The San Francisco Mime Troupe was the creation of Ron Davis. They performed free form political satire in the parks through out San Francisco. John Conway of the San Francisco Park Commision, commenting on the Mime Troupe, said: "The Mime Troupe is out to undermine our society." "Yes we are!" retorted Ron Davis. "The society that is hypocritical, that is imperialistic, that supports sham art, that supports sham wars, that censors the dialogue, that has the crude audacity to call the opposition 'nervous Nellies,' must be undermined."