Friday, July 20, 2007

The Neo-Nazis are coming to Tübingen

The Neo-Nazis are coming to Tübingen and we're fighting back with the P to the A to the R-T-Y, yup, we're fighting back with a big party.

The JN or the Yound National Democrats (aka the Neo-Nazis) are coming to Tübingen, which is a widely accepted "left stronghold", to strut their stuff, win new members, and I'm assuming to give the finger to the well-established anti-fascism movement in Tübingen. Lucky for us that the city was quick to take action, and creative action at that. First they tried to forbid the meeting, but I believe the JN fought the "Verbot" and is allowed to have their march. They won't, however, be able to march when the entire city is covered in a giant party. At that point the police will be obligated (and all to happy) to stop the JN out of concern for an escalation of the conflict. This is, in my opinion, a brilliant way around the JN's freedom to assemble -- assemble more. So, this Saturday there will be a huge "Citizens Festival" in Tübingen to celebrate diversity and have a good time fighting evil. I was perusing the list of activities and groups that are participating and was most tickled by the following entried: "dressed up dwarfs", location: overall in the city; "Dance Away the Nazis"; and "The Chaise Lounge Offinsive", which I believe features everyone in Tübingen who owns a reclining lawnchair in Tübingen bringing it and a beer and plunking down for the afternoon.

I'll be running around having fun and taking photos, so hopefully you'll see what I'm talking about.


Zosia said...

Oh how I wish I could be there! I could represent the "Fighting Fascism with Feather Dusters" contingent. Ah, Tubingen. You give me a big heart-on!

That is really a fantastic and creative way to get around the rules and kick evil Neo-Nazi ass. Take lots of pics and post 'em!

joyce chapman said...

so where are these photos dude?! i wanna see the anti-nazi party! the dwarves!

al said...

The only thing I can think of, to explain the not posting, is that the neo-nazi's have taken over the city and have cut access to the www!

Maria said...

I think you're onto something, Al. I hope they didn't kidnap our Claire!