Why is it called Rock Against Communism? Think about it. Abstract economic theories don't inspire too many people to write academic compositions, much less make music. I can count on my hand a handful of bands who attempted such a thing, one of which being Oingo Boingo's 1983 song "Capitalism" and the other being Georgist anthem "The Land Song" which would later be the de facto anthem of UK's Liberal Democrat party. There's no such thing as Rock Against Central Planning or Rock Against Labor Theory of Value. Anyone who tried to make such music would look weird, but that puts these artists in a bind. Given that Nationalist skinheads are opposed to the total social vision of Communism rather than mere elements within it, they naturally grasp at something to replace it. That replacement usually comes in the form of blunt expressions of White Nationalism: three chords and the truth.
RAC bands oppose Communism not only for economic reasons (although some, namely Skullhead, have lyrics that would be at home in socialist rhetoric), but also for the humanism and liberal aspects of socialism. The irrelevance of race and/or nation in socialism is the salient point RAC opposes in all their anti-left rhetoric. Consequently, most bands are explicitly White Nationalist and/or National Socialist. Early on, RAC was strictly about British Nationalism, and some bands strictly stayed British Nationalists, namely the original incarnation of Public Enemy (UK), London Branch, Indecent Exposure, Vengeance (UK), Last Orders and The Diehards. Some of them were expressly White Nationalist, but none of those bands ever crossed over into Hitler worship.
As time went on, bands became much more openly Nazi, especially with Skrewdriver's later albums becoming more obvious in their references to the Third Reich and Norse Neopaganism. Once Blood and Honour formed as a split off from White Noise, bands like Skrewdriver, Brutal Attack, Sudden Impact, Squadron, No Remorse and English Rose all pledged their support for Hitler's legacy.
Frequently, producing art to push a certain idea or belief renders the end product little more than an empty propaganda vehicle, but making political music that resonates with people requires a good sense of creativity, understanding of human psychology aPost too long. Click here to view the full text.