North Carolina Young Republicans Are (Definitely Not) Bothered IRL About Drawings of Skulls
One of our members stumbled on your Hex of Obsolescence tweet a few weeks ago, and we just fell in love with it. Since you gave permission to reproduce the imagery and words, we’re hosting an event next Sunday (May 29) where we’ll be mailing the hex to all 115 members of the North Carolina legislature who voted for HB2, as well as to the governor, and possibly one or two transphobic bloggers, if we end up with some leftover postage.
The imagery fits nicely with our group aesthetic, the message syncs with our tenets about human rights and free expression, and although we’re aware that few of these politicians open their own mail, the mass mailing is itself a gesture of protest (although of course we’re hoping at least one or two of the schmucks will actually receive the page and make a fuss).
Of course I had no objections! The [HEX] in the form seen in the header image currently is freely available for anyone to download and print in both PDF and PSD format, and in my current city of residence Seattle, the stickers are all over the place, slowly melting into inky rainbows on utility poles and newspaper boxes. The hyper-local Capitol Hill Seattle blog did an interview with me about it here (I suspect the comments are bad and don’t recommend reading them; I sure haven’t).
A few weeks after the satanists did their thing, I received this slimy little gem in my FB:
I cackled myself sick and forwarded it to Satanic SF to left them know their efforts were paying off big time. From the text of the HEX itself:
YOU INVITED IT INTO YOUR PREFRONTAL CORTEX, WHERE IT WILL REMAIN, WORKING, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS ITS WORK IS DONE
Ms. Tedesco is completely unaware, at 6:47AM on a workday, when she spent the time and effort to track down my personal Facebook account which is in no way mentioned on the [HEX] and must have taken some legwork, that the sigil really hung itself in her office, and is already doing its good work. The only people who work this hard to tell you that they aren’t scared, are the terrified.
I don’t have to believe, light candles, burn sage. This magick happens all on its own. Keep it up.