A pro-communist festival took place in Brooklyn this past weekend as part of what appears to be a radical effort to indoctrinate heavy metal fans into an extremist political agenda.
Dubbed “Black Flags Over Brooklyn,” (a likely play on the book Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS), the festival was booked by an Antifa-Affiliated journalist from Vice magazine named Kim Kelly. Kelly is well known for publishing several articles on elaborate metal hoaxes and unverified rumors, including a fabricated story of an Iranian female musician and a debunked claim that a band from Minnesota was actually from China (the story was published without confirming with the musicians). The festival was endorsed by several far-left heavy metal publications whom Kelly has written for including MetalSucks, Invisible Oranges, and The Brooklyn Vegan.
The event was heavily promoted as an all-inclusive gathering to celebrate diversity, especially to oft-marginalized individuals of Jewish and Muslim faiths. However, the official flyers of the festival were riddled with satanic imagery that is offensive to members of both communities. One of the bands originally billed, Woe, was removed from a concert in Germany for their affiliation with extremist and pro-Fascist groups. It is unclear if this was the reason for Woe’s removal from this concert’s lineup. Despite the festival’s promotion of diversity and feminism, subsequent photos and reports have indicated that those in attendance were mostly white males.
The Antifa organization has been classified as a terrorist group by the state of New Jersey and is rumored to be funded by philanthropist billionaires. Vice Magazine has often been criticized for hiring journalists who are openly members of the group which may or not be due to Vice’s well documented history of hiring journalists at insufferably low salaries. The festival was held at a building located 7 miles across the East River from the site of the infamous 9/11 attacks.
Over 2,961 Americans have been victims of domestic terrorism since September 11th, 2001.