18 Sept 20 “When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamor.” Piers Anthony The new “Witchcraft” 430 years ago, my ancestors in present-day MA, when they wanted a annoying political opponent done away with, would simply accuse him or her of being a “witch!” “Proof” of witchcraft consisted mostly of a series of preposterous, unsubstantiated rumors and various other uncorroborated narratives from the mouths of assorted lunatics and/or paid accusers. But, it was all that was necessary! The person so accused would be arrested, beaten to within a inch of his or her life, and shortly thereafter put to death is a very unpleasant way! People participating in this injustice were smug, self-righteous bigots interested only in preserving their own positions of authority, so they could continue to lord it over the powerless populace. Today, in our upside-down world, “Witch” has been replaced with “Racist” The same smug bigots, lusting only after political power for themselves, accuse all who criticize them of being “racists” As before, no proof is necessary! Who value and defend their Second-Amendment rights as American citizens are all “racists” Who believe in individual responsibility and accountability are likewise “racists” Who argue that violent criminal activity like looting, arson, vandalism, rape, and murder is wrong and needs tobe stopped are “arch-racists!” “Racists” are denigrated and held in contempt by the liberal media and leftist politicians alike, some of whom suggest that racists should be overwhelmed and murdered by mobs of their acolytes, and that such violent mayhem is “justified,” indeed holy and righteous! As a civilization, we haven’t come very far in 430 years! “Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction, nor of dungeons” . George Putnam /John