Excerpt from “Bludgeon the Clown”, chapter 5, page 79.
“Tipping points are what clowns really look forward to.” said Zig-Zag the Clown, who was thrilled to offer his comments on a painting featuring his old friend, Thorgrind the Giant, beheading a sleazy medieval aristocrat; “In history’s rich pageant, tipping points are the main event…the height of entertainment…and the tipping point in our broken culture is inevitable.” He went on to say that; “Class war brings inequality and instability, which leads to revolution and transformation. It can take decades, even centuries for the oppressed to fester and pop, but they eventually rise up; they always have and they always will. The best we can hope for is that it happens with as little violence as possible.” I can agree with that.
Note: Since the Dark Ages, clown culture has consistently identified the giant as the embodiment of the population as a whole (the disenfranchised proletariat), while the knight represents the aristocracy. We found epic clown ditties documenting the tipping points of long-lost civilizations stretching back for eons.
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