Being Juggalo

I don’t know about Being Juggalo – I don’t know anything about Juggalos at all except for their penchant for wearing weird clown faces and that the FBI have designated them as gang members.  What gang-like activity have they carried out?  They gather as a group and profess a universal theme of caring for each other.  If this is the activity of a gang more than one church is also guilty.  I know, I know – I would have picked another symbol than ‘hatchet man’.  What they do have is music and good vibes. It is rare to find a group based on empathy, not on violence, and having concern for their fellow man albeit how different they may be.  Whoop!   Whoop!

“Todd Okan, 35, was among those on the mall. He said he was pulled over by police in Sacramento, California, because he had stickers of Insane Clown Posse’s “hatchet man” mascot on his car.

“They said these symbols are considered a gang symbol,” Okan said. “They were asking me, like: ‘Are you a leader of this gang?’” Okan, who is an accounting auditor, said he was not in a gang.

“I was like: ‘This is the music I listen to.’”

Others had similar stories. Jessica Bonometti, from Manassas, Virginia, said she was fired as a probation officer in March 2016 as a result of her support for Insane Clown Posse. She had liked several photographs of the band on Facebook, she said, and was told by her boss that her affiliation was the reason she was fired.

She said she had been unable to find a job since then, hampered by the firing and a lack of references.

“My job was everything to me,” she said. “I’m 34, I don’t have kids, I don’t have a husband, so my job was like my life. I didn’t leave my house for a year after. I just couldn’t deal with people. I felt like a misfit. Like I don’t belong. So to say that the effects of it have been devastating would be a serious understatement.”

Being Juggalo


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I’ve published an E-book (Neurotic Man), a hard copy book, (Dworb), produced movies (Woman of the Port and Liberty and Bash), and worked as a writer for Demand Media writing those ehow tidbits you’ve most undoubtedly seen. For many years I wrote business and marketing plans for service, retail and manufacturing businesses. Along the way I’ve also prepared tax returns, taught accounting, been a business start-up consultant, licensed arbiter, federal analyst, busboy, waiter, safety clerk, lighting salesman, restaurant manager, parking lot attendant, construction foreman, and cook.

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