued to fight on for their tradition by organizing Oi! Against Racism concerts, and physically fighting nazis out of the streets and shows.
What does it mean to be a skin?
Real skinheads hold certain ideals in common. We are all working and lower-middle class. We believe in unity, pride in our class and in ourselves. We enjoy music, dancing and a good night out. Many of us like beer (though some don't). We seem to get in a lot of fights (though many of us do not start them). We are militant in standing up for what we believe in. And WE HATE RACISM, and fight it where ever it rears its ugly head.
People ask why we don't just give up being skins, since we get attacked both by the right for being anti-racist, and the left and general public who think all skins are racists. To this, we answer that skinheads is our identity. We believe in it. It's who we are, and we could no more give it up than change where we were born or the color of our skin.
We are proud of what being a skin really stands for (and not the racist shit preached by the right and the media), and we want to create a culture that expresses our ideals. In short, being a skin is our life and we don't let anyone take that away from us.
The new breed
There is a growing section of the skinhead movement who are not only anti-racist, but also strongly left-wing. Many of us are anarchists, socialists, communists and anti-fascists. In addition to fighting racism, we fight against sexism and homophobia (the verbal, physical and psychological attacks on gays and lesbians). We fight against war, against attacks on the poor and working class (such as strikebreaking, cutbacks etc.), against imperialist intervention, police brutality and prisons. We fight for a better world based on our beliefs.
Fight for your class, not your country!
While many skins are nationalists, and proudly display the flag of their country, we are against this. Being nationalist goes against what being a skin means to us. Patriotism is a tool of the politicians and the rich of all nations to make the working class fight one anothe, instead of fighting their real enemies. Nationalism has poor kids killing each other in wars, and blaming foreigners and immigrants for the lack of jobs (instead of the corporations who exploit us all). Patriotism has been responsible for slavery and the massacre of millions of indigenous people. Instead of nationalism, we promote pride in our class and culture. We believe in uniting the international working class against the rich bastard rulers who screw us over every day.
Many skins argue we should keep our beliefs out of the scene. To this we argue that being a skin means standing up for what you believe in, and having pride in it. We hate the rich, the police, the nazis and the politicians. We want change because we're tired of being screwed over, and we want a better world. Politics affects our lives, and we're sick of letting others "crucify" us without a fight. We're proud of our beliefs because they are a part of who we are. So our politics reflect who we are, where we're from and where we want to go. And we're working class skins who want a change, so our beliefs belong at the shows, clubs and dancehalls.
Also, the nazis offer something to angry kids. These kids often do not start out as white supremacists, but they are in a process of rebelling against authority. The nazis offer scapegoats, "revolutionary solutions" (though we think the wrong ones) and a strong movement to be part of. If we want to stop the nazis and get our subculture back, we have to offer a strong movement as well, preferably one which offers REAL revolutionary solutions beyound patriotism and nationalism.
"Fencewalkers" are skins who refuse to take sides, but claim to be into "unity". We argue there can be no "unity" with boneheads. In the coming battle you have to chose sides - the nazis or us. And you'd better know which side of the fence you stand on!
Unity is strength
Being isolated sucks. Only if we unite can we make a difference in our lives, and this world. If we want to change the media's and general public's view of skins, we have to make our voices heard. If we want to stomp out nazis, and reclaim the skinhead tradition we have to get organized. A better world based on our ideals must be fought for - No one can make it for us!
We are hoping to set up a network of red, anarchist, anti-fascist and anti-nationalist skins. Through this network, we hope to increase correspondence, trade tapes and scene info, organize against racism and have a laugh. We will hopefully one day put together zines, a distribution, a record label, concerts and other things to reclaim our working class, anti-racist history.
Red & Anarchist Skinheads
This pamphlet produced fall 1992 by Mayday Skins/R.A.S.H. - N.Y.C.
IF THE CREWS ARE UNITED, WE'LL NEVER BE DEFEATED!
|Thursday, December 8th, 2005|
|Tuesday, December 6th, 2005|
ok...come on..this is a community...so commune or something
|Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005|
This is a health issue that concerns any one with a vagina, including you josh hahahahaha, here goes i got this in an email? just thought it was kind of sickening on what greed can push a corporation to do. If you are a woman and use pads, but especially if you use tampons, read this and pass it on to your friends. For the men receiving this email, please forward it to your friends, significant others,sisters, mothers, daughters, etc. Thanks!
Check the labels of the sanitary pads or tampons that you are going to buy the next time and see whether you spot any of the familiar signs stated in this email. No wonder so many women in the world suffer from cervical cancer and womb tumours. Have you heard that tampon makers include asbestos in tampons? Why would they do this?
Because asbestos makes you bleed more, if you bleed more, you're going to need to use more. Why isn't this against the law since asbestos is so dangerous? Because the powers that be, in all their wisdom (not), did not consider tampons as being ingested and, therefore, did not consider them illegal or dangerous.
This month's Essence magazine mentions 2 manufacturers of a cotton tampon alternative. The companies are: Organic Essentials @ 1-800-765-6491 and Terra Femme @ 1-800-755-0212.
A woman getting her Ph.D. at University of Colorado sent the following:
"I am writing this because women are not being informed about the dangers of something most of us use: Tampons. I am taking a class this month and I have been learning a lot about biology and women, including feminine hygiene.
Recently we have learned that tampons are actually dangerous (for other reasons than TSS). After learning about this in our class, most of the females wound up feeling angry and upset with the tampon industry, and I for one, am going to do something about it. To start, I want to inform everyone I can, and email is the fastest way that I know how.
HERE IS THE SCOOP: Tampons contain two things that are potentially harmful: Rayon (for absorbency), and dioxin (a chemical used in bleaching).
The tampon industry is convinced that we, as women, need bleached white products in order to view the product as pure and clean. The problem here is that the dioxin, can lead to very harmful problems for a woman.
Dioxin is potentially carcinogenic (cancer-associated) and is toxic to the immune and reproductive systems. It has also been linked to endometriosis and lower sperm counts for men. For both sexes, it breaks down the immune system.
Last September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there really is no "acceptable" level of exposure to dioxin given that it is cumulative and slow to disintegrate. The real danger comes from repeated contact (Karen Couppert "Pulling the Plug on the Tampon Industry"). I'd say using about 4-5 tampons a day, five days a month, for 38 years is repeated contact", wouldn't you? Rayon contributes to the danger of tampons and dioxin because it is a highly absorbent substance.
Therefore, when fibres from the tampons are left behind in the vagina (as usually occurs), it creates a breeding ground for the dioxin. It also stays in a lot longer than it would with just cotton tampons. This is also the reason why TSS (toxic shock syndrome) occurs.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES? Using feminine hygiene products that aren't bleached and that are all cotton. Other feminine hygiene products pads/napkins) contain dioxin as well, but they are not nearly as dangerous.
So, what can you do if you can't give up using tampons? Use tampons that are made from 100% UNBLEACHED cotton.
Unfortunately, there are very few companies that make these safe tampons. They are usually only found in health food stores. Countries all over the world (Sweden, Germany, British Columbia, etc.) have demanded a switch to this safer tampon, while the US has decided to keep us in the dark about it
In 1989, activists in England mounted a campaign against chlorine bleaching.
Six weeks and 50,000 letters later, the makers of sanitary products switched to oxygen bleaching (one of the green methods available) (MS magazine, May/June 1995).
WHAT TO DO NOW: Tell people. Everyone. Inform them. We are being manipulated by this industry and the government, let's do something about it! Please write to the companies: Tampax (Tambrands); Playtex; O.B.;Kotex. All the 1800 numbers are listed on the boxes. Let them know that we demand a safe product: ALL COTTON UNBLEACHED TAMPONS.
REMINDER: In order not to lose the impact of this email, I suggest that anyone who wants to forward it to their friends, PLEASE copy this mail and paste it to a NEW message. That way it will not distort the whole message with all the forward arrows. Please do this with consideration and seriousness. Thanks.
Jackie Jackie Major
|Friday, November 18th, 2005|
No One Will Probably Read This
Every one thinks they rise above the status quo with their image and their attitude when they have become normality them selves, rather they know they arent being origional or not, they are copys and imitations of something that was never really there. Kids dont know what really makes you origional and what makes you rise above and stand out.
Its your beliefs that make you a beacon, and how you act on those beliefs, stand for something, dont just look like something, believe in something, and hold it close to your heart, dont be afraid to be shunned b/c you see things a different way, go against the grain, stand up for your rights and your beliefs, dont let THEM kick YOU down.
Good quote from my favorite movie, Employee of the Month - "I am what I am mother fucker" - the hobo on the bus
|Monday, November 7th, 2005|
I WANNA KNOW
Tell what u think of the president and why u think that, tell me what you stand for, what you've stood against, and what you'll do for your own mother fuckin' independence'
We all on the same page?
What is punk today?
What is 'punk' today? I honestly don't know anymore. Thats my opinion on things. I just joined this community and I want to know what everyone's opinion on this subject is. Im not here to start any drama. I just want to know what everybody's view of punk is right now. I've talked to a lot of people and it looks like 'punk' today is what I see as the scenster/emo thing. Is that really what its come down to? Im not trying to bring anyone down, if your into that, more power to you. Everyone has the right to be themselves. Thats what being punk is all about (in my opinon). Standing out from the crowd of nobodies. We're the movers and shakers of today. I just want to know where everyone's views are. Thanks to all who comment and put in their thoughts!
|Sunday, November 6th, 2005|
|Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005|
hahah well my computer blew up almost a year ago and left me well. . .computerless. i started this thing and it was pretty much dead. nice to see it is moderatly alive. im back kinda and will be posting from time to time. keep your brains sharp and your boots on. . .
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
SOME ONE FUCKIN' POST BESIDES ME!!!! DAMN! this is almost like my second livejournal.... oh well what to do when your on house arrest...
|Friday, October 21st, 2005|
|Monday, October 17th, 2005|
Where Its AT
You wanna know what I think, what I feel, and what I do?I think for myself and dont any ones word for it, I dont play follow the leader.
I feel love, hate, greed, selfishness, hope, happiness, pain, sorrow, & anger.
I play bass for a local punk band here in Birmingham called Lost Percent.
Through my music, I express how I think and how I feel, Politically and personally.
~Put that in your pipe and smoke it~
p.s. Incase your confused, punk isnt about the bands you like, or the cloths you wear, its what you believe, how you think & how you feel, and how you act on those beliefs, thoughts, & feelings. Current Mood: awake