Aren’t clowns great? They’re so silly and playful, and their sole job is to make you laugh. Except for the unlucky few who fear them, clowns are a source of joy and fun. Recently I found a new use for clowns – to combat fear and hatred. Check out this amazing article by Bernie Dekoven. See how the power of clowning around defeated the KKK. Amazing. Be sure to read the main article here.
One last thing – why are so many people frightened by happiness and fun? During the weekend I read several comments on different blogs where the remarks were vicious, confrontational and angry. I understand a bit of disagreement and argument, but I wonder why the idea of fighting bigots and hate-mongers with laughter instead of anger is so heartily rejected? What do you think?