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Who Would Burn A Real Witch?

Would you just...burn a witch if you discovered one?

For me, they’d have to have done something pretty terrible to me or really terrible to society. And while killing a loved one of my own might make me do it, I don’t think the witch having killed someone else would make me burn them. I mean...you’re staring at a wonder that shatters our conventional understanding of nature. It’s not like you have to be friends, but at the very least I’d have some questions.

And I think that the old trope about the government snatching such types upon discovery is pretty accurate. The government rat-lined Nazi’s for...whatever it was they needed from them. They were drugging their own soldiers in an attempt to master mind control. I think finding a real witch would, at the very least, peak their interest and there’s no telling what they would do for one.

Putting it in that light, if people really were burned at the stake, I doubt actual belief in satanic powers at work played a part. Me being as cynical as I am, even if that power was dark in nature, I think half the village would have been seduced by it immediately. Power. Someone is offering you power. Supernatural power. You might be excited simply to be in it’s presence. I, myself, don’t think I could resist not knowing more about it or trying it. Only if it caused someone great pain or worse, and that’s a maybe. It’s easy to say this or that now, but what happens when power like that is offered to you in reality?

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If I was offered such power I wouldn't use it to kill people. Don't get me wrong - I'd settle comfortably into a nice moral tailspin as much as the next person but it'd involve getting laid by witches, not burning them.
 
There's a bunch of real witches out there. They have their own reality tv shows.. Witches of Beverly Hills, New York, Atlanta, Orange County. Very popular...
 
Regarding your last paragraph, the bloody French Revolution is a wonderful, colorful example of people seeking power.
 
Slightly off topic, according to some research I did a while back, there was a lot going on in the Salem, Mass area at the time of the Salem witch trials. A miller was adding lead to the flour to make it whiter, and possibly bone meal. Then, it's thought, a certain fungus contaminated the flour, causing hallucinations. Then panic erupted.

It's hard to say what one might do what being poisoned by lead and influenced by hallucinogenic fungus, when the mob mentality is burn them or be burned. I hope we never find out.
 
Lead poisoning and ergotism... yikes. I've seen footage and heard accounts of a mob going nuts over a rumour that some foreigners were there to steal or buy children. The mob killed them. This was just a few years ago in Central America.
 
Jack of all trades;bt10969 said:
Slightly off topic, according to some research I did a while back, there was a lot going on in the Salem, Mass area at the time of the Salem witch trials. A miller was adding lead to the flour to make it whiter, and possibly bone meal. Then, it's thought, a certain fungus contaminated the flour, causing hallucinations. Then panic erupted.

It's hard to say what one might do what being poisoned by lead and influenced by hallucinogenic fungus, when the mob mentality is burn them or be burned. I hope we never find out.

Wow, lol. And I thought GMO's were the worst.
 
Kevin;bt10971 said:
Lead poisoning and ergotism... yikes. I've seen footage and heard accounts of a mob going nuts over a rumour that some foreigners were there to steal or buy children. The mob killed them. This was just a few years ago in Central America.

Considering all this talk of pedophilia everywhere...it's not hard to believe now. Could be happening now.
 
I really don't buy into that stuff. A kind of quasi-religion imo. Just leave them hell alone I say. Treat as you find.
 
There was the satanic child molester cults of the early '80s. And, the teenage satanic murderer cults of the '90s. And the alien/demonic takeover of the earth cults ( anti-cults?) popular in the 2000's. Lately I've been seeing the Cabal exposed.

Protocols of Zion... It goes back forever throughout history. People are apt to believe all sorts of malarkey. As writers I feel it is our duty to latch onto even create these so as to promote our own writerly general welfare by enriching our bank accounts while enriching the general populaces' frightened imaginations.

I am open to collaboration.
 
Kevin;bt10992 said:
There was the satanic child molester cults of the early '80s. And, the teenage satanic murderer cults of the '90s. And the alien/demonic takeover of the earth cults ( anti-cults?) popular in the 2000's. Lately I've been seeing the Cabal exposed.

Protocols of Zion... It goes back forever throughout history. People are apt to believe all sorts of malarkey. As writers I feel it is our duty to latch onto even create these so as to promote our own writerly general welfare by enriching our bank accounts while enriching the general populaces' frightened imaginations.

I am open to collaboration.

I’m not sure if the Protocols are real as I’m not sure if the Illuminati was ever real. In my opinion I don’t need them. The concept of groups meeting in secret to further their power or whatever illegally and/or at the expense of relatively innocent people sounds basic to me.

Unfortunately, I don’t think writing about it will help because people have always been writing about it or
speaking about it for thousands of years. It saturates our fiction already and the documentation in real life only gets a short time of exposure before it’s swept
into obscurity or declared, itself, fiction. By now, I think people already know about this stuff. But no one is going to go on a crusade if things aren’t on-your-neck bad. Name the successful revolution that didn’t replace an
overt bastard with sneakier one? If people have enough stability, enough comfort, enough convenience, and enough distance from the reality of the situation, whatever that is, then they won’t care.
 
Re: the protocols- if I remember correctly they talk about Jews making gentile baby-blood bread or some other fairytale crap. As a gentile it's embarrassing to think we're such dumbasses as to believe that but then I have to give myself a break -I'm not responsible for my more retarded brethren. Do you know that it was taught that Jews had actual horns? Yes... This was in the Midwest ( where there weren't any ) , actually in the twentieth century. These corn-fed kids were sent off to university and there they met there first Jew- a friend of ours. Seriously? Horns? People are so stupid we should be getting paid. Anyway, that was my further point , that as writers we could be cashing in on fear mongering, and taking advantage of this inherent, witch believing stupidity.
 
Kevin;bt10998 said:
Re: the protocols- if I remember correctly they talk about Jews making gentile baby-blood bread or some other fairytale crap. As a gentile it's embarrassing to think we're such dumbasses as to believe that but then I have to give myself a break -I'm not responsible for my more retarded brethren. Do you know that it was taught that Jews had actual horns? Yes... This was in the Midwest ( where there weren't any ) , actually in the twentieth century. These corn-fed kids were sent off to university and there they met there first Jew- a friend of ours. Seriously? Horns? People are so stupid we should be getting paid. Anyway, that was my further point , that as writers we could be cashing in on fear mongering, and taking advantage of this inherent, witch believing stupidity.

I don't think they were stupid at all. Many people may have made an overt show of belief in it- same as some might have been howling about witches in Salem- but this lunacy was really powered by some greed or pre-existing grudge and using the slander of witch was most useful at the time. Are Jews horned-devils in the flesh? No. But is it convenient to call them that and treat them so if it gets you what you want? Yes.
 
Kamino- I remain baffled. Presumably these were people of sufficient age and mental development to get into university and were by then we'll past the age where things that were formerly accepted became reasoned away and discarded; like that a fat man in red suit climbs down your chimney once a year, or a bunny rabbit lays an egg under your pillow every time you lose a tooth. I would also reason that they would have either been taught the basics or just absorbed enough through life experience to know that two vastly different species cannot successfully breed. You can't cross a bull with a horse to get a horse with horns, and there's no way that there's a species of man is running around with goat horns. How it is that a presumable fully formed intelligent adult ( young) could think this is just ... well. Hence my conclusion.
 

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