September 24, 2012 by Ish
So you want to talk big tent politics? Well, here’s your big tent, a brave fellow by the name of JSF is taking the message of conservatism into Los Angeles… specifically the darker and shadowy corners of the Goth subculture. His most recent post, A Message to My Gothy (and Other) Friends: Don’t Fear the GOP — Take It Over!, should be required reading in Political Science courses for two reasons: First, it is a excellent and quick breakdown of the many factions and philosophies within the GOP (although I’d have added actual libertarians to the list). Second, it is a great example of how to tailor your message to a particular subculture… my friends in the Log Cabin Republicans, take note.
I am not a Goth, although in my late-teens and early twenties I did sort of flit around the edges of the scene… I loved the attitude, enjoyed the people, and there was a lot of crossover interest with hobbies I already had (role-playing games, Vertigo comics, obscure films, the 1930s). Heck, one of my first girlfriends was a full-blown Goth and several of my friends to this day are part of the subculture. So I think I get where JSF is coming from, here’s the money quote:
(Want to know why Ruin cannot stay open past 2 AM? Ask the all Democrat LA City Council! Why can’t you smoke or drink at your leisure? Again, look Left! want to know why Gang Crime still owns one-third of LA? Same people[.])
Needless to say, I think you should Read The Whole Thing.