During their reign of terror & power, the Nazis set about
to purge Germany of all, "corrupted" and "degenerate" forms
of culture. Now, several generations later, modern-day
purveyors of hate have embraced the very things that those
before them wanted to destroy.
In their efforts to install a racially pure Aryan culture, the Nazis set about
to purge any and all traces of culture that was created by or had origins from
Jews, Gypsies, Negroes, and generally anything that didn't have the overtones
of a Wagner opera. In terms of artistic creativity, they all but succeeded in
wiping out an entire generation of some of the most brilliant minds of this
period of history. Fortunately, the folks at Decca have painstakingly compiled
and released an amazing collection of music created by these individuals
persecuted during this dark and hideous period of Western Civilization.
But this is not what I am writing about today. What I would like to talk about,
is something that is almost gut-wrenchingly funny.
Over the past several years, a strange movement has been taking place in the
wretched ranks of the various purveyors of bigotry: Race Rock. The music that
falls into this genre is an offshoot of Oi, a genre of street music that
originated in England during the late 70's and played mostly by working class
Now here's where it gets funny.
The racist skinheads (called 'Boneheads by non-racist and Traditional Skins)
are proud to be skins. Proud that is, until you bring up the subject of the
origins of Skinhead culture. For the uninformed, Skinhead cultures
origination's can be found in the early 60's in various Dancehalls, where
individuals from Jamaica and the West Indies would meet, play Ska music, and
Now, let's move on to the actual music.
As previously noted, this genre is a corrupted offshoot of Oi, which is a
sub-genre of rock and roll. And what are the origins of Rock and Roll? The very
beginnings come from various sources. But one thing that can't be denied is
that from the start, Rock & Roll has always been deeply influenced by Blues,
Swing, Gospel, R&B, and Jazz.
So what do we have? We have a sub-culture whose favored musical form lies in
the same mud as the people they would love to exterminate.
And what of their heroes? What would Der Fuher and his buddies think? Chances
are very good that the concentration camps would have an additional population
of youth who have been corrupted by the degenerates who want to destroy the
On the Internet, there is an organization, called Hatewatch, that has devoted
dragging these groups out into the light, exposing these views of ignorance,
blind ignorance and hatred for all to see. Because of this, they are one of the
most targeted and hated web sites to date. Constantly under attack, every day
they act as a one-stop-shop of hate in every imaginable category, and how to
intelligently combat it. They have compiled a listing of nearly every
racist-driven rock band, and have linked to their various web sites. Hatewatch
believes in letting these modern-day thugs speak for themselves. And in doing
so, they do more damage to their cause than any anti-racist group could ever
hope to. And aside from the hilariously ignorant lyrics and message these bands
want to deliver, the music is just plain bad.