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Send in The Clowns

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

As I look back over the past few months, since the election madness, my falling, since my transformative sweat lodge experience  – since overall, what has felt a little like cartwheeling down a mountainside -  I can’t think of a better time to come in contact with the Clandenstine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. This is not a joke, yet in a way it is!

The Rebel Clowns are Clandestine because they are “everyone”.

They are insurgent because they have risen up from “nowhere and everywhere” and because change happens from “brilliant improvisation, not perfect blueprints.”

They are rebels because they love life and happiness more than revolution.

They are clowns because “what else can one be in this stupid world?”

Rebels – and clowns – transform everything through they way they live, create, love, eat, laugh, play, learn, trade, listen, think…and the way they rebel.

The CIRCArmy protests in clown style – from building a peace chain to opposing nuclear weapons to supporting their local “Bobby” as they march for more pay in London.

It’s a new year and time to laugh, dance, sing and yes, clown our way into Change. Want to learn more? Visit and have a happy, hopeful New Year’s Eve!

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