Baader-Meinhof Thursday

I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof group
I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof group

“Now that’s something you don’t see every day on the streets of Surry Hills”, I thought to myself. On the way home from work tonight I caught sight of a sticker for the Baader-Meinhof Group.

I vaguely remember hearing about the Baader-Meinhof Group as a child. And then years later learning more about them, as I grew up. But I didn’t know you could get a bumper stick that said, “”I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof Group” from the Baader-Meinhof Online Shop.

According to their website…

Thousands of young Germans put these stickers on their cars (especially BMWs) in the early 1970s in an effort to dissuade overeager police from pulling them over. The stickers were as much a political statement as a practical one; they told the conservative German population that despite being young and having long hair, not everyone was in the Baader-Meinhof Gang. Now available for the first time in three decades and seen in the major motion picture “The Baader-Meinhof Complex,” an exact reproduction of the famous bumper sticker.

Anyway, I was on my way home from Fruits in Suits which has now moved from Slide to The Beresford. I didn’t stay long tonight. Although I once quite enjoyed going there, I’ve concluded it’s not really “my scene”. From the conversations I’ve had with people there, I’m guessing there’s too many people who don’t share my value system for my liking. I need to find another group. “Creative Arts Workers in Casual Clothing”. Or something like that.

2 Replies to “Baader-Meinhof Thursday”

  1. I had so forgotten about Baader-Meinhof and to a lesser extent the Red Brigade in Italy. A friend tried to convince us to go a Fruits in Suits gathering….I thought she knew us better than that.

    1. It used to be okay… maybe I’m getting older and losing patience… or maybe it’s changed? Actually I think it’s changed. More show, less substance.

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