Dear Clowns!

Welcome to our War-site. Thanks to our Guardians of Jamaican Caves for this strategic web-seat. I assume full responsibility for the content of these clown pages--and my own heart. Clown pictures are pending copyright and model releases. Please don't mis-use them, thanks.
Our Cockpit Country cave is under attack! Read my story. Then, join the Ring around the Cockpit game. Please help defend our territory; sign the online petition. Check my clown profile, if you wish.

You want more??? "It Takes a Village" in the March 2007 issue of reveals secrets of my past. In May 2007, oneUp will launch a clown series on practising the art of clown-stepping. You're welcome to join us. We'll be dancing to more peaceful drums there...

(These are my guidelines for the Rules of Engagement for clown action.)

You'll find background information on Pear Tree Bottom, including the Environmental Impact Assessment, here. The "Victory at Pear Tree Bottom" letter in Alternative Journal's March 2007 issue gives you the low-down on my perspective of the case. I have witnessed how an invaluable piece of Jamaican coastline down the road has been transformed into an abomination. I'm speaking out now. For two years I voiced concerns and trusted the authorities. My clown citizen letters, [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6], are proof of earnest engagement in constructive community participation. I was not alone.

On Saturday March 17, 2007, I received a press release from JET and NJCA. The forces behind breaches revealed in the judicial review case environmental friends won in May 2006 are still at work. Our clown opponents have received adequate warning. Time for immediate clown action!

No more Pussy-footing! In my declaration of clown war I lay down the gauntlet. My clown indictment against the evil entity, the Phantom of Pear Tree Bottom, for miscellaneous crimes contains stringent penalties. My draft of the Peace Treaty is a work in progress. Your input is welcome here.

Thanks for visiting this spot. Shade and sweet water to you!

You can read more below. This is guerrilla clown warfare. I am not in charge. You probably aren't either, unless your name is….

I may lay down my balloon sword any time, sit back and let the war wage itself. As an endangered species on earth, especially in Jamaica, my plan C is to flee to a distant galaxy and seek environmental asylum on a more viable planet…What's your future option? My entry for the Ecologist 2007 Essay Competition says more.

What's your legacy for future generations? Why not buy a piece of the Cockpit Country and preserve it???

Other Plans:
Operation water droplets: Shhhh! It's a secret. Let your imagination be inspired by the words of this song by Sweet Honey On the Rock:
"Step by step the longest march can be won, can be won
Many stones to form an arch, singly none, singly none.
And by union what we will
Can be accomplished still
Drops of water turn a mill, singly none, singly none."

And remember, the hardest granite can be carved by the persistent action of a tiny stream.

The All Fools' Day Peace Siege:
Who's making a fool of the Jamaican people? Not me. On April 1, 2007 I, Grand Fool Sundoc Clown, will besiege the abomination grounds. Sometimes one must defy injustice. I will denounce the Evil Phantom of Pear Tree Bottom, offer prayers for Jamaica's redemption and perform rituals to drive the Phantom away. Then I'll sail to the Exhibition at Harmony Hall to dock my vessel with other craft. I will march, sing peace songs and celebrate love of life, biodiversity, peace, and justice to launch my clown defense of the Cockpit Country. RETREAT!!! Come join me there! One battle's lost. We've learned the lessons to win the war. More details on that story (soon come).

Clown War Cry:
This war is a peace promoting, non-violent, loving clown action. My war cry will be peace songs from around the globe. Learn them for the march on All Fools' Day, then our voices will be stronger.
Submit your favourites to Lt. Clown Commander Songbird to add it to our list. Mine are available as audio files here:
Let there be Peace on Earth
Prayer of St. Francis
We shall overcome
Wade in the Water
Imagine (64 kbps wma, and not commercial quality, so please don't sue us Yoko :-)
Shalom Alechem
Bis mila ilachmem ilachim (my version of the Islamic cry: everything that is, is God)
Step by step (pending permission)
Wani wakiyalo
Come wi go dung a Pear Tree Bottom

For more clown antics, check the chatter here, and here.
God Bless You! God Bless Jamaica! God Bless Our Planet!
May the best clown win!
Hugs, love and peace for all. Walk good!

Auntie Brigadier General Sundoc Clown
Supreme Clown Warrior Leader of Jamaica, the Caribbean, Planet Earth and the Universe, Descendant of the Maroons, Heiress of the Spirit of the Tainos and…(tell you later).

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