The Logic of the Witch Hunter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The logic of the witch hunter is simple, Mencius Moldbug explains:

It has hardly changed since Matthew Hopkins’ day.  The first requirement is to invert the reality of power.  Power at its most basic level is the power to harm or destroy other human beings.  The obvious reality is that witch hunters gang up and destroy witches. Whereas witches are never, ever seen to gang up and destroy witch hunters.  By this test alone, we can see that the conspiracy is imaginary (Brown Scare) rather than real (Red Scare).

Think about it.  Obviously, if the witches had any power whatsoever, they wouldn’t waste their time gallivanting around on broomsticks, fellating Satan and cursing cows with sour milk.  They’re getting burned right and left, for Christ’s sake!  Priorities!  No, they’d turn the tables and lay some serious voodoo on the witch-hunters.  In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem.  In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn.


  1. T. Greer says:

    HBDchick already has also made this point. I submit that she did a much better job of it too.

  2. Tschafer says:

    Still, it’s good to have Mencius post occasionally, just so we know that the left-wing death squads in Frisco haven’t gotten him.

  3. etype says:

    It’s interesting how pink the ‘realist’, ‘neo-reactionary’ blogotariat is, once the surface is scratched. Witch-hunting and subsequent barbecuing was and is an important folk custom which should be cherished and recalled with fond nostalgia and celebrated with historical recreation societies.

    Now you’re campaigning to save the gay witches with their puppy eyes and so on. The only good thing about witches is that they burn well. You obviously don’t know witches, and wish you had a few in your neighborhood or local coffee shop. Be careful what you wish for spineless cretins. In ye olden days burnt witches were part of a healthy diet, and a way to enjoy the great outdoors for the whole family. Is it any wonder this surrealistic entry is referenced to MM’s blog. I say burn him.

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