The left has always looked down their nose at the religious right who they believe should never be involved in politics. They become enraged at the sight of those who fight abortion with prayer. All political appeals to God and spiritual things are customarily dismissed as hopelessly backward and superstitious. The “public square” 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 are much more lasting and dynamic than secular prattle. Religion reaches the deepest regions of the soul, satisfying human yearnings for purpose, meaning, ritual and community.
But we are not talking about traditional Christianity; the left is embracing the dark regions of the occult which, to them, represents an empowering means to express their leftist class-struggle political views. Those who will not call upon a personal and loving God sense their powerlessness and now feel compelled to conjure up dark spirits to do evil to their opponents.
Everything is out in the open. Witches emerge from their dark covens into the mainstream without apology. They seamlessly meld into feminist pro-abortion marches, socialist protests or ecological climate change rallies. Black magic has become part of their toolkit for change.
At the Kavanaugh hearings, for example, 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 of the fact 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 down 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 infiltrated the secular left. Its advocates have 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.
Secular observers, who do not believe in Satan, mistakenly see this new development as no more than a war of metaphors and powerful imagery. The political left will welcome satanic allies and exploit their symbols to advance its goals. However, such a simplification is an illusion. The Satanic Revolution represents something much more powerful and sinister.
With the entrance of the occult and witchcraft into politics, the game has changed. The political establishment used to dismiss religious activity as inconsequential. By ignoring spiritual issues, modern politicians made material progress their only program. The result of this crass materialism has been the spiritual devastation of society.
Now progressive occultism with all its witches, shamans, and demons puts the spiritual back into the heart of the debate. With this change, the debate has ironically shifted to an area in which the Church has always acted effectively throughout history.
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