As each new day under the Trump era passes it feels as if his administration always manages to reach a new low. This seemed to become visually manifested by the appearance of a literal sinkhole just steps from the White House’s briefing room, just next to the gate closing the North lawn.
A golden opportunity for Trump’s critics to use the soil cavity as a metaphor for their own existential depression of seeing their country’s institutions being collapsed by a former Reality TV star and celebrity troll. But there’s more: Daily Grail writer and occult expert Michael M. Hughes pointed out on his Facebook page that exactly one year ago, another sinkhole also surfaced right at the entrance of what his owner calls ‘the Winter White House’: Trump’s private resort Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where the Twitterer-in-chief spends most of his free weekends.
Michael is one of the leaders behind the on-going ‘Binding Trump’ magical movement, seeking to offer a kind of ‘esoteric sabotage’ against the goals and ambitions of the 45th president. These are people with a common interest in occult practices trying to use their knowledge in order to directly influence current politics; yet it’s interesting to point out that there are also Trump supporters who believe in the power of ‘Meme Magic’ , as well as fundamentalist Christians directing their prayers to shield the man they believe will ‘Make America Great Again’ from the attacks of anti-Trump witches.
Of all the things I expected to witness in the XXIst century, a modern magical war was the NOT on the list.
But let’s check up the dates again: The Mar-a-Lago sinkhole was reported on Monday, May 22 2017 by Palm Beach travel alert. It was believed to be near a recently-installed water main line. Jumping ahead to 2018, the sinkhole at the White House lawn was first spotted by some visitors on Saturday, May 19, but the story became breaking news until May 22. Experts believe the grassy hole was caused by all the heavy rains hitting the United States’ capital recently. It has since been provisionally covered but it was reported to keep expanding.
Coincidence or synchromystic omen? These occurrences are fairly common in both Washington D.C. and Palm Beach, but what are the odds of two sinkholes directly connected to Donald Trump appearing within a one-year difference?
Will we see yet another Trump-hole appearing on May 22 next year? Only time will tell. In the meantime, Michael’s latest book Magic for the Resistance comes out this September –it will be interesting to see if it contains some kind of ‘sinking spell’ in its pages…