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TO: All FROM: Brad Hicks SUBJECT: Re: OTO persection (repost) (part 3, last) EID:7c84 b7471357 (Unfortunately, continued from previous message.) Cowards! Weeklings! Wimps! Is ANYTHING more important to you? Get out your wallets and checkbooks and dump a check on Circle, or on COG, or on the OTO, or on the Burke Defense Fund, or on CWR *RIGHT THIS MINUTE* ... (gasp for breath, arms waving hysterically, face red from anger) ... because it DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE who's smarter, it DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE if half the money is ripped off and half the rest is wasted, WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE IT, AND IT HAS GOT TO BE SPENT ON OUR MUTUAL DEFENSE NOW, NO MATTER *WHAT* IT COSTS. I take cold comfort from the fact it will be harder to throw me out of MagickNet than it was to smear me in Pagan APA for having uttered milder versions of these simple statements a year ago at Magical Weekend. You--yeah, you. You don't have your wallet out, do you? Rent's coming due, phone bill for MagickNet's coming due. Besides, you have personal bad feelings about all of those groups. You just know that you could do it better; you've got a meeting next week with a few other people to start The Big Networking Group that'll start the country. You don't get it, do you? BOOM. The hatecops are at YOUR door. That's what it'll take, won't it? ---------- I'm raving. I'm ranting. I should go to bed. I am firmly convinced that we are in this mess because there are 100,000 of "us" in the United States. And even more, because 95,000 of us (AT LEAST) are more harm than good. Because numbers like that are too big to not be obvious to the Witch Hunters--but 95% of us don't do a single, bloody think to protect or build the Craft. They increase the size of the target without increasing its armor. They will tear down and destroy the Movement as we know it. The Craft will survive. Heck, the Wyrdfolk will survive (and the SMOFs will still rule it). If the Inquisitors couldn't kill the Craft and erase it from history, nothing can. Too bad it won't be anywhere near as scholarly. Anywhere near as accessible. Anywhere near as egalitarian. Anywhere near as fun. ---------- I do not speak from the head. I speak from the heart. Take it or leave it. This is what comes out of me now. You know what? Most of ME didn't believe it! I know why I'm so hurt inside--I really did, deep down in my patriotic, flag-waving Jeffersonian heart, really truly believe that it Couldn't Happen Here, even though in my mind I know otherwise. I am hurt because America has TO: All FROM: Brad Hicks SUBJECT: The Following (from New Federalist) EID:7c84 1b81358 The best article so far, really. Which isn't saying much. HEY, REPORTER FOR NEW FEDERALIST: Currently, we write things and you read them via MagickNet, then write your response and send it to New Federalist, who eventually publishes it, and mails it to one of your supporters who photocopies your response and sends it to me, and either I or Vicki posts it here and replies again...starting the circle all over again. Can't we do better than that? C'mon, either post or drop me a note with a phone number...direct dialog never killed anyone. You're already getting somewhat better at getting your facts straight. TO: All FROM: Brad Hicks SUBJECT: The Following (from New Federalist) EID:7c84 1b81358 The best article so far, really. Which isn't saying much. HEY, REPORTER FOR NEW FEDERALIST: Currently, we write things and you read them via MagickNet, then write your response and send it to New Federalist, who eventually publishes it, and mails it to one of your supporters who photocopies your response and sends it to me, and either I or Vicki posts it here and replies again...starting the circle all over again. Can't we do better than that? C'mon, either post or drop me a note with a phone number...direct dialog never killed anyone. You're already getting somewhat better at getting your facts straight. TO: All FROM: New Federalist SUBJECT: "Witches Wailing Over New Federalist Coverage" EID:7c84 2291358 STOP SATAN The witches of MagickNet are wailing over the recent New Federalist expose of the Wiccan underground railroad, and the role of MagickNet as a Satanic communications channel. MagickNet is a computer bulletin board network which specializes in witchcraft and the occult. The coordinator of MagickNet, Brad Hicks of St. Louis, Mo., has described the network as an "electronic coven." Tap into MagickNet and you will find a wide array of rituals, spells, notices of upcoming events, conversations on various subjects, and even counterintelligence on what Hicks calls the "New Witchhunters." It's a regular witches' brew of gossip and information. The most interesting--and revealing--aspect of the discussion of the "underground railroad" case is that the witches are concerned almost entirely with their public reputation. The welfare of Guinevere Burke, the little girl who was spirited away by her Wiccan father, seems of little or no concern to these people. When Wiccan High Priestess Vicki Copeland of Colorado Springs, Colo., who goes by the name "Rowan Moonstone," discovered the New Federalist article, she immediately posted the entire article on MagickNet (thanks, Vicki!), to alert the other MagickNetters to watch what they say. Her message touched off a barrage of responses, attacking New Federalist and the LaRouche movement. MagickNet is not just for witches: there are also Druids, Odinists, devotees of Mithra, members of the O.T.O., and other assorted lunatics. While they all, with one or two exceptions, deny being Satanists, they do so on unusual grounds. Anthony Iannotti, the Secretary General of the Ordo Templi Orientis, asserts that it is unfair to call former O.T.O. supreme commander Aleister Crowley a Satanist, because Satan was only one of the gods Crowley worshipped. The more common claim is that only Christians can be Satanists, since Satan is a fallen Christian angel. Ergo, pre-Christian religions cannot be Satanic. They seem unable to grasp the fact that all the pre-Christians died out nearly two thousand years ago, and that today's Wicca and neo-paganism are children of the British Occult Bureau. Crowley, the man who called himself the "Great Beast 666," bragged in his book "Magick in Theory in [sic] Practice" of having committed some 2,400 human sacrifices between 1912 and 1928. His writings are full of invocations to Satan. Still, according to the O.T.O., it is unfair to call Crowley a Satanist. Such is the Orwellian newspeak practiced by modern Satanists: The Christians are the real Satanists, and the witches are the good guys. No wonder they don't like the New Federalist. TO: New Federalist FROM: Brad Hicks SUBJECT: Re: "Witches Wailing Over New Federalist Coverage" EID:7c84 b111358 NF> ... They seem NF> unable to grasp the fact that all the pre-Christians NF> died out nearly two thousand years ago, and that NF> today's Wicca and neo-paganism are children of the NF> British Occult Bureau. ALL died out? Prove THAT one! It seems highly unlikely to me that there were NO survivors. And even if there weren't, there's the historical record and physical evidence--and THAT is the foundation of most modern Neopaganism. Now yes, much of Wicca shows influence from Gerald Gardner, the British witch who seems to have introduced to the Craft such concepts as the ceremonial athame, the scourge, and the "containment" function of the magical circle, and re-popularized the long-neglected practice of ceremonial nudity. But Gardner did NOT make it up out of whole cloth. At the very least, even if you think he was lying about "Old Dorothy," you must admit that he based some of it on Charles Godfrey Leland's ARADIA, and that's (a) Italian, not British, and (b) while obviously altered over time, an at least partial survival of some Etruscan form of Witchcraft going back to at least pre-Christian Rome. Some Witches claim that the Craft is unaltered and unbroken since the caves at Lascaux. (Mostly new, ignorant ones.) You claim that it's all a modern British invention. The truth, as is not unusual, is almost certainly somewhere between the two. (Aside: British Occult Bureau? Capitalized? Is this supposed to be real, literal group? Who called themselves that?) NF> Crowley, the man who called himself the "Great NF> Beast 666," bragged in his book "Magick in Theory in NF> [sic] Practice" of having committed some 2,400 human NF> sacrifices between 1912 and 1928. His writings are NF> full of invocations to Satan. Still, according to the NF> O.T.O., it is unfair to call Crowley a Satanist. Somebody drags this dead fish in at least once every two months. Can you possibly not have heard the real "crime" that this code phrase referred to? Let me put it another way. Do you really think that one man got away with killing a child EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR TWELVE YEARS? As Crowley said of Gilles de Rais, don't you think someone would have noticed? Don't you imagine that the mothers would have raised some kind of fuss? Wouldn't the bodies begin to pile up? Of COURSE he wasn't being literal! NF> Such is the Orwellian newspeak practiced by modern NF> Satanists: The Christians are the real Satanists, and NF> the witches are the good guys. No wonder they don't NF> like the New Federalist. As above: REAL Christians are on our side, like most of the holy and religious people of history. We all want harmony, happiness, and an end to the harms that we inflict on each other. ORDINARY Christians are not Satanists--in fact, they're mostly people to whom Christianity has more to do with a sense of cultural continuity than any kind of internalized belief. HERETICAL Christians believe in both God and Satan, and worship Satan instead. If the New Federalist got its facts straight, and didn't make accusations of crimes when no crime existed, we'd probably love it (even if still not agree with it). At least, I would--I collect that kind of stuff. 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