A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him (version 2.0) To be performed at midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office. The first ritual takes place Friday evening, February 24th, at the stroke of midnight. This binding spell is open source, and may be modified to fit your preferred spiritual practice or magical system -- the critical elements are the simultaneity of the working (midnight, EST -- DC, Mar-a-Lago, and Trump Tower NYC time) and the mass energy of participants.
See below for the upcoming dates. Some lodges/covens are doing a variation of this as a group working, while a number of solitary practitioners are planning to connect and livestream via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
What license, though? Are there unit tests, or a validation suite?
Update, Feb 28: I am still awaiting the status report / post mortem on this project, but in the meantime, here's a critique of the spell from someone whose research seems totally legit: The Rite Stuff:
Binding? That's it? Look, if you're facing down a fascist, you can't fret so much about your personal karma. You've got to hit hard and damn the consequences, because a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
Really, wicca is the wrong approach for a job like this. Wicca is nice-nice magic. Wicca is for girls.
I think we need something stronger, like Enochian magic. This system was devised by John Dee (mage to Elizabeth I and likely inspiration for Prospero in The Tempest) working in tandem with Edward Kelly, a fascinating rascal who may also be the secret creator of the Voynich Manuscript.
According to Dee, the mightiest of devils is Choronzon, the Dweller in the Abyss, The Demon of Dispersion; his sigil is to the left. Aleister Crowley and his assistant Victor Neuberg (a poet associated with Dylan Thomas) summoned Choronzon in a famous rite conducted in 1909, outside the desert town of Bou Saada in Algeria.
Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.
I always miss World Contact Day. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Contact_Day
At least his intent is clear.
A senior engineer at work admonishes people for proposing the use of "public domain codes [sic]," because he is afraid we will be sued into oblivion. But when he says "public domain codes" he actually means any and all open source software, because he believes that all open source software is GPL'd. When I try to correct these misconceptions I am ignored.
you don't even wanna know how bad their Coven of Attention-Deficit Thaumaturges problem is
Residual Human Resources.
So, did it work? I'd love to hear some kind of status report, or post mortem analysis!
This reminds me of Tim Powers.
I saved this copy of The Economist.
Related--an interpretation of the Economist's Trump Tarot cover: