After Much Protest

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Last Friday, we asked you what tune you wanted to hear as you went over the line and out to protest.

Specifically “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of_____________________ ringing in my ears because_________________

You responded in your dozens, but only one could make off with €25 to spend at noted counter-culture bastion Golden Discs.

Before we announce the winner, we’d like to clarify that all Rage Against the Machine is disqualified, because that whole thing with the X-Factor was an obvious ploy by Sony, who had publishing rights to both and played whole fanbases against each other in the name of capitalism.

With that out of the way, the winner is…

(military snare roll)

Rory.

“Considering that the pejorative use of the ‘SJW’ term came from Gamergate misogynist idiocy, involving a coordinated online harassment of women for daring to espouse feminist views, I’m a tad perturbed by the increased acceptance of the term on this site. If you’re talking about protest songs: Bob Dylan – Who Killed Davey Moore? Live in Carnegie Hall, October 27 1963. (Available on the ‘The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991’) Because it’s a good version of the song; and the song itself is a great reminder of our culpability in a nearby injustice, even if we’ve concocted a comforting excuse for doing nothing.”

Runners up

Werder Brayman: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers ringing in my ears because it is a home grown protest song filled with appropriate anger, energy and urgency’”

Pat Walsh: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Kick Out the Jams by MC5 ringing in my ears because everything about it would give me the strength to get through any sticky situation”

Ploppy: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Creedence’s Fortunate Son ringing in my ears because when we ask this current shower “how much should we give?”, they only ever answer “More, more, more!!”

Penfold: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Girl Band’s Pears for Lunch ringing in my ears because once the opening line “Ate bananas and I thought about a jog” passes through your auditory canal, your shoulders arch, you’re fire up and ready to run through walls”

Rich Uncle Skeleton: “Should I ever storm the barricades I would like the strains of Lisa Simpson’s Union Strike Folk Song ringing in my ears because they may have the plant, but we have the power.”

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

32 thoughts on “After Much Protest

  1. jambon

    You are wrong about the etymology of SJW, it was a thing long before gamergate. It is not an inherently misogynistic, or idiotic, phrase, but one which has its place when dealing with a Social Justice Warrior (an individual pursuing personal validation rather than any deep-seated conviction,and being engaged in disingenuous social justice arguments or activism to raise personal reputation).

    1. Niamh

      ‘an individual pursuing personal validation rather than any deep-seated conviction,and being engaged in disingenuous social justice arguments or activism to raise personal reputation’.

      Funnily enough, the MGTOW crowd who like to cry ‘SJW’ in a half-arsed attempt at shutting down conversation (invariably with a woman) are, in effect, pursuing personal validation as a man who is not a complete loser by concocting a Feminazi conspiracy aimed at All Men – itself a spurious, disingenuous, possibly outright paranoid example of gung-ho ‘social justice’. Aint that funny.

      1. Clampers Outside!

        ” by concocting a Feminazi conspiracy aimed at All Men – itself a spurious, disingenuous, possibly outright paranoid example of gung-ho ‘social justice’. Aint that funny. ”
        No, it’s not funny. It most certainly is not. And no it’s not a conspiracy, nor paranoid.

        More proof of the crap that Dan was on about earlier.

        I was not paranoid when in years of domestic abuse I twice reached for the phone to call the Gardaí… but stopped, as rationale told me that there is a strong chance I’ll get arrested myself…
        (as high as 50% chance in parts of the UK; anything from 20-40% right across the USA. Irish stats are not available, I have tried to get them. The point is, all these countries operate the Duluth Model of DV intervention…. which produces the same consequences all over the world where it is used. Consequences all to well, known to gender-femnists.

        So, I couldn’t find the strength to make that call, I couldn’t take the risk…. which meant the time in that relationship was prolonged… by years! That’s not a conspiracy, that’s intentional discrimination by one group with disregard for another.

        That’s not paranoia you self righteous nutter!

        I’m not an MGTOW. But to say that men rally against a “conspiracy” is nonsense. Feminism in it’s gender-feminist rhetoric is not an equality movement when you look at the practices and unwavering support it gives to inequitable systems.

        As an example, an equality movement would not suppress data on domestic violence through campaigning to maintain a known to be broken and biased model of domestic violence intervention. An equality movement would seek out a system to benefit all, not suppress efforts to introduce one.

        Feminism, actually campaigns AGAINST a gender neutral model of domestic violence intervention.
        In fact, SAFEIreland’s upcoming conference on domestic violence this Novemeber has a despicable speaker invited over. A Karen Ingala Smith to further push and campaign against a change to The Duluth Model of domestic violence. Here’s a quote from that sexist gender-feminist – https://twitter.com/k_ingalasmith/status/423389021138862080

        The Duluth Model which has at it’s core the built in inability to (i) recognise men as victims of DV; (ii) nor recognise women as perpetrators of DV. it doesn’t even take account of drugs or alcohol…. ffs!

        And according to the absolutely brilliant Senator Anne Cools of Canada ( http://senatorcools.sencanada.ca/Biography ), a once hardened feminist who spent years working in domestic violence, but abandoned feminism for spreading “hate” and lies, and citing the Duluth Model as a huge reason for abandoning feminism. Gender-feminism is destroying any claim to equality that feminism could hope for. It is most certainly not carrying out the actions of an “equality” movement, that much is clear.

        Egalitarianism before gender-feminism

        Conspiracy me eye :)

  2. jambon

    Not sure who you are having that tangential conversation with. You seem to be just arguing with someone, hope it’s not me.

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      She’s pointing out that your interpretation of the term ‘SJW’ is quite ironic because you demonstrate the thinking you accuse SJWs of having in using the term. Your emotional response validates her post.

    2. jambon

      I really don’t know what any of you are getting at … It’s all a bit hysterical/reactionary! I’m not looking for a fight, please! An example of a social justice warrior, in my mind, is that guy who started the Kony 2012 thing. Similar to ‘slacktivism’. I don’t know how else to answer the frankly nuts reactions from you lot! Have you all been triggered!? : )

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        Woah, woah, calm down. No need to be so emotional. People just answered your question. I don’t think anyone expected you to be so shrill in response. Go outside and get some air.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            Yikes. You’re so angry, you’re incoherent. Go outside akd get that air like I said.

  3. mildred st. meadowlark

    Lads, not to be ‘that guy’s but no one from Golden Discs has been on touch with me about the voucher yet. Any idea what the craic may be with it?

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Have you sent the lovely Broadsheet folks your email/snail mail address? I won an autographed Angry Bird (not the MRA perjorative term, but the animated film based on the game of the same name) and it occurred to me that I hadn’t given my contact info. When I passed it on, I had my prize delivered in a couple of days.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        I got an email a while ago from Broadsheet who told me they were passing on my email address n stuff to Golden Discs. I was told that they’d be in touch. They weren’t :(

  4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I thought Kick out the Jams was by Bad Brains with Henry Rollins coz of the Pump up the Volume Soundtrack (which I must dig out and listen to again: great aul soundtrack, can’t remember the movie).

      1. Caroline™

        Ta. Also ta if it was you who posted a Todd Rundgren song a while back, I can’t remember.

        1. rory

          No bother, glad you liked it. It was a commenter called Liam who recommended the Todd Rundgren song.

          1. Caroline™

            Ah ok. Well it was definitely you who recommended The Night Of which I now want to see, so have a ta for that too.

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