Ladies and gentlemen, let’s talk about the enemy for a moment.
The enemy is ignorance and it surrounds us.
Now, there are plenty of people to blame for the ignorance around us (the media, politicians, a poorly funded education system), but I would like to submit to you, my wonderful readers, that the key weapon in the enemy’s arsenal is not Fox News or Fast Food or commercials on daytime TV. I submit that the enemy is far more sinister than all of these things. The enemy is the Insane Clown Posse and consider this to be the call to arms.
Now, I’m not normally someone who trashes on pop culture and I don’t like to judge others for their taste in pop culture (at least, not publicly), but ICP isn’t pop “culture” because that would imply that there would be something of worth to cultivate. No, the Juggalos are pop terrorism.
I’ve never been a fan of ICP, but it was never more apparent to me that they were useless than in “Magic and Miracles.” I’m sure you know about the song, but watch the video if you’ve never have. It’s truly a sight to behold.
The song pontificates on the idea that there are things in the world that are amazing and people should take a few moments to relax and notice these things. It seems like a beautiful message until Shaggy 2Dope wonders how magnets work and he says, ” I don’t want to talk to a scientist, you all *bleep* are lying and getting me pissed.”
It’s this promotion of ignorance that bothers me. This idea that scientists have something to gain from lying about how magnets work is a baffling concept. And furthermore . . . you know . . . wait . . . here is a youtube video of a hermaphrodite that explains things pretty clearly.
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Did you watch that last video? Did it kill this conversation as much as I think it did?
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Well, I think I can go one step further.
What if it is all an act that was cleverly orchestrated by an evil, higher power? What if ICP really serve a much more sinister and evil purpose that is far more intelligent than we could ever hope to imagine? Follow me down the rabbit hole, if you will.
William Shakespeare used protective irony in order to get his point across in his plays. Often times, the part of the fool was the truth that Shakespeare wanted his audience to take away from the play, and these messages were often controversial, but because the fool spoke the truths, then Shakespeare could fall back on the excuse that no one would believe a fool, so it was all a joke.
What if the Juggalos are spreading the “Magic and Miracles” message in order to get people to think science is a myth? What if the ignorance that they rap about is something they truly wish for people to believe in?
If ignorance were to spread, then whoever is behind it all can rise to power and no one would be able to stop him. He would ascend to the top with no one to challenge his authority. Yes, the dragon of the West would be able to rise to power and no one could stop him.
“Dragon of the West?” – you ask.
Oh yes. There is a mastermind behind it all and he has orchestrated a grand conspiracy in a quest for power. Who is “he” ?
Stay tuned . . . I’ll have the answer next week.