Breaking: Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years

The left has succeeded in killing another white American tradition–the circus.

Nonwhites enjoy a more frenetic, obscene type of entertainment than European-Americans. Whites could not invent rap music because it’s not in our genes to do so.

Likewise, nonwhites simply cannot appreciate the circus. And so another of the hidden costs of diversity hits home with the closure of Ringling Brothers. Zoos will eventually all be closed too. Nonwhites don’t have the interest that whites do.

Much of the natural joy of white European inventiveness has been stripped from the land. It’s a sad time to be alive if you’re white or even if you’re nonwhite and enjoy that thing we called civilization.

As long as there are whites left in at least some European countries (Hungary, for example), there will continue to be circuses. If you visit Europe, you might think about going to one.

Dayton Daily News

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.

“There isn’t any one thing,” said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. “This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family.”

The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in Orlando and Miami.

Ringling Bros. has two touring circuses this season and will perform 30 shows between now and May. Major stops include Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Brooklyn. The final shows will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7 and in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau County Coliseum on May 21.

The circus, with its exotic animals, flashy costumes and death-defying acrobats, has been a staple of entertainment in the United States since the mid-1800s. Phineas Taylor Barnum made a traveling spectacle of animals and human oddities popular, while the five Ringling brothers performed juggling acts and skits from their home base in Wisconsin. Eventually, they merged and the modern circus was born. The sprawling troupes traveled around America by train, wowing audiences with the sheer scale of entertainment and exotic animals.

And what will become of those unemployed animals? I’m sure it’s not cheap to feed an elephant.

And how does a lion tamer find a new career?

Leave it to a faggot a**hole like George Takei to Tweet this:

That slant-eyed POS needs to die of AIDS. What is he? A couple of hundred years old? Does the blood of dead children killed in Satanic rituals keep him alive?

By midcentury, the circus was routine, wholesome family entertainment. But as the 20th century went on, kids became less and less enthralled. Movies, television, video games and the internet captured young minds. The circus didn’t have savvy product merchandising tie-ins or Saturday morning cartoons to shore up its image.

“The competitor in many ways is time,” said Feld, adding that transporting the show by rail and other circus quirks — such as providing a traveling school for performers’ children— are throwbacks to another era. “It’s a different model that we can’t see how it works in today’s world to justify and maintain an affordable ticket price. So you’ve got all these things working against it.”

The Feld family bought the Ringling circus in 1967. The show was just under 3 hours then. Today, the show is 2 hours and 7 minutes, with the longest segment — a tiger act — clocking in at 12 minutes.

“Try getting a 3- or 4-year-old today to sit for 12 minutes,” he said.

Feld and his daughter Juliette Feld, who is the company’s chief operating officer, acknowledged another reality that led to the closing, and it was the one thing that initially drew millions to the show: the animals. Ringling has been targeted by activists who say forcing animals to perform is cruel and unnecessary.

In May of 2016, after a long and costly legal battle, the company removed the elephants from the shows and sent the animals to live on a conservation farm in Central Florida. The animals had been the symbol of the circus since Barnum brought an Asian elephant named Jumbo to America in 1882. In 2014, Feld Entertainment won $25.2 million in settlements from groups including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year fight over allegations that circus employees mistreated elephants.

By the time the elephants were removed, public opinion had shifted somewhat. Los Angeles prohibited the use of bull-hooks by elephant trainers and handlers, as did Oakland, California. The city of Asheville, North Carolina nixed wild or exotic animals from performing in the municipally owned, 7,600-seat U.S. Cellular Center.

Attendance has been dropping for 10 years, said Juliette Feld, but when the elephants left, there was a “dramatic drop” in ticket sales. Paradoxically, while many said they didn’t want big animals to perform in circuses, many others refused to attend a circus without them.

“We know now that one of the major reasons people came to Ringling Bros. was getting to see elephants,” she said. “We stand by that decision. We know it was the right decision. This was what audiences wanted to see and it definitely played a major role.”

The Felds say their existing animals — lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos and llamas — will go to suitable homes. Juliette Feld says the company will continue operating the Center for Elephant Conservation.

Some 500 people perform and work on both touring shows. A handful will be placed in positions with the company’s other, profitable shows — it owns Monster Jam, Disney on Ice and Marvel Live, among other things — but most will be out of a job. Juliette Feld said the company will help employees with job placement and resumes. In some cases where a circus employee lives on the tour rail car (the circus travels by train), the company will also help with housing relocation.

Kenneth Feld became visibly emotional while discussing the decision with a reporter. He said over the next four months, fans will be able to say goodbye at the remaining shows.

In recent years, Ringling Bros. tried to remain relevant, hiring its first African American ringmaster, then its first female ringmaster, and also launching an interactive app. It added elements from its other, popular shows, such as motorbike daredevils and ice skaters. But it seemingly was no match for Pokemon Go and a generation of kids who desire familiar brands and YouTube celebrities.

“We tried all these different things to see what would work, and supported it with a lot of funding as well, and we weren’t successful in finding the solution,” said Kenneth Feld.

Jumbo, we will miss you and all your friends in the circus, both human and animal.

Read the gloating reactions of Hollywood celebrities and so-called animial rights activists here.

19 thoughts on “Breaking: Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years

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  2. Saboteur, I have to support this as far as the animals go – they deserve not to be clowns for human entertainment.

    Why couldn’t they be removed from the lineup and replaced with something witty and showing fabulous human skills…?

      • The deal on critters is pretty complex.

        I am anti zoo, anti circus etc but at the same time they do save animals too.

        It’s one of those areas where good people can disagree and still be decent human beings

  3. I’m a big fan of the original Star Trek – but Sulu was absolutely the most worthless character in the show. Him and that stupid Chekov – they never added anything to the story at all. I thought Shatner was awesome, though.

  4. The CIRCUS TRAINS are gone , the bridges they crossed are destroyed or so weak they are unusable, the roads are crumbling , the medical services are overloaded or corrupt like the veterans admin. The nation watches old tv shows and crap sitcoms. never do any real science anymore.
    Keep the cameras on the SEARS TOWER it’s coming right down any minuet now.

    • Well, if that’s the only problems… bridges, roads… Trump plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure including those very things; & ditto re revamping the VA.

      Sears Tower has been predicted to “fall” since right after 9/11. 😀 If I remember correctly, it has an occult number address or zip code. Is it still full of asbestos, too? 🙂

  5. Ringling Bros might have been a white tradition, but for the past thirty years or so they have been run by a Jewish family by the surname Feld. They have a number of traveling productions, probably the second most famous is the Disney On Ice shows.

    • Yep, I figured the name FELD was Jewish! However, it sounds like they are very sincere in that article, truly heartbroken.

      That, OR… they wanted it to go under & close down… kill another American Tradition. But it doesn’t sound like it. I think they feel as sad as we do about it. And it does sound like it would cost a TON of $$ to operate, wow, 500 employees? I’d hate to have to make that payroll with just a handful showing up for the circuses.

      Also, since when are Jews unable to figure out a way to salvage a business? “Trying to Stay Revelant” is bunk. Nobody really cares about that crap (female ringleader, black ringleader, etc.). So you’d think they could come up with something. Then again, since their fellow Commie-Jews have turned all kids into little snarky brats with no manners, no brains, no natural curiosity for the outdoors, etc., but as the Felds said, they all have their heads in video games or ipads, well, maybe it was a hopeless cause afterall. Very sad! And great photos, btw! I saved them all!

      As for the animals, I don’t see what the big deal is. How does anyone know that the animals do NOT like all the human attention? Maybe they enjoyed traveling! They were obviously treated well if the Felds won that lawsuit against them by the hysterical animal rights people (who go overboard just like all the other SJW nitwits). And I LIKE ZOOS! So, naaa naaa naaa. 😀

      • Yes, my own belief is that the animals enjoyed the excitement and fun, just like children enjoyed it. The PETA people are sour personalities who deserve to be ignored at least some of the time. I do like their work against real animal cruelty, however.

  6. I have just one thing to say to the holier-than-thou Social Justice Warriors who are celebrating: STFU until you put an end to bull fighting. Any country whose traditional national sport is watching an animal being tormented and tortured to death by a preening faggot in a clown suit isn’t fit to be called civilized.

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