This blog is the official one for the ulbator brand. Ulbator sells and manufactures mens clothes. Why has comments on politics been so prolific on the blog then? Isn't that inappropriate? Isn't it a little uncomfortable even? Perhaps it is, but it is also justifiable: ulbator is a socially responsible company. Not socially responsible in the tired old sense of quoting in genders, races and sexual preferences into the company. God no. Socially responsible in calling out bullshit in society and among politicians when we see it. Bullshit and weakness. The spite that we feel when we witness top politicians crying when having to face uncomfortable truths, or the rage that we feel when the thought police is trying to make a propaganda vehicle out of domains that are to us holy is what we try to transmit to you through this blog. It is stated on the site that our coat of arms stands for "strong and enduring in battle". In a day and age when weakness is prized and strength despised count on ulbator to choose the path of courage.
We've seen this one coming for a long time. After a few months of stubbornly ignoring experience / data / common sense, the Swedish parliament has announced that it will impose some restrictions on it's asylum regime in the wake of the european immigration crisis. All the delusions, postpositions and lack of bollocks that has plagued the behaviour of Swedish politicians for last few months aside, we did get a funny video of our deputy minister out of it (let us know if you think that this kind of behaviour from the ruling class is confidence inspiring). Good thing is, as in the case of Sweden, that you can always blame the rest of the European Union instead of taking ownership in the decision. Blame the rest of the EU for not being quite as naive.
Quietly and just in time for christmas, we are releasing our newest garment: the ulbator Polo. Polo type shirts are not necessarily hard to come by. But as with so many other things in this day and age of asian mass manufacturing, along with mass appealing designs and one size fits all mentality, it is very difficult to find a decent one. Ulbator's interpretation, as with all our garments, is carefully designed and carefully manufactured using carefully chosen materials. We've set it at 22 bucks a piece, and that's just because we are such givers here at ulbator. We've tried it out in the field for a couple of weeks and as with all our garments you should expect more attention from the womenfolk.
That kid in Texas who built a "clock" (that Obama thaught was "cool") has sued the town of Irwing, Texas for 15 million bucks in the aftermath of the incident. Turns out to be quite the goldmine, that whole bomb business: invitations to the white house, google, Facebook, UN scholarship etc, and now potentially 15 cool millions.
The author of the article "Why I Don’t Date White Men" explains why the author won't date, well, men that are white. That is all nice and dandy, each to their own. And generally speaking we don't hold in high regard white western men (males) of today (if you are a white western man who wants to improve in the attitude and appearance departments, go here and then here) either. The reasons as to why she won't date whites are funny though. And just as the "bold and freewheeling" Houston Press called for Heavy Metal artists to restrain themselves, the "progressive" author calls for racial considerations in the dating game.
No point in trying to dig deep into a shallow article so we'll just quote and comment on some of the funniest statements:
1) "It felt hypocritical to my political beliefs to be dating white" - The infamous organization WAR is a little more straightforward in their terminology, using the term "race traitor".
2) "it started out as a political decision but it has manifested into preference" - Doesn't sound delusional at all.
3) "I would later learn about internalized racism and conditioning and how this shapes our preferences and self-worth" - So after having been under the burden of internalized racism and conditioning for years, she conditioned herself out of said conditioning? Right?
4) A number of phrases indicate that whites should be ashamed of themselves, and that Bangladeshi immigrants to the U.S. have a really hard time. A lot harder, we assume, than for Bangladeshi residents in, say, Bangladesh. This quote is our favorite in the shame on whites category: "He embodied privilege: white privilege, class privilege, gender privilege, education privilege". We'd have to plead guilty as charged on that one. While some people are concerned about "privilege", Ulbator's concern is domination.
What did the head honcho think about the article? "She says she doesn't want to date any white men? She hasn't met the head honcho."
Some time back we highlighted one of Heavy Metal's big issues: not being gay enough. It appears that, not only is Heavy Metal lacking gay-ness, you know what else it is missing: women. The self proclaimed "brash and freewheeling" news outlet Houston Press makes the... bold (?) statement that "in 2015 metal's derogatory lyrical content is only one of the problems that need to be addressed", continuing a long tradition of parents and establishment representatives being concerned about the twisted message that heavy metal brings forth.
Furthermore the author alarms that "if metal doesn’t change to reflect its more diverse audience, it could vanquish itself into irrelevancy", and thus very much hits the nail on the head regarding what should concern heavy metal artists and fans alike: inclusiveness (the topic of inclusiveness also happens to be very dear to ulbator). In the same paragraph, we learn that failing to be more inclusive would have devastating consequences for heavy metal: "Keep excluding women, and it will be a dead genre in 50 years — or an outdated, embarrassingly nostalgic subclass of musical racism and sexism." Because avant-gardeness, political progressiveness and "privilege" concerns must be no. 1 on heavy metal's priority list, right?
"this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival hosted 13 bands", it turns out. But wow, just wow: "no female musicians were on the main stage". Oh dear, oh dear.
This is the second time that this image of Manowar appears on ulbator.com. Posting is it equal to deliver the end argument that kills all other arguments. Whenever someone wants to include more women in metal or make metal less "homophobic" or whatever, just show this picture of Manowar and that will be the end of the discussion.
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