Hillary Clinton, they are telling us now, is a Witch.
The truth, of course, is that folks on the Republican side of the American political fence have been calling her a “witch” for quite some time. I’ve heard it mixed in there, along with every other disparaging word in the misogynist’s lexicon.
But then suddenly, a couple days ago, they started talking about the capital ‘W’ kind of witch.
Specifically, some folks on Drudge and other bottom-feeder websites began claiming that Clinton was a member of a circle of blood-magic wielding, satan-worshipping, cultists.
I mean, come on guys…, I’ve got so many reasons to vote for her already.
You don’t need to sweeten the deal.
For the last year, I’ve tried to keep this blog away from the American political meltdown, providing myself (and anyone who cares to join me), a respite from the insanity. Plus, I already get dragged into enough political flame-wars, without stoking the fires on my own site.
But it’s the last day before the election, so what the hell, while the wackier fringes of the conservative movement are off trying to prove that ducks and witches are both made of wood, I thought I might take just a brief moment to explain my very favorite thing about the 2016 Presidential Election cycle.
It’s not a hard choice really, in the last year we’ve seen a lot of really nasty thoughts and beliefs come slithering out of the darkness and into the light of day – which is, itself, a good thing really, if hard to stomach from time to time.
But there HAS been a good thing come out of this election.
The inborn hypocrisy of the evangelical christian movement has never been more prominently on display. It’s just there, sitting boldly on a pedestal, under a spotlight, for all to see.
“The Candidate took them to a very high mountain and showed them all the kingdoms of the world, all the schools and courthouses, he showed them the supreme court and a tattered copy of the Defense of Marriage Act, and he said to them, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and vote for me…,”
And they’re doing it, in droves.
They’ll sacrifice themselves to a man that they know is not one of their own, who does not truly believe as they believe, who has built his fame and his fortune upon sin after sin, but who hands them empty promises to give them the power over our society that they so desperately crave.
These are not acts of faith or piety.
These are the votes of cowardice in the face of a world which will no longer bow to the singular lie that provides for them their only purpose.
It would be tempting to watch it happen, if for no other reason than to enjoy the whirling destruction that comes with any big train wreck. But it is important to remember that this is a passenger train, and many of those folks didn’t know where they were bound when they boarded.
The folks who come crawling from that smoking ruin will need comfort, not condemnation.
And what better time to show them what the Witches are really like.
Get out there and vote, friends.
Our future depends upon it.