Hear my argument based on the following key points:
>4chan's /mu/ has turned into a /pol/ colony at this point
Most threads are thinly veiled fascist shit (and by now not even veiled at all in some cases), and the mods do absolutely nothing if you report them as breaking the rule of "no racism outside of /b/" anymore. This is especially bad with the metal threads, it's common for them to be "eradicate mud peoples edition" or some shit like that and they circlejerk about NSBM. They have a /wpop/ general now, too, which is often a thinly veiled white supremacist circlejerk. Not always in either case, but the "mood" on the whole board has shifted to one where anything out of the /pol/ line is not welcome.
If you try to discuss music made by leftists or even milquetoast liberals, the thread will be shat up by /pol/tards and derailed. It's reaching a point where soon only music made by certified fascists is welcome.
The last bastion of non-/pol/ on the board are self-promotion threads, but even though most of the musicians who post there are not /pol/ tier, most of the lurkers even in those threads are so you'll get fascist fans if you post in them.
I'm not sure how many non-/pol/ non-musicians are left on /mu/ or where those who've left it have migrated, but if there was an alternative /mu/ that was certifiably non-/pol/ forever, that would obviously be good for those who've become disillusioned with the growing /pol/lution of 4chan's /mu/ and could even serve as a de/pol/linator for some who'd find it just as another music board. It could even show a good impression of leftism to those who, when they hear "leftism", think of centrist liberals and/or turbotankies, since if they liked the music discussed (or especially music made by the board's users) they could well have a personal "huh, so this is what leftism is about?" revelation when reading the discussions... anywhere else the board might be taken over by centrist liberals and/or turbotankies, but I highly doubt that could happen on this site, which is another reason why it'd be a good idea.
It'd also be good for leftist musicians since we'd have a low-threshold community where we could make connections, collab, share our music, etc. regardless of genre. A lot of current leftist music communities focus on punk, metal, etc. and can be pretty insular, which is fine but it means they can't serve as viable alternatives to 4chan's /mu/. Since this site already has a leftist userbase, if we had /mu/, it would be the perfect alternative to 4chan's /mu/ for those who're sick of that whole site's /pol/lution.
>/hobby/ isn't bad, but the non-/pol/ users of 4chan are less likely to find it than a dedicated /mu/ board
What I mean is, /hobby/ is good as a catch-all board, especially when it comes to the discussion of politics in entertainment and so on, but a separate /mu/ would be better for and more likely to attract those disillusioned with 4chan but still want to discuss music on an imageboard. This could even, to repeat myself a little, bring some of them into leftism rather than give in to the constant barrage of /pol/ shit they're subjected to on 4chan's /mu/. So, while /hobby/ has music threads, it's invariably "scattered" in a way; this wouldn't happen if we had a /mu/ board.
Also, if our /mu/ would be for discussion of any and all music, even music made by non-leftists, it could be used to discuss the political views of said artists in a way that's inherently less shitty than what's possible on 4chan's /mu/ for obvious reasons. We could have dedicated threads for the discussion of the political views of non-leftist artists and what's wrong with them, similar to what's on the RABM subreddit, but not only about metal and in a way that isn't in a Q&A-type format. It is possible on /hobby/, but it has to be either too general or too focused, unlike if we had a /mu/ board.
>there can never be too many leftist music communities
Pretty obvious if you ask me, the reality is that most music communities are not leftist. Most music communities either ban the discussion of politics and users will have to guess each other's political views and it creates tension, or ban more and more political ideologies/subjects and grow insular as time goes on, or they remain free-for-all and flamewars ensue. There are so few leftist music communities that any new ones would be a significant ray of hope, and one that doesn't regularly descend into infighting over ideology would be a true blessing. I mean, this site has less infighting than any other leftist site I know in spite of the fact that many of us disagree on even the most basic issues, so if we had a music board, it could have the potential to be the perfect leftist music community on the internet.
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