Saturday, January 08, 2011

Romanian witches to cast anti-government spell

Protests over plan to tax witches as part of drive to collect more revenue and crack down on tax evasion.

Double, double toil and trouble: witches in (EUs) Romania are planning to cast a spell on the country's rulers because of laws that will force them to pay tax for the first time. Cat excrement and dead dogs, rather than eye of newt and toe of frog, will go into their cauldron – but they are hoping to put a Macbeth-style hex on the country's president, Traian Basescu, and his government after the imposition of a tax regime aimed at tackling the recession.

Witches will gather on Romania's southern plains and the banks of the Danube to protest against the laws and cast spells on the politicians who implemented them. A dozen witches will hurl the poisonous mandrake plant into the river "so evil will befall them", a witch named Alisia said.The threatened curse is not being taken lightly in a country with a long tradition of superstition. Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days in an attempt to ward off evil. The new law is part of the government's drive to collect more revenue and crack down on tax evasion. It will force the likes of witches, astrologers and fortune tellers to register their professions and become liable for 16% tax in line with other self-employed Romanians.The Queen witch Bratara Buzea said she would lead a chorus in casting a spell using a concoction of cat excrement and a dead dog. "They want to take the country out of this crisis using us? They should get us out of the crisis because they brought us into it," she said." Link

See also:

Is Romania's President Dabbling In The Occult?

"Several weeks ago, taking a short break from opulent traditional Christmas grub and thick-red Romanian wine, a prominent leftist politician close to ex-presidential candidate Mircea Geoana cracked on TV what everyone thought to be a joke: that Basescu’s victory was facilitated by an occult “violet flame,” and that his wearing a purple necktie or a purple sweater during the campaign was no accident or fashion statement, but a way of using “negative energy.”

People stopped from feasting for a moment, laughed and then resumed partying.

But the “violet flame” wouldn’t go away. Geoana, still reeling from his defeat, came up publicly with what many dismissed as just a ridiculous accusation, unworthy of a former diplomat and foreign minister: that he had been targeted by waves of no less than “negative energy” during the final live debate before the runoff that was won by Basescu.

His wife, Mihaela, said the attack was so powerful that Geoana’s concentration was broken. Many said Geoana was just adding insult to injury with his incredible statements.

But then video footage showed a mystery character who media said was a shady parapsychologist, Aliodor Manolea, walking right behind Basescu as he entered the debate hall. Then, photos were published of the same Manolea standing close to Basescu during the campaign." Link

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