Monday, August 10, 2009

Someone has to do this: A fool and clown for God and humanity's sake

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Shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday, Carl Kabat arrived outside a N-8 Minuteman III nuclear missile silo near New Raymer in Weld County. He donned his signature clown costume and breached the fences that surround the silo.

He hung banners on the fence. He kneeled in his yellow wig, his one-piece blue jumper adorned with patches and smiley faces and his outsized red shoes. And he prayed.

"St. Paul says we are fools for God's sake. I change it to say we are fools and clowns for God and humanity's sake," he said, explaining the clown get-up.

I never will forget his response when I asked him why he does such things, always landing himself in prison.

"Someone has to do this," he said with a laugh, adding that the missiles he attacks are 20 times more powerful than the one that wiped out 100,000 people in Hiroshima.

"Just one of those missiles could kill 2 million human beings. I have to do this."

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(And for my nitpick friends, please overlook the foolish misspelling on his placard and get the point.)

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