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Ritual sacrifice, eugenics, and the resignation of a party chairman

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October

From Brandon Larabee of the News Service of Florida:

Adrian Wyllie has decided to resign as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, he announced Thursday on Facebook, because the rest of the party's executive committee was unwilling to openly oppose Augustus Sol Invictus, the only declared candidate for the party's U.S. Senate nomination.

According to Wyllie, Invictus --- whose translated name purportedly means "Unconquerable Sun God" --- is a fascist who supports eugenics and is committed to start a second Civil War.

"Mr. Invictus practices Thelema, an occult pagan religion based on the teachings of Aleister Crowley," Wyllie wrote. "Mr. Invictus was ejected from Ordo Templi Orientis for brutally and sadistically dismembering a goat in a ritualistic sacrifice."

On his website, Invictus says he uses Benito Mussolini's logo because it "dates back to the Roman Republic and represents strength through unity." Invictus says he wrote a paper in law school supporting eugenics, but has changed his mind and no longer believes it is the right public policy.

Invictus says he is a pagan. And in an August blog post entitled "A Call for Total Insurrection," he quotes himself as saying: "I have prophesied for years that I was born for a Great War." But it's not entirely clear how violent he wants the rebellion to be.

"I want you to take LSD and practice sorcery," Invictus writes. "I want you to listen to trap music and black metal, to learn the law and to break it deliberately, to find your own religion. I want you to learn the use of firearms and subject yourselves to rigorous physical training. I want you to treat your bodies as Holy Temples and to take your girlfriend to a strip club so you can seduce a dancer in the back room. I want you to worship Nature and dance naked in the moonlight `round the fire, screaming in ecstatic joy."

Wyllie said he believes the party should have disowned Invictus.

"While no one on the Executive Committee openly supported Mr. Invictus, only a few had the conviction to stand openly against him," he wrote.

[Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2015 12:27am]

    

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