“A Quibble”: Florida Senate Candidate Admits To Drinking Goat Blood

invictus6n-1-web220px-Angora_001Augustus Sol Invictus is not your typical politician. While most politicians are known for kissing babies, Invictus is best known for admitting that he killed a goat and drank its blood in a ritual of thanks after returning from a journey in the Mojave Desert. Invictus changed his former name (which he will reportedly not reveal) to the Latin Sol Invictus (“Unconquered Sun”), which was the official sun god of the Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. It appears the 32-year-old lawyer is willing to admit that critics got his goat, or at least the story, but insists that people can look beyond a goat-blood drinking Senator. “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.”

Invictus is the libertarian candidate for the Senate in Florida. His campaign has led to the resignation of the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, Adrian Wyllie, in protest. Invictus has denied allegations that he is trying to lead a civil war or that he is a white supremacist (he notes that he has hispanic children).

However, on the goat thing, he admits that he did the deed but denies that he sadistically dismembered the goat.

Crowley_unicursal_hexagram.svgInvictus is reportedly a follower of Thelema, a religion founded in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley, an English writer and ceremonial magician. The law of Thelema is “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.” Crowley founded the religion after a visit to Egypt in 1904 and said that he was contacted by a “praeterhuman” being that called itself Aiwass and dictated a text known as The Book of the Law or Liber AL vel Legis. There are multiple deities and a touch of the occult in the following.

Now back to Florida. Invictus insists that a little goat sacrifice and blood drinking pales in comparison to what must be done. He has previously said: “The only question is when are the citizens going to start fighting back?” he said in a phone interview Friday. “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.”

What is particularly interesting is that he reportedly renounced his citizenship in an earlier paper and said that he would wander into the wilderness. Well, he is back, a citizen and wants to be a Senator. He has called for “total insurrection”, saying to his followers:

“I do not want you to vote, so much as I want you to wake up. I want you to drop out and tune in. I want you to take LSD and practice sorcery. 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. I want you to revolt. Raise Hell. Break your limitations. Renounce your life and go into the Wilderness, that God may speak to you of things to come.”

Hmmmm. He is certainly not the only Senate candidate to dabble in sorcery. Indeed, even presidential candidates have strived to become witch proof. However, adding sorcery, LSD, and naked dancing to your political pitch may be a bit over the top even from the most creative areas of Florida. That’s the problem with goat blood. Sure it may be spiritually cleansing but it is political poison.

60 thoughts on ““A Quibble”: Florida Senate Candidate Admits To Drinking Goat Blood”

  1. http://www.religiousforums.com/threads/the-lhp-libertarianism-and-the-law-of-thelema.161531/

    “Libertarianism is a political system that hopes to achieve minimal state intervention in the lives of its citizens. For example, a libertarian would be likely to believe that individuals are allowed to do anything to their own bodies that they want, including damaging things such as taking heroin. They think citizens should be free to act how they wish, run their businesses how they want, spend their money how they wish, ect. While some groups like anarchists want no state, most libertarians would likely agree that there should be some state involvement for a law system.

    The Law of Thelema is something we are all familiar with I am sure. It is essentially the ultimate form of libertarianism short of anarchism, since there needs to be a justice system. The law essentially states that people should be left to live their lives how they want so long as they allow others to do the same.

    The Left Hand Path, while something that is poorly defined, has some traits that most members can agree on. For example, it is about individualism, it respects subjectivity, it believes in respect for those who earn it as well as self respect. The LHP generally tends to be against harming others or forcing ideas or ways of life upon them, wanting the same for themselves.

    Obviously we can see why the Law of Thelema and the LHP would go together like bread and butter, despite many thinking that Thelema is incompatible with the LHP. Further, I will argue (logically) that it is near impossible to adhere to the LHP without being a libertarian.

    1. The Left Hand Path holds the individual, individuality, and the like in a very high esteem.

    2. The RHP, which the LHP generally is about breaking away from, is based around things such as hierarchy, authority, submission, and the like.

    3. The RHP is more about community and one’s place in the system. This can be seen easily in all the big name RHP groups, such as Christianity. The values come closer to communism and totalitarianism. With a complete RHP political system, the government could go as far as having complete control over every aspect of the lives of its citizens, with some few and rather meaningless exceptions.

    4. Because of #2 and #3 we can say that political systems closely resembling the RHP include things such as communism, fascism, and even totalitarianism.

    5. The LHP is opposed to the RHP and holds contradictory values.

    6. Because of #5, we can say that the LHP holds values contradictory to communism, fascism, and totalitarianism which include, individual freedom, and even anarchy.

    7. The political attributes of the LHP in #6 are all aspects of Libertarianism.

    Therefore, the values of the LHP fit best with libertarianism and are opposed to communism, fascism, etc.

    8. If someone is against individual rights – whether it is what to wear, who to serve, who to interact with, what symbols to use, how to invest their money, etc ad infinitum – then they contradict the traits valued by Libertarianism

    9. Because of #8, we can say that those who are against individual rights are against the LHP and political values the LHP would logically hold in high esteem.

    So, all the basic values of the LHP work with the political view that is Libertarianism, and political views that contradict libertarianism contradict the most basic values of the LHP, therefore supporting the RHP and RHP political values instead.

    Therefore, one cannot be LHP without, at the very least, being a libertarian on the majority (if not all) topics.”

    So libertarianism and Satan worship/ Thelema, Paganism,etc. seem to be a natural fit.

  2. and yes, Blood sausage is BIG in Europe… also using blood for thickening
    dishes is also common.
    Here in Sweden we have blood Pudding… it is just congealed blood…
    It is one of the most common dishes here, served of course, with Lingon Berries. 😀

  3. actually, I looked up on the Church of Satan, and No, he is not a follower..
    He is a follower of Alister Crowley’s religion. It is LIKE Satanism, in that
    the philosophy is about Liberty and Freedom.
    BUT, they worship a god… and Satanists don’t worship a god, nor do
    they do animal sacrifice. So, to make that clear, Satanists do NOT preform
    Animal Sacrifice.

    Here are the Satanic Rules of the Earth:

    The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth
    by Anton Szandor LaVey

    © 1967

    Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.

    Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.

    When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.

    If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.

    Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.

    Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and he cries out to be relieved.

    Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.

    Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.

    Do not harm little children.

    Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.

    When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.

  4. Haha! This guy is nuts. Yet I also like half of what he says. I bet he’d be fun to grab a beer with and shoot the snit. Really find what he thinks and believes in the depths of his heart.

  5. Calypso,
    Yes, maybe so, but I bet no one knew about the Pagan/libertarian connection.

  6. “the current poll on Witchvox (which again will not be solely, but is largely comprised of Wiccans, or at least people who identify as Wiccans) has held steady at about 75% for Obama, and around 9% for McCain.”

    Wow, who knew? Oh yeah … everyone.

  7. http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/apagansblog/2010/08/libertarian-pagans-an-interesting-history.html

    “Libertarian Pagans: An Interesting History

    Historically there has been a significant link between Pagans and libertarians. One of the earliest. Pagan organizations, the Church of All Worlds, was inspired in significant part by libertarian science fiction author Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. Some of the founding folks involved in CAW considered themselves libertarians. You can read about this in Margot Adler’s Drawing Down the Moon. CAW people constituted many of the most creative and energetic people in our community, long published the leading Pagan magazine Green Egg, which is now an online journal, though most members would no longer call themselves libertarians. In addition, I have met a number of libertarian Pagans over the years – far more than would reflect the number of libertarians in our society. I think it is because the libertarian view of personal liberty appeals to many of us who have been attracted to a form of spiritual practice emphasizing personal practice out from the guidance of gurus and masters and Higher Human Authorities. As the wonderful verse goes in the old Pagan song Heretic Heart “My skin, my bones, my heretic heart are my authority.”

    Wow, who knew?

  8. @issacbasonkavich
    “KFC I had my money on you to bring Obama into this first.

    Because you recognized the connection when you read the quote: ““Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law“.
    I only wrote what you clearly thought. Great minds and all.

  9. DBQ reminded me, not only does Polish foot include duck’s blood, it includes pig blood in their sausage, kishka. Many cultures believe it a sin to slaughter an animal, but not use it ALL to sustain our lives.

  10. @ Justagirl.

    Except for the Satan Worship and his music tastes I sort of agree with those positions that you posted regarding immigration and assimilation as well as the civil liberties part of his thoughts. Other than that he seems quite loony.

    As to blood as a food source, Black Puddings or Blood Sausage are quite good. You cannot get them in the US, that I know of, but when I was in Ireland I made a point to have them for breakfast whenever I could.

    Many farmers in this area raise Boer Goats as they are good meat sources. The Hispanic population is very fond of them and the goat meat is often featured in local BBQs and sometimes at a few Mexican restaurants. The goats are great weed eaters too. Clean up your fields and levees.

  11. https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/files/2015/10/invictus-goat1-1024×851.png&w=1484


    “Sure, some people, hidebound traditionalists, would probably look at this man’s resume and say, “Sacrificing goats to a pagan deity! He doesn’t seem fit for the U. S. Senate!” To which I say — have you seen the Senate lately? If only goat sacrifice were the least of its problems.”

  12. Issac: leave it to you to suck all the joy out of life. Solly here may have a helpful message for people like you.

    For the record, very, very few needy people are spending their benefits on lap dances and strippers anymore than they were going to movies in Kansas before that state passed a law banning them from purchasing tickets to theaters. A little like passing a law against bringing elephants into theaters.

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