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Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« on: November 09, 2020, 10:28:08 am »
So apparently this happened, and I missed it up until now--Paula White being an evangelical megachurch pastor who is the spiritual advisor to President (for now) Donald Trump:



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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 10:33:14 am »
Thoughts? Comments on its effectiveness or lack thereof?

I think her big mistake was summoning spiritual help from Africa. My ancestors were not having that.

(I'll also say that I could do without the Music of Poignant Tragedy added in the background by whoever posted the clip. Let the moment speak for itself.)
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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 01:50:17 pm »
I think her big mistake was summoning spiritual help from Africa. My ancestors were not having that.

And the question, of course, is "Whose side are they actually on when they get here" to the degree that sides are involved.

(People, don't summon stuff if you don't know what you're getting. It's bad magical theory. And bad magical practice.)

There's a lot of potential energy in ecstatic ritual and prayer just - so much of the time it doesn't actually get used.

(I do also rather like the Random Dude walking by in the background, totally ignoring what's going on at the podium.)
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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
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(I do also rather like the Random Dude walking by in the background, totally ignoring what's going on at the podium.)

He was rather magnificently stealing the scene, wasn't he?
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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 10:17:07 am »
I think her big mistake was summoning spiritual help from Africa. My ancestors were not having that.

I suspect Africa and Latin America were invoked because those are currently the places where right-wing evangelicalism is gaining the most converts. I call it "death squad theology" because it is the preferred piety of paramilitary throat-slitters and coup-mongers.

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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 10:39:13 am »
He was rather magnificently stealing the scene, wasn't he?

I figure he was looking around for a spare shirt, since Ms. Strike for Victory didn't manage to find one that fit on her own.
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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 01:18:13 pm »
I think her big mistake was summoning spiritual help from Africa. My ancestors were not having that.

She said God was sending angels from Africa and South America to give Trump "victory".  As Trump did not win, I guess those angels never made it. Perhaps they were stopped at the border due to Trump's current immigration restrictions?
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Re: Trump's Official Spiritual Advisor Chants for Victory
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2020, 06:17:58 pm »
She said God was sending angels from Africa and South America to give Trump "victory". 

Well, did she specify whose victory Trump would get?

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