Anti-Flag are returning with a brand new politically-charged single titled “Christian Nationalist” alongside a lyric video.
The new single arrives as the band continue to work on the followup to their 2017 record, American Fall, and their Live Vol. 2 record that dropped earlier this year.
The new track begins with a brief moment with quiet organ sounds before bursting into huge guitar riffs.
It wouldn’t be a new Anti-Flag track without an overt political message, and so they strike out at white neo-fascist supremacists who use their power to control oppressed groups.
As for the lyric video, the band opted for a suiting set of images of both politicians who have taken money from the NRA and that of perpetrators of recent mass shootings. Not leaving any room for unfaithful debate, the band even made a well-sourced list of the politicians featured and their NRA donations which you can see here.
Vocalist and guitarist Justin Sane gave further insight into the message behind the song in a statement.
“History is full of wealthy and powerful people using religion and cultism to justify policies of oppression and inequality. Invariably, these policies target the most vulnerable in society so that elites can maintain their dominance. Today we see this same strategy employed by right wing politicians all over the world. Just as the anti-fascists of the 1930’s and 1940’s rejected the fascist ideologies of their era, we reject the neo-fascists of this era. Theocracy is dangerous and inherently anti-democratic because it restricts individual choice and provides an avenue by which politicians can claim a moral superiority over “the other”. It gives political cover and justification for policies and actions which might otherwise be deemed morally objectionable, inhuman, or adverse to the best interest of the country.”
You can check out the new track in the player below.
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