The Haunted: As Halloween nears, ghoulish thoughts of public official corruption haunt Liberty County. The continual stream of evil, corrupt acts and political, selective prosecutions by Judges and prosecutors are reminiscent of the Salem ‘witch trials’. Liberty County Officials choose to persecute those who speak out just like the 'crucible' and Salem ‘witch trials’.
Excerpt from the Salem Witch Museum website:
In June of 1692, the special Court of Oyer (to hear) and Terminer (to decide) sat in Salem to hear the cases of witchcraft. Presided over by Chief Justice William Stoughton, the court was made up of magistrates and jurors. The first to be tried was Bridget Bishop of Salem who was found guilty and was hanged on June 10. Thirteen women and five men from all stations of life followed her to the gallows on three successive hanging days before the court was disbanded by Governor William Phipps in October of that year. The Superior Court of Judicature, formed to replace the "witchcraft" court, did not allow spectral evidence. This belief in the power of the accused to use their invisible shapes or spectres to torture their victims had sealed the fates of those tried by the Court of Oyer and Terminer. The new court released those awaiting trial and pardoned those awaiting execution. In effect, the Salem witch trials were over.
As years passed, apologies were offered, and restitution was made to the victims' families. Historians and sociologists have examined this most complex episode in our history so that we may understand the issues of that time and apply our understanding to our own society. The parallels between the Salem witch trials and more modern examples of "witch hunting" like the McCarthy hearings of the 1950's, are remarkable.
The Witch Hunt: Like the Salem 'burning times', evil Liberty County judicial elements persecute its political and personal enemies though "witch hunting". The continued ongoing "witch hunt" is a way for those who are in power to control those who are “not” in power- with civil and mostly trumped-up criminal prosecutions.
The Scapegoats: Judges and the Liberty County District Attorney (Mike Little) have persecuted many for political reasons, personal reasons and fear of the truth being made public. It brings to mind a befitting saying posted at the entry to the Salem Witch Museum, "fear + trigger = scapegoat".
The Curse: The actions of corrupt officials in Liberty County lend themselves to those same corrupt officials cursing themselves by their own actions, effectively binding themselves to a curse. Additionally, the people of Liberty County who have not acted to remove those who are corrupt have effectually cursed themselves and future generations.
The Liberty County curse continues...