More articles about the Juggalo March, pro-Trump protest, and even Faygo!

There are a few more articles that have surfaced concerning both the Juggalo March and the pro-Trump Mother Of All Rallies (MOAR).

The first article by the Washington Post more or less describes what both sides are marching for, and gets some thoughts from J-Webb at Psychopathic Records. You can see that article below.


Coming soon to the National Mall: A pro-Trump protest, Juggalo rally, liberal march and weddings — on the same day

The National Park Service is preparing for one of its busiest days of the year in the nation’s capital next month — a fall day when more than 30 events are expected to coincide, including a pro-Trump rally and a demonstration of Insane Clown Posse fans who have dubbed themselves Juggalos.

Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said the agency is sifting through applications to determine where best to situate each group on Sept. 16. Permits to use federal park land, which includes the Mall, are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Permit applicants for that date include protests, a half-marathon, charity events and weddings. While some applicants have already secured their permits, many are typically finalized and issued in the days before the event.

The two most prominent events of the day will be the Juggalo march and a pro-Trump “free-speech” rally dubbed the Mother of All Rallies. Joining them will also be a left-leaning protest at the White House called the March to Protect American Democracy, which intends to call attention to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to its website.

Jason Webber, an organizer of the Insane Clown Posse rally, said the purpose of his group’s march is to protest the FBI’s 2011 classification of the group as a gang after a series of crimes committed by people who identified as Juggalos. Webber said the group is apolitical, adding that many of their songs decry racism and bigotry.

Webber said the 3,000 or so Juggalos expected to attend the Washington march have no plans to interact with conservative protesters.

“We are all there to get the point across that we are speaking out against this foolish notion that Juggalos are a gang,” he said. “We plan on staying within our march route and we could really not give a damn what the other groups on the National Mall are doing that day. As Patrick Swayze said in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ ‘This is my dance space. This is your dance space.’ ”

The Mother of All Rallies website says its event is aimed at uniting Americans and is open to all political affiliations, although it is working to promote Trump’s “America First” agenda. The website says the group doesn’t want to be divisive and asks participants only to bring American flags to the rally, with no Confederate flags allowed.

“Due to increasing political and social unrest, many believe that core American values, customs and traditions are being sacrificed,” according to the event’s website. “Rally participants will demand protection for traditional American culture while they express their love for the United States and the America First agenda.”

Multiple attempts to reach the event’s organizers were unsuccessful.

The Juggalo rally will start near the Lincoln Memorial, according to Park Service permits issued to the group. The pro-Trump rally will be near the Washington Monument while the left-leaning demonstration will unfold in front of the White House.

Litterst said the Park Service is equipped to deal with the large volume of events and potential clashes, adding that weekends during the fall are typically the Mall’s busy times.

“Dealing with a lot of events is fortunately an area that D.C. has more experience in dealing with than many other areas,” he said.

The U.S. Park Police wouldn’t discuss its security plan for the day, but said the agency is prepared to provide security while protecting First Amendment activities on federal property.

“We consistently analyze information to detect and deter threats to public safety,” said Anna Rose, a spokeswoman for the police agency. “The USPP makes no distinction regarding a group’s message or political standpoint. Our intent is to protect our treasured icons and the people who visit them.”

Protesters said they hoped to make the best of a potentially crowded Mall and respect all of the groups’ space.

“We will definitely try to walk around the weddings,” Webber said, “and Juggalos make excellent wedding guests.”

And here’s the more slanted article, calling anyone at the MOAR a “Nazi”, which we obviously can’t sign off on.  But again, just bringing you the coverage!


How a Jewish Soda Company Helped the Insane Clown Posse Fight the Nazis

Because 2017 continues to be a year of Rod Serling-esque weirdness, the latest group in the ongoing battle of the left and the alt-right in America are the Juggalos.

If you are unfamiliar with the Juggalos (or Jugalettes, for women), they are devotees of a hip-hop group known as Insane Clown Posse, comprised of white men who paint their faces to look like mildly scary clowns and bear monikers like Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. ICP is so important to its fans that true believers have formed a subculture; there are Juggalo gatherings, fashions, rituals, etc. Juggalos don’t have a great reputation; their music of choice is mocked in the mainstream, and their deliberately crass behavior, coupled with the prevalence of Juggalos coming from poor, uneducated backgrounds means that they’re often the subject of derision. The FBI even categorized them as a violent gang.

But now, the Juggalos’ time for redemption has come. The group, led by the band members, have decried the recent events in Charlottesville and throughout the U.S., and in response to their ongoing struggle with the FBI, determined to march on Washington— the same day as the Donald Trump rally.

Reports have pointed out that for all of ICP’s flaw, the signs of their anti-Fascism were already there. Despite the performers and most of the fans being white, they’ve burned a confederate flag onstage, they decry racism in their lyrics, etc. But there’s one other important detail to their unlikely rise as heroes.

One of the most sacred events at ICP concerts is a sort of communion known as the “Faygo Shower.” Basically, band members spray members of the audience with soda.

But not just any soda. Faygo is a soda brand local to Detroit, where ICP originated— they even reference the soft drink in their lyrics. And so, as part of their devotion to Juggalo life, fans drink the stuff by the bucketful. Faygo tries to keep a healthy distance from Juggalos, but the company certainly benefited from the face-painted consumers.

ICP has helped a company thrive, a company started by Jewish immigrants.

Faygo is short for Feigenson— yes, really. The Faygo website euphemistically describes brothers Ben and Perry as “Russian immigrants,” but a quick Google search will confirm the obvious. In 1907 they began their bottling business, and soon began flavoring soda water with frosting flavors (they were originally bakers). And like something out of a novel about Jews making it in America, they shortened their name to something completely alien sounding to help the product sell. The company stayed in the family until the 1980s, and while it now belongs to the National Beverage Company (they own the likes of LaCroix and Shasta), Faygo is still headquartered in Detroit.

And so, the Insane Clown Posse, admittedly unwittingly, votes with their pocketbooks, and in their semi-obscure, highly regional, and affordable beverage of choice is one brought to us by the very people the Neo-Nazis stand against: Jews, and immigrants.

Plus, this drink can be an extra Fayg-You to Fanta. The two sodas may share letters in common, but while Faygo is the product of Jewish American immigrants, Fantawas a German product created during World War II. Which would you rather patronize?

Perhaps the Juggalos are onto something.

from Faygoluvers


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