The National Rifle Association is the only civil rights organization in the country that is the focus of so much actual hate. Seriously, I read a screenshot yesterday of someone believing they would be justified in shooting and killing every single NRA member out there, all to make the world a better place.
And they wonder why we “need” guns.
Anyway, it seems the NRA has another threat to worry about. In addition to the political threats to our rights, and the actual threats to the leadership of the organization, the organization now will need to deal with supernatural assaults from witches.
According to website wildhunt.org – which features “modern pagan news & commentary” – “documentary filmmaker” Patrick J. Foust has captured a “spellbinding on Donald Trump and the NRA” led by self-described witch David Salisbury.
Foust said he was inspired to make the film, which he’s dubbed The Binding, after seeing news footage of witches conducting a similar ritual on President Trump shortly after his inauguration.
The Binding’s titular event features Salisbury and seven other witches surrounding a table festooned with, among other things, a cauldron sitting atop a pentacle, as well as “a five-dollar bill painted red — to symbolize blood — and a piece of paper with the huge block letters ‘NRA.’” Salisbury stridently hurls curses at those he characterizes as “merchants of mayhem, profiteers of pain, dealers of death,” who “fatten on the blood of innocents and feast like demons on their corpses!” He continues, “May your thoughts and prayers turn to poison in your mouths.”
The film has yet to be released, although the ritual it depicts was apparently conducted during Samhain 2017 (Oct. 1 – Nov. 1). It’s unclear from the Wild Hunt article whether the spellbinding was supposed to take effect immediately or at a later date, but we can report that the NRA has not experienced any uptick in paranormal activity or supernatural suppression of our affairs in the interim.
I wouldn’t worry too much about it anyway.
I’ve known some modern pagans through the years. I’m pretty familiar with the religion surrounding witchcraft as it’s practiced today. By their own beliefs, they can’t actually do anything that would hurt anyone anyway. “An ye harm none, do what thou wilt,” they say, or some variation of that.
Of course, removing someone’s free will is pretty significant harm.
Then again, it’s not like these folks have a great track record of actually accomplishing much of anything with their antics. It’s almost like all their magic is in their heads or something. Perhaps we should lump these people in with those same folks who keep trying to make every political issue into something from Harry Potter?
Look, believe what you want to believe when it comes down to it. I know what I believe, and I know why I believe it. I won’t try and stop you from practicing whatever religion you want to believe in.
But the moment you take your religion and proclaim that you’re going to interfere with the free will of others because you have that kind of power, you’d better be able to back it up. Otherwise, I’m going to point and laugh at your stupidity.
Kind of like what I’m doing right now.