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Old 07-25-2019, 10:37 PM
 
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His theory is that the people we used to call witches in the old days were mostly just unattractive, unwanted women with lots of mutations who looked odd, were disagreeable, and advocated weird ideas and lifestyles that threatened the social order. Such people used to die in plagues and famines. They were shunned and persecuted so their numbers and influence on society was limited.

Such is no longer the case and, alas, "witches" abound.

That would explain that SJW I saw the other day riding on a broomstick. Either it was that or a man a little too happy about the idea of "transitioning" to a female.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Japan
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Sounds like you're nostalgic for witch burning.
Nah... drowning maybe?

Seriously though, I think Dutton is right in theorizing that there have always been "witches" -- odd, troubled women, who have grievances with society and want radical change.

In 1619, such women were treated very harshly in the West. They were shunned, jailed, even executed.

In 2019, such women are put in charge of libraries, museums and schools, made tenured professors at great universities, and editors at prestigious newspapers and publishing houses. Companies do their bidding. Increasingly, they dominate political dialogue. One might well become president of the world's only superpower next year.

I don't think we need to turn the clock all the way back to 1619. But some adjustments are in order.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:58 PM
 
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Black witchcraft? In my 20 years of being a Pagan thatís a first. Itís a good bet thatís she Wiccan not a witch.



Im familiar with what Wiccan is...this lady was into some DARK stuff.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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Some say maladjusted, back in the 60s they were called uppity.

DH just finished reading "The Man They Wanted Me To Be". Sounds like some here need to get a copy. I'll give a book report next week.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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What a load of BS. Go read about the Salem Witch Trials. It was mass hysteria brought on by a few girls who started the whole thing by accusing three women unjustly of practicing the "Devil's magic." There was no indication any of these women were outcasts in the community. In fact, it stopped when the governor's own wife was accused.

So you think people "could use a lesson" by being unjustly accused and murdered? Wow, that's a pretty abhorrent suggestion.

That said, I love all the Python references in this thread. I admit that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread.
The Salem Witch trials were only a small part of the witch phenomenon. The historical record clearly shows, that generally, people who were accused were those women and sometimes men, who did not conform to community standards and mores. They were often considered by the norms of the day to be vindictive, ill-tempered, abrasive in their actions and speech, spiteful and quarrelsome.

So you see, there was a social purpose of condemning witches.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I don't think we need to turn the clock all the way back to 1619. But some adjustments are in order.
Please elaborate on your adjustments.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb It's your own fault you chose a frumpy campus.

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Why are there so many real witches on university campuses?

Such is no longer the case and, alas, "witches" abound.
The university campus I attended was populated by foxes.

Bitter rw regrets over wasted youth...

Carry on.

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Old 07-26-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Im familiar with what Wiccan is...this lady was into some DARK stuff.
You sure?

WICCA is what a WICCAN practices.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:18 AM
 
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Please elaborate on your adjustments.
I really don't know what can be done at this point beyond revealing the witches for what they are.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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Nah... drowning maybe?

Seriously though, I think Dutton is right in theorizing that there have always been "witches" -- odd, troubled women, who have grievances with society and want radical change.

In 1619, such women were treated very harshly in the West. They were shunned, jailed, even executed.

In 2019, such women are put in charge of libraries, museums and schools, made tenured professors at great universities, and editors at prestigious newspapers and publishing houses. Companies do their bidding. Increasingly, they dominate political dialogue. One might well become president of the world's only superpower next year.

I don't think we need to turn the clock all the way back to 1619. But some adjustments are in order.
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Please elaborate on your adjustments.
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I really don't know what can be done at this point beyond revealing the witches for what they are.
Offering your biased opinion about someone is an "adjustment" to preserve some kind of "order"?
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