web analytics
Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

NeoNotes — Witchcraft as rebellion

"Witchcraft IS the sin of rebellion. I rebel."

Nope. This is a political stance trying to use religion as a justification. Witchcraft isn't necessarily a religion, but I think we can assume that for Samantha Couchoud Field, it is.

"Every year I think more and more about the Witch and what she’s come to mean to me. The women who were drowned, burned, tortured, murdered, slaughtered . . . they were my mothers and sisters. They were the women who dared, who questioned, who argued. . . . I am proud of every woman who dares to follow this path."

There's very little evidence that the victims of the European and American witch hunts were witches. There is no evidence that the victims were social rebels, that they dared, questioned, or argued. The victims were often social misfits, literally the dregs of society that hardly anyone would miss. I suspect that those who try to make the victims into something that they are not long for a noble heritage. There is a difference between passive martyrs and active fighters. Martyrs feed victimhood.

What connection does Couchoud Field have with the victims she identifies with? None. She's literally using their stories to feed her own legend of persecution. She shares nothing with them. She is a parasite who is capitalizing on tragedy.

ETA: Oh, and she's not a witch. She goes as a witch at Halloween.
NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

2019       2018       2017       2016       2015       2014       2011       2010       2009       2008       2007       2006       2005