We’re living in a time when many masks and pretenses are dropping. In this case, it’s because one side believes they’ve achieved enough power to no longer need hiding:
Among her elite social circles in Washington, DC, and the Hamptons, Washington Post religion writer Sally Quinn did not keep her use of black magic a secret. In a lengthy and glowing profile, the Washingtonian reveals that Quinn’s fascination and outright use of the dark arts were just another part of her wide and varied social scene.
Ouija boards, astrological charts, palm reading, talismans—Quinn embraces it all. And yes, she has been in contact with her husband since his passing. Through a medium. Repeatedly.
Some friends have voiced reservations that Quinn is now showing all her cards, so to speak. “Don’t play up the voodoo too much,” one implored. But Sally does nothing by halves. (emphasis added) She reveals that, in her less mellow days, she put hexes on three people who promptly wound up having their lives ruined, or ended. ((Since she believes she was responsible, shouldn’t this be tantamount to admission of assault and murder? After all, we’re told repeatedly to accept the sincerely held beliefs of everyone… — Jemison))
Quinn co-founded a regular column on religion in the Post that later morphed into a standalone website, but neglected to mention these little tidbits until it came time to write her memoir. Thus, under the cloak of ‘journalism,’ she published many columns seeking to undermine orthodox Christian beliefs and their proponants. Contrast this approach to that of the late Charlie Reese, who made a point of ensuring his readers knew where he was coming from by publishing periodical columns about it.
[Note: I recommend regular readers here to look at the three linked columns in the previous sentence. I read Reese’s columns as a young adult. He, along with Thomas Sowell, caused me to think deeply about governance and economics, though they are far being from my only influences. Reese’s transparency about his worldview was the inspiration for the “About” tab at the top of this blog, where you can get a basic overview of where I’m coming from. It’s a practice I think should be standard among writers who aspire to be more than mere propagandists.]
Why would Quinn conceal her beliefs as a columnist for a decade, only revealing them when it was time to cash out? Likely because for that decade she was but one of many agents undermining the historical value systems of this nation, an effort moving much swifter and closer to its goals than the now-revered 1960s. That Quinn felt free to “tell all” in this month’s book shows two things, I think:
- She does not fear social, much less physical, repercussion
- She and her publisher believe there is a large audience for what she now says openly
Keep in mind this woman moved in the highest social circles of Washington D.C. According to a reviewer, the memoir contains many examples of highly selfish, manipulative and admittedly demonic-spirited behavior. While the reviewer occasionally seems to cringe at the material, she concludes by quoting the author’s expectation of respect, and calls it “courageous.” — the same label applied to anyone who publicly jettisons and/or attacks Christian beliefs. D.C seems filled to overflowing with such “courage” today, and its true colors are showing through.
Does it become more apparent now why I’ve long nicknamed that city “Mordor?”
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)