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Old 09-03-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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White Flour! Clowns take on KKK in hilarious counter-action

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2007/...perlstein.html

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Saturday May 26th the VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK group attempted to host a hate rally to try to take advantage of the brutal murder of a white couple for media and recruitment purposes.

Unfortunately for them the 100th ARA (Anti Racist Action) clown block came and handed them their asses by making them appear like the asses they were.

Alex Linder the founder of VNN and the lead organizer of the rally kicked off events by rushing the clowns in a fit of rage, and was promptly arrested by 4 Knoxville police officers who dropped him to the ground when he resisted and dragged him off past the red shiny shoes of the clowns.

“White Power!” the Nazi’s shouted, “White Flour?” the clowns yelled back running in circles throwing flour in the air and raising separate letters which spelt “White Flour”.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:35 PM   #2
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Thats hilarious.

Hopefully we can see more of those in the future.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:17 AM   #3
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Brings a smile to my face.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:21 AM   #4
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:48 AM   #5
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Brilliant!
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:55 AM   #6
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Brilliant. I love aggressive clowns.

I assume you guys are aware of The Clandestine Insurgent Clown Army (CIRCA) ? They're my all time favourite political activists.

http://www.clownarmy.org/
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:10 AM   #7
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Now that's the way to protest!
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:43 AM   #8
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Love it. White Flowers? Oh, WIFE Power! ha ha ha

@Dana: What causes do the Clown Army stand for?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:34 PM   #9
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“White Power!” the Nazi’s shouted, “White Flour?” the clowns yelled back running in circles throwing flour in the air and raising separate letters which spelt “White Flour”.
I'm glad the cops didn't yell "anthrax!" and tackle them.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #10
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Funny Anthrax story: Scotty Ian of the band Anthrax was reported to have stocked up heavily on Cipro during the Anthrax scare, because, as he put it, "I don't want to die an ironic death."
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:47 PM   #11
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Funny Anthrax story: ...
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #12
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:55 PM   #13
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@Flint

In their own words...

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We are clandestine because we refuse the spectacle of celebrity and we are everyone. Because without real names, faces or noses, we show that our words, dreams, and desires are more important than our biographies. Because we reject the society of surveillance that watches, controls, spies upon, records and checks our every move. Because by hiding our identity we recover the power of our acts. Because with greasepaint we give resistance a funny face and become visible once again.

We are insurgent because we have risen up from nowhere and are everywhere. Because ideas can be ignored but not suppressed and an insurrection of the imagination is irresistible. Because whenever we fall over we rise up again and again and again, knowing that nothing is lost for history, that nothing is final. Because history doesn't move in straight lines but surges like water, sometimes swirling, sometimes dripping, flowing, flooding - always unknowable, unexpected, uncertain. Because the key to insurgency is brilliant improvisation, not perfect blueprints.

We are rebels because we love life and happiness more than 'revolution'. Because no revolution is ever complete and rebellions continues forever. Because we will dismantle the ghost-machine of abstraction with means that are indistinguishable from ends. Because we don't want to change 'the' world, but 'our' world. Because we will always desert and disobey those who abuse and accumulate power. Because rebels transform everything - the way they live, create, love, eat, laugh, play, learn, trade, listen, think and most of all the way they rebel.

We are clowns because what else can one be in such a stupid world. Because inside everyone is a lawless clown trying to escape. Because nothing undermines authority like holding it up to ridicule. Because since the beginning of time tricksters have embraced life's contradictions, creating coherence through confusion. Because fools are both fearsome and innocent, wise and stupid, entertainers and dissenters, healers and laughing stocks, scapegoats and subversives. Because buffoons always succeed in failing, always say yes, always hope and always feel things deeply. Because a clown can survive everything and get away with anything.

We are an army because we live on a planet in permanent war - a war of money against life, of profit against dignity, of progress against the future. Because a war that gorges itself on death and blood and shits money and toxins, deserves an obscene body of deviant soldiers. Because only an army can declare absurd war on absurd war. Because combat requires solidarity, discipline and commitment. Because alone clowns are pathetic figures, but in groups and gaggles, brigades and battalions, they are extremely dangerous. We are an army because we are angry and where bombs fail we might succeed with mocking laughter. And laughter needs an echo.

We are circa because we are approximate and ambivalent, neither here nor there, but in the most powerful of all places, the place in-between order and chaos.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:09 PM   #14
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If you check out there website they're really interesting (and funny). They turn up all over the world (they're in Israel, they were there for the G8 summit, they stage activities outside army recruitment offices). They have Clowns in different countries (it's a global organisation):

The Smile liberAtion Front (Israel)
Brigade Clowns (fr)
Klovne.net (Denmark)
Clolonel (nl)
Bataljon Belge
LabOfII
BIRCA (oz)
Celebrating Clown Company (de)
Boredom Patrol (US)
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Each o those is a link on the site, but it doesn;t come up as a link here unfortunately. But that gives you an idea of what they are. the Boredom Patrol for instance works towards the removal of borders. You will tend to find clowns taking the side of the oppressed, the down trodden and the betrayed against their oppressors, their figures of authority and their betrayers (as the clowns see them). Their strategies are interesting, and funny and they are bizarrely well drilled....for clowns.

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:48 PM   #15
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A little telling perhaps, that they can maintain a chapter in Israel but not in Pakistan.
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