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August 13, 2019

The Guardian: Leftist Women Are Stupid, Irrational, Demon-Bothered Borderline-Insane People Who Should Not Have the Right to Vote

Well, at least that's how I read the subtext of this article about leftist women deciding to just go completely bonkers and embrace a silly myth that not even older children believe in.

You see, they've decided to rebel against Trump by becoming... witches.

Monsters, men and magic: why feminists turned to witchcraft to oppose Trump

Whether it's hexing the president, chatting in WhatsApp covens or featuring in TV reboots, radicalised women have been finding strength in the ancient pagan arts

"This is the time for getting scary," the writer Andi Zeisler told Elle magazine on the eve of the 2017 Women's March. "We need to go full witch."

At the dawn of the Trump administration, witches were suddenly everywhere in the US. Neo-pagans used blogs and social media to circulate popular rituals for hexing Brock Turner (who served less than three months in jail after he was convicted of sexual assualt), the supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh (accused of sexual assault, which he denies), and Donald Trump himself. The Trump curse was enacted by thousands of people, including the singer Lana Del Rey. "I'm a witch and I'm hunting you," declared Lindy West in the New York Times...

"Because WITCH actions could be done with a small group and were both fun and political, they quickly spread around the country. Boston women hexed bars. [Washington] DC women hexed the presidential inauguration. Chicago women zapped everything," Jo Freeman wrote in her reckoning of the [neo-fake-witch] movement. The subversive idea that powered both the witch-hunts and the 1990s wave of teen witches -- the idea that, by gathering together and hostaing plots, women might obtain heretofore unthinkable power –--has also fuelled much feminist organising throughout history. Men were right to be worried. Feminists weren't literally going to steal their dicks and hide them in trees, as medieval witches were said to do, but that did turn out to be a surprisingly apt metaphor for their work.

They seem proud of that.

Starhawk's 1979 book The Spiral Dance quickly became the premier text for self-taught witches. As seen through Starhawk's anarchist, ecofeminist lens, witchcraft was not just a way to acquire magical powers, but was a deeply political act. "The word witch carries so many negative connotations that people wonder why we use it at all," she wrote. "Yet to reclaim the word witch is to reclaim our right, as women, to be powerful; as men, to know the feminine within as divine." Some trashed The Spiral Dance for being a new age self-help manual disguised as a radical manifesto; others complained that it smeared its far-left feminist agenda all over what was supposed to be a spiritual text. Either way, The Spiral Dance sold vastly more copies than your average book on feminism, and had a far greater impact.

Yes, because feminists are stupid and crazy and willing to believe anything that flatters and "empowers" them.

...


But the old, dark power – the choice to worship something other than patriarchy's gods, to reject and read backward the narratives of the dominant culture -- was still there. The Trump administration represented a breaking point for many women....


The witch lives between dark and daylight, the safely settled village and the wild unknown of the woods beyond. The backlash years of the early 21st century revealed to many women something we had always suspected: we had never belonged to that daylight world. We had tried; we had worked; we had been loyal to the rules and values of society as we knew it....

If the village didn't want us, we might as well head out into the woods.

There is a fire on the horizon. You can see it burning, out on the edges of the world. The violence we have survived can be our guide to what needs to change. The fire that burned the witches can be the fire that lights our way. Our power is waiting for us, out in forbidden spaces, beyond the world of men. Step forward and claim it. Step forward into the boundless and female dark.

From Sargon, who ridicules this lunacy.


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