Behemoth - Merch Design Under Polish Criminal Investigation


Behemoth are in trouble with the Polish authorities again, this time over a merchandise design. You might remember that guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski faced up to two years in prison for tearing apart a bible on stage and calling it "a book of lies" (later he was cleared of the charges, and then the decision was appealed). It seems that the Polish authorities have taken issue with the "Republic Of The Unfaithful" design allegedly for disrespecting the White Eagle, which is found on the national coat of arms of Poland.

Frontman Nergal commented via Facebook: "So here I go again. On my way to the prosecutors office in Gdansk to be questioned as a suspect in 'The republic of the unfaithful' case. Me and my partner in 'crime' Maciek Manticore Gruszka is showing up too. Several individuals have been already questioned including heraldists who have made their statement clear: THIS IS NOT A POLISH EMBLEM. Apparently it's not nuff for the decision makers in the court. Are they looking for a scapegoat? Is this another attempt of the Polish government to convict Nergal and give an example for other artists? What's the hidden message of those actions may I ask? "Do NOT fuck with us"? "Polish emblem as well as other religious symbols are meant to be untouchable"?, "Art has its strict borders and thou shalt obey Nergal!"? Weird times, weird country, weird vibes... I do NOT feel safe and comfortable here I must admit but do I feel guilty? Fuck no. I worship the reason and I'm a massive fan of logic therefore it is OBVIOUS that the eagle that has NO crown can NOT be a Polish emblem. Period. Sadly we have stopped selling shirts with this motive (but hey, it's ALREADY the best selling shirt in our catalogue! huurraaay!) but what we r gonna do with fans who have tattooed 'The republic of the unfaithful' on their back? Shall we arrest them? Peel the skin off? Cover it up? These rhetorical questions I'm gonna leave unanswered here and go to do what I do best: piss stupid people off with sincere and honest art and I shall NEVER give up on my freedom to do so. 'Do what Thou wilt shall be the whole of the law'! Enjoy your day folks!"

The band have stopped selling the merchandise with the design and have also asked anyone on their social media to refrain from posting it. Behemoth said in a statement: "Note! We have an important announcement. Because of the ongoing criminal investigation we have a request of NOT putting on our profile ANY materials related to the 'Republic of the Unfaithful' ('Rzeczpospolita Niewierna') designs. We will have to remove such posts and ban people who will post it. Thank you."

Tattoo of the design and coat of arms of Poland:







In other Behemoth related news, Nergal recently shared footage of Behemoth rehearsing new tunes via Instagram. You can check out the video if you are interested. The band has been working on new material and promises to reveal more about it soon.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Behemoth
 
Posted: 01.11.2017 by BloodTears


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12.11.2017 - 19:25
ManiacBlasphemer
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Neoliberlaism, unlike classical liberalism, is also known for allowing the state to interfere in the economy. That is why I mentioned it as a form of socialism. From the moment the state is allowed by an economical doctrine to intervene in the economy and regulate the free market economy, you go against the very principles of conservatism and classical liberalism. Thus, we have neoliberalism, or liberalism seen through socialist eyes. Neoliberalism was a sort of middle way found by economical philosophers to escape from the endless conflict between classical liberalism and socialist planning, both these currents being popular during the 1920s and 1930s.

Bottom line is, neoliberalism promotes a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the SOCIAL market economy.
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12.11.2017 - 19:28
Darkside Momo
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Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 12.11.2017 at 19:25

Neoliberlaism, unlike classical liberalism, is also known for allowing the state to interfere in the economy. That is why I mentioned it as a form of socialism. From the moment the state is allowed by an economical doctrine to intervene in the economy and regulate the free market economy, you go against the very principles of conservatism and classical liberalism. Thus, we have neoliberalism, or liberalism seen through socialist eyes. Neoliberalism was a sort of middle way found by economical philosophers to escape from the endless conflict between classical liberalism and socialist planning, both these currents being popular during the 1920s and 1930s.

Bottom line is, neoliberalism promotes a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the SOCIAL market economy.

bottom line is, neoliberalism is totally the contrary.

But, isn't the whole stuff OFF-TOPIC once again?
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12.11.2017 - 19:29
ManiacBlasphemer
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Written by Darkside Momo on 12.11.2017 at 19:28

Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 12.11.2017 at 19:25

Neoliberlaism, unlike classical liberalism, is also known for allowing the state to interfere in the economy. That is why I mentioned it as a form of socialism. From the moment the state is allowed by an economical doctrine to intervene in the economy and regulate the free market economy, you go against the very principles of conservatism and classical liberalism. Thus, we have neoliberalism, or liberalism seen through socialist eyes. Neoliberalism was a sort of middle way found by economical philosophers to escape from the endless conflict between classical liberalism and socialist planning, both these currents being popular during the 1920s and 1930s.

Bottom line is, neoliberalism promotes a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the SOCIAL market economy.

bottom line is, neoliberalism is totally the contrary.


Read again, SOCIAL market economy. Liberalism, classical liberalism never allows the state to interfere with the rules of the FREE market. From the moment you let the state regulate the economy, you have a form of socialist economy. A mild one, but still socialism.
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13.11.2017 - 19:08
Polaria
You guys should create a topic there http://www.metalstorm.net/forum/board.php?board_id=6 to further discuss economic theories.

I REPEAT that this thread is about a band (who happens to be Polish) being dragged to court about their "offensive" merchandise.
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