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“for more than two centuries, in several European countries, hundreds of thousands of women were tried, tortured, burned alive or hanged, accused of having sold body and soul to the devil ..
.. and, by magical means, murdered scores of children, sucked their blood, made potions with their flesh, caused the death of their neighbours, destroyed cattle and crops, raised storms, and performed many other abominations”
'Caliban and the Witch' by Silvia Federici

'Caliban underscores that the persecution of witches was not just some error of ignorant peasants, but in fact the deliberate policy of Church and State'

#Demonisation is nothing new
#Demonisation always has method in its madness
witch burning was “an important public event, which all the members of the community had to attend, including the children of the witches, especially their daughters who, in some cases, would be whipped in front of the stake on which they could see their mother burning alive”
Fascinating to read how integral the #WitchHunts were to controlling women and creating the conditions to enable the patriarchal ordering of society and culture that ensued
Has everyone read 'Caliban and the Witch'? It's very good.
To change the future
we need to know our history
With Caliban and the Witch Federici hoped to “revive among younger generations the memory of a long history of resistance that is in danger of being erased.”
As Dalla Costa put it, women's unpaid labor in the home has been the pillar upon which the exploitation of the waged workers, "wage slavery," has been built, and the secret of its productivity '
and Oh, The Irony! that a high profile politician should be complaining of being subject to a #WitchHunt
and of course the #MeToo movement was very quickly accused of turning into a #WitchHunt
But, hey, at least it helped pave the way for unbridled run-away #Capitalism
- to think, we might never have had catastrophic #GlobalWarming and ever deepening global inequality...
#Systems play out in accordance with their initial conditions
Systemic imbalance - like a wave amplifying in time - evolve into upheaval which will bring down the system

Unless we start doing things differently, this is not going to turn out well.

It's time for #change.
This is true in economies, ecological systems, climate, social organisation, politics..
It's time to do things differently
injustice breeds injustice
Maybe the resurgence of an new invigorated world-wide #IntersectionalFeminism is like a #ReturnOfTheRepressed - maybe its timing coinciding with the deepening crisis of #GlobalWarming is not a coincidence
We are the #Change that we seek

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