By Ryan McGreal
Published August 30, 2007
Ben has written recently about activists who are trying new ways of getting the message out (see here and here, for example), so I had him in mind when I came across this hilarious Indymedia report of anti-racist clowns disrupting a white supremacist rally in Knoxville, TN.
"White Power!" the Nazis 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 Nazis angrily shouted once more, "White flowers?" the clowns cheers and threw white flowers in the air and danced about merrily.
"White Power!" the Nazis 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.
At this point several of the Nazis and Klan members began clutching their hearts as if they were about to have a heart attack. Their beady eyes bulged, and the veins in their tiny narrow foreheads beat in rage. One last time they screamed "White Power!"
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!"
After the white supremacists gave up in disgust, the Knoxville police offered to give the clowns an escort as they marched to Market Square in the centre of town "to celebrate".
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