The proud heritage of the North American Juggalo

Today, while at the DIA, I stumbled across a small, hidden corridor that I’d never seen before. The plaque at its entry, which was obscured almost completely by a tall potted plant, stated simply, “The Hall of the North American Juggalo.” The exhibition, while very small, was truly moving. I had, of course, known that Juggaloism had a rich history on the North American continent, but I had no idea just how far back it went. Pictured here are ceremonial masks dating back to the mid 1600’s… Unfortunately, no photos were allowed of the beautifully carved stone basins used to ferment faygotomen, the carbonated beverage thrown by native holy men during their sacred gatherings.

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6 Comments

  1. K2
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    It’s a national disgrace what we’ve done to the American Juggalo.

  2. anonymous
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Juggaloism could transform itself into a full fledged religion, like Scientology. Stranger things have happened in the past.

  3. Anonymous Mike
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Scientologists had something that Juggalos don’t — money.

  4. Posted December 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Whoop, whoop!

  5. Edward
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    L Ron was more prolific that ICP. He wrote all of the time. Scientologists also had a boat filled with sexy, young people, floating around in international waters. That certainly didn’t hurt when it came to recruiting converts. Maybe if the Shaggy and the other one gave up the pot and applied themselves, they could give it a shot, though. I’ve heard them talk about religion recently. They claim to be Christian. As a Christian, I think it would be a travesty, but I admit that the image of a junk food-fattened fat Jesus in ICP-inspired makeup has the potential to be epic.

  6. Andy C
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Well the FBI has now classified the Juggalos as a bona fide gang. I also gotta say the “gang” members across the street from me have been very quiet. Maybe to quiet.
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/fbi-gang-insane-clown-posse/

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