keanureefs said: Hey dude, I'm a huge fan, but I've got some questions I think a rocker type like you can answer. Can you explain the nazi/punk aesthetic? Is the point of the swastikas to be shocking or...? Thanks!

porkmagazine:

FLIRTATION WITH EVIL & DANGER IS PART & PARCEL OF ROCK&ROLL. THIS IS WHY BANDS MESS AROUND WITH THE DEVIL, WAR, WILD ANIMALS, DRUGS, EXCESS, FANTASTIC MONSTERS, S&M, TORTURE & NAZIISM. THESE ARE ALL JUST FLAVORS TO ADD TO THE BASIC ROCK&ROLL ELEMENTS OF BEING WILD & FREE, LOUD & PROUD & ALL THAT. ALL ORIGINAL PUNK FLIRTED WITH NAZI TROPES - BASICALLY UP THROUGH AROUND 1982. IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING A NAZI OR BEING EVIL, IT’S ABOUT PLAYING WITH FIRE. IN THE HISTORICAL LONG VIEW, AMERICAN GIS COMING HOME FROM WWII FORMED MOTORCYCLE CLUBS & FREQUENTLY WORE SPOILS OF WAR, NAZI MEDALS ETC, BUT THERE WAS ALSO FETISHIZATION OF NAZI STYLE, IN THE BLACK LEATHER LOOK SPECIFICALLY BY GUYS WHO WERE SEXUALLY EXCITED BY THE NAZIS. THIS CONTINUES UP THROUGH THE LEATHER SCENE AS EXEMPLIFIED BY TOM OF FINLAND. ANYHOW, FOR PORK, WE’RE PRO-FREEDOM & AGAINST REPRESSION & THIS INCLUDES LEFTIST REPRESSION WHICH IS WHY WE DON’T USE THE SWASTIKA OR ANY POLITICAL SYMBOL AS A STAND-IN FOR POLITICAL REPRESSION. ANY POLITICAL IDEOLOGY CAN BECOME TOTALITARIAN. SO, THE SWASTIKA MEANS A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT FOR US & FOR THE MAJORITY OF PORK FANS IT DOESN’T MEAN “I’M A NAZI” OR “LOOK OUT JEWS” OR “I HATE XYZ MINORITY GROUP”, IT’S MORE LIKE A SKULL & BONES.  

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