The Left Embraces Darkness

The left has always looked down their nose at Christians, believing that they should never be involved in politics. All political appeals to God are customarily dismissed as hopelessly backward and superstitious. 

The “public square,” we are told, must be value-neutral and all religious intrusion into political matters must be discouraged.

However, something dramatic is changing this sterile secular perspective. Suddenly spiritual things are entering into the cutting edge of the political realm.  The left has begun to realize that religious convictions reach the deepest regions of the soul to satisfy human yearnings for purpose and are much more lasting and dynamic than secular prattle. 

Of course, what the left has come to embrace is not traditional Christianity, but the dark regions of the occult which, to them, represents an empowering means to express their socialist agenda.

Everything is out in the open. Witches emerge from their dark covens into the mainstream without apology, seamlessly melding into feminist pro-abortion marches or ecological climate change rallies.  Black magic has become part of their toolkit for change.

During the Kavanaugh hearings Brooklyn witches publicly hexed the conservative candidate to the Supreme Court. It was also known that a “Magic Resistance” to President Trump took the form of 13,000 witches invoking dark powers to bind the president’s actions after his inauguration.  

In 2018, Michael Hughes  wrote Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change.  David Salisbury wrote his 2019 Witchcraft Activism: A Toolkit for Magical Resistance (Includes Spells for Social Justice, Civil Rights, the Environment, and More).

On the darker side of the spectrum, the Satanic Temple, and its often black clad members were featured in a 2019 documentary titled Hail Satan written by Penny Lane, deliberately launched on Good Friday.  The “nontheistic” group has also gained notoriety by challenging laws and monuments that reflect Christian inspiration.

The group’s co-founder, Lucien Greaves, makes no secret that the “Homosexual Agenda is but one front in the Satanic Revolution.”   He takes a no-quarter-given attitude toward Christians, ranting that “In celebrating Pride, the LGBTQ community and its allies should make no apologies and no concessions, offer no conciliation or comfort to those who claim indignation on behalf of their superstition.”

Thus, a “witch culture” is taking root among left-leaning millennials that filters throughout society. Its manifestations can range from full devil worship to queer-friendly Tarot cards to the recently released astrological birth charts of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

While this culture is not yet dominated, it has entered into the mainstream and has no problem breaching the “wall” between church and state to make the occult a component in their political activism.   This devil worship cult places itself in the middle of two important dialectic struggles, one political and the other profoundly religious.

Using Satan as an archetype allows the left to make the struggle eternal without limiting it to the historical context. The brutal representation of satanic imagery only serves to reinforce the intensity of the struggle. “Symbols and images of the uncanny, the demonic, and even the diabolical are recast as icons of the falsely accused, the wrongly blamed, the scapegoated,” writes Tara Isabella Burton in the American Interest.

For this reason, the national debate has taken on a chaotic, uncivil, irrational and even violent character that underscores the eternal enmity between the two sides that will admit no compromise. Public discourse is marked by a hatred that has rarely been seen in American politics.

If men are so easily deceived and misled now, how will they be able to stand against the deception when Satan comes instead of Christ, working miracles to deceive even the elect?  

“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many….And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved…”  Matthew 24:5-13

Source:  Why Satanism Is Now on the Center Stage in the Culture War by John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine

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