Once upon a time, I bought the Green Witch's Grimoire or whatever it's called.
It was all a bunch of new-age yoga crap.
Letting water-submerged crystals soak up moonlight does no good, unless you confidently tell your self with a positive voice, "these moon crystals are going to give me so much great positive energy today!" and you have to really believe! I know that sounds like a cat poster but just try it and you'll be amazed at how much positive energy your vegan drum circle friends will notice radiating from your chakra!
Other than pointing out the influences in a time line for you, that's close enough.
Doesn't matter. Go argue with the prayer people. If you want. I don't feel the need.
And my Faith isn't Wicca, I just know some and read their books. That's how I know that casting curses ( work or not ) is a bad thing.
It's a "should be freaking obvious" statement like "not all Muslims are Terrorists". Or not all Priests are pedophiles. Not all atheists are without morals. Etc.
But unlike most other faiths, a group of wackjobs are proudly announcing they are going to pray for bad to happen/cast curses, and it's on the News, and the News people are both cheering, and trying to pass a lie that A Group is behind it. False statements and deplorable behavior.
I don't know the political spectrum of Wiccans, but would guess "new age idiot" for many, but not so different than Catholics, or Other mainstream sects. ( including some gun toting conservatives )
I could make broad guesses as to relative political attitudes by religion, but I'd be wrong to group individuals like the Left does, and it would be counter productive.
No matter your beliefs, someone will mock them. Not my bag, man.
I automatically assume that the Governor or Senior Senator of NY are running a false flag operation blaming imaginary Right Wing Activists for paid Soros thug violence.
I could be wrong, but it's what those people do. Cliche behavior.
I have to say, I'm very confused by that article. They speak of the right wing group as though they are terrorists. But they describe their building being vandalized, along with a letter threatening further violence, using the words of Hillary about not being "civil". They also describe a protest at that same location. The "protest" seems to be about an event being held in the vandalized building. I really couldn't tell on the video, who was who, and they don't come out and say who the victim in the video was affiliated with, or who the people arrested were affiliated with. It kind of makes me wonder if those facts just go against the Republicans are terrorists message. The most clear part of the was the "NYC Public Advocate" (is that an official office in NYC?) claiming the "Proud Boys" were the perpetrators of the violence.
I really know little of the Proud Boys and what they stand for. Taking this article at face value (which is a lot to ask), they probably are not the main stream Republicans that I would agree with on many issues. That doesn't mean that they shouldn't be protected by our entire Constitution, as well as state and local laws. What is clear is that the NYC Public Advocate is pushing for a big investigation against what we are lead to believe is an attack by the Proud Boys, but an investigation into who was involved in the crimes of vandalism on the Republican's building. This was, by definition, and organized terror attack against a major political party. Yet, no calls for investigation into that. To make it worse, they left a message promising more violence, using the words of the Democrats most recent Presidential candidate. You can certainly argue if Hillary meant her words to be an incitement to violence or not. What is clear though, is that their minions are taking it as a call to violence against the Republicans. It's also clear that this violence will be swept under the rug by officials in liberal cities and that the press will help them by not reporting facts that are contrary to their narrative.
There is something about what Hillary said that I find interesting. She said that they will not be civil to those who are trying to destroy what has been built. I wonder if she realizes that the very definition of Progressiveism is changing our government from a limited government that gives us the freedom to succeed for fail on our own merits, to a Socialist/Communist government that is boundless in it's powers. It is they that are destroying the status quo. By her own words, it is the Democrats that are undeserving of civil treatment. It will be interesting as violence gets ramped up, will the Democrats try to tone down the rhetoric, or will they double down on calling for civil unrest. The time is coming when the right will finally say enough is enough. Perhaps we should be inspired by Hillary's own words calling for us to no longer be civil in our treatment of those who are trying to change our system of government?
An interesting part of this article adds to the previous post... "On Friday, viral video surfaced showing members of the Proud Boys, a right-wing fraternal organization, beating two or three protesters in New York City after an event at the Republican Party headquarters. Police, however, arrested the protesters." So the previous article said that the victims of the attack refuse medical attention, but were cooperating with police, and some arrests were made. They were careful to not make it clear that the victims were people on the right though. The Oregon Live article OTOH, complains that the "protestors" were arrested. That would be the large group who stalked, and attacked the few victims. It's worth noting that the attack happened right after a verbal "go" signal. This was a premeditated act of political violence. Usually known as terrorism. These are terrorists who are taking their orders to violence right from the top of the Democrat party. Or should we just call them the Terrorist party?
At one point, the activists chased down 74-year-old Kent Houser after he made a right turn against their wishes, pounding on his silver Lexus and breaking a window. The car sustained thousands of dollars in damage, he told the Oregonian.
Even so, Mr. Wheeler insisted that “motorists should feel completely safe coming into downtown Portland.”
So why in the world would I feel safe going into Portland, where the Mayor supports the police taking no action while a group of thugs impede motorists, and beat on their cars, causing thousand of dollars of property damage. I can only imagine what the Mayor's opinion might be if a large group of "protesters" prevented him from driving down the road and started beating on his car, breaking out the driver's window, perhaps with his family in the car too. Does anybody really believe that he would be happy with an officer simply sitting by watching? I honestly can't understand any of the left's thought process any more. At least not without ascribing evil intent to their thoughts. For years, I've been trying to have better thoughts about the left. I think I've finally come to the point of accepting that they are just evil, at least at the point of their leadership. No doubt many followers are just the useful idiots.
When a retired KGB officer frankly stated that when the Revolution succeeded, the useful idiots trained in disruption, like Antifa, would be first up against the wall to be shot, he wasn't kidding. It happened in Russia, in Cuba, multiple countries from Germany to the Pacific... S America, Africa.....
But they don't report on that, it would strain the illusion that the Activists would take power. "That would never happen" .
The difference is, the island of human feces & hypodermic needles is stationary, and not floating in the Pacific. No one reports on sea turtles dying from it. Just homeless people who vote multiple times as they are bussed from precinct to precinct.. And there's an endless supply of them. Nothing to worry about.