To elaborate, what really pisses me off is that nobody seems to be asking why Rob Miller takes inspiration from Gerard Menuhin and instead just assume the worst because of Menuhin's reputation as a "holocaust denier," which is peripheral to his main thesis in that the World Wars were about global finance taking control over the earth. He's less like David Irving and more like David Icke without the shapeshifting space lizards. In fact, if you read that Brett Stevens article linked to in that post, it'll explain cogently what likely inspired Rob Miller.
Between that and Rob's obsessions with ancient astronaut stuff, Gnostic Christianity and his views as a British leftist, I would be surprised if he hasn't read David Icke. Gnosticism + ancient aliens + Zionist conspiracies are basically the trifecta of Ickeism. Icke has a surprisingly large foothold in UK left-wing politics even among people who should know better. See also comic book writer Grant Morrison who's mentioned Icke as an influence on his "The Invisibles" or journalist Kerry Anne Mendoza who's even appeared on Icke's podcast as a guest. Neither of whom have received particular blowback for it. Another thing about Icke is that if you listen to an interview with him most of what he says is perfectly sensible self-help advice or garden variety Chomskyesque anti-capitalist rhetoric. Then he'll slowly work in his weirder ideas like "the Protocols of Zion are true but about aliens disguised as humans instead of Jewish people" or "global warming is a cover story for testing of superweapons based on weather manipulation" but in very small doses. That way you'll accept those ideas as logical consequences of the sensible stuff. He is way better at keeping up appearances than say Alex Jones.
Antifa themselves don't wield any political power in the Anglosphere, but that doesn't mean they can't be a nuisance for musicians with controversial opinions even those who're otherwise very close to them politically. Keep in mind we're not talking about those with diametrically opposite opinions (ie: RAC skinheads). We're talking about immediate peers and pioneers within their subculture.
It's within the power of labels, concert organizers and everyone else in the scene to choose to bow to their pressure or not. Sadly, most choose to not only out of expedience, but also because far-left politics and Antifa sympathizers have popular support within that scene, and openly defying them could trigger a domino effect. >>24454
Eh, they're okay. I never was that into them, but some of their songs still hold up.>>24456
The appeal of live music is lost on me. I haven't been to a live show in years, and the prospect of going into a dingy club where toilets don't work or buying overpriced drinks just aren't worth the price of admission. Plus chumming it up with complete strangers you'll never meet again no longer holds any novelty for me.
I do like the cheap merch and the opportunity to chew the fat with the band pre-show, so if that's what you're after, go for it. I've learned all to well that musicians die rather prematurely.