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Anti-racism clowns steal the show at Nazi/KKK rally

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Truly brilliant!

Clowns from the “100th ARA (Anti-racist-action) Clown Block” cheerfully pop in on a VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK white supremacist rally in Knoxville, TN, ready to join in the cheers. But they don’t seem to be able to get the words quite right:

clipped from www.neatorama.com

“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”.
“White Power!” the Nazi’s angrily shouted once more, “White flowers?” the clowns cheers and threw white flowers in the air and danced about merrily.
“White Power!” the Nazi’s tried once again in a doomed and somewhat funny attempt to clarify their message, “ohhhhhh!” the clowns yelled “Tight Shower!” and held a solar shower in the air and all tried to crowd under to get clean as per the Klan’s directions. […]
The clown women thought they finally understood what the Klan was trying to say. “Ohhhhh…” the women clowns said. “Now we understand…”, “WIFE POWER!” they lifted the letters up in the air, grabbed the nearest male clowns and lifted them in their arms and ran about merrily chanting “WIFE POWER! WIFE POWER! WIFE POWER!”
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How wonderful!

Look, these poor dupes are not going to be reasoned with. Perhaps they’d enjoy nothing better than a mutual shout-down, maybe even a brawl (indeed, the VNN founder gets arrested after rushing the newcomers).

But clowns! They completely alter the public memory of the event, replacing rage with humor.

And how appropriate.  There needs to be a consensus that these demonstrators are not the heroic defenders of the nation they imagine themselves to be.  As victims and perpetrators of irrational, paranoid conspiracies (along the lines of the counterfeit-birth-certificate-not-really-our-president hokum), they alienate and destroy.

All America benefits when they’re not taken seriously. [h/t Wendy Babiak]

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  1. I look forward to taking part in the event planned for tomorrow. I am coming with a friend to get into the act.
    2:00 pm at the old courthouse in Knoxville. See you there.

    Kathleen Davy

    August 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  2. Brilliant indeed!

    Derin Beechner

    June 19, 2009 at 8:04 am


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