Back in the day, the Reverend Pat Robertson kerfuffed the nation by making the following claim about feminism:
[I]t is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Today, the religion writer Tara Isabella Burton ‐ an Oxford PhD whom I met at Walker Percy Weekend ‐ published a fascinating piece about the rise of occultism among Millennial progressives, that ends with this killer graf:
Back in 1992, Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson warned of the dangers of feminism, predicting that it would induce "women to leave their husbands. . . .practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." Many of today’s witches would happily agree.
Her reported piece actually justifies this surprising conclusion. She didn’t write it from a particular political point of view, let me be clear. She told me at the festival that this piece was coming. She said that she had spent a lot of time reporting it by hanging out with people in that world, and asking them what drew them to the occult, and why they believe that occult belief and practice can and should be fused with political commitment. I swear, reading this is like encountering the photonegative of the Religious Right. Excerpts: A$$holes just don't grasp the idea of TANSTAFL.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.