3rd Wednesday: Current Events (issues from one Wiccan Witch’s perspective)
In recent news, a group of Witches have come out to say that Witches are currently trying to exert mental powers on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in order to get him to quit the election. And, unsurprisingly, some people (particularly conservative fundamentalist Christians) are losing their ever-loving shit over this.
A representative of ‘The World Ad-Hoc Association of Witches’ told telegraph.co.uk that they would be trying to put the idea of quitting the election into Donald Trump’s mind.
“We will cause no physical harm. We will simply hold up a mirror to him on the astral plane. As we watch the debate, tens of thousands of us will shout the idea of quitting into his mind,” said Peter Gower, according to Telegraph. “This is exactly what part of this extremely dangerous man’s mind wants anyway, and we intend to ensure that it happens.”
“It is possible he may announce during the debate itself that he’s quitting. But whatever happens, he will quit no more than 24 hours later,” Gower asserted.
I tend to stay away from discussing politics in my Wicca articles and blogs. It’s something I reserve more for private conversations, or perhaps a brief game of ‘devil’s advocate’ on message boards. But without delving too deeply into politics, I’d like to address why no one needs to lose sleep over this:
- Practically everyone else in the country, if not the world, is doing the same thing as the Ad-Hoc Association.
What the Ad-Hoc group is doing is no different than what millions of other people are doing: trying to project their will in the election. Look around at how passionate and how heated everything is in regard to the election– people are going nuts. Emotions are running high. Everyone has a preferred outcome in mind.
Thoughts and emotions are energy, and you don’t have to be a Witch to use them, even if you don’t intend to use them. Think about it this way—if you rub two dry sticks together, you might start a fire. Doesn’t matter whether that was your intention or not. Likewise, with Witchcraft; anyone can raise and send energy toward a goal. The only difference is that Witches do it intentionally (and with greater skill, if they are well-trained and experienced).
The Law of Mentalism is a Hermetic principle that teaches us everything, including magic, is mind. It is by this law that Witches attempt to achieve their magical goals. This is the basic principle behind what the Ad-Hoc group is trying to do; however, for every person that prays for Clinton to drop out over health concerns, or calls for her arrest, gets worked up over a third party taking the win, it levels the playing field.
- Witches have a right to do this.
You have a right to pray for your candidate to win the same way Witches have a right to cast spells for their candidate should win. We are guaranteed religious freedom as a Constitutional right. If you support the Constitution, suck it up and deal with it.
- Witches do not all share the same political opinion or agenda.
Yes, in much of the Western World, Witches tend to lean liberal, but assuming that means we all share the same hatred for Trump would be a gross inaccuracy. There are Witches who like Trump; there are Witches who hate Clinton; there are Witches voting for third parties; there are Witches who are apolitical.
This Ad-Hoc group is a minority within a minority. Don’t assume that just because they’ve revealed their intentions that all Witches of the world are following suit. We have our own minds. In fact, announcing their magical goals like that, they’re probably sabotaging themselves (consider the Witch’s Pyramid).
- It is a stupid thing to do when you think about it.
At least, it would be a stupid thing for Democrats or people who actually wanted Clinton to win.
No matter how much you hate Trump, there is a large chunk of the population who doesn’t get the warm fuzzies from Clinton, either. Clinton’s leaked emails even suggest that her campaign worked with the mainstream media to get Trump, one of what she called a ‘pied piper’ candidate, to win the Republican nomination. Her campaign wanted Trump to get the nomination because they knew she’d stand a better chance at beating him than most other establishment GOP candidates. And if anyone had doubts about just how unpopular Clinton is with voters, consider that even Trump has given her a pretty good run for her money.
The last thing Democrats who actually support Clinton would want right now is for Trump, possibly the only person in the world hated more than Clinton right now, to walk away and let the Republicans put another candidate in there.
Getting Trump to quit at this stage could mean the downfall of Clinton. Anyone who actually wants her to win should want Trump to see this through—for Pete’s sake, even the Libertarian candidate is beating him in some states.
- The statements were made before the October 4 debate.
It was for the second debate, held two weeks ago, that the group said they would force Trump to quit within 24 hours. Obviously, they failed.
I don’t know if they’re planning on doing this again, but see points 1 – 4 if you have any questions about that.
I don’t know about you guys, but I really cannot wait for this election to be over. I’d say ‘may the best candidate win,’ but hell, who am I kidding? If there is an ideal candidate, he or she isn’t running.