Recently democrats and the left whined and bitched about President Trump`s possibility of defunding the National Endowment of the Arts. What`s ironic is that at the same time they themselves actively try to censor art and music that they do not approve of. Once again (and the reason everyone hates antifa) using the threat of violence, democrats and the fascist “anti fascists” have shut down an event they have deemed verboten. What`s even worse is the lack of backbone by those targeted in standing up to their fascist dictates and the threats of violence they use to censor art and music. One has to wonder if this lack of backbone is actually willing collusion. The depth of leftist infiltration in societies institutions has never been more apparent than now. It has gone from somewhat masked and subtle to blatant and obvious. From the outright hatred and bias coming from mass media, to business owners of major chains who make decisions to discontinue products based on their politics, to the mayors and politicians who order police to stand aside so democrats can riot with impunity. It is clear there is a multi faceted stranglehold on America by people who want to dictate how you live your life and what you are allowed to think. This stranglehold needs to be challenged. Get active in grassroots organizations, creating media music and art, as well as local politics.
The Oakland Police Department allied with antifascist and communist terrorists to get the Oakland Metro Operahouse to cancel Marduk‘s booked show with Incantation there today on February 18th according to a post on the venue’s Facebook page. Antifascists and communists had previously vowed to attack Marduk’s planned gigs in Oakland and Austin.
In the last week we have read interview after interview with Marduk spanning over the last 20 years and found no statements indicating the band are white supremacists, nationalists, or anti-immigrant. That being said, we don’t want to subject our security staff, venue staff or the public to violence. Our staff is almost exclusively POC and/or LBGTQ and they have all expressed the desire to work, but as we are getting threats, we just can’t risk it. So, in the interest of safety, and because the Oakland Police Department would have insisted anyway, we have canceled the Marduk performance on Feb 18.
The Oakland Police Department has decided in the interest of public safety that the Marduk show on Saturday, February 18 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse be cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase. We apologize for the inconvenience.
According to the comments section, the Oakland Police Department told the venue that they “would not give the venue a permit to let the band play.” even if the Oakland Metro Operahouse tried to go through with the show. Apparently the Oakland Police Department are okay with allowing continuous violent protests against police from groups like Black Lives Matter but refuse to allow a caveman, beercore “black metal” band to play in the city due to their use of World War II imagery.