This is a sort of rambling, open letter to all “occult experts” who find themselves in the position to promote panic among the community and law enforcement when something weird pops up in the woods, local cemetery or any other place with potential to be mytho-poetically relevant. You’ve appeared again in the news, and your presence is as annoying and unnerving as ever. Did you know that the Inquisition can be a witch’s best friend? Well, let me be a bit more direct…by your own definition you are the witch in this situation.
“Oh no! I’m a god fearing scholar, a concerned citizen doing my duty to inform the public about the nefarious doings of black magic and evil witchcraft!”
Really? If you honestly think so, please go and study some basic psychology before you start ranting to the public about spells and sorcerers. The more media attention that your crazy talk gets the more you’re priming the community for something to actually occur, and I’m not talking supernatural, I’m talking folks getting dumb ideas and getting violent. Yes, think about that, you are priming the community with fear, mistrust, and delusional ideas. You are also priming the law enforcement community with a heap load of crap that confuses them when they are trying to do their job. Do you know what they deal with everyday, and now you’re making them look for imaginary witches? What does that make you?
Not convinced yet? Well I could start out with a simple bit of semantic trickery, you claim to be an “occult expert,” so you are an expert in the occult? Using the kind of vague logic you normally come up with for what constitutes witchcraft you fit your own definition. I’ll let you twist words and manipulate the facts though, let’s be more concrete and look at the Witchcraft Act of 1542 (remember the good old days, back when your kind of rhetoric lead to the murder of innocents?) which says that it is a crime to:
“… use devise practise or exercise, or cause to be devysed practised or exercised, any Invovacons or cojuracons of Sprites witchecraftes enchauntementes or sorceries to thentent to fynde money or treasure or to waste consume or destroy any persone in his bodie membres, or to pvoke any persone to unlawfull love, or for any other unlawfull intente or purpose … or for dispite of Cryste, or for lucre of money, dygge up or pull downe any Crosse or Crosses or by such Invovacons or cojuracons of Sprites witchecraftes enchauntementes or sorceries or any of them take upon them to tell or declare where goodes stollen or lost shall become …”
We’ll start with “use, devise, practice or exercise, or cause to be devised, practiced or exercised, any Invocation or conjurations of Spirits, witchcrafts, enchantments, or sorceries…etc, etc, etc.”
So you’ve just blasted your message of fear across the whole town, these days that gets picked up in digital media and spreads throughout the world. Hmmm, yep, looks like you invoked and conjured the Spirit, or daemon (you like to take out the ‘a’ and pretend it makes the word evil,) of Fear. Well, what was your intent…uh oh…it was to “consume or destroy” your enemy. Wow, we can’t even get through the first bit here and you’re already strapped to a stake and roasting aren’t you?
I’d like to give you the benefit of the doubt, but if you actually cared you’d do some scholarship, study your topic, and wouldn’t leap at each chance that comes along to get yourself squeezed into a news story every time a squirrel’s hit by a car and ends up in a funny position on someone’s lawn, or somebody spills red paint in an abandoned house. Remember the Memphis 3? Remember kids getting put in jail for “occult crimes,” who turned out to be innocent, but folks like you sat up in the witness stand and issued “expert testimony” about a subject you don’t know anything about? Where is the real killer now “occult expert?” Because, the folks you put away weren’t guilty. Sounds like black magic to me.
No, you don’t remember because you’ve got a head full of imaginary witches that are driving you nuts. Are you familiar with those spirits of madness digging out any sense you might have? Are those familiar spirits whispering dark thoughts into your empty head perhaps?
Ironically, the little fear seeds you like to sow everywhere, with your wild accusations and imbecile stories of Satanism, grow into urban legends that lead kids out at midnight to the crossroads, abandoned buildings, and other haunts where they meet with whatever phantasmagorical idea you implanted there. Thanks for setting up our initiations for us, it seems that your occult expertise may actually have some worth after all, but nature is kind like that and a defect in one area often proves a blessing in another. I know when I was younger I found great delight in the imaginal world you created in those hidden spots.
If this sounds a bit personal, it is, I know people who grew up in small towns, whose creativity was considered the work of the devil because of the kind of atmosphere ignorant, self aggrandizing pigs like you create. Their lives growing up were hell, and you stole their innocence by spreading your delusions far and wide. Thankfully I grew up around Chicago and didn’t have to deal with your hateful vision of reality, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get a bit pissed thinking on what you did to people I care about. Every time one of you shows up in the news I’m reminded you’re still there, in whatever hidden places you lurk in, waiting to belch out more lies when something sparks your interest.
What’s most despicable, is that while you run around stirring up everyone over your hallucinatory visions of evil, there’s very real evil in the world, folks like Jimmy Savile, all those pedo-priests, rapists, psychopathic CEO’s, all protected by the cultural status quo you roll around in like it’s cotton candy. You fog the screen, plant false leads, waste our time and draw our attention away from real problems.
You wouldn’t know anything about that though, would you, because all you have, you damned little egoists, is the ghosts in your head to keep you company while your words lead some to jail, some to hell, and some to greater glory. May the voices of those you and yours have sentenced to unjust persecution guide you to the end of your days until you drink from the well that you yourself poisoned, and find your mouth bitter with the fruit of your labors.
Sound spooky to you my friend? That’s not witchcraft, that’s justice, and it’s straight from the Bible, you reap what you sow.
αλλα και εαν ημεις η αγγελος εξ ουρανου ευαγγελιζηται υμιν παρ ο ευηγγελισαμεθα υμιν αναθεμα εστω
ως προειρηκαμεν και αρτι παλιν λεγω ει τις υμας ευαγγελιζεται παρ ο παρελαβετε αναθεμα εστω