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I am a Juggalo and have found the talk about this song and music video quite funny, but I feel too many people are thinking way to seriously about this rather then just having fun and enjoying the video and song. I am subscribed to their newsletter they put out and recently Violent J (the fat one for those of you that are not in the know) said this.
I don’t know what Webster’s definition of the word “miracle” is, but we’ve always thought it meant something fuckin’ amazing and incredible. A fuckin’ special, awesome event of some kind. A great, wonderful thing. A fuckin’ miracle.
The song “Miracles” is classic ICP. Our listeners know we’ve always included one or two deep, meaningful songs on our albums, we’ve just never made a video for one until now. It was a good idea, obviously, ‘cause it’s got people talkin’. The truth is it don’t make us mad to see all the hate “Miracles” gets from the mainstream. We’ve been “The Most Hated Band in The World” for many years. Without all the hate on the outside, it wouldn’t be as warm as it is on the inside with the Juggalo Fam. Instead, all the hate “Miracles” generates makes us sad. Sad for the haters.
I mean, yeah, we get it. It’s funny to people on the outside lookin’ in, seeing two clowns rapping about space and shit, while floatin’ around in an orgy of screen savers. And SNL’s parody was off the hook hilarious. But when you step back and really look at all the genuine hate it got from everyday people, it’s hard to believe that so few got it.
Yes, most of the miracles we mention can easily be explained away by science, that’s why we say the line “fuck scientists.” Their factual findings sometimes explain away the Earth’s cool mysteries. Part of me wishes they were lying. Part of me doesn't want to know how they really make crop circles. My imagination wants to believe it’s aliens or somethin’. If people can’t relate to that, then that’s their loss. I mean, seriously, it must truly suck to have no imagination about these things. Us Juggalos have deep imaginations, and an awesome sense of humor.
As for the infamous line, “fuckin’ magnets… how do they work?” Magnets were like magic to me as a kid. You could move things across the table without actually touching them! I found that shit amazing and I still do. If you don’t like that, have a dick for dinner. As for the sun and the stars. Who looks up into the sky and doesn't wonder sometimes? Come on, man, I fuckin’ straight up feel sorry for anybody that can look at the moon the trees, and the seven seas, and not see fuckin’ miracles. It’s not about religion either. Nature itself is a miracle. Stand toe to toe with the ocean at night and tell me that shit ain’t amazing.
We appreciate all this shit. Especially a yellow ass, long neck giraffe. What’s a shame is how people walk around blind to it all. They lost their spirit about everything. If you can’t even see the miracle in animals, then you must have never truly loved a pet. That has to suck for you. Maybe you mother fuckers should relax that wound up, extra tense bitch ass of yours for a minute and go smoke a joint or somethin’.
Be an individual, step out and away from the flow of the crowd. Take a time out, open up ya mind and then peep the giraffe. Try to appreciate some of these miracles, bitch.
What’s a miracle is the fact that some people haven’t recognized by now that Insane Clown Posse will never die. ICP will go down in history as an independent music miracle. Get used to these ugly faces. MMFCLJ.
The Happy Clown Serial Killer"
I feel that Violent J pretty much summed it up there. @perfectdayfordying & @infectedonce, concerning the whole "tricking people into turning Christianity" that simply isn't the case. Granted ICP has always had the track record of having violent music and their fans have been accused of being gang related due to the fact that most of the fans are idiots (yes I realize I call myself a Juggalo and by default would be thrown into this category but this is not case pertaining to myself or others that I know) The majority of ICP's music through their entire career even up to this point has had messages of peace, love, and acceptance. The majority of the violence in their songs pertain to people that have beat their wives, racists, child molesters, people that have done extreme wrongs throughout their life. I can name of dozens of songs that are like this and have the positive message deep beneath the blood covered lyrics. They have always "preached" about there being a higher power, a greater good, about standing up and doing what’s right against evil. It is true that the last track on "The Wraith: Shangri-La" called Unveiling they state "Truth is we follow God, we have always been behind him. The carnival is God and may all Juggalos find him."
They were simply stating that they feel that God, who ever that may be, be within your lives. They have always spoken out against the violence that Juggalos cause and its pissed them off that the majority of their fans are too thick to see the positive messages that lay beneath the paint, faygo and crazy antics of the carnival show they put on. I know because during their last tour they spent a few nights here in Oklahoma in Sand Springs in a hotel off of the highway. I went up there to get a picture of their bus and had the chance to talk to Violent J and he told me that he just wishes for people to be happy, not stress about stupid shit, and slow down to realize they are saying and seeing. He has recognized the decline of the “Juggalo Family” and it truly saddens him but he also realizes that not all of the fans miss the message.
Either way I know the Juggalo community has gone down hill like a speeding bullet train, and it truly saddens because I know while it is a very large community not many feel like me anymore and so I have distanced myself from that because of the many negative connotations that are associated with the term Juggalo. At the same time while I distance myself…and trust me it is hard because their music has made such a positive impact on my life in many ways I will always call myself a Juggalo because I am…a TRUE Juggalo…
I guess the only thing I ask of anyone anymore is to just realize that not every Juggalo is a mindless, violent, drugged out drone that is nothing more then a sheep and misinterprets the true meaning of ICP's music what is it to be a Juggalo.
Miracles right? :)
- David "Carnie" Taylor
Does someone go into the park and, uh... lift up the dinosaurs' skirts?