Many of you have undoubtedly seen the one-in-a-million Bix Tacoma Action Figure, created by local (Tacoma) artiste R.R. Anderson. It’s a wonderful tribute to our selfless Friend Bix. Well, Monsieur Anderson has done it again. But this time there’s even more!
That’s right Kids!!! Now, you can get your very own Father Bix Anti-Nuke Sunflower Seeds. Yup – Sunflower seeds are a symbol of a nuclear weapons free world. Part of this story is that sunflowers (really do) absorb certain radioactive elements from the soil and water, and have been used to clean up radioactive contamination in places like Chernobyl.
And besides; sunflowers just seem to make people happy. Plant a bunch of these subversive seeds and you can have your very own field of sunshine. (AND make a statement for a world free of the scourge of nuclear weapons).
Bix and his companions in the 2009 Disarm Now Plowshares action cut through fences and made their way over the course of many hours across the massive Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in the dark of night on their way to the Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific. That is where the Navy stores the thermonuclear warheads for the missiles that are carried on its nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Their purpose? To symbolically disarm the weapons stored their – turning them “from swords into plowshares.”
Along the way the five brave souls sprinkled sunflower seeds. And so a bit of sunshine might have one day sprouted in the evil darkness of a place dedicated to the preparations for the murder of upwards of millions of people and quite possibly the end of civilization as we know it on this small planet.
So get your very own Father Bix Anti-Nuke Sunflower Seeds today (just in time to plant) from the Central Tacoma Radical Media Exchange! Spread a little subversive sunshine. You’ll be glad you did.
Let’s all spread the message – Swords to Plowshares! Ditch the Nukes!
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