Formerly-Christian America is unraveling before our eyes.
A 32-year-old criminal defense lawyer in Florida who’s running for the U.S. Senate, once killed a goat and drank the animal’s blood to give thanks to the “god of the wilderness.”
Brendan Farrington reports for the AP (via Orlando Sentinel), Oct. 5, 2015, that two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn’t survive. When he safely returned home, he gave thanks by killing a goat and drinking its blood in a “pagan” ritual.
Note: Augustus Sol Invictus — a Latin phrase that means “majestic unconquered sun” — is a wholly concocted name. Invictus refuses to disclose his original given name.
Invictus said, “I did sacrifice a goat. I know that’s probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans. I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness. Yes, I drank the goat’s blood.”
Adrian Wyllie, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida and the Libertarian candidate for governor last year, has resigned to call attention to Invictus’ candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Wyllie says Invictus wants to lead a civil war, is trying to recruit neo-Nazis to the party and brutally and sadistically dismembered a goat.
Wyllie said that Invictus “is the absolute exact opposite of a Libertarian. He’s a self-proclaimed fascist. He’s promoting a second civil war. It’s absolute insanity. We must explain to people this is the opposite of Libertarians. This guy has no place in the Libertarian Party.”
In a phone interview last Friday (October 1, 2015), Invictus says Wyllie lies and is running a smear campaign against him, twisting his words. Invictus denies he’s a white supremacist, pointing out his four children are Hispanic — though he acknowledges that some white supremacists support his campaign. He also denies that he’s trying to start a civil war, but he says the government already is at war with its citizens and that it’s certain to escalate. Invictus says, “The only question is when are the citizens going to start fighting back? I don’t think I’m the only person who sees a cataclysm coming, but I think I’m the only person saying it, and I think that scares people.”
The worshipper of “the god of the wilderness” admits he’s been investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement, in part for a series of YouTube videos and other writings in which he discussed government, prophesied a great war, and said he would wander into the wilderness and return bearing revolution.
But he insists that he doesn’t advocate violence. “You do not initiate force,” he said. “If the government is waging war on citizens, we as citizens have the right to self-defense on government.”
According to Sunday World, Invictus belonged to a sect called “Thelema,” which sacrifices animals and is heavily based on the philosophy of
occultist satanist Aleister Crowley. Invictus said he was “expelled from the order for political reasons.”
Note: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) fancied himself to be a “ceremonial” or occultic magician. He concocted what he called the law of Thelema: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.”
Do-as-thou-will or self-indulgence is also the motto of the Church of Satan, the adherents of which regards themselves as their own gods.
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.