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​Nine Levels of Hell on Earth

Gadfly | June 20th, 2024

By Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.com

Should ‘The Chosen One’ be Sentenced to Spend Months at each Level?

It’s not unusual on this planet, we have had hundreds of men and a couple of women who have used religion to become dictators and gods in countries and empires when the only god they believed in was themselves.

Think Nero, Caligula -- and his horse, Qin Shi Huang Di, Hirohito, Genghis Khan, Joe Stalin, Catherine the Great, Adolf Hitler, Kim Sung-un, and Donald Trump – I love the term used by some wit to describe “The Orange One”: He should be “UNpresidentED!”)

The southern far-right evangelical and fundamentalist Christians who have been member-followers of the Christian Identity and Christian Dominionist dominations since some blacks have threatened to become members of the middle class, have moved to a more right-wing “religious” organization called The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). It combines the theological beliefs of Pentecostalism (the speaking of tongues), Evangelicalism, and the Seven Mountain Mandate to wage spiritual warfare to bring about Christian dominion over the Divided States of America and establish White Christian Nationalism over all major elements of society: family, religion, education, media, arts and entertainment, business, and government. This is the American Taliban at work and play.

The NAR claims to have three million Americans in churches and about 33 million believers in the US. Prominent NRA believer Lance Wallnau, who insists Trump was “anointed” to serve us as president, believes we must have a spiritual fight against demonic spirits. Televangelist Paula White, who serves Trump as a personal religious “advisor,” lives in a million-dollar home in Florida and also owns an apartment in Trump Towers (It’s not 30,000 sq. ft.).

She was chairperson of the evangelical advisory board in the Trump administration and called for: “every demonic network that is aligned against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus.”

When Billy Graham’s son Franklin proclaimed the malignant narcissist psychopath-sociopath sexual predator Trump was chosen by God to be president of the United States, he had only one goal in mind: absolute power over the seven elements. Remember that picture of some of the most important White ministers of the “prosperity gospel” in the country desperately trying to touch the “Orange Genius” while he is sitting at the Resolute desk?

Why Do Seventy-Five Percent of the Lawyers in the World Live in the U.S?

Because that’s where most of the billionaires live. In the 14th Century Italian poet Dante Alighieri created “The Divine Comedy,” a long poem about Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and their renters and owners. Within Hell are the Nine Circles where sinners are punished for their transgressions. Above the gates on the Vestibule and entrance to Hell are the words: “All hope abandon, ye who enter here!” Within the Nine Circles are sinners who are rejected at the Gate of Heaven, whether for misdemeanors, felonies, or murder, going through their eternal punishments. The Devil lives below the Ninth Circle in the form of a three-headed beast. In 1588 a very young Galileo, later to be threatened with death for saying the earth revolved around the sun, used figures from Dante’s circles to determine that Hell was 3,245 miles deep!

As The Chosen One was just convicted and pronounced guilty of 34 felonies, I thought it would be interesting to see if Donald Trump would serve a sentence in each of the nine circles. Records indicate that the Trump Organization and its leader have been sued 4,000 times between its birth and 2016. It has been sued more than 100 times for tax evasion. Trump University alone involved lawsuits involving 5,000 “students” and $40 million. How many millions groping, harassing, assaulting, embarrassing, and fornicating with porn stars, Playboy girls, and Epstein teenagers will cost is hard to estimate. At least 26 more women have accused him of “sexual misconduct,” and one has already cost him at least $88 million for defamation of character.

He even sued his ex-wife Ivana over a gag order. With an orange face that matches orange jumpsuits, he still has three lawsuits to survive: January 6, classified documents, and the Georgia voting case. Yes, Donald, character counts. Trumplicans, just think: Teflon Felon Don can’t own a firearm in the Divided States of America because he is a convicted felon and can’t be trusted to obey laws. But you want him to be behind the Resolute desk and have his middle finger on the nuclear trigger switch which can kill eight billion people and level mountains with thousands of nuclear weapons.

Let’s Follow ‘The Chosen One’ on a Tour of the Nine Circles of Hell

Before a sinner and felon goes through the gates of Hell and enters the Vestibule, he is pursued and bitten by angry wasps. From the Vestibule he goes through another door to Limbo in the First Circle where the damned wait for the ferry to take them across the River Acheron. Those who never knew God or who are members of religions other than Christianity will spend eternity in Limbo. The Vatican insisted for many centuries until about 15 years ago that unbaptized babies spent eternity in Limbo. According to the Vatican, billions of unbaptized babies were like dust motes floating in the atmosphere in Limbo. Now the Vatican says they have no idea where unbaptized babies spend eternity. Purgatory perhaps?

The Second Circle is occupied by those filled with lust and carnal passions. They are tossed and buffeted by eternal storms. Donald the sex predator-felon will certainly be locked up here for some time. For much of his life he must have thought about sex every waking moment because he continued to grope, harass, and assault. Religion did not contain him because his only gospel involved the missionary position.

The Third Circle is reserved for gluttons who are mired in a great mass of putrefaction– foul-smelling matter, and are forced to stay in it by Cerberus, the three-headed guard-dog of Greek mythology. More glutton than gourmet. The Chosen One often chooses two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish, a chocolate shake, and tops off with French Fries. He also uses his brand name to grift steaks, wine, and other “delicacies.” Maybe there is a McDonald’s in the Third Circle.

The Fourth Circle is basically a desert with huge boulders that are pushed and crashing together 24/7 by the greedy and the wasteful. When they run into each other, they howl and yell and then continue their wandering with the boulders. A picture of Trump wrestling boulders in his dark blue suit and red tie will be a big hit in all the circles. Remember his wrestling with McMahon on World-Wide-Wrestling? It’s where he learned his public manners and speech habits.

The Fifth Circle is for the violently angry who are forced to fight each other for eternity in the dirty, stinking, cesspool waters of the River Styx. The Manhattan coward with the five Vietnam deferments often expresses his “tough” rage at protesters, Mexicans, judges, Blacks, homely women, and immigrants. Senator John McCain was not a hero because he was captured, and other military personnel were “suckers” and “losers.” He called for the assassination of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley because he was a traitor who deserved to be executed. Milley had called Chinese authorities behind Trump’s back to assure them we were not going to attack. Trump’s statement about Milley was supported by six-inch tall Arizona Representative Paul Gosar---whose children refuse to vote for him.

The Sixth Circle is a very hot one where heretics and cult leaders with their members are burning in fiery tombs. They suffer proportionately to the various doctrines they follow in life. Many Italian cities have streets where heretics were burned at the stake by Vatican authorities.

The Seventh Circle is divided into three rings: one for violence against others, one for violence against self, and one for violence against God. Each group receives different punishments conducted by harpies and centaurs. Think of our Teflon Felon and January 6 and his pledge to lead his crowd to the capitol grounds.

The Eighth Circle is reserved for fraudsters of varying abilities. It has ten trenches with increasingly horrifying punishments. This circle includes those who commit crimes of deceit, seducers, false prophets, thieves, perjurers, and sowers of discord. Teflon does not help Donald in this one, It’s Trench #10 for him.

The Ninth Circle, the only cold one, traps traitors, those who betray the trust of their family, their country, their people, and their benefactors in a lake kept frozen by the flapping of Lucifer’s wings. Donald will have to get an orange stocking cap, orange overcoat, and orange boots for this one.

A Strange Fog has Shrunk Political Party Members to Lilliputian Size

There is little doubt that Jonathan Swift, when he writes about English and Irish politics and politicians in his 18th Century novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, is the greatest political satirist in the English language. We will probably talk about small and giant people in politics until we are all Democratic Socialists because of him. His Lilliputians are tiny six-inch men who possess all the pretension and self-importance of full-sized men.

Both of our political parties are overloaded with small men and women and a few giants like Swift’s Brobdingnagians. Our Lilliputians are “mean and nasty, vicious, morally corrupt, hypocritical and deceitful, jealous and envious, are filled with greed and ingratitude--and completely human.” Think Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz. The Brobdingnagians are just the opposite: hard-working, filled with goodwill toward all people, encouraging charity, and possessing a calm virtue. Think John McCain and Sheldon Whitehouse.

If our Governor Doug Burgum keeps prostrating himself and kissing the posterior of Lilliputian former President Donald Trump in order to become his Vice-President, he will lose his citizenship in Brobdingnab, which is a practical moral utopia among nations in Swift’s novel, and become a six-inch man. Governor: I suggest you read “Gulliver’s Travels” again and view the 1957 movie “The Incredible Shrinking Man.” The main character is caught in a mysterious fog and learns he is slowly shrinking. When he gets to the point where he can fit into his daughter’s dollhouse, the family cat attacks him and keeps him in the basement as a plaything. He ends up being the size of an insect. If you have started to shrink, dump Trump immediately. Remember your one sentence on January 6: “The violence happening at our nation’s capitol is reprehensible and does not represent American values, and needs to stop immediately.”

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