Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Clowns are people, too

More or less.  This thing reverberates.  There's something clownish about considering a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask a "hate criminal." But, then again, almost all recent behavior by the civil rights crowd can be characterized as "clownish." And maybe not just recent behavior. But civil rights leaders are a special kind of clown.  These are clowns at whom we are forbidden to laugh. No matter how idiotic or illogical the pronouncements by Sharpton or Jackson or Oprah or Obama or Holder, we have to keep a straight face.  Their mainstream opponents try to answer there childish babbling and whining by actual arguments, but they are immune from arguments.  They are right by definition.  Recently, a Black woman on the net assured me that only Blacks understand racism and only Blacks can.  So anything I have to say about the subject, one way or the other, is automatically invalid and doesn't have to be refuted.  I'm wrong because I'm White.

But Jim Goad refuses to take any of this as seriously as they want him to, and writes:

Fear of a Clown Planet

After all the progress we’ve made as a nation, it’s depressingly obvious that Americans still harbor a deep-seated hatred and fear of clowns.

This shameful fact became evident in the wake of an incident at the Missouri State Fair when a rodeo clown wearing a Barack Obama mask was made the scapegoat for a national controversy. The event was captured on video by an attendee who expressed his outrage and horror after an announcer asked the enthusiastic white rural audience whether they wanted to see the clown run down by a bull.

Lost in the ensuing media outrage was the fact that it was the rodeo clown, not Barack Obama, who was risking his life in this incident.

This is because we live in an unjust world where the lives of the rich and famous are deemed far more valuable than those of the poor and unknown. It is my sincerest wish that America will one day be able to look in the mirror and do some soul-searching regarding this horrid and unacceptable inequity.

Perry Beam, who filmed the incident but did not share in the crowd’s unhinged bloodlust, saw racism in an incident that obviously reeked of rabid clown-hatred instead:

If you’re a white man in a black mask in a former slaveholding state with a broom lodged in your rectum and you’re playing with your lips, you will be confused with a racist. Had I been black, I would’ve been scared for my life.

Ahh, but you are not black, Mr. Beam. But the unspoken truth, the one that dare not speak its name in the modern mainstream media, is that neither are you a clown.

Last Monday rodeo announcer Mark Ficken, claiming he received several death threats, resigned from his post as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association. His lawyer claims that Ficken had no knowledge that the president would be mocked in such a manner, blaming the entire debacle instead on a “rogue rodeo clown” who has yet to be named.

In America, no matter who’s responsible, the clowns always seem to get blamed. There is clearly not “liberty and justice for all”—at least not if you’re a clown.

Professional rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling was originally thought to be the man behind the Obama clown mask. Instead, he offered “color commentary” from a microphone headset during the unfortunate incident with statements such as “Hey, I know I’m a clown. [Obama’s] just running around acting like one. Doesn’t know he is one.” He later made clear that “nothing racist was ever implied.”  (Read the rest HERE.)


  1. The recent shenigans on the part of the NAACP is nothing new.

    One NAACP official who looked as black as Perry Beam dogged Hattie McDaniel in the name of anti-racism.



  2. Pastor Manning and a guy who worked rodeo weighs in on this: