On October 6, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Now the intriguing part is dozens of witches are planning to assemble in New York City this month to jinx Brett Kavanaugh, who despite facing several allegations of sexual misconduct was sworn in to the nation’s highest court.
The organizer of this October 20 event, a Brooklyn-based witch, Dakota Bracciale stated that witches consider hex as an essential act of resistance that keeps on witchcraft’s long history as a protection and weapon for the “marginalized, downtrodden and oppressed.”
Bracciale had previously organized 3 hexes against President Donald Trump. She added that this ritual is meant to be cathartic for those who were the victims of sexual assault. Apparently, Kavanaugh will be the crucial point but not the sole target. The public hex intends to exact revenge on “the patriarchy at large which protects, rewards, and, emboldens all rapists.”
Californian professor Dr Christine Blasey Ford attested before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100%” sure that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they both were in high school. Two other women also appeared forth with the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. He branded these allegations to be false allegations against him.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation of the incident gave a free rein to anger from survivors of the sexual assault. Majority of the population believed that this election conveyed a wrong message to victims— signifying that no matter if they (victims) are extoled as “credible”, their accosters will still successfully escape the punishment.
Bracciale justified hex as a means to “exact a justice that can be otherwise denied to you. It is not something you do casually, but it is something that you carry around with you in your toolbox or arsenal.”
Explaining the concept of “hex” further Bracciale said that it is radically dissimilar from a “binding spell”, which concerns limiting other’s agency, and blocking someone from doing something. It (hex) is a more direct attack that considers its opponent as an equal in a supernatural fistfight.
Although the modern-day witches do not prefer the idea of placing curses or hexes on others because of its potential to harm others. Bracciale further said, “But many of us do. Witchcraft was always practiced by people who were cast out, harmed by society and had to make their own way.”
The ritual is scheduled to take place in an occult bookstore and spiritual community space in Brooklyn, Catland. The ritual will involve figurines and snaps of Kavanaugh, graveyard dirt, and coffin nails.
The accurate spells used during the ritual will be concluded by the group’s needs that will gather for the hex, elaborating that some of the participants may wish to add words that will place a hex on their abusive partners and rapists.
Approximately 1,000 people intend to attend the already sold-out event which can hold up to 60 participants. Catland is working on to distribute instructions to replicate the ritual at home on social media and livestream the hex. We’re putting out the message that you’re not alone, we’re not leaving you alone with the monsters.”