Skip to comments.DUmmie FUnnies 06-19-12 (Thistle and her "It's very frustrating to be an anarchist in America" rant)
Posted on 06/19/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
Move over, Trust Fund Ted Hall, with your "Help us now!" meltdown. Make room, OccuPoet Misty Rowan, you and your "The Huff and Puff of My Frustration." Say hello to Thistle Pettersen and her "Its very frustrating to be an anarchist in America" rant!
Who is this "Thistle," you ask? A little digging--her blog is thistlespace.org--reveals that she is Kristine "Thistle" Pettersen, "bike activist and folk singer," and someone who likes to go to protests. She's part of a group called "Cycles of Uprising": "Cycles of Uprising is an interactive, bicycle village, folk music show, circus, dance party and adventure that celebrates historic and future uprisings for personal empowerment, social liberation and environmental health and justice. We are a collective of six folks. . . ." "We are a female, queer and transgender tour. We are all white." Well, I'm sorry to hear that your group is all white, Thistle. That must be a heavy burden to bear. But these things go in cycles.
So Thistle and company were in Madison, Wisconsin, earlier this month for the recall election. The networks called the election early in the evening for Walker, Barrett conceded, and that was that. But, as you might expect, the next day, June 6, the protesters who were still hanging around were not in a happy mood. The CNN bus was packing up, ready to move out. The interviewer decided to get a reaction from this protester, Thistle. And, man, did he get a reaction! A seven-minute rant, basically. Very entertaining! Her emotions, her facial expressions, her hand gestures--Thistle is the Queen of the Air Quotes--priceless! I don't know who came up with it, but somebody called her "Pippi Bongstocking," and that is perfect!
This is CLASSIC! This is left-wing moonbattery at a high level! First watch the VIDEO, "A Wisconsin Anarchist Reacts to Walker Recall Win," and you will be entertained, I promise. Thistle while you smirk! And then, on top of that, I've transcribed the interview and will post it below. Thistle's thoughts are in Recall-Rant Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, thinking that Ted Hall, Misty Rowan, and Thistle Pettersen should go on tour as the Three Tempers, is in the [brackets]:
What did you think when NBC called it with, what was it, like, 21, 22% of the. . . ?
I thought, here we go again, America. Its always this big game of deception and the militaria-industrial-media complex. Thats what I thought.
["Militaria" is a disease you get when the networks don't work.]
What are your thoughts on CNN here?
That theyre a tool of the war machine. And that they lie to the people, in cahoots with the politicians and the war-makers.
[Personally, I think CNN is in cahoots with MSNBC, to drive up Fox News's ratings.]
What was your problem with them last night?
My problem with them last night is that they were calling it Over, in front of MY house, MY Capitol, in MY state! Who are these people?? Theyre not even from Wisconsin! And theyre calling it Over, with a smile on their f***ing face! That is my problem with CNN.
[Thistle, I like your "air mike" move on "Over." Nicely done.]
What happens next for you guys?
Who knows??? Were f***ing working on paying rent and, and raising children, and. . . .You know, people--huh!--some people are gonna sing songs and, and pretend like its okay--thats what those people are doing over there, um, to make them feel better. Other people are gonna get really angry. Um, its not like were organized, you know, and its not because anarchists are against organization. I am an anarchist, and I am in favor of organization.
[Nice air quote on "organized." But, uh, Thistle, anarchists ARE, by definition really, kind of AGAINST "archy" or organization. Maybe instead of "anarchist" you mean "wild-eyed left-wing moonbat bike activist with a free-floating angst who likes to perform at indie coffee shops and go to whatever the latest protest is."]
They try to destroy our organizing, and they do a good job of it!! And thats why were pissed. And thats why you can use that always as a weapon. Our anger is a weapon that you use. You know, Oh, look at the angry, violent protesters.
[That was about a TRIPLE air quote! I'm going to give you a 9.8 on that one!]
Well, Im angry because this society is broken, and theres no way to fix it, and you keep blaming me, you know, and, and black women with children that are on welfare or whatever. Its like, no, actually thats not who we should be blaming. We need to all look at ourselves. We all need to be leaders. Each one of us is a leader, or should develop those leadership qualities, because Im not in charge.
[No, but you are the Queen of "Air Quotes."]
You know what I mean? You ask me whats next? I dont know! Im sad. Im really depressed. I hardly--I didnt even want to come out here, because I knew that the Solidarity Singalong would just be singing and not, you know, going up to the offices of the politicians and saying, Hey, um, you called, uh, the end of the, the recall last night--you conceded, when all the votes werent even in.
[Boycott the Solidarity Singalong! What good are they to the Movement? Who can sing at a time like this??]
You know? Like, if you concede before the votes are in, that increases the, the thought thats somethings going on behind the scenes. And you want to engender trust within the population, not suspicion. Especially in a situation like this!
You know, its like an insult! Its like a slap in our face! Its like saying, Oh, be obedient now. Just go back to what youre doing. The recalls over. We concede. Im such a good man. Im gonna be a big guy, and--as if its between two guys, you know, Politician A and Politician B. You know, its. . . ."
[Actually, Thistle, it WAS between Politician A, Walker, and Politician B, Barrett. And A won. You need to learn the ABCs of politics.]
Anyway, its very frustrating to be an anarchist in America, let me tell you.
[You need to go to an Anarchists Anonymous meeting. Only, they don't have regular meeting times, and nobody's in charge, so good luck on that.]
And the more frustrated I get, the more mean you guys become towards me, and I really hate that. So anyway. . . .
[It's the Militaria-Industrial-Media Complex vs. Thistle.]
What would you like to see happen, and what are you afraid is gonna happen, within the next few months?
What I would like to see happen is mass rebellion.
[It's happening, Thistle! Can you see it? The people are RISING UP, getting on their cycles, and MOVING! It's real, it's happening!]
I mean, people rising up and, and channeling their rage into positive, beautiful, poetic, amazing, creative energy, which, I saw a little bit of that last night. I saw a whole lot of that when we took over the Capitol in February and March of 2011. Um, thats what I would like to see.
[Positive, beautiful rage.]
Id like to see a return to that energy of cooperation, organizing, people helping each other out, people getting food for each other, um. . . .
[Um, Thistle, that's called PRIVATE initiative, not government programs. It's a conservative concept, actually.]
saying, We dont agree with our government, and if we stand together, then we, we win, and we can be forceful and take over this space, because its our space.
[Thistle is lost in space.]
That house, that government is our government. That government does not own me. I own that government. And so I would like for people to have that attitude and come together. Thats what I would like to see.
[The people did come together, This, and they voted for Governor Walker. Again. By an even bigger margin this time. So there ya go.]
What I think is probably gonna see is that the tactics of the government and the military-industrial-media complex work. And people are depressed, theyre divided. We are so worn down! We are so tired! And mad, and reduced, you know. Torture tactics and military tactics work!
[Thistle was tied to the Comfy Chair.]
You know, and then just blame the victim, because Im angry, and Im tired, and Im gonna, like, look haggard or something.
[Haggard? No, Thistle, you look MARVELOUS! Love the Pippi Bongstocking look.]
Because, you know, Ive just not got my community anymore. You know, unless I just want to go to church and sing hymns and be quiet and just sing hymns. Then Ive got community. But how real is that?
[As a matter of fact, Kristine Pettersen (Scandinavian? Lutheran?), that church-and-hymn-stuff community is VERY real. You might try it!]
You know, like, theyre, theyre destroying our livelihood, which is the air and the water and the, and the soil, and the ecosystems. Its being destroyed by the military-industrial-media complex.
[There's that complex again! What IS it with that complex? Always causing trouble!]
And Im not just gonna sit around--as an individual, Im not just gonna sit around and watch TV and eat McDonalds and soothe the wound.
[That's what Pitt does, so at least I give you more credit than I give him.]
Im gonna fight! Im gonna fight!
[I'm gonna stomp my little feet!]
So thats what Im gonna do. And I love Miles. Miles is my comrade, and hes also a fighter.
[Miles to go before I sleep.]
And so he and I will at least have our own little duo.
[The Dramatic Duo.]
And Margaret Mead said it, and she said, Never, um, question what a small group of citizens can do to change the world. Indeed, its the only thing that ever has. And there are small groups of citizens in Madison and in Wisconsin that I have a lot of faith and trust in our, in our spark and our dignity, you know, our, our respect for ourselves to rise up in the best way that we can.
[Mead Me in Madison.]
And may it be graceful and poetic and beautiful, so that all of the cops just take off of their riot suits, you know. There was this beautiful, um, chant in Chicago. I went down to Chicago to protest NATO, and there were riot cops in front of the mayors house. And they looked all mean and menacing, you know. And, and we all started dancing and saying, Hey, hey! Wait, what did we say? We said, Youre sexy! Youre cute! Take off that riot suit! Youre sexy! Youre cute! Take off that riot suit!
[You're screwy! You're spaced! You lost the recall race!]
You know, so, that rage that I feel can be channeled into beauty and delight and humor.
[As in the DUmmie FUnnies!]
And thats what was happening during the Capitol uprising a year and a few months ago. And they dont want that to happen. Because that means that were getting organized, and were, you know, self-determining and. . . .
[You're organized anarchists, in short.]
None of that is what they want. They want us to be obedient. And Im not obedient. Nobody--I am the master of myself. I rule myself. And nobody else rules me, you know, so. . . .
[Thistle, if you rule yourself, I think you need a mass rebellion.]
first or second?she looks nuttier than a nut cake...
Thistle needs to read her history: Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman and Sacco & Vanzetti learned the hard way about that little problem with America vs Anarchism.
I seem to recall this nasty chick (thistle) was in the news for something else but I can’t remember what it was.
She should come to Michigan and start a vagina vagrancy vacation.
"Pippi Bongstocking" LOL
So Thistle is four out of four, I take it? snicker
Boy, that’s a tongue-twister...
Right there summed up in one (air quotes ;) “person” is the sum product of liberalism. And it surely has no value.
Be advised that in the Madistan area, she is well known as Miss Hippy Bongstocking.
She looks like an escapee from a hospital ward.
Stopped to read and prolly not TT.
I can’t wait to paly this for my SIL and remind her (she being a MEA onion-steward) that “Thistle” is the result of unionized WEA school edu-ma-cation!
OK, who has that picture of the “attention whore” handy? These idiots are NUTS.
Couldn’t watch the video. Looking up her nostrils after having dinner was a big problem...
Cindy Sheehags little sister???
HAHAHA! You owe me a keyboard......I wondered who she was reminding me of....
She does does’nt she.Video is very funny...
Just can't be repeated often enough.
I was very disappointed she did not strip for us. I’ve never seen a Marmoset nekkid...
The nickname of Pippi Bongstockings is right on the money !!!
Others say she is the daughter if a prominent social worker from Madison Wi
What’s the deal with stuttering when you type and constantly saying um..... um.... um?
Dude....that's radical...and EXACTLY what the Tea Party has been TRYIN' to tell you. Brief moment of mental clarity? I think so!
(Just a little one...she had no idea what she was saying. :)
She needs to have her meds adjusted.
If we are all leaders then by definition aren't we just a bunch of individuals going our own way? You can't be a leader unless you can get people to follow.
That is the exact pattern of the hospital gown I wore during my last exam.
*snort* [giggles] Great post!
What an airhead. Product of the government schools. Sad.
Funny as heck, but sad...
Good job, Mr. Henrickson.
Ohmigosh, THANK YOU. We laughed, we cried!! Had to watch it again just to get the full effect of a traveling circus anarchist. Absolutely classic. THANK YOU again.
She’s all of what, 21?
Yep, she’s got it all figured out.
Hilarious commentary, as always!
If you really wanted to silence Thistle..just tie her hands and make her stand completely still. She would be struck dumb.
(Scratches head)...maybe that wasn’t the best term to use...or maybe it was, lol.
I sense a trend.
Or maybe a “trend.”
Seems a lot like a younger version of Nancy Pelosi.
Submitted for your amusement.
Thistle seems a bit...prickly.
Why would an anarchist run around with liberal democrats?
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