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And as for Cato's comment at #1: You know who ended Pol Pot's regime? The relatively sane people who won the Vietnam war.
*speaking of Pol Pot!
The whole idea of being in a rock band is notoriety and publicity. These emo idiots should be embracing it, but instead they're wussing out.
Their bad. But sat no point in history does a real rock band cave in willingly to overly sensitive censorship. Far from it. It used to be bands sought this kind of stuff out.
I'm not a crazy freedom freak but let's get real.
I just want to bring up a point, Jan. 7. 2015 at Charlie Hebdo offices, 12 people gunned down over WORDS! Who was the bad guy in that situation? Who was chanting freedom then?
I know this is peaceful but people are getting worked up. Should we kill these guys because they picked an off-color name?
They're changing their name because the children can't take it. End of story. Why protest?
You can complain about anything these days and make it in the news. People are a little too touchy and I frankly don't give a fuck. Which is what Viet Cong should have did before apoligizing. (I don't really blame them for wanting to keep a career but come on)
Change the name to Victor Charlie and they'll be happy :)
White Americans naming their band after the army that kicked our asses a few decades ago, and then established the legitimate government in a country with which we now have diplomatic relations, is another. Maybe like a German band calling themselves "G.I. Joe" or "Allied Liberators of Europe".
Regardless, the "micro-agression" of their band name should require them to do jack shit. Keep the fucking name.
The only way I would boycott this venue would be if they actually canceled the show because some people were offended by this band's name.
What a fucking waste of activist energy that could have gone into protesting something of real significance.