May 20, 2016

Food blogger suspended for being in “racist” 1980s punk band (that wasn’t actually “racist”)

Gavin McInnesArchive suspended food blogger Nick Solares after someone sent them photos of him performing in a skinhead band from the 1980s called Youth Defence League. Yes, that was 30 years ago.


First, I was around back then and YDL wasn't racist.

They were part of a small subculture of American skinhead bands that were actually patriotic and anti-communism.

In other words, they were more blue collar or working class than the hipster snobs who are now condemning Solares.

This is just more proof that political correctness is actually more about class than race or anything else.

If it is about race, it's about whiteness. Notice how white men such as Solares keep having to be "cleansed" of their "sins."

Also, who didn't have stupid political views when they were young?

I did.

There are lots of layers to this story; A lot of the people condemning Solares are pretty messed up themselves...

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commented 2016-05-28 16:19:25 -0400
ha ha ha love Gavin.
commented 2016-05-28 13:01:26 -0400
Fine,then suspend the left in an equal manner.

A number current and former Rap Artists should be banned for the anti-white names and commentary in plenty of their lyrics, or even using the N-word that would be considered hate music if a white artists rapped it

Likewise, suspend Feminists for their male bashing.

No double standards, and if conservative govts will continue allow it, forget about voting for them
commented 2016-05-27 20:28:30 -0400
“I’m proud of being Asian!” said the Asian.
“I’m proud of being Black!” said the Black.
“I’m proud of being white!” said The RACIST.

commented 2016-05-23 17:42:33 -0400
Why doesn’t the media go after Mark Knoffler for “Money for Nothing” where there is a line offensive to homosexuals, or Pink Floyd where there are several offensive lines ( In the Flesh) condemning Jews, homosexuals and colors?
commented 2016-05-22 00:14:18 -0400
Great coverage.

This is an opportunity to eradicate idiocy.
Solid grounds to sue for wrongful dismissal.

That is a kooky tabloidy newsite.
I would keep away from the shite.
Life is too short to read drivel. :/

commented 2016-05-21 11:12:17 -0400
Hey Gavin, great as usual. Ridiculous. Not quite the same but reminded me of this post from yesterday, slamming Trump because of something he said 17 years ago. Yes, 17 years ago. I posted my opinion on the silly outrage and completely expected to be excoriated, and was. Heh. And I’m NOT a Trump supporter. I was a Perry gal, then Cruz. Now, if Trump gets the nomination of course I’ll vote for him. It’s got to be better than Hillary. Here’s the link to the outrage over comments Trump made 17 years ago….
commented 2016-05-21 10:04:42 -0400
Everyone is going insane! Is there a rock somewhere out in the middle of the ocean I can hide on?
commented 2016-05-20 18:41:36 -0400
Hay Gavin ! I’m white and love Lynyrd Skynyrd ! I guess I’m screwed for life . Now I know how Curtis Lowe felt !