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Element 3 is to demonize enemy. That's pretty easy. The Roman Catholics started that some centuries ago with lie that Pagans are Satanists. Since Pagans do not believe in Judeo-Christian pantheon at all, belief in Satan – let alone worship of Satan – is a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless, that ghastly lie resulted in literally millions of deaths at hands of Inquisition, and is still believed by many ignorant people today.
Interestingly enough, Pope John Paul, himself a sincere Christian, has only a few months ago formally admitted his Church's responsibility and made public apology for those very deaths, among many others.
So now opportunists are taking a slightly different tack.
It seems (now) that earth-based religions are destroying America by promoting environmentalism and U.N.'s "New World Order."
Really. Uh, huh. This lie flies because very few non-Pagans known anything about us, and they believe without question what their religious leaders tell them.
Oh, sure, Pagans have some brain dead nutcases that get some lurid press now and then by sitting in Lotus position under trees, and I wouldn't be surprised to find that some of these twits have a mutual love affair with United Nations. Christians have their share of nuts, too, in case you hadn't noticed. I don't think any religious faith is devoid of silly fanatics.
In fairness, It is certainly true that most Pagans are environmentalists. As a group, we revere Earth which gave us life, and there are few of us who are not concerned about things like destroying rain forests of Brazil (which produce more than 70 percent of world's oxygen, by way). Breathing – and eating – are very difficult habits to break.
On other hand, most Pagans also have pragmatic view that Man is very much a part of Earth's environment, and I have yet to meet any Pagans nutty enough to advocate destruction of Man's habitat to benefit some nearly extinct snail garter! Nor would most Pagans object to further development of our world's energy resources – while searching for a renewable source of energy, of course. I, for one, prefer an automobile to my feet, as my ample fundament will attest.
Since we don't cling to ridiculous belief that Man's history is barely 6,000 years long, we have a more encompassing view of geological history, recognizing that "global warming" is a part of a cyclical climate pendulum that has been swinging back and forth for many hundreds of thousands of years, and is certainly not a result of Man's rise to civilization – which, if you think about it, is a singularly arrogant view of problem.
Now we come down to United Nations. I have never imagined a more sinister threat to country that I love or to my personal freedom than I see in very existence of United Nations, let alone very idea of a "New World Order." I have publicly stated on many occasions that I would dearly love to nail an eviction notice addressed to that evil organization to their Manhattan front door personally.
Just to set public record straight, I have been a practicing Witch (Pagan/Wiccan) for thirty years. I am a Libertarian activist, and a firearms instructor. I am Texas Director for Armed Females of America, and I carry a firearm 24 hours a day, so global disarmament plans of United Nations constitute complete and absolute anathema to me.
If – if – I agreed with those plans, which are an integral part of "New World Order" as originally coined publicly by George Herbert Walker Bush, I would be no threat to anyone at all. I would be just another sad and pathetic victim suffering under yoke of a global income tax.
Please allow me to point out that my very favorite targets for practice shooting are mock United Nations helmets – and I am very sure that real ones – especially occupied – would be even better.
Support "New World Order?" Don't make me laugh!
My dearest dream is a return to literal interpretation of our great nation's Constitution, most especially her Bill of Rights, followed by immediate and forceful eviction of United Nations from U.S. soil. Hell, don't even bother to give 'em a boat! Let them swim all way back to socialist Europe, where they damned well belong.
The First Amendment of that Constitution guarantees my religious freedom – and that of Christians, too, in case you had forgotten.
The Second Amendment guarantees enforcement of First Amendment. I would strongly advise against any attempt at moving past Element 3 practice of demonizing Pagans to fourth element – or "whupass" – stage.
A rapidly growing population of individualist, Libertarian, anti-U.N. and extremely well-armed Pagans are just liable to turn tables on you.
At a tiny 5'1", Kathryn A. Graham is a licensed private investigator, pilot, aircraft mechanic and handgun instructor in Texas. Also a prolific author, she has written numerous articles, short stories and a science fiction novel. http://www.kathrynagraham.com/