Augustus Sol Invictus (Latin for "majestic unconquered sun") is a 32-year-old man residing in the great state of Florida. He's a lawyer, and he's also running for a spot in the U.S. Senate. According to his campaign website, he's "best known as as a radical philosopher and social critic." But today, thanks to an Orlando Sentinel report, he is best known for reportedly sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood.
Invictus is fully owning up to the reports:
"I did sacrifice a goat. I know that's probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans," Invictus told the Sentinel. "I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness … Yes, I drank the goat's blood."
Somehow, this ranks among the tamer quotes Invictus gave to this lucky Sentinel reporter. Here's one revealing passage from their Invictus interview:
No, he says, he's not a white supremacist, pointing out his four children are Hispanic — though he acknowledges that some white supremacists support his campaign. No, he says he isn't 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.
"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."
Probably best not to give this guy too much attention!
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.