Juggalos

7 Reasons Why the Juggalos are Our Best Hope to Defeat Donald Trump

Our nation is in a bind. The Republicans control the government and the Democratic Party is afraid to stand up to them. The Left is fragmented and full of infighting. Only one group can save us:

The juggalos.

What are juggalos?

Juggalos (and their female equivalents, juggalettes) are fans of the Insane Clown Posse (ICP), a horrorcore hip-hop duo known for wearing clown makeup. ICP’s heyday was back in the 1990s, but they still have a devoted cult following of juggalos who paint their faces, gather at a huge outdoor festival every year and drink Faygo soda.

A pair of foul-mouthed murder clowns and their followers might seem like an unlikely political ally. But don’t dismiss the juggalos. Their subculture has immense strategic potential, for the following reasons:

1. They’re from strategic swing states.

ICP leaders Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope hail from the Midwest, and many of the juggalos come from working class rural towns. Winning them over means reaching states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa—critical battlegrounds the Democratic Party desperately needs.

2. They’re fiercely anti-racist.

ICP might use violent, offensive language, but it turns out they’re really anti-racist. They write songs about killing Klansmen and Confederates. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope can counter Trump’s message of racism in a way that doesn’t come across as snobby or condescending.

Just listen to “Confederate Flag.” A juggalo (or juggalette) absolutely would punch a Nazi.

3. They’re politically motivated.

The juggalos aren’t just music fans. They’re also politically active. They’re currently planning an enormous Juggalo March on Washington, D.C. to protest being classified as a criminal gang by the FBI.

4. They’re cultural and political outsiders.

Americans are sick of Washington insiders and political elites. They want something new and different. And what’s more different than a man rapping in clown makeup? Nothing.

As mentioned before, juggalos know how it feels to be stereotyped and stigmatized for being different. It wouldn’t be too difficult to get them to sympathize with other marginalized people, like immigrants or the LGBTQ community. They’re already completely fine with men who wear makeup.

5. They love animals.

Unlike Trump, whose mutant sons kill elephants and leopards for fun, ICP regards nature with a sense of awe. Just check out this Guardian interview:

“Have you ever stood next to an elephant, my friend?” asks Violent J. “A fucking elephant is a miracle. If people can’t see a fucking miracle in a fucking elephant, then life must suck for them, because an elephant is a fucking miracle. So is a giraffe.”

Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope would absolutely defend the Endangered Species Act.

6. They’re secretly Christian.

ICP’s work is full of vulgarities, but it actually contains themes of personal redemption and finding God. The juggalos could help wrestle religion away from right-wingers and build a community of left-leaning Christians.

7. They’re intensely loyal.

The juggalos and juggalettes have been painting their faces and going to gatherings for 20 years. Despite social stigma and political persecution, they remain a devoted family. If you can win over the juggalos, they’re yours for life.

  • Robert Tidwell

    Juggalos are not Christian and neither are ICP. I mean some of us are but ICPs concept of God is only sort of Christian and is actually fairly unique in terms of religion. It’s much closer too the Bahai faiths understanding of God than the Christian one.

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  • Justin

    I liked the article and while some of it isn’t 100% accurate I can say that icp’s message has always been about a lot of the things you mentioned. Sadly, the juggalo community has however, become over saturated and far too many don’t actually buy into that message. Thus the reason why I hesitate to call myself a juggalo anymore even though I’ll always believe in icp’s music and the influence their message has had on me over the years and I’ll never stop resisting trumps bigoted presidency.

  • ᙓᔕᙅᗝ.2

    That’s what I’m sayin’!!

  • Aberran Fox

    J and Shaggy might be somewhat Christian like but to say Juggalos are Christian is a bit of a stretch a Juggalo is whatever a Juggalo is really the whole point of being a Juggalo is to be yourself. I think the most positive message they have is to believe in the goodness of humanity. They seem to think that if we are all left to our own that the majority if not all people would be good human beings. Reminds me of some of Anne Franks last words.

    Many Juggalos are Pagan, and Atheist and most I would say tend to be Agnostic no matter what their belief system is. They are not afraid to say they don’t know something more often than most groups of people and really when it comes to Religious subjects more is uncertain than certain. Even “Juggalo Music” often questions “God” and why he allows evil and hardship to befall innocent people particularly children.

  • Madam Macabre

    Wishful thinking. ICP is apolitical and doesn’t buy into any shit flying from the left or the right.

  • gregoryabutler

    They’re far from “anti” racist – they’re also casually homophobic and sexist – not to mention all the criminal activity.

    These are Trump voters, not “resisters”

  • Pornog the Barbarian

    This was reposted on Faygoluvers since it’s Juggalo related which is where I saw it, and it very much pissed off Juggalos from what I saw. The Left now thinks it can use us to fight their political battles, but they’re dead wrong. The week before the March a prominent youtube Juggalo and the organizer of the MOAR did a livestream together and found a lot of middle ground. For the most part we’re apolitical, but we know that groups like Antifa and the modern Left in general are actively fighting freedom of speech/expression which is in direct contradiction to what we’re all about. Let’s not forget that the Juggalo gang label happened in 2011 under President Obama’s watch altho I wouldn’t be surprised if he himself has no idea who ICP even is.