Earlier this Summer here in the Prozac Nation, people were seeing alligators everywhere and now, they are seeing clowns. Yes, for the last month or so, clowns have been allegedly jumping out from behind bushes and trees, trying to abduct children and teenagers to heaven-knows-what sinister purpose. Of course, in the case of alligators, we know what their intentions are; but clowns are notoriously unpredictable.
The epicenter of this new wave of terror sweeping the nation seems to be in the vicinity of Greenville, South Carolina; although clown-attacks are being reported elsewhere. The Corporate Media hasn't explained so far why clowns are running around---both in forests and populated areas---unnoticed by anyone else. Presumably, even in the Postmodern US, a guy in a clown-suit would stand out anywhere but at a circus.
Nonetheless, the citizens of Greenville are up in arms and outrage that clowns are springing from behind trees---like the elusive Sasquatch---and menacing their juvenile population. The Police Chief of Greenville, Ken Miller, has been forced to put his foot down quite firmly: stating last week that anyone seen in a clown-suit would be arrested on the spot. "It's inappropriate and creating community concern and it needs to stop!" Miller fumed at a press conference.
Perusing through some other news headlines from around Greenville, however, puts the clown sighting epidemic into a little more context:
March 2016: Huge Meth Bust on I-85
Nov. 2015: 56 People Charged in Meth Roundup
Nov. 2015: Police Seize 12 pounds of Meth
May 2015: 19 Arrests in Meth Lab Crackdown
Sept. 2014: 37 Indicted in Massive Meth Bust
May 2014: 52 Arrested in Huge Meth, Pot, and Pill Drug Bust
In 2013, the DEA estimated 82 meth labs were operational in the Greenville area--- a relatively small town of 61,000. Given that the intrepid Chief Miller has yet to find even a footprint from a clownish oversized shoe in the Anderson County woodlands, we may rather safely presume a correlation between Greenville's recreational narcotic habits and what they claim to be sighting in the forests.
The real Bozos in this whole clown-terror wave are the ones in the Corporate Media, who once again have lowered the bar for US journalistic standards to tabloid levels.