This is from the Anti-Fun League! Hugbots have been arrested and some remain in police custody. Hugs for All!
The Anti-Fun League Communique #1
Hello, I am writing to you today with a declaration of a state of love.
All over the world, people are looking for hugs and we will provide them. Hugs can destroy the military-industrial complex and US imperialism and that's precisely what we hope to accomplish as the scientist behind The Anti-Fun League.
On Sunday, May 3rd three of our HugBots courageously blockaded military vehicles headed for the Port of Tacoma. They waited with open arms. All they wanted was to hug the people driving said military vehicles and the police officers who came to arrest them later on. Regrettably, nobody accepted the HugBots courageous offer, and the HugBots are currently in police custody.
The Anti-Fun League however remains diligent in it's efforts to stop the military-industrial complex. One hug at a time. You can jail this robotic revolutionaries but you can't jail the robotic revolution. You can't stop our scientist from creating more HugBots. You can't stop them from developing prototypes of their next robot: CuddleBot 4000. These are smart fuckers.
To the police officers, the fire fighting folks, and every one else involved: We love you. We will build and program more HugBots to hug you until you put down your guns, melt your handcuffs into heart-shaped lockets, you know, so you can put our pictures inside of it, that way you'll have something to longingly look at when you feel sad. We want to make you feel better and we want you to hug us back.
Within the next fourteen days we will hug a symbol or institution of US imperialism because we want to make it smile.
Hugs and Kisses,
The Anti-Fun League
Now this is fun! It's okay to be confused!
They Were Expecting Us To Dive For Their Knees. They Never Expected Us To Go Straight For Their Hearts
The Anti-Fun League has spent the last seven thousand years preparing for this moment. Scientist from Carnegie Melon, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, and Michigan, like the whole state, preparing for this moment. They've labored, toiled, laughed, cried, and followed story arcs from romantic comedies preparing for this moment.
This moment is the dawning of a new era. It is marked by the unveiling of a new sophisticated robot. This robot, HugBot, exist solely to destroy tension between the military industrial complex and the people, one hug at a time.
Hugbots will be stationed across Western Washington for the next few weeks. Their Mission? To hug people and make new friends. Seriously. That's all they want. A hug, a smile, a wink of companionship.
Through their sophisticated programming the robots have determined that people at Fort Lewis need A LOT of hugs. HugBots will be there. You bring your bodies Fort Lewis. We'll bring our hearts.
We'll Bring Them To Their Knees,
The Anti-Fun League
To-day, we are but one moon away from the Winter Solstice. This seems a good time to put out a call to my fellow shadowclad warriors (you know who you are)to join me in honoring the Solstice with acts of magic and ritual appropriate to the day. Let us act out the story of Raven stealing the Sun in the streets of Olympia. Let us each become Brother Raven, acting with the innocence of a child, and each find our own way to steal the sun from the selfish old chief, and give light back to the people.
About the rezone proposal, tonight's deliberations, and some recent interactions on OlyBlog:
I have recently been labeled and accused of such things as zealotry, fanaticism, extremism, and being unwilling to compromise (by people who post on OlyBlog.) This is a response. And let me tell you - I strongly object to being labeled with those terms. But if I am a zealot because I care about the environment, then that is OK with me. In fact, I wouldn't have it any other way.
The Aligning of the Souls gathering was great. Many stories, prayers - and jokes - were shared amongst the participants. The gathering kicked off last night (Wednesday night) with a potluck meal and the sharing of prayers and stories relating to the topic of healing and peace in the wake of the horrible events of September 11, 2001. Some people sang songs or read poems, some people told stories and shared wisdom, everyone listened.
This morning the gathering continued at dawn (Thursday morning, September 11, 2008) with the commencement of a day long continuous heart beat drum rhythm. We prayed for peace and healing as the cool and foggy air and mist of dawn gradually gave way to a brilliantly blue sunny and cloudless September Eleventh day. A ceremonial fire was lit in a very special outdoor fire place. The fire burned throughout the day, carefully observed, attended and listened to.
All are invited to our community Iftar at Masjid al-Nur, Olympia Assalamualaikum brothers and Sisters in Islam, FREE Dinner and Ramadan Fast-breaking, with peace circles, prayers, meditation, reflection etc. We, the Islamic Center of Olympia will be putting together a big fundraising Iftar, Thursday September 11. Come one, come all, come hungry for a very delicious special ethnic food. It is well known in the Puget Sound area... ((smile!)) If you stay to hear Sheikh Joban's inspiring speech... alhamdulillah! May Allah reward you. If you decide to come just for Iftar... alhamdulillah, May Allah reward us for feeding those who fast. In any case, all are welcome... see you then Insha Allah Agenda Iftar (breaking fast) 7:31 Maghrib prayers Dinner Imam Joban: words of wisdom Venue:
Islamic Center of Olympia,
Masjid Al-Nur 4324 20th Ln NE
Olympia, WA 98516
Tel: (360) 491-5760
Call the President of the masjid - ISA ABDUL GHANI - Timberland HighSchool Alumni (and SPSCC too !) at (360) 491-5760 FREE Dinner and Ramadan Fast-breaking, with peace circles, prayers, meditation, reflection etc. To know what Ramadan is all about and why muslims fast, please see: www.whyislam.org
No one wears masks or hoods or black.
The police are welcomed and families feel safe and welcome.
People chant about building things rather than tearing them down.
Protestors are always courteous to their neighbors.
Participants sing appropriate songs but don't yell or scream.
Members self police and guide those who are straying from the rules.
No one destroys property or harms others.
Someone hires a PIO to put a good face on the protest. (Peace needs good PR)
Those that choose civil disobedience should peacefully allow themselves to be arrested and removed.
The police should arrest those who practice civil disobedience instead of escalating things with pepper spray etc.
...you may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.
Anyone else care to imagine?
We also greatly welcome those who are just curious or interested in living in a community and planning the creation of a community.
We will accomplish this amidst a family of mutually caring members--members who honor and encourage each others' individual dreams and talents, yet who balance personal fulfillment with enthusiastic support for the economic, spiritual and emotional well-being of all generations within the group. We will uphold principles of equality between all members regardless of race, creed, age, ability, income level, gender, sexual preference or sexual orientation.
Our EcoVillage will interact openly with other communities and share what we are doing through possibly having one or more of the following:
-and possibly an on-site hostel.
I would like to start this next entry by offering my kind regards, to those who had the time to read my last piece. It is my understanding that some folks did not like it, and it was removed for content. I guess this took only a couple of minutes. So, I value your kind words and your ability to speed read. Clearly, in your instances, the public school system did not fail you.
I guess that I am a square peg, trying to force fit myself into a round hole, on this sight and in this town. It's funny, a lot of folks here, preach tolerance and say what we think and say counts, but I guess when you buck the trend, or latest fad, you get tossed out on your bum here on Olyblog and in Olympia. I am amazed at how in-tolerant this community is, when it comes to opposing popular thought.
I think this town stinks and it isn't getting any better. I have lived here now for 5-years, and it just seems that I keep hearing folks whine about how bad things are outside of this place, and because of that line of popular thought, we all have to suffer with public temper tantrums like last week and in November. The fact of the matter is simply this, most folks who are down to earth don't care if you are gay, straight, black, white or whatever... Folks care about how you conduct yourself, and how it impacts them in their daily life. I mean hey, if you want to make love to knot-holes in pines fences, go for it, just make sure it isn't my fence, and watch out for those splinters.