I don’t quite have the neurotransmitter (nor free time!) level at present to write a full-on, useful theological discussion. So, the present will have to suffice for the moment.
Like many individuals in the past few weeks, I’ve been following the U.S. Presidential (and Vice Presidential) debates. While there are good and bad things about both candidates (though I think the “good things” level is far outweighed in one candidate), it got me thinking: what if there were a polytheist president? And what if that polytheist president had a cabinet of fellow polytheists?
So, naturally–though I know for about a billion and a half reasons that this would NEVER EVER EVER! realistically happen in the current universe we all share, what if I were elected President of the United States, through some strange fluke? Who would I appoint as my cabinet, and other White House positions, amongst the polytheists of note that I currently know well enough to think they’d be able to do the job (provided, of course, that doing so didn’t invade too much on their own practices of their religion)?
Well, here’s a few thoughts:
Vice President: Erynn Rowan Laurie.
Secretary of State: Fáelad.
Secretary of the Treasury: Cara Schulz.
Secretary of Defense: Anomalous Thracian.
Attorney General: Micahel Sebastian Lvx.
Secretary of the Interior: Lupa.
Secretary of Agriculture: Dver.
Secretary of Commerce: Sannion.
White House Press Secretary: Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt
And, I’m sure I could come up with people for all of the other positions easily from pagan and polytheist organizations that I’m familiar with.
As you can see, the United States under a P. Sufenas Virius Lupus presidency would be very successful in education, environmental management, and affairs of state…and very likely, totally awful in almost every other respect…and not due to the fault of any of the venerable advisors in these various areas of concern, but because a Lupus presidency would award these positions of import and esteem based on esteem for the individuals involved, rather than their knowledge of the areas concerned, nor my own sense of prioritizing such things.
Nonetheless, I hope to earn your vote in three weeks anyway.