Historically, clowns originated with the court jesters, also called fools, whose sole purpose was to entertain the ruler.
Over the years, jesters’ outfits became more colorful and outlandish.
From the courts of rulers, clowns became mainstays of circuses and carnivals.
Then Stephen King made clowns a thing of evil and someone to fear.
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When I read that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had announced his candidacy for president, it made me think of clowns, jesters and fools, including the type of clown made infamous by King.
Evidently, many New Yorkers are thinking the same thing as it has been reported that they are laughing at de Blasio.
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“Donald Trump must be stopped,” he said in a YouTube video announcing his run. “I’ve beaten him before and I’ll do it again.”
He continued: “I will take on the wealthy. I will take on the big corporations. I will not rest until this government serves working people. As mayor of the largest city in America, I’ve done just that.”
The mayor’s main platform will be “working people first.”
He touted his accomplishments of raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, comprehensive guaranteed health care, and free pre-K…
De Blasio is as radically socialist as is New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Sen. Kamala Harris.
The main difference between de Blasio and the other two is that while they come across as being serious and educated, de Blasio comes across as the typical court jester or fool.
The way de Blasio has ranted and raved over some issues, it’s very difficult to take him seriously about many things, especially being president.
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