Internet, meet Augustus Sol Invictus (latin for "majestic unconquered sun"), the Libertarian, pagan goat-blood drinker running for the senate in Florida.
Mr. Invictus, meet the Internet.
To give you a quick rundown: No, that is not the name Mr. Invictus was given at birth and he reportedly has denied any requests to reveal his original name.
He also has denied any veracity in allegations of his being a self-proclaimed fascist, looking to start another civil war and actively recruiting white supremacists to vote for him.
As if all of that wasn’t enough to tarnish someone’s political image news broke on Monday that the relatively unknown libertarian candidate had participated in a ritualistic sacrifice and consumption of a goat two years ago.
“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. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood,” The AP reported. “Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him.”
The candidate is biting back and openly admitted to sacrificing the goat and drinking its blood.
"I did sacrifice a goat. I know that's probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans," Invictus told the AP. "I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness ... Yes, I drank the goat's blood."
The Libertarian party of Florida is reportedly not to keen on the idea of Mr. Invictus affiliating with them, The former libertarian candidate for governor Adrian Wylie is reported as calling him “the absolute exact opposite of a Libertarian.”
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