Witches, Satanism, and an Exorcism: A Tour Through the Rightwing Psyche
The demon-haunted world continues to afflict those on the right:
Top story on Gateway Pundit this weekend:
Lil Nas X teams up with MSCHF to release a new athletic Nike shoe (Air Max 97 custom) dedicated to Satan complete with a pentagram and a drop of human blood in each shoe.
The shoe also contains the numbers 666 and come in a limited edition of 666 pairs.
Nike and rapper Lil Nas collaborated for the creation.
Demons are real and they are around us.[…]
(Bonus fun fact: the original version of the GP post called it a ‘pentagon’, not a pentagram. Twice.)
Also, the comments are full of people losing their minds over these shoes.
In related insane news, a GOP rep referred to Democratic lawmakers in Michigan as ‘witches’, that need to be ‘assassinated’:
[…]In a Thursday speech before the North Oakland Republican Club, the wealthy real estate magnate and University of Michigan regent referred to the women as “the three witches” and said he’s recruiting GOP challengers to “soften up” the Democrats so they’re “ready for the burning at the stake.”
Asked by GOP activists whether he supports primary challenges against U.S. Reps. Fred Upton of St. Joseph and Peter Meijer of Grand Rapids Township, Weiser said that “other than assassination, I have no other way” of removing them from office “other than voting (them) out,” drawing some laughter.[…]
And finally, to finish up the trifecta of shit, this from Gateway Pundit:
Catholic Priest Who Prayed and Performed Exorcism at US Capitol on Jan. 6 Faces Expulsion
A Nebraska Catholic priest who prayed at the US Capitol on January 6 faces expulsion from the church.
Father David Fulton told a videographer on January 6 that he performed an exorcism on the US Capitol.
Father Fulton walked inside the US Capitol during the demonstrations.
Archbishop George Lucas said Father Fulton’s actions were a “misuse of priestly ministry.”[…]
This particular toxic blend of pseudoCatholicism and perverted Christianity runs through the right like a faultline.
Some encouraging news, via Gallup. news.gallup.com