A new video released Tuesday by the metalcore band Stray the Path depicts an innocent man being beaten and murdered because of his “alt-right” ideology.
The violent “song,” titled “Goodnight Alt-Right,” which comes from their “Only Death Is Real” album, begins with a man wearing a red baseball cap getting into his car. He doesn’t know he’s being followed by two masked “Antifa” thugs who pull up in front of his house and load their guns with bullets before breaking into his home, which has Nazi and Hitler references throughout. They proceed to beat the man senseless until leaving him for dead. The lead “singer” screams his “lyrics” the entire time.
According to guitarist and vocalist Thomas Williams, “We wrote this during a pretty dark and reflective time in our lives.”
He explained, “In an age where government has failed, they made us feel as small and as insignificant as ever. In this game, all of the attention is turned on to the people – white versus black, Democrat versus Republican, gay versus straight, or Trump versus no Trump. They know the fight is within the community. There can be no fight against the establishment.”
Williams recalled an incident that colored his views of what the media calls “alt-right” Trump supporters. “When Richard Spencer, a white supremacist, was punched on-camera a few months back, it was great to see that he and his hatred were not being tolerated,” he said, adding, “We were shocked to see that people were actually defending him though. They said he should have freedom of speech. They’re not wrong. People should be able to exercise free speech. Sometimes, the things you say come with consequences.”
Regarding his band’s violent video, he stated, “There is enough hate, misery, and division in the US that we don’t need a televised white supremacist saying, ‘This country belongs to white people.’ Bottom line: if you preach hate, expect hate.”
It is cute when these boy bands start coming out in support of actual fascism.
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