I gotta say, I don't hate the WitchTok kids like many do.
I've seen some of their videos, and yes, there are plenty that are laughable, but there are a lot of good ones, too. What's more impressive is that they're being made by young initiates with some amazing insight.
Over at The Conversation, they compare it with the rise of witchcraft in the 16th century. Yes, it has many parallels, but this cycle has carried itself out every generation.
The witches never died, yo. We just changed our masks.
While the article is interesting for many reasons, including its depth and research, it begs me to ask a question...
Why are we making fun of these kids and gatekeeping the community from them?
I've seen it. Hell, I've done it. I made a lot of jokes about that time they hexed the moon.
And then there was the time they tried to kill Allah...
What I'm saying is that maybe they need some guidance and maybe we could also learn something from them!
I, for one, welcome them with open arms so that they may move me from my stagnant pile of dogmatic bullshit.
Give peas a chance.