Readers may remember a curious piece of Trump Derangement trivia that hit the culture in the months following Donald Trump’s inauguration. Beginning with the waning moon in February, a bevy of witches vowed to cast a “binding spell” on President Trump with the intention of destroying his presidency. They called upon their twisted sisters throughout the country to practice dark rituals for this purpose on each crescent moon for the duration of Trump’s presidency or until he is driven from office, whichever comes first. Witches blamed the evangelical coalition for Trump’s election and believed that a spiritual response “in kind” was necessary. Some have even facetiously called this animus the “battle between Bible and broomstick.” Be that as it may, nine months after the fact, the question remains as to whether or not such a coordinated effort has had any effect.
Initially, some dismissed this campaign as a bizarre stunt, a sort of Margaret Hamilton redux with crooked green finger pointed at Trump – “I’ll get you my little president!” I didn’t. I never downplayed the potential for mischief by occultists honing their malice into a sharpened assassin’s blade. As one who takes seriously the transforming power of godly prayer, I also believe in the destructive power of occult acts. Invoking spiritual powers other than God and His holy ones brings one into contact with fallen angels, demons. These spiritual beings are not neutral observers of the affairs of men. One of the witches’ published “prayers”, for example, actually calls upon the “demons of the infernal realms” to achieve their purpose. Summoning or wishing the power of evil on anyone, let alone the President of the United States, is sick; but such an act has very real results, as I will explain below.
The witch campaign also has breadth. Certain celebrities such as Lana Del Rey went public with it in an attempt to recruit a groundswell of support, and judging from the recurring popularity of the “Bind Trump” theme on the internet and social media, it has some staying power. According to The Hill, the campaign has even taken on international proportions, claiming a participation rate in the tens of thousands.
Those of us who believe in the power of blessings – there is plenty of biblical evidence for that – must also believe in the ability of curses to do damage. In fact, the story about the sorcerer, Balaam, in the Book of Numbers (chs. 22-24) shows that a curse initiated by the King of the Moabites was so threatening to the people of Israel that God had to intervene to stop its power.
St. Augustine once said that if demons were able to do as much evil as they wanted, no human being would be left alive. Augustine was well aware that God limits the power of evil, but He does not limit the capacity of human free will to invoke and perform evil, which is another way of saying that demons will come when called – even if those invoking them think it’s all a big game.
So, back to the original question: Nine months hence, has the witches’ campaign achieved its objective?
Well, yes and no. If the first intention, “binding” Mr. Trump’s reform agenda, is the witches’ objective, then our Republican-controlled Congress has been an effective instrument in accomplishing that. Of course, it is difficult to determine the extent of preternatural influences on human action, but let’s just say that the witches’ curse is likely to have been a contributing factor in the abject failure of the Republican-majority Congress to get anything of substance accomplished in the past year.
Just prior to this writing, Congress passed a trillion dollar tax reform bill as its singular accomplishment for the entire term, but it remains to be seen whether it actually improves anything other than increasing the materialism of our age. There is something very murky and insidious about such colossal impotence at the highest levels. Shocking as it may be, these politicians are feverishly squandering the type of political advantage that occurs maybe once in a century.
Curiously, however, the spiritual binding does not seem to have shackled Mr. Trump’s ability to carry out his own agenda. His executive victories after only ten months in office are, in my opinion, nothing short of prodigious. World Net Daily’s recently-published list of 153 of the President’s major accomplishments will not fail to impress even Trump opponents. Clearly, the witches’ binding influence on the President’s agenda seems to be limited to those institutions and individuals under their spiritual sway i.e., Congress, the media, the so-called deep state, etc. The point is that wherever human corruption and evil intent rule the day, curses are effective because they find fertile soil in which to take root and bear their wicked fruit. And that leads us to the second intention of the curse.
The utterly fascinating element in this witch saga is its impotence to drive the Chief Executive from office. Despite paroxysms of hatred directed toward him and tidal waves of investigations and impeachment threats, that doesn’t seem even remotely to be happening. Previously, the very whiff of an accusation of sexual impropriety would have been enough to destroy a Republican’s political ambitions (à la Herman Cain) or permanently slash his reputation (as with Clarence Thomas), but the sex abuse card was played against Trump with little success, even before the witches’ campaign began.
But another highly unusual thing has happened recently. Has anyone noticed the proliferation of left-wing media, entertainment and political personalities who have recently been taken down by accusations of sexual misconduct? It feels like a dam has broken. New allegations of impropriety, harassment, abuse and even rape emerge from the dark caverns of the smug, self-righteous left on a daily basis and with catastrophic consequences. Men who were thought to be immovable paragons of virtue yesterday are disgraced perverts today, fired tomorrow and sent packing to live the rest of their miserable lives overshadowed by heated feminist virtue-shaming. You can name them as well as I can so it won’t be necessary to go through the list except to note the enormous number of accusations that have come out of the woodwork in just the past several weeks.
This is the other side of the witches’ curse, or for that matter, of any curse. Despite the stated intention of the sender, the spiritual malice of a curse acts like running water that finds the smoothest channel and drains off into the deepest cesspool. It is the nature of evil to seek the lowest place. In this case the curse seems to have had no ability to harm a man who, despite his obvious faults and flaws, has set out to bring order back to a nation once steeped in Christian principles; but something so malicious has found an easier target of vice and exposed it for the obscenity that it is: liberal hypocrisy and corruption. It’s as if the witches’ curse, meant to bolster a rabidly leftist political agenda, has backfired on the very people it was intended to help.
It would, of course, be impossible to prove that the pandemic sex scandal now dredging up the dirtiest secrets of the media/political complex has been caused by the witches’ curse, but it’s an intriguing theory isn’t it? There is a delicious irony in a sword turned back on the ones who have so arrogantly wielded it for so long, but we should take no satisfaction in anyone’s misfortune. There is a spiritual battle for the soul of our nation raging, and we must humbly recognize that only God and His angels are strong enough to keep the occult dimension of this battle in check.
And that really is the point. America has been through a civil war, two world wars, a culture war, and is now engaged in the most important war of all: a spiritual war. God loves America and continues to bless this nation because of its faithful citizens who prayerfully want their country to live according to God’s Law again. Those prayers are not without effect. In fact, they seem to be shining a massive spotlight of truth on the spiritual corruption that has festered under the surface of our national life for generations. Of all the ways we can participate in the reform of our country’s culture and politics, prayer is the one thing we absolutely cannot cease to offer.
In light of the recent revelations, I have only one thing to say to the witches: Keep your campaign going, ladies. You are doing our country a great service.