Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Real Salem Witch Responds to Trump WITCH HUNT Tweet (Nice!)

They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice

--President Donald J. Trump, June 15, 2017, 2:55 a.m., EST

You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA

--President Donald J. Trump, June 15, 2017, 3:57 a.m., EST

Dearest Mr. Trump,

With all due respect, I beg to differ that yours is “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history,” for I was a mere 17 years of age, when, in 1692, I bore witness as one of the “afflicted” girls in the Salem Witch Trials held over the course of a fortnight in the colony of Massachusetts.

Your being a poor student of history—and yet now inexplicably and unspeakably at the helm of This Great Nation—it would behoove you to learn the origins of the term you have carelessly tweeted so often, and with such wanton disregard, so as you may know the fallacy of your assertion.

For it is not, in fact, former FBI-director Robert Mueller’s investigation into your campaign’s collusion with the Russian government, nor your admitted obstruction of justice to Lester Holt on NBC News that constitutes “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history.”

Forsooth! That dubious distinction belongs to none other than the literal Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93. 

Given your penchant for mendacity, one might hesitate to lend credulity to ye who has questioned—without evidence—the birthplace of his predecessor, the size of his inauguration crowds, the weather falling from the sky, and countless other verifiable details that any commoner with two eyes within his head might swiftly confirm as lies.

As our jury five years too-late confessed in writing, our contemporaries were “not capable to understand, nor able to withstand the mysterious delusions of the powers of darkness and prince of air, but were for want of knowledge . . . and better information from others,” and therefore “prevailed with to take up with such evidence against the accused,” and thus “ignorantly and unwittingly” brought upon themselves the “guilt of innocent blood.”

The Good Men of Salem were thus forced to beg forgiveness for their involvement in what truly in God's Eyes was “the single greatest WITCH HUNT” ever launched upon this Blessed nation’s soil. 

Twenty persons executed, dear sir! Fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging in the public square in Salem Town, in Colonial America’s most notorious case of mass hysteria. Our ordeal serves as a warning to all who come after that one must never hasten to false accusations, religious extremism, isolationism, or an abdication of due process.

Warnings, might I add, that ye would be wise to heed.

Thus, yours is not, in fact, “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history.” You continue to tweet and golf with abandon; to seek praise heaped upon your ears by all who come within your orbit; to eat McDonald’s on your airplane; to hold rallies in which your acolytes genuflect before thine orange majesty and supply thine bottomless ego with the poisonous bromide of empty adulation!

A simple review of Wikipedia and a quick Google search for my name and sundry letters from our time confirms the foregoing.

Respectfully and Forever Yours,

Mary Walcott

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