Augustus Invictus is vying for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for United States Senate in Florida. He has been the source of much controversy, and garnered a great deal of media attention as a result, much to the chagrin of his detractors. I had the chance to speak to Augustus on the 44th episode of my show, Radical Agenda, and I’ve listened to a number of other interviews he has participated in. I’ve also had the chance to speak to him privately at some length.
Obviously, there are people in this world who know Augustus better than I do, but I suspect I’ve put more effort into understanding him than nearly any other media personality around. Like me, Augustus speaks of using force to free us from the bonds of the existing political system. So I thought him worth understanding. Revolution is not a thing to rush into just out of dissatisfaction with the existing status quo, of course. If one follows a man into war, he had better have a good understanding of what the war is about, and what the goals are. So I have paid a great deal of attention to Augustus, and for those of you who don’t have the time to do so, I hope you’ll take my words into consideration.
I support Augustus’s candidacy for the Senate, and you may take that into consideration as you read the following paragraphs. I would also ask that you take into consideration, that I have no expectation he will win his election. It is next to unheard of for someone to get elected while running as a Libertarian Party candidate, particularly when so controversial. The value of Augustus Invictus, to me, is not that I think he will wield power and change government in so doing. Rather, I think his unusual passion, and talent for public speaking, has the capacity to change hearts and minds. I hope for Augustus Invictus to radicalize people, to create a shift in culture among some number of people, and for those people to go on to do great things.
Lest the reader think I am simply some political commentator bent on promoting my candidate of choice, however, I offer this honest criticism of the man. He was not consulted about this article, he was not notified of it, and he will find out about it no sooner than any other reader.