Get Out, Get Registered & Vote This November!


You all know I try to steer clear of Politics. I don’t believe Politics and Witchcraft mix together at all. But I have heard enough bull this election year that I think it is alright to voice my opinion. I am going to try to keep my opinion neutral as much as I can (but that is really going to be difficult, lol!). I also want go urge each of you to get out and vote this November. You have plenty of time to go to your local Registrar’s office. It’s simple, it’s painless and probably takes about 5 minutes if that long. So you have plenty of time and it is simple as apple pie, go, do it, now! Well not right now, when you get through reading this, lol!

I am going to start with Bill Clinton. I know some of you aren’t going to agree with me. But I think he is the best President I can remember. I know he got caught up in that Monica thing but it didn’t effect his judgment in the Oval Office. As far as I was concerned, he could screw anyone he wanted but as long as he kept the country in good shape. And if you remember times were good. Everybody that wanted to work had a job. The economy was fantastic and when he left the office we had a huge surplus of money.

 

Well next here comes, George Bush. That ought to be enough said right there but…..when things started going bad, I remember what his words were. “Well we have had it good for so long, now we have to pay for it!” said our lovely President. I just wanted to crawl through the TV. Pay for it, hell isn’t it our right as Americans to have and expect our lives to be good. After eight years of Bush and Chaney, I think we all know the answer to that. All they were doing was padding their pockets were they would be set when they got out of office.  But he made so many screw-ups, it was take two pages to write about them all. When dear President Bush left office we were trillions of dollars in debt. In eight years, that man (Bush) destroyed everything Clinton had done to make our country great again.

 

Now we come to our present President Obama. Obama is a very intelligent man. You can tell the way he talks and in his mannerisms.  Everyone is upset that we don’t have jobs for everyone right now. We can’t pay our mortgages. We are losing everything we have. I know times are horrible, believe me I know. But stop and think Obama inherited a hell of a mess from Bush.  Bush had eight years to totally destroy the country and he almost did. How on earth could anybody, I don’t care who it is, straighten Bush’s mess out in four years. You can’t do it. No way. Also Obama has Bill and Hilary Clinton at his side. The Clintons are the one that turned this country around the last time. I believe they will give him sound advice to do it again. But there is good news occurring, you just don’t hear about it. Or else they don’t want you to hear about it? Stock markets up, factories are opening back up and starting to hire, new factories are being built, things are looking up. We do have a good future with Obama.

 

Now comes Romney, I don’t know I guess I have watched this man like a hawk. From the very beginning there has been some kind of controversy in his campaign. What gets me about him is every time he comes out and says yes he is for something, then he finds out it is not a popular idea. He will distance himself from it. The one that sticks in my mind is a Republican Congressman/Senator brought up the topic of being Pro-Choice. They wanted to reverse Roe vs Wade. Romney jumped on the band wagon till he found out that really isn’t such a popular idea. He jumped off as fast as he jumped on. He has done this on several issues. My concern with that is, he will be in the White House will the little red button that launches the nukes. What’s he going to do, decide to push it and then go, “Oops, I shouldn’t have done that, that won’t be popular with the people!” What people, we will all be dead. Then he has made remarks that make me wonder which planet he is on. I don’t know if you have had a chance to hear he latest comments today or not.  He was addressing a $50,000 plate dinner and someone hid a microphone under a desk. They wanted to see what he was really like in a more relaxed sitting.  They got their ears full. He said the poor in this country thought they had entitlement, they expect the government to keep them up, they didn’t pay taxes and who gives a damn about them. They don’t matter.  Well, I don’t know what that tells you, but I know what it tells me. He is out for the rich and that’s it. Time he gets out of office, he will have packed me up and sent me back to Ireland. I sure ain’t rich so apparently he don’t give a damn about me so why should I be here. Does he want America just to be for the wealthy?

 

I had to start a new paragraph, I got to thinking about what he said and it just makes me angry. What about all the homeless people in this country? What’s he planning on doing with them, sweeping them down the gutters? Every time I pass a person out on the interstate ramp with a sign saying they will work for food, it kills me. To think we live in the greatest nation on Earth and we have people sleeping in the streets, people starving and children going to bed at night hungry. It is absolutely appaulling! The current shape of this country is due to Romney’s buddy Bush being in office for eight years. I shiver to think what will become of this country, if he gets elected.

 

And I said I was going to try to stay neutral, ha! But this is a very serious time in our country. You need to get out this November and vote. You have to weigh the options, then think who would lead this country in a better direction. What they always told me, if you don’t vote you can’t bitch, lol!

You go register, if you aren’t and get out this November and vote!

Breaking Ground With Other Faiths

Breaking Ground With Other Faiths

Author: Draconis Wierinsan Kinthasil

I was working on my garden the other day, we had turned the soil over last week and I saw the small lumps of dirt that the Rota tiller had left behind. It reminded me of what we must do as Pagans.

Out in the larger world are folks who have different beliefs. Sometimes they think that we are bad people or do bad things because of what they think we belief. This is what I call breaking ground; they need to know that they may be wrong on a number of points. I’m not saying you should preach at them but explain to them that you think differently. The better folks (like a Catholic Friend of mine who was Wiccan for a while) will listen to your thoughts on your beliefs with an open mind.

Other times they might pretend to be listening so that they can jump down your throat with the whole “You will burn in Hell Witch!” bit. Thank the Gods I haven’t met these sort (yet) . And the rest will be the kind who will ask the stupid “If you’re a Witch where is your black hat and broom and why are you out when it isn’t Halloween?”

The thing is some of the time most folks just don’t give a horse’s rump how you believe. If you aren’t a Christian you must be converted. I saw the article on Witchvox about most folks not wanting to vote for a person who is Pagan for President. Well la de da! This is a free country (or at least is supposed to be!) and I’m Pagan and I think that it is time for a change.

I will run for President in 2024, won’t that make headlines! “Disabled Pagan for President” I can hear the churches ranting now.

Well I’m sorry that this country is so messed up but maybe if we would stop building a bridge to nowhere and sending food and clothes to foreign countries when we can’t even feed our own people maybe we could improve our country. Sorry a little off topic but look at it this way. If every Pagan, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist and everybody else would just give five bucks then think what we would have.

That’s the point of this article, Pagans: When you hear the “Devil Worshipper” crap. Be the bigger man! Walk away.

Christians remember the Golden rule I quote “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” King James Version Holy Bible. To Muslims remember always to keep an open mind and that goes for the rest of you too! United shall we stand, divided we fall, Alone will we break, together we are unbreakable.

If we spent half the time we spend on fighting over whose way is better on loving our neighbor and practicing what we preach, then think how much better off we would be. If we would look for the things that tie us together instead of tearing each other apart we could see that we are more alike then we think.

My vision for all faiths is that one day you will see a father take his kids outside to cast a circle at the White house and as folks go by they say “Good Morning, Mr. President” as he communes with his Gods. Then he stands up and sweeps his hair out of his eyes, pats the pentacle pinned to his lapel and goes to work in the Oval Office. As he greets people he will say “Blessed Be Brother/Sister” as he goes about his day for all Americans are his family.

Then at the end of the day he goes to a ritual with his son who is a mirror image of his father and teaches him the old ways. And on Monday nights they go to Boy scouts and a Pagan father stands proud as his son earns his religious emblem along with everybody else and the boys ask the Pagan scout What the silver pentacle on the red, white, and blue ribbon means and the Pagan scout smiles and explains the meaning of his emblem, that is so much simpler and for that reason so much more meaningful.

And when he tucks his son in that night he says “Sleep well my son, may Sabdh cradle you in her arms this night and Wierin guard you as you sleep” and the boy smiles and replies “Goddess bless, Daddy.”

The President smiles and says “Goddess Bless son sleep well” and turns on the crescent moon nightlight and goes to bed and he and his wife curl up to sleep. As he drifts off his last words are “Now as I lay down to sleep I pray the Gods my soul to keep and should I pass before I wake To Summerland my soul shall take” and he smiles and drops off.

I would sure like to see the meanness and hatred that people throw at each other become a thing of the past and that religious labels like Pagan and Christian become terms of respect and are not spoken like a curse.

I know this may never come to pass in my lifetime but if we young people of all faiths don’t work to find some common ground then I predict a time not so far away when this, the greatest country in the world becomes a theocracy and that the government dispenses with the bit about “no law establishing religion or preventing the free exercise of” and makes on faith supreme to the exclusion of all others.

Please in The Stag-Lord’s name join me in working against this terrible vision! Let us not return to The Burning Times! Let us as Americans — not as Pagans or Christians but as Americans, as members of the human race — work together. Think of what we can do if we learn from each other and treat each other with respect.

In this regard let go of those prejudices that you have. Stop hating someone because they are different or because of their skin color! We are all the children of the Gods. We are not different races! We are all of us members of the human race. The only difference is that in Their wisdom the Gods made us different. For if we were all the same we would all think, feel and believe the same way.

You wouldn’t need to ask an opinion because you would already know the answer. Fat chance of that ever happening.