With Halloween fast approaching I have been contemplating how to handle the onslaught of spooks, hobgoblins and witches that happens at the end of October every year. Holy talismans like bibles and crucifixes are a good idea, as are silver bullets - I have AB doing a production run on them for me right now, HAR HAR HAR!!!!!
Rest assured I will be in a position to fight evil when the day arrives. But there is more to hunting and war than just artillery - ya gotta know the game too! So maybe a deep dive into witchery is in order? Let us consult the scientific experts first! It appears a certain doctor by the name of Ed Dutton has done a historical investigation into witchcraft and his work can be crudely condensed and summed up as per The Z Man:
"Dutton’s thesis is that starting in the Little Ice Age, Western societies adapted to the harsh conditions by becoming more internally cooperative, intolerant of dissent, and hostile to outsiders. Society became far less tolerant of behavior that did not contribute to group fitness, because the population groups of Europe were forced to compete with one another for scarce resources.What feminists call patriarchy is just an adaptation to harsh conditions. It ensures procreation, encourages male investment in the offspring, and, most important, reduces conflict between males for mates. When the females are under control, the males did not have to fear being cuckolded, so they could invest their time in things other than mate guarding and cooperate with other males in those activities."