Tomorrow marks the Juggalo March On Washington, an event that will see fans of the Insane Clown Posse descend on the U.S. capitol in order to protest the government’s classification of them as a “hybrid gang.” But the Juggalos and Juggalettes marching tomorrow for their right to avoid discrimination on the basis of enjoying murder-based clown rap won’t be alone; the Washington D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has issued a statement of solidarity with the group, saying its members will be out in support of the march, complete with “cold Faygo and snacks.”
And while most shows of political support typically have less in common with the refreshments a Midwestern mom might bring to a Little League game, the DSA’s support of the Juggalos does seem to be sincere, going off of the statement on the organization’s site:
Juggalos have often been the subject of parody, but we cannot dismiss their treatment as a joke. Juggalos who display ICP logos or other fan markers have been detained by police, subjected to harassment, lost custody of their children and more. As socialists, we are no strangers to being targeted by the state: it was only this year that California moved to end a state ban on Communists in state government, and the Department of Homeland Security recently classified the work of antifa as “domestic terrorist violence.
Anyway, welcome to the future, where the president is a bright orange firetruck fan, and socialists and fake murder clowns team up to share crappy soda and overcome government oppression. It’s a weird, stupid place, but at least they have each other.