Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:34

This story could be one of the older conspiracy theories out there, for those who enjoy reading these old tales.

Faustus turns to magic and makes a perilous deal with the Devil in which he commits his soul to eternal damnation in return for power. But he is arrogant and reckless. Can Faust wield these powers and resist the temptations of the Devil?

The story of Faust, who strikes a deal with the devil and enjoys riches and success during his life on Earth and at the end he will give his body over to Lucifer as payment and spend the rest of time as one damned to Hell.

Do politicians promise heaven before an election and give us hell afterward? 2016 was the political year for the US to be confounded and shocked. Donald J. Trump won the American presidency, defying polls to become #POTUS.

The experience of the legendary Doctor Faustus, who sells his soul to the demon Mephistopheles in return for worldly pleasure, has been treated as a metaphor for unholy political pacts. It may even shed light on our own populist moment. Why does this 500-year-old folk legend resonate in times of crisis, and why does it continue to haunt the Western imagination?

Nearly a century earlier, the story of Faust became a motion picture of sorts. God and Satan battle and to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust.

Other versions have also been produced.

F. W. Murnau - Faust