Anti-racism clowns steal the show at Nazi/KKK rally
Clowns from the “100th ARA (Anti-racist-action) Clown Block” cheerfully pop in on a VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK white supremacist rally in Knoxville, TN, ready to join in the cheers. But they don’t seem to be able to get the words quite right:
Look, these poor dupes are not going to be reasoned with. Perhaps they’d enjoy nothing better than a mutual shout-down, maybe even a brawl (indeed, the VNN founder gets arrested after rushing the newcomers).
But clowns! They completely alter the public memory of the event, replacing rage with humor.
And how appropriate. There needs to be a consensus that these demonstrators are not the heroic defenders of the nation they imagine themselves to be. As victims and perpetrators of irrational, paranoid conspiracies (along the lines of the counterfeit-birth-certificate-not-really-our-president hokum), they alienate and destroy.
All America benefits when they’re not taken seriously. [h/t Wendy Babiak]
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