This is a thing or I am old and have no clue about popular culture, anymore …

Last night while cooking supper, Daddylonglegs starts talking about a march that is going to happen in Washington by the Juggalos. I am kind of half-ass listening while shucking corn going “yes, dear” until he starts telling me about The Insane Clown Posse and how they do “horror rap.”

What’s a “Juggalo?” Huh?

O.K., I am old. I have not heard of this. Or am I supposed to? Am I having the same feelings as my parents when they heard “Dark Side of the Moon” blaring from the basement with a whiff of pot floating upstairs to the den where they are seated? I suppose.

This is the Insane Clown Posse:

And here is a sample of their work…

Maybe, I am just really out of touch and you are laughing at me. I can handle that.

Anyway, apparently, they have a fanbase that paints their faces and they like, I guess, groupies or “Deadhead” type followers. Except for one thing. The FBI has named the Jugaloos a “loosely organized hybrid gang.” And they don’t like it and are taking it to the streets.

Last year, Insane Clown Posse vowed they would march on Washington D.C. to protest the FBI, with whom they’ve sparred for the last few years. (In 2011, the FBI named the Juggalos a “loosely organized hybrid gang”; ICP sued the FBI over the slander in 2014, lost the initial lawsuit, and won on appeal in 2015.) Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J are not ones to break their promises, and ICP have officially announced the Juggalo March, which will take place September 16 at Washington D.C.’s National Mall.

“This is the day that we are asking every single Juggalo to join us in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to make a collective statement from the Juggalo Family to the world about what we are and what we are not,” the group said on a website launched for the march. “We must collectively show them that we truly are a family that is united by a shared love of music and fellowship.” …

The website claims that ICP fans have been discriminated against for their fandom, owing to the FBI’s designation: “Over the past five years, our legal team has heard testimonies and reports from Juggalos all over the nation who have lost custody of their children, been fired from jobs, denied access into the armed forces, and the most common consequence — being officially labeled as a gang member by law enforcement agencies for wearing Juggalo related clothing or brandishing one or more Juggalo tattoos.” A page on the site also features similar testimonies from Juggalos.

Well, the Jugaloos are going to have their march on the same day as a group of Trump supporters…

Donald Trump supporters may find themselves marching side by side with an unlikely group of demonstrators next month: Insane Clown Posse fans.

Two separate rallies, one for the Trump supporters and one for the misfit rap duo and their fans ― known as “Juggalos” ― have been scheduled for the same day next month along Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, CBS News reports.

The “Juggalo March on Washington” has been slotted for September 16 for more than a year…

The organizers of MOAR hope their efforts will “send a direct message to Congress, the media and the world that we stand united not divided to protect and preserve American Culture,” according to a statement attributed to organizer Tommy Gunn on the event’s page.

MOAR is scheduled to meet at the Washington Monument at 11 a.m., while the Juggalos will meet at noon at the Lincoln Memorial, before marching up and down the National Mall.

It seems that these groups are not at cross purposes regarding American culture.

I learn something new every day.



5 Responses to This is a thing or I am old and have no clue about popular culture, anymore …

  1. Lless August 18, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    BH: At our age brain space is finite and shrinking. This should not occupy it.

  2. Boohunney August 18, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    Agreed. I am not going to dwell on this too much on this. I just thought was strange that the FBI considers these “clowns” a threat. And, as you know, I listen to mostly Be-bop, anyway.

  3. Imhotep August 18, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    A White Nationalist is a Fascist whether they’re painted up to look like a clown or dressed up to look like a Nazi or a Klansman.

  4. Boohunney August 18, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    I think the marches are separate… just on the same day. Or maybe I missed something…

  5. Martigan August 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    #Failing Donald Trump will do anything to make his crowd look bigger. Even it shows he’s only supported by a bunch of mad clowns. Alt-right = mad clown disease?
    Teh-Rump knew his supporters couldn’t fill half a mall, so he scheduled his followers to show up during a larger rally to create a better satellite image. Bigly Sad.

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