[lit-ideas] Re: When a civilized society fights a barbarous one
- From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 15:35:10 -0400
Phil: Spoken like a true Catholic. There's hope for you
Mike: Them's fightin' words.
Hey Mike, was this you?
Clowns Sabotage Nuke Missile
On Tuesday morning, a retired Catholic priest and two
veterans put on clown suits, busted into a nuclear missile
launch facility, and began beating the silo cover with
hammers, in an attempt to take the Minuteman III missile
The trio -- members of the Luck, Wisconsin group Nukewatch
-- said the break-in was part of "a call for national
repentance" for the Hiroshima and Nagaski A-bombings in 1945.
The activists used bolt-cutters to get into the E-9
Minuteman II facility, located just northwest of the White
Shield, North Dakota. "Using a sledgehammer and household
hammers, they disabled the lock on the personnel entry hatch
that provides access to the warhead and they hammered on the
silo lid that covers the 300 kiloton nuclear warhead," the
group said in a statement. "The activists painted 'It's a
sin to build a nuclear weapon' on the face of the 110-ton
hardened silo cover and the peace activists poured their
blood on the missile lid."
This was all done while wearing face paint, dunce caps,
misfitting overalls, and bright yellow wigs.
We dress as clowns to show that humor and laughter are
key elements in the struggle to transform the structures of
destruction and death. Saint Paul said that we are “fools
for God's sake,” and we say that we are “fools for God and
humanity.” Clowns as court jesters were sometimes the only
ones able to survive after speaking truth to authorities in
Guards responded within minutes. And when they arrived, the
protesters "ate a lot of gravel," I'm told.
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