America seems to have a nasty clown problem at the moment. Or at least, a lot of worries and bandwagoning when it comes to the breathless coverage of all that spooky clown action. Curious how this unusual environment looks from scenic Juggalo Island? Time had Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J weigh in and hopefully the rapper will get a steady column after his showing.
In a piece for the waiting room staple, Violent J laid out his take on the matter and directed his attention towards clowns that you won’t find in traditional clown uniforms.
Everyone once again is seeing so-called “killer clowns” everywhere—popping out of bushes, threatening people on social media and assorted other public pranks. Cops have actually arrested a few people this time around, though, because there’s a lot of copycats out there and mass hysteria has a way of making people do stupid s—.
But as ICP has discovered over the last decade, there’s a whole army of scary, terrifying and dangerous clowns out there in this country trying to suppress the rights of thousands of people to exercise the most basic part of the Declaration of Independence, which evokes the freedom to “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The only difference is these clowns don’t wear greasepaint.
Considering that the Insane Clown Posse have been battling the FBI over their classification of Juggalos, this stance probably doesn’t come as a big surprise.
These clowns threaten the very fabric on which our nation was supposedly founded upon—and for some f—ing crazy-a– reason, they’re getting away with it. From keystone-cop clowns shooting unarmed citizens, to racist clowns burning down Islamic centers or clowns in the NSA spying on us through our cell phones and laptops, America has turned into something far more terrifying than Insane Clown Posse’s Dark Carnival. Even a scrub like me who dropped out of school in ninth grade can see what’s going on. Today’s reality is scarier than anything you’ll ever hear on one of our albums.
Violent J also used the forum to urge Juggalos and Juggalo allies to join their planned march/festival in Washington D.C. next year. For as much sh*t as ICP gets (and boy do they get a lot of it), you have to award full points to Violent J for speaking up about anti-Islamic sentiment and police brutality when tons of more critically palatable recording acts aren’t lending their voice. What a fascinating time to be alive.