July 5, 2018
You heard it here first. Time to start thinking about assembling a killer clown gang.
Well, you’ve got the intimidation factor going for you for one.
Secondly, it’s a staple of cyberpunk media.
And not just Chinese cartoons have it.
Basically, it is an unavoidable reality we’re going to have to face sooner or later – that much is clear.
And thirdly – and this explains everything – it turns out that these cyberpunk clowns knew something that we didn’t.
The makeup is used to throw off the facial recognition software of Big Brother cameras.
Facial recognition software is becoming more pervasive, which has some Orwellian implications for privacy. Security and privacy researcher Ian O’Neill has discovered a way to beat the system: get decked out in Juggalo paint.
“Facial recognition generally relies on looking for a few different important facial features – nose, eyes, mouth, eyebrows, and jawline,” O’Neill told RT. O’Neill discovered that Juggalo makeup, worn by fans of ‘the worst band in the world,’ Insane Clown Posse, can defeat most kinds of facial recognition tech.
“This makeup actually replaces the jawline, as well as a few other large features, which makes it very difficult to match it to other regular faces,” O’Neill said. While heavy makeup is often used in other musical subcultures – like the ‘corpse paint’ favored by black metal artists – only Juggalo makeup has the jawline-obscuring, face hiding characteristics needed to reliably fudge facial recognition software.
White Nationalist Clown Posse here we come.
However, hiding as a Juggalo could draw more attention from law enforcement. As a predominantly white, underclass subculture, Juggalos are designated as a “loosely organized hybrid gang” by the FBI. The National Gang Intelligence Center has warned that as well as paying good money for songs like ‘Miracles’, Juggalos will “evolve into a more sophisticated criminal entity through associations with hardened, experienced gang members.”
See, our enemies are already memeing it for us.
The band, led by Detroit rappers ‘Violent J’ and ‘Shaggy 2 Dope,’ launched an unsuccessful discrimination lawsuit against the FBI in response to the designation. Despite having the backing of the ACLU, the lawsuit was thrown out of court last December, leaving the band penniless and begging billionaire fan Elon Musk for money on Twitter.
They’re also dead broke which means confirms they’re Alt-Right/White Nationalist more than any FBI report ever could lol.
…the safest place to remain anonymous might be the ‘Gathering of the Juggalos,’ a yearly music festival organized by the Insane Clown Posse’s record label, Psychopathic Records. This July, thousands of fans will gather in Thornville, Ohio, for four days of rap, rock, pro wrestling, Faygo-chugging and ‘whoop whooping,’ all safe from Big Brother’s gaze behind their thickly-applied clown makeup.
If that’s what its got to come down to, that is what it is going to come down to.