The Absolutely Unofficial, Revolutionary Anarchist Clown Bloc Communique

Mon, 31 Jul 2000

The Absolutely Unofficial, Revolutionary Anarchist
Clown Bloc Communique

What do we want?

Clown War!

When do we want it?

Now!

Welcome! Welcome! Ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls
and others. Welcome to the American political
spectacle: the most abundantly funded, heavily-armed,
and tightly controlled show on Earth!

In the right ring we have the Republicans! See them
moralize about family values, while supporting death
and devastation at home and abroad. In the other right
ring: the Democrats! Watch with awe as this
self-proclaimed "party of the environment and the
people" supports death and devastation at home and
abroad. See both parties whipped into shape by the
very same ringleaders -- the corporations! And of
course, let us not forget the last ring -- the third
parties. Be amazed as they fight for peanuts of power,
distracting us from accomplishing real change with
dazzling fantasies of reform!

But is it fair to call any of these "parties?" Because
no one is having any fun!

This pathetic show dominates the global circus of
life, tricking many participants into believing they
are mere spectators.

Enter the Clowns!

We are enlivening the circus with pie throwing and
direct action to stop the mud slinging and bomb
dropping politicians are so fond of. We invite you
(yes you!) to come out of the bleachers and into the
streets to topple their big top! Join us in firing the
ringmasters, tearing apart the rings and transforming
the circus to make life a revolutionary carnival for
all.

In the name of the glorious, ongoing, insurrectionary
festival of red-nosed resistance we, the Clowns, are
calling for a bloc of all stripes of silly,
ridiculous, anti-authoritarian jesters to take on the
Republican National Convention. We are not, however,
calling for a strictly anarchist clown bloc. We hereby
open the call to those who do not identify as
anarcho-clowns, but nonetheless struggle to create the
same revolutionary antics: autonomist fan-dancers,
situationist contortionists, anti-fascist jugglers,
council communist hula-hoopers, wobbly tall-bike
riders and stilt walkers, radical cheerleaders,
primitivist fire breathers, and yes, even anti-state
libertarian marxist mimes. Together, we can take back
our lives from domination by elephants, jackasses,
ringleaders, and all others. Our intent is not to be
divisive of the larger protests, but to support them
by wearing very large shoes.

Please join us in the streets on August 1st and 2nd to
show the Republicans they're not the only clowns in
town.