The New York Daily News informs us that …
[Fake] Witches of the world will cast a mass spell on President Trump on Friday night
The next four years could spell double, double, toil and trouble for President Trump.
[Fraudulent] Witches of the world will [pretend to] cast a “mass spell” on the commander-in-chief Friday night in a ritual that calls for an unflattering photo of Trump, a tower tarot card, salt, a candle, a feather and either the stub of an orange candle or a baby carrot. [They might be stupid, but they deserve some pity. They are dealing with satanic stuff.]
The stroke-of-midnight rite is a “binding spell” to deter the President from doing harm — not a hex or curse meant to harm him, writer and magical thinker Michael M. Hughes, 50, explained to the Daily News.
“This I consider to be primarily a self-defense measure,” Hughes said. “So many of us are just overwhelmed with the assaults on civil liberties, immigrants, the environment … this felt like a way to reclaim our power and say, ‘We have power over you. You don’t have power over us.'”
Hughes, who says he has also protested through traditional outlets like marching, letter-writing and calling Congress, helped finesse the ritual instructions crafted by some private magic groups.
These nut cases are toying with evil… with Evil. Evil isn’t a toy. Toy with Evil and, eventually, Evil toys with you.
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
I suggest that you all pray the mighty Loríca of St. Patrick for and against these fools.
I also bring to the attention of the readership a jolly old custom on the Vigil of St. John the Baptist (23 June). In some countries it was – and is – customary to burn witches…
… in effigy, of course: burn witches in effigy. Real witches are, happily, in short supply.
“Witches” were made from straw (or whatever flammable stuff is around) and they were festively burned. Keep in mind that on the Vigil of St. John the Baptist there is the traditional blessing of bonfires. More HERE (photo!)
Here is the text in English for blessing the fire:
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.
Lord God, almighty Father, the light that never fails and the source of all light, sanctify this new fire, and grant that after the darkness of this life we may come unsullied to you who are light eternal; through Christ our Lord.
The fire is sprinkled with holy water; after which the clergy and the people sing the following hymn (for the music see the music supplement):
Hymn: Ut queant laxis
[after the hymn]
P: There was a man sent from God.
All Whose name was John.
Let us pray.
God, who by reason of the birth of blessed John have made this day praiseworthy, give your people the grace of spiritual joy, and keep the hearts of your faithful fixed on the way that leads to everlasting salvation; through Christ our Lord.
Perhaps we will get this going for the parish this year. If could be instructive. We buried the Alleluia. Why shouldn’t we burn the witches?
The moderation queue is ON in anticipation of the spittle-flecked nutty that is sure to follow.