To identify a basic witch, you need to look no further than her apartment: flush with light woods and feminist incense and anti-patriarchal throw pillows. Walk into her living room and feel your spirit lift next to the Angel Aura Quartz , available for $40 via online witchcraft superstore The Witchery. Take a deep breath as you pass the white quartz crystal mobile in the kitchen ( $29, Urban Outfitters ) and an even bigger one when you spray on witchy, crystal-based Tiger's Eye fragrances . Light this limited edition $125 solstice candle , sold and produced by two Brooklyn branding professionals.
If you can get women to wildly, shriekingly, ferociously support abortions — let’s stop for a second and reflect on just how anti-natural it is to support the killing of your own fetus — you can get anyone to support anything. Not joking, but dead-serious. Look around you. People all-over support the most suicidal things imaginable. Intelligent people like us tend to forget just how *dumb* your average lower-class person is. I’m talking “Youtube Comments’ Section”-tier dumb. Can you convince the comments’ section of Youtube to commit literal suicide? Why not? It’s easy if you try, sang John “Lenin” Lenon.
An argument could be made, in fact, that this terrible failing gives us another reason to look at Hemingway’s life and read his fiction: to understand how a man of his complexity and humanity could hold such beliefs. In turn, this can give us a more fully rounded picture of the writer, which can enrich our reading and inform how we live, as the best literature always does. I’ve tried in my book to understand the man behind Hemingway’s great achievements, to re-create the epic scale of his finally tragic life. But he no longer gets a pass, not from this biographer, anyway, for what he said and wrote about Jews.