Friday, July 6, 2007

more on the wiccan pedophiliac-porn writers

There's major buzz at The Wild Hunt, where I first heard about AJ's plan to do the human effigy thing in condemnation of the Frosts. Most everyone is either in support of it because they are the creepiest assholes in our community, or against it because they are uncomfortable with the idea of burning witches*- even symbolically, even really creepy ones. Like I'm wont to do, I hear about outing pedophiles (in this case I have no idea if they are active molesters of children but they definitely published instructions on how to and suggestions that one should rape their children so I make very little distinction. Gavin Frost's apparently argued that he threw that passage in there for shock value and to bring attention to society's approach to adolescent sexuality. Pure bullshit.) and I lose my rational faculties. I am incapable, after living with the rage I have against my family for ignoring my mother's rape, of having a logical reaction to the issue. Which is why I was sort of quietly saying, "yeah, burn baby burn." If someone offered to actually, not metaphorically, burn my mother's uncle, I'd be gathering kindling. Not proud of that, it's not enlightened or wise or good, but such is my anger.

After reading the comments and letting the issue lie, I stepped outside myself a little and saw this from an outside perspective. It makes us look like crazies, people. It really does. (Probably more than one reader thought I was a wack job when I posted about it before.) There have to be pro-active ways to show our collective disgust with these guys. A huge RAINN campaign on behalf of the pagan community? Some well made websites denouncing any affiliation with these fuckers where covens, circles, groves, churches, and groups, and solitaries can sign on as being decidedly not affiliated with these guys? Emails to circulate to newbie groups that they can skip the Frosts in their Magick 101 collection?

Just imagine if a group of Catholics, after the string of stories about abusive preists, had set up mock exorcisms or inquisition style burnings. We'd have had a heathen hissy fit at the ridiculousness, wouldn't we? Granted, Wiccans are generally more given (these days anyway) to pageantry and dramatic ritual, but I'm starting to be concerned about the PR ramifications of this effigy burning. Not enough to outright protest or be pissy with AJ, who I'd never heard of until now, but I'm on record as being concerned.

And now back to your regularly scheduled Mommy Blog.
Thanks for the (homemade, vegan, lavender-scented) soap box,
Roxy

*It is, now that I've thought some more, a very uncomfortable association for Wiccca. I'm certainly not one of those "Never Again the Burning Times" bumper sticker sporting witches. If you're feeling slogan-y, how about "No Wiccans Were Harmed in the Making of this Inquisition" on account of Wicca didn't yet exist. However, we all seem to have a soft spot for anyone called a witch and for heretics in general.

And the pretty lady is Kali, the slayer of the demons of ignorance. (I LOVES me some slayers.) She's the patron Goddess of my rage.

Edit: wonky spacing & apparently 'inarguably' isn't a word. i'm a spaz.

Edit 8/11/07: The creepyfucks have started a blog, wherein they state: "Public attacks on Wiccans/pagans are harmful; ipso facto the attackers are not Wiccans or pagans but instead are nurturing in their psyche an internalized sectarian Christian paradigm."

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