Thursday, October 25, 2007



Molly truly loves this news report. On October 19th members of the MDS (Movement for a Democratic Society) and students from Pratt New School and Pace SDS set up a street theatre event in NYC's Times Square. You can't get any more central to the pulsing heart of the American Empire than this. Protesters were clad as "pro-war zombies" and the Grim Reaper. They turned out on the third Friday in October to "help" recruiters. The zombies spoke to passersby, arguing that, "It's been a a long war, business is slow for recruiters and they seem lonely-stop in and say hello". The zombies worked a two hour shift (union rules ?), exhorting pedestrians to "support endless war", "give war a chance", sign up for "only two weekends a month-honest" and to remember that "violence is the answer". The sarcasm was not lost on three recruiters who came out of their smallish office on "military island" to glare at the ghouls. The zombies agreed that this was the most annoyed that they had ever seen the recruiters. Undead Nixon, who made an appearance at the event as well, encouraged the crowd to remember that death and destruction are "underrated" as he gave the hapless recruiters a big thumbs up.

See videos and photos of the action at:

MOLLY NOTE: Molly loves this sort of action. It's truly refreshing to see that the concept of humour isn't dead amongst modern anarchists, despite the best efforts of primitivists, post-leftists and believers in juvenile terrorism to bury it. Like a zombie it rises from the grave. Actions such as these do 100,000 more good than 10,000 set piece riots where people "play act at revolution". Revolution comes in its own good time if it comes at all, and it will never be hastened by those who think being defeated over and over by the police is "direct action". Such actions are merely "propaganda actions", whatever their participants believe in their fantasies. As "propaganda actions" they are obviously inferior to humorous actions such as the NYC comrades undertook in terms of actually influencing the opinion of people who witness them.

All that Molly can say is, to paraphrase an evil Stalinist, "create two, three, many street festivals".

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