Mr. Tweet has been at it again, this time screaming WITCH HUNT in all caps.
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
Trump: “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”
Okay, let’s talk American witch hunts. While they never reached the same pitch and ferocity of those in other countries, the devastation was still tremendous, as it always is, when people are singled out for being different, or for various personal reasons, condemned, tortured, and executed. Lest we all forget, the Tiny Tyrant is highly favourable to singling out people for being different, or on the basis of personal bias. Trump is not the sort of person who would be persecuted, he’s the type who would be (and is) a persecutor. As always, wealth defines position, and power.
It’s infuriating when fucking idiots decided to screech “witch hunt!” over the slightest of criticisms, let alone over the consequences of their own actions. These things have absolutely no resemblance to a witch trial in any way, shape, or form. Even if you want to stick to ‘American political witch hunt’, as always, Donny is wrong. I’m pretty sure that the McCarthy hearings and the The House Un-American Activities Committee win that one. We can go farther back, too, but the bottom line here is that there is no terrible witch hunt, political or otherwise happening. Not that history would have any meaning to the Tiny Tyrant, why history didn’t include him! The whole crying witch hunt has always gotten stuck in my craw, especially now, because I saw that Christie’s will be auctioning off a rare deposition from the Salem witch trials, a deposition which helped to seal the fate of a poor, 76 year old widow. Margaret Scott was hanged, along with Mary Eastey, Martha Corey, Ann Pudeator, Samuel Wardwell, Mary Parker, Alice Parker, and Wilmot Redd. This was the last group to suffer and die at the hands of hysterical christians.
It’s important to remember that people died, many of them in the worst and most gruesome ways, and it is not alright to decide that criticism or having to take responsibility for yourself is in any way a witch hunt.
You can see and read more about the deposition at Hyperallergic.
As for the not-a-witch-hunt investigation, Think Progress has the full run down.
At the risk of being a dick -- shouldn’t this deposition be in a museum?
Marcus Ranum says
I thought the hunt for Obama’s birth certificate and Hillary’s Benghazi crimes were the biggest hunts ever. What is he so upset about? Can troll it but can’t take a trolling?
Busterggi, the majority of materials relating to the Salem trials are at the University of Virginia, and Salem museums, of course.
This particular piece was part of a private collection. Manuscripts having to do with the Salem Trials are rarely auctioned, there was one piece in the 1980s, one in 2012, and now. This deposition sold, for $137,500, considerably over its estimates. When people hold things privately, it’s up to them whether or not to loan or gift an item to a museum.