I don’t believe in magic, miracles, curses, hexes, horoscopes, Ouija boards, the power of prayer, or much of anything supernatural. I believe in technology and phenomena solidly backed by the scientific method, like vaccines, Xenu the evil Galactic Confederacy overlord, and the fact that I can’t wear my Green Bay Packers socks on game days or the Packers lose.
But put a hex on Brett Kavanaugh? Sure, why not?
Some witches are doing just that, and for a good cause … other than the infinitesimal but still very real possibility that their incantations will shrivel Kavanaugh’s balls to the size of gravitational singularities. A quarter of the proceeds from the event are going to Planned Parenthood, while another 25 percent will go to the Ali Forney Center, a shelter for LGBT youth.
Dozens of witches say they plan to gather in New York City this month to hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in to the nation’s highest court last week despite facing several allegations of sexual misconduct.
Dakota Bracciale, a Brooklyn-based witch who is organizing the Oct. 20 event, said the witches see the hex as a radical act of resistance that continues witchcraft’s long history as a refuge and weapon for the “oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized.”
“Witchcraft has been used throughout history as a tool and ally for people on the fringes of society who will not ever really get justice through the powers that be,” Bracciale told HuffPost. “So they have to exact their own justice.”
Bracciale, who organized three hexes against President Donald Trump last year, said the ritual is meant to be cathartic for victims of sexual assault. Kavanaugh will apparently be a focal point for the hex, but not the only target. The public hex is meant to exact revenge on “all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” a Facebook page dedicated to the event states.
Hey, I’m for anything that works … or pisses off idiots.
More power to them.
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And don’t forget about Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump, which you can purchase here.
Both cost less than a cup of (Starbucks) coffee! And you don’t have to wait in line behind some a-hole whose latte order is harder to follow than the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox.