|A painting of two men "eating" another man, hanging on the wall of John Podesta's office|
Yesterday's Wikileaks from the John Podesta emails included a note from Podesta's brother, Tony, inviting him to a "Spirit Dinner" at the home of occult performance artist Marina Abramovic.
The creepy grossness of this at first seemingly insignificant item was not merely noted by paranoid anti-Clinton people but was highlighted by Wikileaks itself.
Spirit Dinners are part of the religion of Thelema, founded by Satanist Aleister Crowley.
This video made by Abramovic, shows her take on Spirit Dinners:
And here's a picture of one such "dinner," attended by none other than Lady Gaga. She's on the left (licking a spoon). The woman on the right with strategically poised fork is Abramovic. The blood is allegedly fake, and the "body" is supposedly a woman (though it looks like a man to me).
There's no evidence either way on whether John Podesta actually attended the dinner.
However, a 2015 Politico article shows that there is (or was) a creepy Spirit Dinner-ish painting hanging in none other than John Podesta's office.
Lest you think it's a painting illustrating 17th century surgery or whatever, Podesta actually confirmed in an April Time Magazine interview that it was what it looked like - two men eating another man.
On the wall in his office at Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters, campaign chairman John Podesta has an oil painting on loan from his lobbyist brother, who is an avid art collector. The image shows two men hunched over a dining room table, bearing knives and forks. On the table lays a man in a suit, who looks vaguely like Podesta. “It’s better to be the guy with the fork,” Podesta quips to his colleagues, if they ask about the image, “than the guy on the table.”
Note that the painting is Tony Podesta's, who had forwarded Abramovic's dinner invitation to his brother.
What does it all mean?
Do I think the Podestas are members of a secret occult society (or at least dining club)?
No, actually. I don't. You, if you are a Christian, believe in the reality of the occult. I suspect the Podestas do not. They simply think dinner parties featuring nude bodies bathed in blood are part of the 21st century good life, you know, of high-flying Democrat lobbyists and politicos. Faux-occult things are hip.
Of course faux can often become (or actually be) not so faux, regardless of the intentions or beliefs of the participants. Or so it has been said.
I have no idea what Marina Abramovic actually thinks or believes. I'm not sure she knows herself. She's an artist.
Whether the whole thing is satanic, sinister or merely idiotic is your call.
I just wish Jack Chick were alive to see it.