25 naked eco-wackos arrested in strange South Carolina protest

by editor on May 19, 2011

We have nothing against nudity. In fact, we kind of like it. Some of our fondest memories involve nudity.

That being said, not one of those fond memories involves a protest of any sort. No, we’ve given it considerable thought and nary a nude moment in our lives has had anything to do with protesting.

Leftist eco-wackos on the other hand, love to strip naked in the belief that people who don’t yet believe in their cause will suddenly change their minds when exposed to fat, ugly, protesting bodies. It’s a strange theory, yet PETA lunatics, global warming lunatics, supporters of whatever leftist cause you want to name have bared it all for the cameras at one time or another.

Which brings us to this story from South Carolina:

naked protest environment

An artistic mash-up of flesh and bark drew gasps and a chorus of police sirens Saturday at an impromptu photo shoot beneath the majestic canopy of the Angel Oak.

Some 25 people disrobed and posed around the wide, gnarled trunk of the ancient oak as California-based photographer Jack Gescheidt and a documentary film crew recorded the moment in celebration of the tree, which is rumored to be 1,400 years old.

The guerrilla photo shoot was designed to draw attention to the oak’s grandeur and raise concerns about a developer’s plans to build apartments and shops on a larger tract adjacent to the small Johns Island park where the tree lives…

Within three minutes, Charleston police rushed in with sirens blaring and blue lights flashing. The volunteer models were busy hoisting their drawers at that point. They could have taken their time. They were in for long wait as police tried to decide what to do with them. All participants and photographers were detained by police for two hours while they investigated. No charges were filed…

Gescheidt had no permit for the shoot, which was part of his TreeSpirit Project, a collection of photographs featuring naked humans posing vulnerably around trees to call attention to their importance.

We have but one comment: We’ve never seen such a big tree with so many tiny roots.

Source: Charlotte Observer

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31 Comments on "25 naked eco-wackos arrested in strange South Carolina protest"

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perlcat
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I’ll say one thing about Gescheidt. He has no ear for catchy phrases. Me, I’d be calling it “sportin’ wood for wood.”

Homersdad
Member

And they say us rednecks is dumb. I can honestly say not me nor any of my redneck friends ever said “Hold my beer and watch this” while gettin nekked to climb a tree. Pine sap in the nether regions can be a bitch.

Randome-11
Guest

Poor tree, assaulted by deformed weirdos.

SweetTea
Member

I hate the media too. They spread rumors and tell untruths. This is not the Angel Oak and the nude people in the photo were not arrested. We were released with no charges and the photographer and his camera crew were released and allowed to keep their equipment and photos and film footage.

Get the story correct or don’t write it at all.

perlcat
Member

Wah. No one ever said this was the New York Times. In fact, if you did, we’d take offense. If everything I read on the internet was true, I’d have the biggest, baddest inheritance from some unknown Nigerian relative you’ve ever seen. All’s *you* have are splinters on your harbles. Doesn’t speak well for your ability to think things out beforehand, Leafy Dick.

Tesslea
Member

“we were released with no charges…” one of those people is you… interesting.

Tesslea
Member

I feel sorry for the tree.

Babydoll102187
Member

Poor tree…1,400 yrs old and all it get s are “nuts” and “beavers”…..

hologram5
Member

Editor: Did you not send someone out to get pics of the story? I say that because the photo you have used is NOT from SC, it’s from a protest in San Francisco several years ago… BUSTED..
http://www.zombietime.com/hall_of_shame/
Look halfway down the page and you’ll see the same picture….

perlcat
Member

Let it not be implied that editor has a substantial reserve of stock photos of freaks in trees.

he did the natural thing — googled “morons in trees”, and found Chris Matthews’ photo collection.

drb
Member

OH perlcat, you make me smile…alot.

perlcat
Member

It’s a cereal tree! It bears fruits, nuts, and flakes…

Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week, remember to tip your waitress.

Quayzar
Member

That must chafe.

Old Goat
Member

Do they all turn brown, and fall out of the tree in the fall (autumn for the Brits)?

If so, just ‘leave’ them where they are, and then sweep (or vacuum) them up when they drop.

East_TN_Patriot
Guest

I will never understand why left-wing organizations choose to protest for their cause in such bizarre ways, and then wonder why people don’t listen to them or take their arguments seriously. I’ve tried to explain that to groups like this, but they just get pissed and make some more protest signs.

KimmyQueen
Guest

I know right… then the conservatives are the ones that are stupid for not “getting it”.

alien
Guest

agreed.. silly hippies

CO2Insanity
Admin

Talk about low hanging fruit.

Ruben
Member

I thought it must be a kiwi vine. If I had to caption the photo, I’d call it “Hollyweird squares.”

Max Fisher
Guest

That poor tree,no amount of rain will washh the stink those filthy unwashed tree-huggers left behind

Max Fisher
Guest

the picture looks like a new species of tree…an idiot tree,,,the democratic party picks them fresh off the tree when they need more “useful idiots”

Paden
Member

Naked Bush Hippies Molesting A Tree

hardwurkindaddy
Member

Hug a LOGGER, you will never go back to trees!

Elrond Hubbard
Member

“California based photographer Jack Gescheidt”

California based, of course. What is it with left coast leftists and eco-wackos getting naked all the time? These eco-freaks may learn that the good people of South Carolina don’t take kindly to to dirty, maggot infested hippies that climbing all over their trees. That great oak has survived 1,400 years of hurricanes, disease and heat waves only to succumb to a gang of bare assed narcissistics hanging on its branches. Strange fruit indeed.

SweetTea
Member

First of all, this picture is not the Angel Oak and no one climbed the oak.

Anniee451
Member

That’s weird; I’ve seen a picture almost *exactly* like this of a “protest”, only I’m fairly sure it had five naked wackos in it. Which just goes to show this wasn’t very original.

ocmadam
Member

I think that I shall never see
An ass as lovely as a tree

Particularly if the ass in question is connected to a tree hugger

perlcat
Member

Channeling Joyce Kilmer?

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