Following on the heels of the very public binding of Donald Trump comes exactly what my sources predicted: his esoterically-minded supporters took up the challenge. Today’s Pagan Community Notes leads off with details about the witch war that is shaping up. It may come as a surprise that 1) there are Pagans who support Trump and 2) many of them were offended by the ethical line that they believe was crossed by casting that binding. (Mind you, others might say that mirror spells are just as bad.)
What amazes me is that there are Pagans who are surprised that some of their co-religionists support the current president. Not every Pagan is registered as a Democrat or a Green, but those who are think we all are. It’s like those polytheists who insist that politics and religion are one and the same, and those other polytheists who keep telling them, “No, we’re honoring gods over here without getting into human politics, and it’s working out just fine.” The assumption that people we share some commonalities with are people we share all commonalities with is a puzzling, but likely ancient, human failing.