Opinion: Conservative Party Misappropriates Rave Culture for Their Own Gains

Credit: https://twitter.com/christhebarker

The Conservative government have seen fit to jump on the rave-culture bandwagon for their latest Brexit campaign and The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight is suffering from a bout of boiling hot rage piss.

For those of us who hold our sub-culture so dear, the irony is unlikely to be lost that the charlatans running our country (into the fucking ground) have jumped on motifs of rave culture to attempt to deliver their beloved shit-storm; Brexit.

Not content with pissing people of with their general behaviour and inability to utter any sentence that contains a modicum of truth, the gobshites up top have decided that a great way into the hearts of the youth/music industry/everyone whose lives they are determined to shit upon from a great height, is by hobby-horsing around on club and rave culture.

The irony being that it was these fucks, with their Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994 – a direct response to free parties and outdoor raves that were increasing in popularity at the time; the Castlemorton Common rave in particular being a catalyst – who were responsible for the ridiculous restrictions forced upon ravers (and many other elements of society) that make clubbing culture what it is today.

More irony, as the video features motifs which are quite clearly lifted from a culture that will be unequivocally harmed by Brexit. Travelling will be difficult, working visas will need to be obtained, not to mention the reduction in payment to artists as a result of numerous factors, including increased export tariffs for music sent out of the UK.

Rather than sticking to their preposterous ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign, which contains sterling advice about checking your passport before you board a plane to another country (like nobody fucking does this anyway), the party have dropped the following atrocity that jumps all over the values of a culture they are known to not only hate, but are also fearful of.

The fact that it features a royalty free track by house producer Jones Meadow should evidence the total misappropriation of our culture for the Conservative Party‘s own ill-gotten gains. Try not to violently vomit bile out of your nose while you watch this horse shit unfold.

Fuck off.


Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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