Posted tagged ‘Cultural Terrorism’

The Pixies are Terrorists? Part III


Here’s part III in ‘the Pixies are Terrorists Saga’ – which is honestly set to be the best third episode in a trilogy since X-Me…Spiderm….Well, in a long long time. (more…)

The Pixies are Terrorists? Part II


In the earlier posThe Pixies are Terroristst that I wrote on the Pixies’ career as terrorists, I ended by pointing out a couple questions raised by the satirical article that had been written by Larry Haiven, and people’s reaction to its claim that the Pixies were now terrorists in the eyes of the Canadian government.

In this post, if you don’t mind, I’d like to deal with the first question. I’ll tackle the issue of cultural terrorism some other time…well more likely I’ll just never bring it up again. Anyways, as I’m sure you remember, the first question was: “how it could be believable that the Canadian government would actually label a band as terrorists for canceling a gig?”


The Pixies are Terrorists? A Modest Proposal for “Cultural Terrorism” gets loose on the internet


Way back on 11 June 2010, the headline “BREAKING NEWS: Canadian Government to put Pixies on list of ‘terrorist’ organisations” appeared on the website Australians for Palestine.

The article that followed claimed that Canada had done exactly what the headline said – that the Pixies were now terrorists in the eyes of the government in Ottawa.* It was even supported by a quote from Canadian Immigration Minister Neal Kenny saying that “terrorism anywhere and in any form, whether it be physical, moral, verbal, mental or cultural is abhorrent to this government.”

Obviously satirical (at least hopefully lest I have to renounce my Canadian citizenship), the big question that arises from such a piece is WHY?