Knoxville Clowns Kick Nazi Ass

05 Sep

Asheville Indymedia

Who: VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK rally vs. Anti Racist Action Clowns

Where: Knoxville, Tennessee

What: Best. Story. Ever.

Fact: This actually happened.

The story begins in tragedy. On January 8, 2007, the bodies of 21-year-old Channon Christian and 23-year-old Christopher Newsom were found in a trashcan behind a house and near some railroad tracks respectively. Further investigation revealed that both were raped and murdered at the end of a brutal carjacking. Five suspects are currently awaiting trail on a host of related charges.

Five months later, this horrific incident became the focal point of an attempted race rally in Knoxville. The purpose of said rally, according to the guy who posted the video of the incident you see below, was: if decent black folks do not take control of the crime epidemic in their own community, Whites will, and not through the legal injustice system.”

According to the Asheville Indymedia, what followed was this (I’m pasting out of blockquotes because it just deserves to show up in larger font):

Alex Linder the founder of VNN and the lead organizer of the rally kicked off events by rushing the clowns in a fit of rage, and was promptly arrested by 4 Knoxville police officers who dropped him to the ground when he resisted and dragged him off past the red shiny shoes of the clowns.


“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!”


It was at this point that several observers reported seeing several Klan members heads exploding in rage and they stopped trying to explain to the clowns what they wanted.


If it all sounds too funny to be true, then check out the video so thoughtfully provided by a follower of Mr. Linder. Presumably, with such intelligent fans Mr. Linder does not require any enemies. Perhaps that’s why he has to cross statelines to find some. All I can tell him and others like him is what Channon Christian’s father had to say to them: “It ain’t about you.”

But then again, so very little is.

I guess this makes me part of the Flour Power generation. Sorry, couldn’t resist 😀

[Via Digby]


Posted by on September 5, 2007 in Life, Newsmakers, Politics, Video


3 responses to “Knoxville Clowns Kick Nazi Ass

  1. Gaurav

    September 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Ha ha ha…could not stop laughing after reading clown retorts!!…’Wife power’ was hilarious!!….But thats one really amusing way to oppose something!!

  2. DesiGirl

    September 6, 2007 at 3:19 am


    Flour power? *groan*

  3. Amrita

    September 7, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Gaurav – I’m all about the Wife Power too 😀 I believe it started out in germany as a way of protesting and dealing with the often violent tactics of these guys.

    DG – hey don’t knock it till you’ve tried it 😀

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