Distractions and The Malleus Clownficarum
Clowns hold up a mirror on society … to be afraid of them is ultimately to be afraid of yourself. —David Kiser, Ringling Bros
An epidemic of clown sightings is spreading across America – and no one is laughing any more?
No comments from Ronald McDonald or Bozo.
Welcome to the new age of witch hunting also known as political correctness.
The accusation, prosecution and execution of witches in the 16th and 17th centuries marks a horrific episode in European history. Over the course of 150 years, around 100,000 people across Europe were accused of practicing witchcraft and between 40,000 and 50,000 of them were found guilty and executed. About 80 per cent of them were women – which means, of course, that one in five suspected witches was male.
Clown interrogations lead to the making of extravagant confessions under duress, often by means of various forms of social torment and physical torture, including profiling and ostracizing those wearing funny costumes.