No, this is not about another political attack by the likes of Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters. We’re talking real witches here. Apparently, a group of witches is planning to “bind” President Trump in a mass spell-casting action this weekend. Bind? Sounds a bit kinky.
Both the Huffington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald have reported this mass spell casting. And for those novice witches, there is document with instructions for casting a spell on Trump, “making the rounds in a number of magical groups” after being “created by a member of a private magical order who wishes to remain anonymous.”
The spell is due to be cast midnight tonight and on “every waning crescent moon until [Trump] is removed from office.” I guess they mean eight years from.
In witch’s jargon, a “binding spell” is supposed to restrain the target. It won’t change any of the policies that Trump has enacted so far but it supposedly will restrain his policies in the future.
Spell-gate is even a hit on Twitter:
News: "Witches worldwide are planning to cast a spell on Donald Trump on February 24th. Here's how to join them."
— Jacob Springfield (@j_springfield44) February 23, 2017
witchcraft brothers and sisters: remember to perform the binding ritual in a cleansed area! you do not want bad energy negating the spell!
— ✿tam @ hawaii✿ (@aerithot) February 23, 2017
So apparently witches nationwide are casting a binding spell tomorrow night on 45. Count me in. I've already got all the supplies!!
— Shepard Fairfax (@shepard_fx) February 23, 2017
A Facebook group has been set up for the spell-in, “attracting an incredible mix of genuine believers in magic and Wicca, as well anti-witch Christians and confused members of the alt-right determined to shut this ungodly thing down.”
I dunno, call me skeptical, but I’m a firm believer that you can’t cast a spell without an eye of newt. What say you, Newt?
Cross-posted at The Lid