Mircea Geoana, the former foreign minister to Romania, and losing opponent to Romanian president elect Traian Basescu claims that he was attacked by negative energy sent after him in order to disrupt his ability to win. Mircea says Basescu had a team of his own aides use their dark energy to ensure a win through dishonest means. This is only the latest in a long and very strange election year for Romania.
In an interview Geoana held with Antena 3 Romania, he was quoted to say, “People who were working for Basescu in this domain were present to the right of the camera… I saw them and I know who they are.” Geoana was making reference, of course, to the December third debate in which he lost his concentration at different points, and failed to impress a substantial number of people. Mihaela Geoana, his wife, stood by her husband saying the attacks were very intense, and caused Mircea to lose his concentration at very important moments. The Social Democracy Party, whose ticket Geoana was running has had a public outcry, claiming the entire election was fraudulent and dishonest, implementing everything from lies to outright witchcraft.
Ion Illiescu, the former president was quoted as calling the claims uneducated, and ignorant. Of the superstitious claims made during the election, another was from Viorel Hrebenciuc, who claimed the opposition had worn the color purple every Thursday in order to secure victory. Hrebenciuc called the Thursday attire a “violet flame” conspiracy. When asked about this, Basescu said violet was merely in style, for 2009.
Of course, before skeptics from the US get too comfortable smirking at the superstitious politicians in Romania, perhaps we should remember that Sarah Palin stood before Bishop Thomas Muthee in Wasilla in order to receive protection from Witchcraft shortly after the 2008 presidential election heated up. Considering Basescu’s victory wasn’t anywhere near a landslide victory, he certainly used every bit of help he could get.
And the case of negative energy or mesmerism being used to break someone’s concentration isn’t entirely a new concept anywhere in the world. In 1978, a pivotal chess game held between a man with no nation Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov of the Soviet Union was seen as a moment of great political importance. The Soviet Union, it was rumored, brought in a Russian expert in mesmerism to psychically attack Korchnoi, and the maneuver allegedly worked too as Korchnoi paced about the room for several hours during one momentous move. And of course who could forget the claim made by some independent headlines that Jacques Chirac used Senegalese witchcraft to win the election and the 1998 World Cup Victory?
No doubt when tensions are high and a reason for loss is nowhere to be discovered, many often look to the unusual or the unexplainable. Did Basescu use some form of magic to win the election? It’s not outside the realm of possibility by any stretch of the imagination. Or maybe Geoana is merely looking for an explanation for his supporters.