Does anyone here remember Ace of Base? They were literally the biggest music act in the 90's until it was discovered that one of the members was a "neo nazi" and a member of a far right party.
Ulf Ekberg, a founding member of Ace of Base, started his career as a neo-Nazi skinhead.
Not only that, he created a platform for his ideals through his Nazi punk band, Commit Suiside, which sang songs with "explicit racist lyrics." How explicit you might ask? Here's a little example:
"Men in white hoods march down the road, we enjoy ourselves when we're sawing off niggers’ heads/ Immigrant, we hate you! Out, out, out, out! Nordic people, wake up now! Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot!"
In addition to performing with Commit Suiside, Ekberg was also a member of the Sweden Democrats, a political party that has publicly "rejected" any ties to neo-Nazism. This is interesting, considering the fact that the group was founded by Nazis, and active members still maintain connections with contemporary hate groups.
Remember, this was in the early 90s, so Ulf saw the problems that Sweden was having back then and tried to start something. Not only is Ulf /ourguy/, but Ace of Base has memeworthy music that anyone who lived through the 90s is familiar with.
So can we finally give Ace of Base the respect they deserve and make them an alt - right meme?