No, A “Binding Spell” Will Not Stop the Grand Nagus

I found this not long too terribly ago on my Facebook feed: A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him. Apparently, this went a bit viral and got popular enough to inspire a Facebook page where participants could share suggestions and the like. Now, the time frame for this has come and gone; supposedly this was to take place on midnight of February 24th. According to the author, this isn’t/wasn’t negative magic; it’s simply to keep the Grand Nagus from hurting anyone or anything.

I hate to say it, but this accomplished absolutely nothing. It didn’t work during the administration of George W. Bush and it won’t work now.

For all intents and purposes, this was a group of people who, at midnight, decided to wish really hard that the Grand Nagus wouldn’t be able to do anything. But wishing really hard won’t stop anyone from doing anything. Burn all the candles you want. Carve runes into carrots and chant. Pour salt into a bowl while you “cast a circle”. This will do nothing. There is no evidence that any of this will stop the Nagus from pursuing any of his policies.

You know what will? Calling your senator. Attending a rally. Donating money to the ACLU and other groups who are working to oppose the current administration. In other words, actions in the here and now will get results. Burning a stub of wax at a certain hour of the night won’t. Sure, burning the candle while you chant feels like you’re accomplishing something important but nothing has really been done; it’s little more than another form of slacktivism.

If you really oppose the Nagus, casting spells won’t help. Action–real world action–will.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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