Wednesday, May 07, 2008

revolution simmering in the suburbs

Okay, so it's a long story, but about a week ago in New Zealand a Christian peace activist group called Anzac Ploughshares "attacked" the Waihopai spy base in Blenheim and deflated one of two huge satellite dishes, or at least, one of the covers that protect them from the weather. What followed: big hoohaa about NZ supporting US military interests; "yay for activism" versus "they're evil and delusional"; the three men making bail; protests in Blenheim at their arrest. The works. That's not so much my point.

What I wanted to write about: Among the protesters holding up signs in Blenheim was a group of women from Christchurch called the Addington Women's Revolutionary Craft Circle.


Apparently they started out as just a craft circle and got gradually more and more radical and left-leaning. Now they knit or sew or embroider Maori sovereignty flags, protest banners, and more. To be honest I find it hard to believe anyone would still think Communism is a good idea but I still think this is absolutely hilarious.

Do you ever get annoyed enough with the world that you want to become a revolutionary hockey player? a radically socialist flautist? an anarchist librarian? I can totally see myself doing this one day.


Sarakastic said...

Those crafters, you have to be tough to use a glue gun...I always burn my fingers I can't hack it. Yes it is cool & yes I would be an anarchist librarian

E. said...

Oh, brilliant! I could so go for the library anarchy. Majority vote?

Trish Ryan said...

Crazy stuff!

LEstes65 said...

Anarchist Librarian! That would be me. Or maybe I would just be a fascist librarian. I can't really figure it out.

pilgrimchick said...

Hey, I can completely see it. Why not create crafts for a cause? More motivation to complete the project at least.