Send in the Clowns Introduction: The Creepy Clown Sightings- Part 1
Titus 3:3 "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another."
Editing and additions HvnlyGal
I have come to the conclusion that all the sightings of weird looking clowns, in out of the ordinary places, is a result of an obsession with perversion and very sinister objectives.
There have been many news reports that lead one down many different rabbit trails. However, those rabbit trails all seem to end up in one place. Under the "Big Top", the tent of the Evil one!
Let's explore some headlines. Man chases person wearing clown mask into woods --- Third clown sighting in Piedmont Triad --- More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina --- Bizarre epidemic of men dressed as clowns threatening to abduct children sweeps USA There are many more but these should suffice. Clowns are normally found at Circuses, Rodeos and at children's birthday parties. Not hanging out in the woods! This in not limited to America, There have been many such instances in other parts of the world.
In 2014, police in Agade, France, arrested 14 teenagers who were dressed as clowns, carrying weapons. A man known as the Northampton Clown terrified children and caused parents to become irate when he dressed as a clown and stood on street corners.
In order to grasp what is happening one must know the origins, the roots of a subject. In this case Clowns.
History of Clowns
Excerpted from Clownbluey.co.uk
The word clown did not come into use until the 16th Century.
Ancient Egypt 5000 years ago used to keep African Pygmies known as Dangas in the Royal Courts to amuse the Pharaohs and Royal Families. They dressed in leopard skins and strange masks and danced and imitated the Egyptian Gods, such as Bes – the God of Dance and Battle.
Ancient China had clowns attached to the Imperial Court as long ago as the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 B.C.). One named Yu Sze, was clown to Ch’in Shih Huang-ti, who built the Great Wall of China.
Ancient Greece had clowns who wore short tunics (“chiton”) which were grotesquely padded at the front and rear and wore knitted socks like tights. This character had an exaggerated artificial phallus strapped around his loins (remind you of anyone? – perhaps it was the Ancient Greek equivalent of “medallion man”?)
Ancient Rome had several types of clown. Some were known as Sannio – they were a popular type of mime famous for their ability to pull hilarious grimaces with their faces and body. It follows that this clown, unlike most others of this time, did not wear a mask. Another clown was known as Stupidus (hence our word stupid) which was Latin for mimic fool. He was usually bald-headed or wore a long pointed hat (as in dunce cap) and a multi-coloured outfit (surely the predecessor of Harlequin?). He mimicked and “sent-up” the more serious actor. He was famed for his innuendo, riddles and the ability to rain down blows on his fellow performers, in burlesque fights of typical slapstick fashion. In true clown style, he used scandals of the day for his material and nothing was too sacred or sacrosanct to be the focal point of his humour. There was also a lower form of clown who was known as Scurra (from whence comes scurrilous), who indulged in jesting, his physical oddities setting him apart from his better class colleagues. There were yet others known as Moriones (moron) whilst the mentally retarded were known as Stulti and Fatui. It was common for the great houses and the courts to “keep” freaks and fools, who on the whole were treated kindly. It was thought by many that they were endowed with special powers from the Gods and were treated as good luck charms. During the Festival of Saturnalia which marked the shortest day and the rebirth of life, a lowly slave would be chosen to take the place of the master of a household and for the duration of the Festival, he would “rule” the household. This is the origin of the “Lord of Misrule” tradition at the Medieval Christmastide. See this very long article with images and detailed info here.
There is a popular song, performed by many superstars, which carries the title Send in the Clowns. The version that is probably best known is by Barbra Streisand. Lyrics to Send in the Clowns here.
The "clowns" in the title do not refer to circus clowns. Instead, they symbolize fools, as Stephen Sondheim explained in a 1990 interview:
I get a lot of letters over the years asking what the title means and what the song's about; I never thought it would be in any way esoteric. I wanted to use theatrical imagery in the song, because she's an actress, but it's not supposed to be a circus [...] It's a theater reference meaning "if the show isn't going well, let's send in the clowns"; in other words, "let's do the jokes." I always want to know, when I'm writing a song, what the end is going to be, so "Send in the Clowns" didn't settle in until I got the notion, "Don't bother, they're here", which means that "We are the fools."
In a 2008 interview, Stephen Sondheim further clarified:
As I think of it now, the song could have been called "Send in the Fools". I knew I was writing a song in which Desirée is saying, "aren't we foolish" or "aren't we fools?" Well, a synonym for fools is clowns, but "Send in the Fools" doesn't have the same ring to it. Source Wikipedia.
Modern day Clowns are used to lure and entice young Children!
There have are news reports of clowns specifically trying to lure children into the woods: Children Claim Clowns Tried to Lure Them into Woods.--- Clowns in woods try to lure children with money --- More Cases of Clowns Trying to Lure Children Reported --- Creepy clowns spotted in another town trying to lure kids into the woods Why? Keep reading and the answers will be revealed.
Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. In television commercials, the clown inhabits a fantasy world called McDonald land, and has adventures with his friends Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids. In recent years, McDonaldland has been largely phased out, and Ronald is instead shown interacting with normal children in their everyday lives. Source Wikipedia.
Bozo the Clown
Bozo the Clown is a clown character whose broad popularity peaked in the United States in the 1960s as a result of widespread franchising in early television. Originally created by Alan W. Livingston and portrayed by Pinto Colvig for a children's storytelling record album and illustrative read-along book set, the character became very popular during the 1940s and was a mascot for record company Capitol Records. Source Wikipedia.
Clowns and Perversion
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, co-founder of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). In a book he co-wrote with his wife Linda Nicolosi, “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality,” he opines:
" I have also seen this same intense fascination with neutered or genderless cartoon characters. One father told me that his son, who is now involved in homosexuality and is refusing to consider change, had a boyhood fascination with Bozo the clown. At the time his parents thought it was cute, even if a little strange. But he held onto the obsession until the age of twelve. The truth is, these obsessive interests are boys’ attempts to lose themselves in a fantasy world where they can imagine themselves as something other than male and where the challenges of gender do not exist." Source his book page 67.
Michael Snyder wrote an article Creepy Clowns Are Terrorizing Children, Parents And Schools All Over America. In there he links to an article about threats from a "Flomo Klown".
The main image, at left, is of a person with a painted clown face, spattered in Blood and holding a large butcher knife as if he/she has just attacked someone! Not exactly the image that comes to mind when you hear the word Clown is it? But to a growing group obsessed with the Occult, Vampires, Horror Movies and a particular hardcore hip hop group.....it is! There is a pattern developing with all of these news reports and it is very disturbing!
Clowns went from being grotesque and fearful to being accepted in modern culture as Funny and Cute. Now as society digresses back into an obsession for evil, wickedness, and perversion, these traits are being once again being manifested in those who have no moral values. They are acting out the obsessions that drive them. Those obsessions are sexual perversion and blood lust!
A study by the University of Sheffield concluded “that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable.” This may be because of the nature of clowns’ makeup hiding their faces, making them potential threats in disguise; as a psychology professor at California State University, Northridge stated, young children are “very reactive to a familiar body type with an unfamiliar face”.This natural disliking of clowns makes them effective to use in a literary or fictional context, as the antagonistic threat perceived in clowns is desirable in a villainous character. Source.Modern society has been conditioned to fear clowns. You can find a long list of movies, TV shows, Comic books, and videos that contain very creepy, even terrifying clown characters over the past 50 years. The Joker in Batman was a a form of an evil Clown!
Alex Anderson, a Fort Collins, Colo. counselor, told Yahoo Shine that popular culture has a lot to do with instilling a fear of clowns. And that fear — from a movie, say, 30 years ago (Poltergeist, anyone?) — can be passed from parent to child. So if you’re freaked out, your kid likely is, too. (See Strange Childhood Phobias: Is Your Child’s Fear Normal? for more on childhood fears.) Source.
Continued in Part 2 - What's the agenda behind all the Clown sightings? In part 2 we will examine the blood lust and the morbid actions of certain groups. There may be a need for a part 3. To be alerted of new posts, subscribe to this thread or sign up for the News Alerts.