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Prominent Democrats dress up as the Devil

In an email, a reader of FOTM castigated me for referring to Democrats as “Demonrats” because, he claims, my doing so undermines my “credibility”.

Credibility? What a joke, coming from this reader who, several months ago, in a bid to elicit my sympathy, claimed to be “dying” from brain cancer, but no doctor had actually diagnosed him as such.

I don’t use words lightly. Democrats, by their stance on abortion — which, in the state of New York, is now legal abortion up to the moment of birth — and other issues, in fact are demonic.

This post — on the curious penchant of prominent Democrats to dress themselves up as the Devil — provides yet another example of why I call them Demonrats.

From Wikipedia:

August Belmont Sr. (December 8, 1813 – November 24, 1890) was a German Jewish-American politician, financier, foreign diplomat, and party chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 1860s, and later a horse-breeder and racehorse owner….

Belmont was born with the name Isaac Belmont to a Jewish family in Alzey, in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, in Germany on December 8, 1813….

He attended The Philanthropin, a Jewish school, until he began his first job as an apprentice to the Rothschild banking firm in Frankfurt….

Belmont threw lavish balls and dinner parties, receiving mixed reviews from New York’s high society. He was an avid sportsman, and the famed Belmont Stakes thoroughbred horse race is named in his honor.

On August 11, 1848, a grand social event of New York’s high society — the Fancy Dress Ball — took place in Saratoga Springs, New York. The name reflects the presence of mineral springs in the area, which has made Saratoga a popular resort destination for over 200 years. Today, Saratoga Springs is ranked 10th in the list of the top 10 places to live in New York State for 2014, according to the national online real estate brokerage Movoto.

Back to the Fancy Dress Ball of 1848.

It was reported, admiringly, that one of the “richest” dresses in the Ball was that of August Belmont, who would be Chair of the Democratic National Committee. From the New York Herald, August 14, 1848, p. 2:

Mr. Auguste Belmont, agent of Messrs. Rothschilds, chose the character of Le Diable Boiteux. The costume was composed of the richest red and black velvet, decorated and trimmed with demons and fantastical figures. It was looked upon as one of the richest dresses in the room, and said to have cost two hundred dollars. The character was well sustained.

In 2019 dollars, $200 in 1848 is the equivalent of $6,250 today, according to Inflation Calculator.

Le Diable Boiteux (The Devil Upon Two Sticks) is a 1707 novel, set in Madrid, by French writer Alain-René Lesage about Asmodeus, the king of demons, whom  Renaissance Christians called the King of the Nine Hells. Asmodeus also is referred to as one of the seven princes of Hell.

That means August Belmont dressed himself as Asmodeus, a king of demons.

Below is a screenshot of the New York Herald article, pp. 1-2:

Fast forward 171 years to today.

Beto O’Rourke, 46, is one of the new darlings of the Democrat Party.

A former 3-term representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, O’Rourke narrowly lost the 2018 Texas Senate race to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz.

On January 24, 2019, Mike Adams of Natural News reports that:

Celebrated left-wing political candidate Beto O’Rourke has been caught on video wearing a “Devil goat” costume complete with what appear to be horns or ears as part of a bizarre mask and a freakish one-piece costume. He sported this outfit while performing on stage, raising questions about his ties to Satan worship.

The media is now desperately trying to spin the emerging video as a comedy band gimmick, claiming the mask is a “sheep” mask, not the symbol of Baphomet, which is tied to Satanism and the occult.

Here’s a screenshot from the video of O’Rourke in the Baphomet costume:

The Baphomet was first drawn and popularized in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Lévi in his book, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) — a winged, horned, androgynous, humanoid goat with breasts and phallus. (See “The Devil is transgender”)

Levi called his image the Baphomet — “The Sabbatic Goat” and “The Goat of Mendes.” Lévi’s Baphomet is the source of the Rider-Waite Tarot image of the Devil. The Baphomet goat, together with the downward-pointed pentagram, was adopted as the official symbol (the Sigil of Baphomet) of the Church of Satan and continues to be used among Satanists. (Wikipedia)

And lest we forget, there’s also this rumored pic of Obama dressed as the Baphomet:

Now ask yourself this:

Why would anyone choose to dress him/herself up as the Devil?

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H/t Big Lug and CSM.


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Public nudity is just "self-expression"

A 49-year-old woman was arrested in Saratoga Springs, NY, for strolling through a lumber store in the nude.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports, May 17, 2012, that last Tuesday, Barbara Lefleur shocked the customers at Curtis Lumber Store as she traipsed through the aisles stark naked, told an employee to “have a good day” and asked for the time.
A photo of the incident, obtained by TimesUnion.com, was shared on Facebook later in the day and instantly swept the web.

Born free: Barbara Lefleur, of Saratoga Springs, New York, strolls into Curtis Lumber shop on Tuesday - to the shock of employees and customers

Police received a call after the naked woman was seen again at nearby Stewart’s Shop along Route 67, where she was approached by a manager who asked if she was aware she was naked. By the time the police arrived, she had put some clothes on.
LeFleur brushed off the incident, insisting it is her right to walk freely in the nude as a form of “self-expression.”
Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy said LeFleur is charged with misdemeanor public lewdness and could face 90 days in jail. Murphy said in a statement: “While the defendant claimed she was merely expressing her freedom to be fully liberated by walking nude into Stewart’s and Curtis Lumber, this alleged conduct is actually a crime under the penal law.” He added: “Surprisingly, mental health found no psychiatric issues whatsoever.”
Lefleur is a massage therapist and singer-songwriter who is self-employed. According to her LinkedIn profile, she also claims to be a longtime content product manager at Delmar Cengage Learning, where she helps “shepherd projects through the production process.” She writes on her profile that her goal is “to enjoy life fully by maximizing my potential in all areas of interest and expertise.”
Lefleur’s mistake was to roam naked in Saratoga Springs. If she were in Berkeley Berserkley, California, no one would bat an eye.
Naked people were among those in 2007 who sat in trees to protest the cutting of a small grove of oak trees to make way for the earthquake retrofitting of a sports stadium at the University of California, Berkeley.
The World Naked Bike Ride in 2010 was held on June 19 in Berserkley.
Every year, Berserkley holds the Annual Nude and Breast Freedom Parade. You can see pics of very ugly naked people at the 9th Annual Parade here.
And then, of course, there’s Berserkley’s famous Naked Guy, aka Andrew Martinez.
Martinez began appearing naked in public in September 1992, his second year as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. He led a campus “nude-in” to protest “social repression,” insisting that clothes were a tool for class and gender differentiation. Campus police first arrested him that fall for indecent exposure when he jogged naked near dormitories late on a Saturday night. But the county prosecutor refused to prosecute, concluding that nudity without lewd behavior was not illegal.
The university then banned nudity on campus. But, being feckless wimps, the university did not enforce its own policy. So The Naked Guy, which became Martinez’s official moniker, continued to stroll around campus naked, including sitting naked in lecture halls.

Naked Guy Martinez in a Berkeley lecture hall. Imagine what it must be like to be the unfortunate student sitting next to him, even worse to be the next student sitting in his chair!

He dropped out of college but continued living in Berserkley and eventually was arrested for public nudity by the city police. He fought those charges and won. For many months, it was legal to walk around nude in Berserkley. That summer, I saw two women walking on Bancroft Avenue on the south side of the UC campus, all naked except for clogs. A man in his 60s was also seen leaving a coffee shop on Bancroft, all naked, except for a trail of toilet paper stuck to his behind.
There is nothing less sexy than the naked human body, in daylight, especially under the noon day sun.
After Martinez attended a City Council meeting naked, the city council finally adopted an anti-nudity ordinance in July 1993.
As the years went by, Martinez’s mental illness became more evident (as if it wasn’t evident before!). On January 10, 2006, he was arrested after a fight at a halfway house and charged with two counts of battery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. He was placed in maximum-security custody in Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, a city south of Berserkley.
On May 18, 2006, 33-year-old Martinez was found with a plastic bag cinched around his head. He was taken to Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of apparent suicide.
See also my post, “Being Left and Going Naked“!

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