In John Carpenter’s classic movie, The Prince of Darkness, a demonic spirit is contained in
a bottle in a church. As it strives to escape, and bring about the end-times, it emits psychic waves that grow in power. Initially it attracts a crowd of the mentally weak on the margins of society, that take to clustering around the church, staring and waiting for instructions. As its power grows, it is able to wreck havoc by controlling more normal people, who commit escalating acts of violence as, under the control of the demonic spirit, they endeavor to summon the Prince of Darkness to Earth.
Similarly, the Mangled Orange Hell-beast’s unveiled calls for violence influence those on the weak-minded or crazy on the margins of society, starting with pummeling protesters at rallies, moving into shooting at or running over counter-protesters at white supremacy rallies, and now sending explosive devices to liberal politicians and journalists libeled and vilified by Trump and the Right Wing Wurlitzer of Doom.
After the attack by Omar Mateen on the gay club in Orlando in 2016, I had a discussion with a reactionary on the subject. “Omar,” he maintained, “is an agent radicalized by Isis, recruited by their propaganda and driven to acts of violence per their agenda.” When I asked him about other terror attacks (e.g. Dylann Roof‘s murder of an African American bible study group) he was quick to dismiss them as ‘deranged loners, not part of any organized threat to America.’
Curious in the wake of the latest bomb mailings (but before the perp was revealed) I reached out to him for his opinion. “Ridiculous,” he stated, “clearly a false flag operation. The timing is just too good for the Democrats, on the eve of the election, and who would be so stupid as to send dud devices to folks like Clinton or Soros who obviously have their mail screened?”