I digress ...
As of this writing I have seen nothing online documenting any type of Walpurgisnacht-style celebrations occurring last night to take down Trump and the administration. If curses were flying, nothing happened.
It made me wonder, however.
Many think Trump is evil - so what does that say about evil curses against him, by so-called witches? Judeo-Christian tradition condemns witchcraft - hence my associating it with evil. I do not like the occult and link it to the devil - so I do not even like to write about it. But if he's evil, and witches cast spells - how does that make sense? A house divided cannot stand ...
That said, many critics of Trump think of him in terms of a dictator, such as Hitler. Supposedly Hitler was into the occult, yet I discovered that is most likely not the case. I mention this because of all the weirdness related to the witches curse on Trump - who professes to be a devout Christian, yet some consider him fundamentally anti-Christian. Don't respond to those contentions here, because it isn't my point, and it's not necessarily my opinion either.
The interesting thing to me goes back to whether or not Hitler was an occultist, or just a dangerous politician. An evil man, no doubt. Today, people love to blame everything on the devil, they associate everyone they don't like - or those they fear - with Satan and/or the Anti-Christ, suggesting all sorts of weird mystical influences. I don't deny these things, but when we call out names and causes like that, we are missing the fact that human beings are capable of error, sin, and perpetrating great evil. Fallen human nature is capable of committing atrocities and are the sole agents responsible for spreading errors throughout the world, causing wars, and persecutions, and so on. All by themselves.
So anyway - I came across something in my search regarding today's date, wondering if there was any special association with the occult - e.g. because of last night's witches curse - and also because today is the feast of another St. Walburga, I searched for Walpurgisnacht. It's a different event, taking place on April 30/May 1. While I knew there was some connection to Hitler, I couldn't recall what it was. Turns out Hitler died on Walpurgisnacht.
So, if you can follow all of that, I came across a site discussing the stories surrounding Hitler's occult connections. The author, Sean Munger, about whom I know little more than what he says on his website, dismisses the stories as myth. What impressed me about that is his assertion that the evil perpetrated by the Third Reich "was not an act of “black magic” or some sort of brainwashing trick, (but) a very tragic example of politics gone wrong."
Hitler was a politician and a nationalist. He wanted to advance his vision of Germany, of course; but it’s simply false to project occultist motives onto his behavior.
It is interesting that, despite the profusion of Nazi occultism books, real scholarly works about Hitler and the Third Reich–the ones that are based on primary sources—do not mention occultism at all. The topic never once comes up in the 1600 pages of William L. Shirer’s mammoth 1965 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, nor is it mentioned at all in Alan Bullock’s seminal biography Hitler: A Study in Tyranny. I consulted both books before writing this article. I’m certainly not a scholar of the Nazi period, but I’ve taken and been involved with several university-level courses that deal with it, and occultism never seems to come up there either.
Indeed, the mythology of Nazi occultism is a dangerous distortion of history. As argued by Swedish scholar Mattias Gardell, the view that the Third Reich was heavily motivated by or used occult themes and practices tends to paint Hitler and the Nazis as a band of “evil sorcerers” who attained power by casting some sort of mystic spell over the German people, who followed them out of compulsion. This is not what happened at all. Millions of ordinary Germans, the vast majority of them rational and in their right minds, supported the Nazis for years, or at least did not oppose them. Casting Hitler as a sort of Svengali, using witchcraft and black magic to entrance the German people, is utterly false and leads to an “it can’t happen here” kind of complacency. It’s a convenient shortcut that absolves us of trying to understand a difficult and dark episode in recent history. - SourceHaving said all of that, that's my point in this post - or what I'd like to say and help convince religious people who are so quick to think the devil is doing this or that, or this or that happened as a direct intervention of supernatural powers - to get a grip. Wake up. Avoid complacency, scapegoating, playing the 'devil made me do it' excuses, or spreading warnings and locutions all over, assuming some sort of rescue or rapture is going to deliver us from the duties of our state in life and our responsibilities.
Snap out of it.
It's interesting, one finds a couple of paragraphs which seem to confirm one's thoughts on a certain subject and then inserts them in a post to substantiate one's point. Pay no attention - ever - to me.
This morning a friend sent me a wealth of information on Hitler and the Third Reich's association with the occult. I stand corrected. Click on the links below if you are interested: