Dear Precious Snowflakes: This is What A “Courageous Protest” Actually Looks Like

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky poses after setting fire to the doors of the headquarters of the FSB security service, the successor to the KGB, in central Moscow

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky poses after setting fire to the doors of the headquarters of the FSB security service, the successor to the KGB, in central Moscow

This the very same guy whom, while otherwise naked, wrapped himself in barbed wire, sewed his lips together, and then nailed his own scrotum to the cobblestones of Red Square two years ago. Well done Petr! I am utter convinced of the authenticity of your beliefs.

In the early morning hours of November 9, Petr Pavlensky, famous for his unorthodox political performance art, set fire to one of the doors of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Lubyanka Square in downtown Moscow. The FSB is the successor to the USSR’s Committee for State Security (KGB), which used the same headquarters. After lighting the blaze, police detained and took into custody Pavlensky and two journalists present at the scene. The journalists were later released (having been detained only as witnesses), and Pavlensky was charged with disorderly conduct and vandalism. If convicted, he could go to prison for up to three years. Pavlensky described his act as a protest against the “perpetual terror” of Russia’s special police and “the reflex to fight for one’s own life.”

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  • Clink9

    Too subtle.

  • ontario john

    But what about the brave federal civil servants that took down the portrait of the Queen today in the Pearson Building. Just in time for Remembrance Day. Just part of the new “Happy Ways”.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Oh yeah, that’s really speaking truth to power.
      Bunch of theatrical idiots!

      • ontario john

        The Liberals are also now looking at cancelling the proposed monument for “Victims of Communism”. Another “Happy Ways” day.

        • Blacksmith

          Well I can sort of understand that, the leftist are going to be making a lot more victims of communism themselves so the memorial is premature…..

  • Ed

    If you’ve nailed your scrotum to a board, you’ve dealt with your white privilege?

  • Wally Keeler

    Dangerous artist — I like dangerous artists.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Have you ever thought of nailing your testicles to Sophie Gregoire to protest ‘violence against women’?

      • felis gracilis

        I was going to post something on this thread but you’ve said it all!

      • Wally Keeler

        No, I never thought of that, but you obviously have, mediocre-by-noon.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          “Mediocre-by-noon” that’s all you got?
          Even Maurixio manages to call my mother and sisters whores, and he’s not even trolling in his native-tongue.

          • Wally Keeler

            sez bunk-by-noon

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            No, no, no, no, and NO!
            I am trying to share with you years of troll knowledge and you are not even trying.
            Does anyone out there have a copy of that epic troll from Maruxio that basically said every female I have ever known is a whore and that I live in a mental hospital and only eat “a bean” and then he went into some sexual stuff that I think has much greater meaning in Latin American Spanish than it does in English… ?

          • Wally Keeler

            sez bunk-by-noon

          • Wally Keeler

            perhaps more appropoetic; junk-by-goon

  • ontario john

    If your planning to fly in Canada this Christmas to visit family, forget it. Air Canada has offered its planes according to the CBC to ferry Syrian terrorists(sorry, refugees) before the Christian Holiday. Yes, what better way to celebrate the Christian holiday than to clog the airlines with muslims. And they are talking about renting tour ships as well, so don’t think you can sneak off on a holiday cruise instead. “Happy Ways”

    • Blacksmith

      They might as well burn them when they are done, you will never be able to get the smell of shit and sand out of them again.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Assuming that the aircraft are not hijacked and flown into buildings first.

        • Blacksmith

          No shit!

  • America won the Cold War, but they didn’t dismantle Russian government and its security services or nuclear warheads. They should have.