Hail Eris

The difference between Illuminatus! and Atlas Shrugged. Never really thought about it before but yeah, obvious now that Robert Anton Wilson is philosophically the exact opposite of Ayn Rand.



“I have never dismembered a goat in my life”, libertarian candidate claims unconvincingly

Adrian Wyllie, chairman of Florida’s Libertarian Party, resigned his post Thursday to protest the party’s U.S. Senate candidate, accusing the rival of supporting eugenics and for being expelled from a cult group for “sadistically dismembering a goat in a ritualistic sacrifice.”

The Senate candidate, who goes by the adopted name Augustus Sol Invictus, counter-accused Wyllie of spreading “half-truths and lies” for political gain.

[update: called it.]

“I did sacrifice a goat. I know that’s probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans,” he said. “I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness. … Yes, I drank the goat’s blood.”

There’s a liberaltarian born every minute

Mark Ames unearthed a 1970s-era guide for libertarians on how to con liberals into buying their bullshit:

I wouldn’t be the first to point out how embarrassingly easy it has been for rancid Koch libertarian front groups to convince those on the Left that they are all on the same team….What hasn’t been revealed until now, however, is how the libertarians got so good at fooling their lefty marks. For that you have to look back 35 years, to an amazing series of articles in the Koch brothers’ REASON magazine in which prominent libertarians lay out to a new generation of followers a playbook of “tricks” to fool earnest leftists, liberals and hippies into supporting their cause.

Special bonus Holocaust denial.