It may be telling that, around the nation and for a variety of reasons, the overwhelming sentiment seems to be “has the world gone crazy?”.
There’s no one in particular to blame for this. We are just living in strange times. I suppose that the events of the late 1960’s were of a similar ilk, with the nation rebounding from the assassination of JFK, and our country today still wearing the scars of a tragic day in September some 17 years ago.
In these periods of unease and weirdness, portions of the population will look to ancient and ethereal superstitions for comfort. (Hey, whatever floats your boat). And while some of the more natural practices that come into play are harmless, (and likely useless as well), there are a few things out there that still get under our skin.
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Witchcraft can be one of those things.
Stemming from paganism in many cases, the idea of cursing or hexing someone seems just, well, creepy to some folks. Much in the same way people don’t go out of their way to read about exorcisms or play with ouija boards.
The often-uncomfortable feelings about witchcraft held by conservative evangelicals is likely why the left continues to employ it as a political strategy.
Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as “Brooklyn’s premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space.” The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook.
“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” reads the description for the event, “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh.”
“We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him,” reads the description.
Now here’s a piece of trivia: Do you know who else was a big fan of the occult and socialism?
The Fuhrer himself was practically obsessed with all things supernatural, and even spent untold resources during World War II to embark on a number of occult-themed missions.