Phil Ochs once said that “One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies.” Radical movements have used music for generations to promote a sense of unity among their members, as a recruiting tool and as a way to make a mark on the culture as a whole. The 1960’s anti-war and Leftist movement was dominated by folk singers like Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and others to radicalize young people to their message.
Folk music especially speaks to the people because it is based in the music of the people from that land, it is easy to sing and is often very catchy. These catchy songs can be performed as simply as a singer who has a guitar and a soapbox to stand on, giving them an ability to be spread from dorm rooms to coffee shops to rallies all around the nation.
The Left has long dominated this musical genre in America but around the world nationalists from the Irish Republican pub songs to the various folk ballads of Germany have long been used to promote nationalist sentiment and local culture. As my mentor often told me “Political knowledge is neutral” and therefore the tactics of the Left for influencing the youth culture through folk music is one that we should and now are using for nationalist principles.
The Traditionalist Worker Party strongly believes in modeling ourselves after European nationalist political movements by reclaiming our communities and culture through providing music, clothing, ideology, and political power for our people. Each European Party distributes music and provides a subculture to promote national identity that attracts the youth and then provides funding and resources for the Party. We in the Traditionalist Worker Party have begun to write, record and now release our own music.
Our first project is being released by our mid-Atlantic Regional Chairman, Paddy Tarleton. I have personally known Paddy for half a decade now and I consider him to be one of the best organizers, activists, and spokesmen for our movement. I am excited to introduce our first EP titled “Diversity is our Strength” that has been recorded and is off to the presses. We have partnered with our friends at American Defense Records to release this EP on vinyl and we will also be producing CDs and making MP3 downloads available. Support for this EP will allow us to record and release more music, including an upcoming album of traditional Southern music.
The sales of the upcoming Confederate album will go to the project being spearheaded by our Madisonville, Kentucky chapter to repair and refurbish a damaged Confederate soldier memorial in their community. This is just one of our upcoming projects to fund and complete activities within our local communities to protect and heritage and fight for a future for our children.
The EP includes original songs such as “The Ballad of Tiny Tim Wise” and “Sovereignty and Blood Forever” that will have you stomping your feet and singing along in no time. Every step of the writing, production, and release of this music comes directly from fellow nationalists. From the recording to the cover designer and of course the singer, this is a work of love to bring a new genre of nationalist music to our movement here in the United States.
Paddy and I have also been invited to go on a speaking and music tour of Europe to build unity between our Party and our nationalists comrades around the world. Our message won’t just be heard here, it will be heard around the entire globe. The Traditionalist Worker Party is building the first nationalist political Party in America that incorporates an entire subculture and Identity as our Party platform.
From recruiting members to providing a growing and dynamic culture to be a part of, we will be utilizing all of our members talents to build our grassroots movement from the ground up. Take a listen to the music Paddy has produced and give your support, your Party membership and financial support for our projects will let us develop, produce and release even more content to grow our movement larger than it has ever been. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support, the path ahead will be long but victory will be ours!