alt right vs antifa vs juggalos

Three groups protested in the nation’s capital this last weekend.  The alt right, what with their copyright infringed frog mascot, under the auspices of this era’s George Lincoln Rockwell…

… and, yes indeed, they do parallel…

Currently trying to align President Trump’s recent compromises with Democrats with their need and desire to keep themselves as the Vanguard of the whole Trump Movement… (And on to the regular “right“]

… Maybe Steve Bannon has a point in chiming Trump’s moving to be Schwarzenegger?  (At first a stealth Pete Wilson, then slid into Bloomberg.)… [He also doesn’t have a point.]

And wherever the, quote in quote “alt right” assembles, they will be met with force by the antifa group, who in smashing a Starbucks window here and there and punching Richard Spencer and shouting out Ann Coulter … in their quest to take out the alt right tend to give the Weimar Republic comparisons a holding.

And the third group protesting in Washington DC.  Fans of the Insane Clown Posse, Juggalos, who’s interest are entirely self-interested and cross these last two administrations.

Several hundred Juggalos, as fans of Insane Clown Posse call themselves, gathered at the Lincoln Memorial. They were protesting their designation as a criminal gang by the FBI, and some said they were uninterested in the left-right political divide on display at Saturday’s other protests.

A very specific problem, and a very specific redress.  The problem…

Much of the problems stem from 2011, when the FBI released a Gang Assessment List placing the Juggalos alongside the Crips, Bloods, and MS-13. ICP first laughed at the FBI labeling. “It wasn’t a 9/11 moment,” Violent J recalled in an interview prior to the march. The gang label seemed too absurd to be serious. “Somewhere in America, there’s a serial rapist out there that loves [the band] Bush!” Violent J pointed out.

Manson dug The Beatles.

As enormous media attention grew around the Juggalo March, other groups had latched onto its cause. A week before the March, President Donald Trump’s on-again/off-again advisor Roger Stone had an associate reach out to me to connect him with ICP. Jacobin, the intellectual socialist journal, endorsed the protest. A pro-Trump rally was happening down the street, and leading up to the March people tweeted things like, “I dream of a world where juggalos and antifa literally scare Nazis shitless to the point they never show their faces in public again.” ICP and the Juggalos’ fight with the FBI has evolved Juggalos from the world’s most mocked fanbase to a serious cause, but the Psychopathic community is uninterested in being civil rights heroes.

Their music probably contains enough bad messaging for various leftists, loosely moving around, in, and out of the “antifa” label, to protest.  (See The Mentors, who performed to a small crowd in Portland a protest greeting of commiserate size.)  Even some of their face-painting may provoke accusations of black (or white) face.  So I suppose on that sense, they’re on no one’s team.


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