Skip to comments.Non-violence group ousts anarchists
Posted on 07/08/2004 10:22:01 AM PDT by EggsAckley
The Santa Cruz anarchists who rent basement space from the Resource Center for Nonviolence have been told to leave. The reason? A clash of philosophies, said Kyle Sirman, at the Anarchist Infoshop.
Incompatibility, said Bob Fitch, a Resource Center official. The anarchists have ``been unable to create a continuity of safe and welcoming atmosphere,'' said Fitch, who manages the property. But Sirman said Fitch told the group there was too much traffic and not enough personal hygiene.
Some of the complaints, Sirman quoted Fitch as saying, ``had to do with us smelling.'' The Resource Center sells books and bumper stickers, offers draft counseling and speakers, and sponsors such events as Friday evening peace vigils and house parties to raise money for rebuilding Palestinian homes. One of its founders is Scott Kennedy, mayor of Santa Cruz.
The anarchists, meanwhile, lend and sell books and anarchist magazines, pamphlets and fliers about upcoming events such as ``Feral Visions Against Civilization.'' Their tiny ``infoshop'' includes several rows of jars that Sirman called an herb library. ``It's not an eviction,'' said Fitch, who was annoyed that the Anarchist Infoshop had issued a news release about it.
``To make it into a big campaign is really inappropriate,'' he said. The anarchists see it differently, according to their news release: ``We feel that some form of public space like our infoshop is essential to developing a revolutionary community in Santa Cruz.''
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More of the same from the People's Republic of Granola.
He he he....anarchists guilty of poor planning?
Allow me to append your list for Santa Cruz bizarro.
Thank you. I don't know why I don't have a ping list for this stuff. I just have to rely on my memory, and THAT'S not so good anymore! LOL!
I met an anarchist at the 2nd Amendment march during the MMM debacle. He smelled to high heaven and probably hadn't seen soap in a while. Come to find out they don't bathe in order to be offensive to others.
You'd think with the money their daddy's have that they could afford some body wash.
"plugz muh nose" Bump ... lol
Funny, when I went to post this, it told me to do an "auto-excerpt", which I did. But it didn't really excerpt anything; it just posted the whole article. ???
To the non-violence people and the anarchists, all brothers under the ANSWER banner, I say, "Why can't we all just get along?"
---``We feel that some form of public space like our infoshop is essential to developing a revolutionary community in Santa Cruz.''---
"Anarchists", "Revolutionary community": try leaches!
Send them up to the Institute of Phenomonology.
I'll strap them down in my Lab and remove their olfactory organs.
Olfactory organ (Anat.), an organ for smelling. In vertebrates the olfactory organs are more or less complicated sacs, situated in the front part of the head and lined with epithelium innervated by the olfactory (or first cranial) nerves, and sensitive to odoriferous particles conveyed to it in the air or in water.
A dollar two ninety-eight per organ.
I don't know why it is but anarchists always seem to lack organizational skills.
Heheheh. How about a mark-down for quantity? We have sooooo many here.
She cooked the best apple pies. It amazed me that someone that could not smell anything could cook so well.
I saved money on deodorant...JK LOL.
LOL @ New World Odour!!!
I guess the stomp out violence mentality didn't catch on.
If the nonviolence people wanted to be more inclusive they could have dealt with the situation thusly--
People who work with cadavers use the trick of dabbing the area with a little oil of wintergreen. It doesn't get rid of the odor, but it tricks your nose into thinking it doesn't smell so bad. Works for a couple of hours, I think, long enough for them to have their meeting and get out.
Nothing funny about "organized" anarchists in CA. I've dealt professionally with their Santa Cruz brethren - they belong in an asylum.
Yes, they ARE quite scary, but try to imagine an "anarchist" running an organization. Kind of an oxymoron.
Geez what a bunch of losers.
How about I flatten their nose for nothing?
Unwashed hippies BUMP.
Their marijuana stash?
A: Stash it under a bar of soap.
They'd invite Michael Moore to address their group but there is inadequate ventilation and no room for Axis Mikey's big butt.
So, what happens if the anarchists won't go peacably?
The only problem is that it isn't unbelievable.
It's unbelievably real, or really unbelievable, or.............oh well, it IS Santa Cruz after all.
I'll still be laughing about this one tomorrow. It will certainly keep me amused while I'm walking the dog tonight.
I don't think people who have never been to Santa Cruz can fully understand these things. ;)
Well, you've got got something of a ping going. That's good. There should be one.
Once again, Santa Cruz becomes the laughing stock of headlines. We were due for a new one!
Strangely enough, we don't have one of those in Waynesboro, VA.
We have Mennonites in the park. They are pacifists. But there is no Center for NonViolence which has trolls living the basement.
On another note; CCFA won the appeal with the 6th Court.
The Coastal Commission bailed out and Santa Cruz Co. appealed to the CA Supreme Court (ahem, sorry, logging rules)The Big Court accepted the case.
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