Dark Anima: The Yankee Witch in World Politics

Walt Garlington Geopolitika

One of the events that the ethnos of New England – the cultural section of the United States that has controlled most of its institutions since the War ended in 1865 – is most known for is the Salem Witch Trials. But while that episode is hundreds of years in the past, the face of the witch is still the one she presents to the world.

The witch – that is to say, in Carl Jung’s terminology, the ‘evil stepmother’ archetype, the ‘displaced anima’:

‘Some typical qualities of the displaced Anima are:

‘Uncontained, constantly seeking external affirmation.

Lack of creativity.



Poor relatedness, behaviour in relationships designed to isolate the person from others.


Greedy, grasping.

Self centred.’

We vividly see these characteristics in the women (nearly all Yankee born and bred) who have dominated US foreign policy in recent years:

Madelaine Albright salivated over the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children and Serbian civilians.

Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power pushed for war in Libya in 2013 that unleashed total chaos there.

Victoria Nuland has overseen the vicious destruction of the Ukraine by the US-EU.

With this bunch in mind, we are forced to wonder if there is more to a television show like Motherland: Fort Salem than simply a fictional drama: ‘A trio of witches is trained to become powerful weapons for the American military.’

But how did this happen? How did this archetype come to dominate New England, and through her, the rest of the States and their peoples?

One of the most perceptive of the Southern Agrarian writers, Andrew Lytle, takes us back to the land and sea division:


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