MetalMusicArchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home >Topics not related to music >General Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Do metal fans have a political leaning?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Do metal fans have a political leaning?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Poll Question: Where do your politics lie?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
0 [0.00%]
4 [21.05%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [5.26%]
5 [26.32%]
2 [10.53%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
2 [10.53%]
0 [0.00%]
5 [26.32%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
siLLy puPPy View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Prog/AG Team

Joined: 06 Oct 2013
Location: SF, CA, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 2727
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Do metal fans have a political leaning?
    Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 9:20pm
I've become more of an anarchist in recent years. Deep study of metaphysics and the occult has revealed how governmental systems have constructed sophisticated systems of enslavement.

Anarchy is not chaos, it means no masters, no slaves.

Cosmic natural laws if obeyed are the only governence we need. 

All other hierarchical structures are built purely on voluntarism NOT by force

Yes, i still vote but realize it's pretty much all rigged for the most part.


Edited by siLLy puPPy - 06 Sep 2019 at 9:20pm
Back to Top
Nightfly View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, D/S/D, T/S/G Teams

Joined: 07 Apr 2010
Location: UK
Status: Offline
Points: 4958
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nightfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 11:13am
With the bunch of right wing arseholes we have running our Country at the moment I couldn't vote for anything other than left. Always have been left and don't suppose I'll change.
Back to Top
PepperSprayP View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 06 Sep 2019
Location: Wiscounsin
Status: Offline
Points: 2
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PepperSprayP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 11:06am
Lowkey I really do not care the only time that I try to look into these things is if someone ask which most of the time ill give my opinion on that certain subject, but I've never been lenient on one certain side
Back to Top
DippoMagoo View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Power & Neo, Goth & Symph, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 31 Aug 2014
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 3048
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DippoMagoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2018 at 1:31pm
I lean pretty heavily towards the left, and that has always been the case. 
Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2018 at 12:39pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I seem to find myself more conservative every time I think about it

If you’re not a socialist before you’re twenty-five, you have no heart; if you are a socialist after twenty-five, you have no head.

- attributed to many people, but definitely not first said by Churchill!Wink


Edited by Vim Fuego - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:39pm
Back to Top
Triceratopsoil View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: 17 Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 4197
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 2018 at 9:39pm
I seem to find myself more conservative every time I think about it
Back to Top
bartosso View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: 31 Dec 2010
Location: coffin on Io
Status: Offline
Points: 1555
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 2018 at 9:26pm
As much as I'd love to say I'm centre-left, I'm probably just left LOL Socially, I'm very progressive, economically, I favor the Swedish model which is somewhat centre-left. I believe in education as a tool in shaping societies, not revolution, though.
Back to Top
ProgMetaller2112 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 19 Jan 2013
Location: Pacoima,CA,USA
Status: Offline
Points: 2490
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProgMetaller2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2018 at 10:26pm
Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

I'll say center, which seems like a cop-out or fence-sitting answer, but there are things I am liberal about, and things I'm conservative about.  I haven't taken a political compass test in years, but I wouldn't be surprised if it leaned slightly right.  If I did one five years ago, I would have leaned more to the left. 



Sounds Centrist LOL
"Before you see the light you must die!!!!!!!!!!" - Slayer

"Today is born the seventh one, born of woman, the seventh son" - Steve Harris
Back to Top
Stooge View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator/Retired Admin

Joined: 25 Mar 2010
Location: Whitby, ON, CAN
Status: Offline
Points: 5637
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 1:53pm
I'll say center, which seems like a cop-out or fence-sitting answer, but there are things I am liberal about, and things I'm conservative about.  I haven't taken a political compass test in years, but I wouldn't be surprised if it leaned slightly right.  If I did one five years ago, I would have leaned more to the left. 


Back to Top
ProgMetaller2112 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 19 Jan 2013
Location: Pacoima,CA,USA
Status: Offline
Points: 2490
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProgMetaller2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2018 at 2:43am
I lean centre-left 
"Before you see the light you must die!!!!!!!!!!" - Slayer

"Today is born the seventh one, born of woman, the seventh son" - Steve Harris
Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 2017 at 11:43am
I still think a proportional system is the way to go, just not they system we have.Smile And I have to own up- I did vote for it.

I feel for you with what's happening in Spain at the moment. It's never nice to see any country in that sort of turmoil.
Back to Top
Sisslith View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Power & Neo, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 03 Sep 2016
Location: Spain
Status: Offline
Points: 1154
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sisslith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 2017 at 2:46am
^ Good luck with that LOL

The proportional system is cancer. In Spain it has established a particracy, and because of that we are where we are...
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 2017 at 12:25am
So... We had an election on 23 September. There was no outright winner. Because of our proportional system, the party which finished THIRD, with 7.5% of the vote, has been farting around deciding which of the two major parties it would go with.

The New Zealand First party is a one man party, which will die with it's leader, but until then, the stupid old fool has been holding the country to ransom while he decided which major party would offer him the biggest bribe. He finally decided tonight to go with the second placed Labour party (lefty, democrat, whatever you like). Immigration is going to be stopped, our economy is going to tank (the dollar dropped already), tax rates are going to go up, and we're going to become a third world country. Been nice knowing you all!

(Yes, I voted for the right. LOL It shouldn't be that bad!)
Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2017 at 5:57pm
Originally posted by aglasshouse aglasshouse wrote:

Center-right, I suppose. Although I usually don't care about politics when it comes to things I enjoy, like metal.

One of the main reasons I asked this question was because there seems to be the idea in the non-metal mainstream media etc. that metal fans are all alt-right white supremacist nazis, while I've only ever encountered such attitudes in small pockets of people who would have been that way regardless of their musical leanings. 

Incidents like Phil Anselmo and his white power outburst, NSBM, and people like Varg Vikerness seem to grab a lot of attention, but I'm of the opinion those things are only at the extreme edge of metal, and like this poll is proving, most metal fans are fairly moderate or apathetic. Metal hasn't really had the strong political ties like punk did, or grindcore to a lesser extent, although you can always find political songs if you try.
Back to Top
aglasshouse View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: 12 Jul 2014
Location: GoodAsNew York
Status: Offline
Points: 943
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2017 at 5:12pm
Center-right, I suppose. Although I usually don't care about politics when it comes to things I enjoy, like metal.
Back to Top
keefer1970 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jul 2017
Location: New Jersey USA
Status: Offline
Points: 139
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote keefer1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2017 at 12:00pm
I have never identified with one  political party or the other. Some years I vote Republican, some years I vote Democrat. So for purposes of this poll, I chose "confused." :P

Either way, nothing ever changes much. We just trade one doofus in a suit for a new doofus in a newer suit. :D


Edited by keefer1970 - 19 Sep 2017 at 12:02pm
Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2017 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by Bosh66 Bosh66 wrote:

Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

^ exactly. The art of politics is to create a sense of disillusionment so that apathy reigns supreme. While i used to despise poltiics and seek any means of escape possible, i realized that i was in fact giving away my power and relinquishing my responsibility to make the world the way i would like it to be

Very true. Whatever your political perspective, as soon as you walk away thinking your vote doesn't count and can't change things for the better, you're disenfranchising yourself and leaving it to others to mould the world to their world-view.

Recent events globally have shown that movements can gain momentum pretty quickly.

I know NZ politics don't feature highly on the world stage, but this has proved to be very true here. It looked like our incumbent National (conservative, centre-right) government was sleepwalking to a 4th term. The Labour party had a former union leader at it's head, and while he may have been very popular among other unionists, he was splintering the party, and their popularity had dropped to a 10 year low. Two other minor parties the Greens (socialist in all but name) and NZ First (populist centre, while veering unexpectedly left AND right at the same time!) were both on the rise, on about 15 and 10 % respectively.

Within a week, the Labour party threw out their mouldy old unionist leader and installed a younger, more positive leader, and one of the Green party leaders got caught out for benefit (social welfare) fraud. The Labour party skyrocketed, the Green party crashed (it's not certain they will even make it in to the next parliament) and NZ First started leaking support too. It now looks like we will have a change of government, whereas six weeks ago, it looked like we were in for another three years of the same.
Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2017 at 6:08pm
Originally posted by Bosh66 Bosh66 wrote:

Everything we do is a political expression, Khaliq. Just saying.

That sounds like a socialist position.LOL
Back to Top
Psydye View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 22 Jan 2013
Location: PA, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 12300
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2017 at 2:58pm
I guess if anything I would consider myself center-left. I don't pay much attention to politics though. I'm torn between being center-left and just being apathetic to it all.
Back to Top
Bosh66 View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Sludge, MC, HC, Post-Metal & Noise Rock

Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Location: Bolton, Lancs
Status: Offline
Points: 24442
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bosh66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2017 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Of course! I hate the Conservatives with a passion and although politics don't play a big part in my life I've always voted Labour.

Good man Clap
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.16
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.139 seconds.