Pagan and the Pit(bulls)

The political musings of a Pagan and her dogs.

Conservative: Oh well the weather is confusing, nothing to do here

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Last week, Ricochet (a website claiming to target the “center-right and beyond”) published an article claiming that the Left is the party of the Pagan weather gods. Ignoring the fact that the Left is not a monolithic party, here is this author willfully ignorant or does he come by it naturally?

Major points of irritation include:

  1. Trump IS complicit in the destruction of the Carolinas. He is also responsible for the deaths of thousands of Puerto Ricans and the displacement of hundreds more. He is complicit in the poor response to vulnerable areas after Hurricane Harvey. And he’s directly responsible for any other deaths that come from defunding FEMA to build more ICE detention centers. Try to deny this responsibility and incompetence, and I’ll bring receipts.
  2. I have no idea how this author decided that Adad is the Left’s god of weather. Just looking at the Democrats, 70% are religious although their religious demographics appear more diverse than the GOP  with different religious attendance schedules. Off the top of my head, I can name several weather gods; not just Mesopotamian gods like Adad. I suspect the author landed on Adad precisely because he is Mesopotamian and occasionally gets mentioned with Ba’al. Christofascists have an intuitive infatuation with the Mesopotamian/Near East gods, something I’ll go into more in a later post. That said, I’m giving this dude extreme side eye for using a minimal “witchipedia” search instead of doing an actual search about Paganism. Lazy research is bullshit, do better.
  3. Speaking of lazy research, the research is conclusive research is conclusive that climate change is a thing that’s happening. And it’s human-caused.  And that our point of no return is rapidly approaching. This climate change leads to more storms, worse storms, and abnormal weather patterns. This is proven science.  We’ve been talking about climate change since before the 1950’s. This isn’t new, or handwavey, or speculation. Lazy research combined with willful ignorance makes me see red. SOOOOOO MUCH RED.

I’ll be the first to admit that getting angry over these types of posts is only going to help raise my blood pressure. If you actually want to help the people affected by adverse weather patterns or climate change here are some links: Help for Hurricane Florence, Help for Puerto Rico, Climate Change Initiatives, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Author: paganandthepitbull

Daughter of Hecate, dog lover, would be author, Pagan in South Korea

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