Thursday, October 28, 2010

This Scary, Pumpkin Time Of Year, Part Two

In his “Society Must Be Defended,” Michel Foucault posited that the victors of a social struggle use their political dominance to suppress a defeated adversary's version of historical events in favor of their own propaganda, which may go so far as historical revisionism.

If we accept as axiomatically true
or even simply as a useful truism
the notion that winners write the history books
then that seventeenth century confrontation
in Massachusetts was won by the occultists
because today all our history books agree
there were no witches in the Salem witchcraft trials.

If we rearrange our thinking to speculate
that rigorous philosophy here can guide us
and that our histories of that confrontation
were written by the winners and the witches won
that would explain a lot about the modern world
and the role the United States has been playing
in shaping the planet into its own image.

It’s cold and it’s this scary, pumpkin time of year
and I’m trying to be like the French Resistance
without becoming (they all died) like the White Rose
but at the same time I have known some real witches
who were fun people to share a glass of wine with
but I don’t want to be a collaborator
if we — I — have a choice as the world goes to Hell.

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White Rose, at Wikipedia


The Occult Technology Of Lost Songs

A Lost World Where Distance Is God’s Anger

This Scary, Pumpkin Time Of Year

Fluorescent Lights On A Book Of Shadows

Something Like Fear Whispers Over Tea

Christmas Witches I Mean Wishes

Christmas Witches: A Present Of The Past

The Donut Shop Parking Lot Is Not Enough


“Cryptic riches come from intercourse with witches.”

The green witch, quoted in,
Christmas Witches: A Present Of The Past

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