Augustus Sol Invictus: Easter Witch Hunt, Parts 1 & 2

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  1. Wang Tang-Fu

    Wow, what a bunch of hooey. Here is what the Libertarian Party of Florida voted to be sponsored by:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Revolutionary_movement

    “Outraged by liberalism and egalitarianism, and rejecting the commercial culture of industrial and urban civilization, they advocated the destruction of the liberal order, by revolutionary means if necessary, in order to make way for the establishment of a new order, founded on conservative principles. The movement had a wide influence among many of Germany’s most gifted youth, universities, and middle classes.

    The term “Conservative Revolution” predates the First World War, but the writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the political theorist Edgar Julius Jung were instrumental in making this term an established concept of the Weimar period. Thomas Mann used the term to describe Friedrich Nietzsche, whose philosophy greatly influenced many of the thinkers associated with the movement.[1]

    Initially, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck was the dominant figure of the conservative revolution in the Weimar republic.[2] Rejecting reactionary conservatism, he proposed a new state, a ‘Third Reich’ which would unite all classes under authoritarian rule[3] based on a combination of the nationalism of the right and the socialism of the left.[4] Jung promoted a fascist version of Conservative Revolution from the 1920s to the 1930s, which like fascism, spoke of nations as being singular organic entities; attacked individualism while promoting militarism and war; promoted “total mobilization” of human and industrial resources; and promoting the productive power of modernity, similar to the futurism espoused by Italian Fascism.[5] While Carl Schmitt promoted anti-Semitic views, he claimed that he held no fondness towards the National Socialism of Adolf Hitler which he considered to be too vulgar.[6] Hermann Rauschning was typical of the Conservative Revolutionaries.[7] For Rauschning the Conservative Revolution “meant the prewar monarchic-Christian revolt against modernity that made a devil’s pact with Hitler during the Weimar period”.[8]”

    Carl Schmitt is cited specifically by Augustus Invictus as a major influence on him in at least one of Alexandria Brown’s interviews with him.

  2. Wang Tang-Fu

    And, he did in fact, on video, said he would kill any antifascists in attendance at his events. Not for doing anything, just for being there. This is clear and unambiguous. So why is LPF still accepting his membership even though he clearly violated his membership oath and his sponsorship of their convention?

  3. Wang Tang-Fu

    https://afainatl.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/augustus-invictus-and-the-national-socialist-movement/

    “Last month, Florida lawyer and candidate for US Senate Augustus Sol Invictus announced that he would speak at the National Socialist Movement (NSM) national meeting and rally in Georgia, April 22nd to 23rd. ”

    “In 2012, leaked membership lists of the National Socialist Movement were published online by the One People’s Project website. The name “Augustus Invictus” is listed as a member of the NSM in a September 2009 entry, with an address in Chicago IL accompanying the entry.

    In 2009, Invictus was indeed living in Chicago, where he was studying at DePaul University College of Law. Someone who knew Invictus as a law student described him as having a “fascination with Nazism” during this period. Such fascination would be consistent with NSM membership. “

  4. Wang Tang-Fu

    https://afainatl.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/occultism-and-fascism-augustus-invictus-to-speak-at-april-international-left-hand-path-consortium-in-atlanta/

    “While Invictus has claimed that he does not endorse the racist pseudoscience of eugenics, his US Senate campaign site criticizes the US Federal Government because:

    “It has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.”

    As a lawyer, Invictus has defended Marcus Faella, Florida leader of the American Front (a white supremacist organization.) Invictus however goes beyond legal work in referring to Marcus Faella as a “friend” on his campaign website.

    Invictus’ legal/political website includes readings from the works of Francis Parker Yockey, one of the major theorists of post-war fascism. Augustus Invictus also expounds on his beliefs on the website of the “National Anarchist Tribal Alliance,” a neo-fascist group.

    ,,,

  5. Wang Tang-Fu

    http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2017/04/libertarians-united-against-fascism-to-the-cowardly-collaborators-of-the-libertarian-party-of-florida-and-a-call-to-action-against-them/#comment-1580638

    Can anyone address this point by point (not just nitpick the statement about Preston) and make a serious case that he is no longer a racist and fascist or that there is any doubt?

    In multiple contexts he advocates killing leftists, antifascists, LGBT people, Muslims and Jews. He frequently still appears on white nationalist, and explicitly racist and fascist podcasts and forums such as Sunshine Fascists, Daily Shoah, Red Ice, 3 Fourteen, etc etc.

    His brand new publication is the “Revolutionary Conservative” and you can see above what that means in my earlier comment. No chance Invictus would not know this since he is heavily influenced by a Revolutionary Conservative from that time, Carl Schmitt.

    He called Ezra Pound “my fellow American fascist” in November 2013. In Portland he exhorted his followers to stick together like the fasces; that was during his Senate campaign.

    He campaigned with the “Rock Against Communism” banner during his Senate campaign. Despite the name, RAC is all about RACism despite the euphemism. Look it up.

    Invictus confirms as of March 24, 2017 he still believes confirms as of March 24th that he believes the “strong and intelligent should breed – and the weak and stupid should not”. Allegedly, he no longer believes it is practical to make that government policy.

    He calls immigrants “parasites.”

    He supports ethnic cleansing of millions of people who are already in the US.

    He supports an East German style border wall.

    At his event in Harrisburg PA Dave Martel who was doing the event with him did the Sieg Heil.

    I mean it just goes on and on.

    How blind can some people be?

  6. Footnote Fanatic

    I offer thanks to the author of this post for including relevant source information about Augustus Sol Invictus.
    I offer thanks to the good folk that pay for Independent Political Report and work to allow it to function well and properly so that people can have more information rather than less about minority political parties, campaigns and candidates.
    I made an attempt to listen to both part I and part II above but found listening to a LPF speakerphone conversation to be an exercise in pain with no gain that I could determine.

    As best I can determine many people think that by mere labeling of a person to be a racist or a fascist that all other actions of said person can be ignored.

    I have read, watched and listened to stories, articles and segments by and about Augustus Sol Invictus for a goodly time. By my evaluation he seemed to spend a plurality of his campaign time critiquing government programs of military invasion and bombardment, arrest and imprisonment of people for plant and drug use and government fiscal imprudence and deception (excessive taxation and operation of the Federal Reserve).

    In their campaign for US Senate Augustus Invictus and Paul Stanton produced web sites and sought media coverage for their words and ideas. Paul Stanton prevailed in the Libertarian party primary. Six months later neither candidate web site remains.

    Augustus Invictus continues to seek to earn eyes, ears and mindshare from people far and wide. He apparently cares little if the media he obtains is labeled racist or fascist. In this day and age there are many that care little if they or their media outlet is labeled racist or fascist. They and their audience are more interested in protection of their life, livelihood and family. If their audience found rascist ideas and fascist ideas to be at odds with the protection of their life, livelihood and family they would continue to watch Fox News, the Rachel Maddow Show and read Politico.com to find news about politics and the world.

    Wang Tang-Fu asks above “How blind can some people be?”

    I would respond by saying “Blind to what?”

  7. Footnote Fanatic

    There is quite a bullet list of complaints by paulie about Augustus Invictus to be found at:
    http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2017/04/libertarians-united-against-fascism-to-the-cowardly-collaborators-of-the-libertarian-party-of-florida-and-a-call-to-action-against-them/#comment-1580638

    Many points I am not motivated to rebut. They may be true or they may not. I leave it to the reader to determine their opinion on each specific item.

    “A Fireside Chat on “White Genocide” – Oh really? And your complaint that he talks about white genocide is exactly what?

    “A Fireside Chat on the destruction of Western civilization by Muslim immigrants titled “On Reconquista” – What did he happen to say that you find to be incorrect?

    “Interviewed the anarcho-capitalist turned fascist Christopher Cantwell on Hoppeanism, monarchy and race realism.” – Oh my! He is really going over the line if he is talking to the dreaded Christopher Cantwell. Christopher Cantwell has recently proudly claimed the label Republican (I know, gasp!).

    “Threatened to put former Libertarian Presidential candidate Vermin Supreme and others in the hospital in self-defense after they made jokes about throwing pies at him.” – He talks about this further at: http://therevolutionaryconservative.com/liberty/2017-04-14-ghost-of-william-penn.html
    “The Ghost of William Penn – A Story of Tolerance & Brotherly Love at the Mid-Atlantic Liberty Festival”
    ending with “Second, as concerns Vermin Supreme: No hard feelings.”

    I encourage all people to read the full list and do such investigation as is warranted to evaluate any given item. I hope that Augustus Sol Invictus is given credit, positive or negative, for any word he has uttered and any deed he has done.

  8. Thomas L. Knapp

    The motion to suspend August Invictus’s membership in LPF was very simple and about one, and only one, thing. It was not about whether or not he is a fascist. It was not about whether or not he is a racist. It was not about his religious ideas. It was not about the recent allegations of domestic violence. It was about the following question:

    Did he violate his sworn obligation, on which his LPF membership is conditioned, to not support or advocate the initiation of force for political or social goals by publicly threatening to murder his political opponents?

    The only answer consistent with fact, reason and logic is, yes, threatening to murder your political opponents is supporting/advocating the initiation of force for political or social goals.

    It just so happens that I oppose a power to suspend or revoke membership in LPF, just as I oppose the non-aggression oath as an obligation of membership in LPF.

    But there is no doubt whatsoever that that obligation exists, that Invictus violated it, and that the bylaws provide for suspension/revocation of membership for violating it.

    The problem I have with LPF’s executive committee is not that they didn’t suspend/revoke Invictus’s membership.

    The problem I have with LPF’s executive committee is that so many of them completely abandoned fact and truth as an excuse for doing so, pretending that Augustus’s clear and unambiguous public threat to murder his political opponents was, or might, have instead been in the nature of a warning of intent to engage in self-defense.

    The bylaws allow for suspension/revocation. They don’t require it. EC members didn’t have to give reasons for voting no, and if they wanted to give reasons to vote no they didn’t have to give false reasons. “I like Invictus and don’t want to punish him,” or “I fear Invictus’s public tantrums and frivolous litigation threats and don’t want to offend him,” or “yeah, it was what it was but I don’t think suspension is the answer” or any number of other truthful reasons would have been fine.

    Instead they sacrificed the truth to appease Invictus. And we can’t afford leaders who sacrifice the truth to appease Invictus, or anyone else.

  9. paulie

    Wang Tang-Fu asks above “How blind can some people be?”

    I would respond by saying “Blind to what?”

    To the fact that he is still a racist, fascist, authoritarian, and promoter of violence, eugenics and ethnic cleansing and wholly at odds with the non-initiation of force principle underlying libertarianism as well as the underlying ideas of classical liberalism and even the liberal order which includes many self-styled conservatives.

    He apparently cares little if the media he obtains is labeled racist or fascist.

    Well of course not, since that’s what he in fact is. On the other hand, libertarians should care that he associates such profoundly anti-liberty garbage with our philosophy and party.

    In this day and age there are many that care little if they or their media outlet is labeled racist or fascist.

    It’s not just a “label” and libertarians should not be among those people.

    As best I can determine many people think that by mere labeling of a person to be a racist or a fascist that all other actions of said person can be ignored.

    It’s not mere labeling.

    By my evaluation he seemed to spend a plurality of his campaign time critiquing government programs of military invasion and bombardment, arrest and imprisonment of people for plant and drug use and government fiscal imprudence and deception (excessive taxation and operation of the Federal Reserve).

    So let’s ignore that he is also for war, ethnic cleansing and genocide?

  10. Thomas L. Knapp

    —–
    He apparently cares little if the media he obtains is labeled racist or fascist.

    Well of course not, since that’s what he in fact is. On the other hand, libertarians should care that he associates such profoundly anti-liberty garbage with our philosophy and party.
    —–

    And that is EXACTLY why the motion to suspend his membership in LPF should NOT be treated as a question of whether or not he is a racist or a fascist.

    The question at hand in that motion was whether or not he supported/advocated the initiation of force when he publicly threatened to murder his political opponents.

    Not whether or not he’s a racist.

    Not whether or not he’s a fascist.

    Letting it be about those things is exactly what he wants. Letting it be about those things serves his purposes insofar as it has the effect of publicly associating his ideas with the Libertarian Party.

    Some people seem to think his catch-me-fuck-me gamesmanship on the content of his belief system is a genuine attempt to deny that content. It is not such an attempt. It’s an attempt to con the Libertarian Party into serving as a megaphone for that content. And it Just. Keeps. Working.

    When it comes to what he’s referring to as the “Easter Witch Hunts,” the way to beat him is to resolutely focus on the indisputable FACT that he publicly threatened to murder his political opponents.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a fascist.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a racist.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a member of Antifa.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a Republican.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a Democrat.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a Scandinavian-style social Democrat.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force if the person making the threat is a Catholic or a Baptist or a Buddhist or a Muslim or a Jew or a Hindu or a pagan.

    Publicly threatening to murder one’s political opponents is support/advocacy for initiation of force, period.

    And that’s what he did.

  11. paulie

    There is quite a bullet list of complaints by paulie about Augustus Invictus to be found at:
    http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2017/04/libertarians-united-against-fascism-to-the-cowardly-collaborators-of-the-libertarian-party-of-florida-and-a-call-to-action-against-them/#comment-1580638

    By LUAF, not by me.

    Oh really? And your complaint that he talks about white genocide is exactly what?

    The ridiculous and offensive notion that such a thing is happening.

    “A Fireside Chat on the destruction of Western civilization by Muslim immigrants titled “On Reconquista” – What did he happen to say that you find to be incorrect?

    You first clue would be in the title. Then proceed from there. Like you, I am not motivated to rebut every point he makes, especially in videos. I think the collection of videos, podcasts, associations, written materials etc adds up to an incontrovertible case.

    Oh my! He is really going over the line if he is talking to the dreaded Christopher Cantwell. Christopher Cantwell has recently proudly claimed the label Republican (I know, gasp!).

    Only because Trump has moved that party in a fascist direction. Otherwise it would be more proper to call Cantwell a fascist and racist, just like Invictus. Of course, Cantwell is far from the only fascist Invictus hangs out with as the rest of the list shows.

    “Threatened to put former Libertarian Presidential candidate Vermin Supreme and others in the hospital in self-defense after they made jokes about throwing pies at him.”

    Yes, that did happen. It’s an incontrovertible fact. Just like the fact that he threatened to kill antifascists just for showing up to his events.

    I encourage all people to read the full list and do such investigation as is warranted to evaluate any given item.

    That may be the only point on which we agree here.

  12. Andy

    “Footnote Fanatic
    April 18, 2017 at 03:08
    I offer thanks to the author of this post for including relevant source information about Augustus Sol Invictus.”

    I assume that you are referring to me for posting the video. I post things that I think are newsworthy. Augustus Sol Invictus is certainly newsworthy in the world of minor parties and independent candidates right now.

    Is this Thane Eichenauer posting under a loosely fitting mask? It appears that it is.

  13. paulie

    Augustus Sol Invictus is certainly newsworthy in the world of minor parties and independent candidates right now.

    Actually right now we have received several complaints that we are doing too many different stories about him lately,so try to keep that in mind.

  14. dL

    “A Fireside Chat on “White Genocide” – Oh really? And your complaint that he talks about white genocide is exactly what?

    “A Fireside Chat on the destruction of Western civilization by Muslim immigrants titled “On Reconquista” – What did he happen to say that you find to be incorrect?

    Really, Thane? Are you posing rhetorical questions?

  15. Andy

    Some people complaining does not mean that Augustus Sol Invictus is not a newsworthy figure, it just means that some people are crybabies.

    Sometimes certain minor party or independent candidate figures go through time periods where they are more newsworthy than at other times.

  16. Thomas L. Knapp

    “Some people complaining does not mean that Augustus Sol Invictus is not a newsworthy figure, it just means that some people are crybabies.”

    No, it means that “some people” — and I am one of them — hold that since the subject takes so many twists and turns so fast, instead of posting 3,000 separate stories a day on the same general topic, there should be a dedicated thread with new developments posted as comments or post addendums.

  17. Andy

    Tom, I don’t see you complaining about the multiple stories about yourself that have been posted here recently.

  18. Thomas L. Knapp

    “Tom, I don’t see you complaining about the multiple stories about yourself that have been posted here recently.”

    Actually, you just DID see me complaining about the multiple stories about myself that have been posted here recently. Those stories are all related to the LPF/Invictus situation. I didn’t ask for them to be posted, didn’t want them to be posted, and suggested on the IPR internal list that we switch to a dedicated thread on the general topic before they were posted.

  19. Thomas L. Knapp

    Outside of some larger situation (like Florida/Invictus/Antifa), I wouldn’t say me running for a state executive committee position (or a national platform committee position) is especially newsworthy. Plenty of other people do the same things, just not as loudly 🙂

    Speaking of Antifa, I saw two names associated with “Libertarians United Against Fascism” this morning. They were not names I expected to see (one of them is in Florida pretty much full-time, the other part-time, both are friends and former co-workers), and I don’t know if the association is true or just rumor. If you have any info, I’d be interested in hearing it. Privately if you prefer.

  20. paulie

    I have heard nothing at all about any names. All I have seen is their public statement that none of them are LP members. If you want to shoot me who you think they are and why I am interested.

  21. Andy

    Thomas L. Knapp said: “Actually, you just DID see me complaining about the multiple stories about myself that have been posted here recently. Those stories are all related to the LPF/Invictus situation. I didn’t ask for them to be posted, didn’t want them to be posted, and suggested on the IPR internal list that we switch to a dedicated thread on the general topic before they were posted.”

    Tom, I did not read the part where you were complaining about multiple stories about yourself. Sorry I missed it.

    I don’t really having a problem with a few stories about you or by you being posted here as long as they are newsworthy. If it ever got to the point where you were over-saturating this site with articles about yourself as a means to promote yourself beyond what most would consider to be newsworthy or reasonable (like you were trying to turn IPR into a Tom Knapp promotional vehicle), then I could see it becoming a problem, but I don’t think that you’ve reached that point. You are a long time LP member, and while you are not exactly famous, you are at least somewhat known in LP circles, plus you’ve got your own site and podcast, and I know that you’ve written articles that have been picked up by other websites and some newspapers. So you deciding to run for the LP of Florida Ex Comm could be considered to be newsworthy for this site.

  22. Thomas L. Knapp

    —–
    Tom, I did not read the part where you were complaining about multiple stories about yourself. Sorry I missed it.
    —–

    Here it is:

    —–
    No, it means that “some people” — and I am one of them — hold that since the subject takes so many twists and turns so fast, instead of posting 3,000 separate stories a day on the same general topic, there should be a dedicated thread with new developments posted as comments or post addendums.
    —–

    The only reason me running for a seat on the Libertarian Party of Florida’s executive committee would be especially newsworthy is that LPF is currently mired in controversy over Augustus Invictus and that I’m one of the loudmouths about that controversy. I haven’t seen any stories about the incumbent, Alison Foxall, running for the same position, or about the race for chair, which only had a very tangential angle to the controversy (chair candidate Marcos Miralles had an Invictus supporter, James Chipman as his vice chair “running mate” until Chipman resigned from LPF on Monday — something that wasn’t covered).

    It seems to me that when a single controversy in a single state results in a number of interesting things in a very short time, there’s a point at which it’s better to have a single dedicated thread than for half or more of the new separate stories on the site to be centered around that single controversy.

    I’m vain enough to love seeing my name up on the site, but I have to assume that much more well-known people than me run for their state executive committees all the time. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that almost every living former chair of the LNC is on his or her state party’s executive committee, and never got an IPR story when running for that position.

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and I am definitely the squeaky wheel, that’s all. That’s to be expected with a publication like IPR where too few people, and all of them volunteers, have to cover everything. They can’t be expected to FIND everything, which means they’ll cover the stuff that’s easy to find, and I am exceedingly easy to find. But there are a lot of people doing a lot of things in LPF, and I am definitely on the minor end of that scale other than being loud about it.

  23. The person that calls himself Thane Eichenauer and lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    Andy,
    I offer a reverse thank you for connecting my anonymous handle to my name without my consent.

    I feel there is plenty to learn from Augustus Sol Invictus even if a given person hates his actions, his words, his personal choice in body art and his general comportment. I don’t worry much about his haters that engage in honorable debates with words. I have no desire to have his unprincipled haters use my public birth name, Vahid Thane Lee Eichenauer, to cause me personal damage. I have a 40 hour a week job which affords me a place to live that I am rather attached to.

    I would just as well keep my current job working for a company I choose not to name because I want to learn more about Augustus Sol Invictus, how he came to believe what he currently believes and why he believes what he currently believes.

    I have no desire for people that I am going to call catch me fuck me fascists to drop me into the modern day tar pit of racism defenders because I want to understand Augustus Invictus and his supporters. It is terribly popular to label people racists these days. It is a terribly difficult label to divest oneself from.

    I was born to two very nice parents who were and TO THIS DAY are card carrying members of the Bahá’í Faith. I was also a card carrying self-declared member of the Bahá’í Faith for a number of years until I turned 22 when I resigned because it had a prohibition against engaging in partisan politics.

    A succinct description: The Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic religion that emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Three core principles establish a basis for Bahá’í teachings and doctrine: the unity of God, the unity of religion, and the unity of humanity. According to Bahá’í teachings, God is known by spiritual virtues such as truthfulness, kindness, unity, love, and justice, and the purpose of religion is to advance these virtues in humankind. The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) in 19th-century Persia (what is now Iran).

    You may read more about the Faith at: http://www.bahai.org/beliefs/god-his-creation/ever-advancing-civilization/faith-reason

    My first name, Vahid, means either The Unique One, a set or unity in Persian. I can’t say I use the name much but neither have I gone to much length to avoid using it. I personally favor political disengagement with the government of Iran.

    My take on the Bahá’í Faith is that it was the Unitarian Universal church before there ever was such a thing as a Unitarian Universal church.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitarian_Universalism

    I will probably always be 49% Bahá’í in general orientation due to my exposure to the good folks of the Bahá’í Faith. The question for me really is “How tough it is to persuade 2% of my brain nodules that I should go with my youthful environmental programming?”

    I registered Libertarian when I was 18 years old and have generally stuck with it save for one election cycle as a Democrat and one election cycle as a Republican (2007 was a popular year for being a Ron Paul Republitarian).

    I have investigated the Sikh religion here in Phoenix and have found much to be admired.

    I have visited the local Scientology Church here in Phoenix and have taken a course from them. I was asked by a staff member if I considered myself a Scientologist. I told her that I was a student of Scientology. I have a Scientologist friend tell me that the only question I needed to ask relative to Scientology was “It is true for you?” He and other Scientologists have treated me well and been honest in their dealings with me.

    I consider myself to be an independent investigator or truth. When it comes to my study of Augustus Sol Invictus I find it easier to investigate truth when my ego and my personal birth name are not part of the equation. How can one investigate a difficult truth if one is worried whether modern day political hyenas will decide that you are the next person to be targeted for destruction?

    You have harmed my wish and desire to engage in an anonymous search for truth Andy. In the future should you be tempted to out somebody how about you choose not to?

  24. paulie

    Thane,

    If you want to be anonymous, be anonymous. Linking your “anonymous” posts to your personal, non-anonymous twitter page under your real name would seem to me to be prima facie evidence that you don’t want that handle to be anonymous, as anyone can click on your name and see who that is. Unless for some reason someone else wanted to link their name to your personal twitter page … maybe to throw people off their trail, or just because it’s so damn good?

    Given that you don’t have to link a webpage at all, and could link any webpage you wanted, I would not count this in the same category as outing you based on IP address, email address or some kind of personal knowledge.

    If you want to post anonymously, come up with a new handle…and don’t link to your personal page.

  25. paulie

    I feel there is plenty to learn from Augustus Sol Invictus even if a given person hates his actions, his words, his personal choice in body art and his general comportment. I don’t worry much about his haters that engage in honorable debates with words. I have no desire to have his unprincipled haters use my public birth name, Vahid Thane Lee Eichenauer, to cause me personal damage. I have a 40 hour a week job which affords me a place to live that I am rather attached to.

    You might want to tell Invictus and his fan club the same thing.

    First case in point:

    Libertarians United Against Fascism
    Page Liked · Yesterday · Edited ·

    Augustus Invictus and his followers have targeted two individuals that they claim are behind Libertarians United Against Fascism, Cory Massimino and Kelly Vee. They posted Cory’s parents’ address in Florida and singled them out for harassment.

    Massimino and Vee have nothing to do with LUAF. In fact they don’t even like us. They both loudly expressed contempt for our doxxing fascists since our report on the Hoppe Caucus in February, and have done so repeatedly since then. This is public knowledge and would take less than a minute to verify.

    Invictus knows this and doesn’t care. Neither do his cult of bootlickers. Fascists are lying sacks of shit and always have been. This isn’t investigation, it’s reprisal. They’re lashing out at random individuals whose community they believe we share in an act of collective punishment. It doesn’t matter to them if Vee or Massimino did anything; if it did they’d have actual evidence to show. All that matters is they’re allegedly on our “side” against them.

    This is the exact thing they accuse antifascists of doing; punishing people by association and inciting baseless witch hunts. The genius lawyer’s “proof” of their involvement consists of this:

    1. That Massimino once used the same version of the Iron Arrows that we do as a profile picture, as many people did, weeks before LUAF made itself known publicly.

    2. Some confidential informant accused Vee of involvement, who she believes has a grudge against her.

    When we conduct an investigation and expose fascists, we build an actual case. We collect primary documentation, screenshots, photographs and official records. We independently confirm sources, addresses, contact details and testimonies. We refer to other reports that do the same. Every single profile we’ve published is filled with as much evidence as commentary, and when we can’t confirm something we either qualify it or don’t use it at all. We’ve archived more evidence than we’ve ever published. If there’s a discrepancy, we issue corrections, and update developing stories. Such journalistic integrity is the standard practice of antifa everywhere.

    Invictus posted three screenshots of nothing and called for blood. His fanboys were happy to oblige.

    All of this just goes to show that fascists are a threat to everyone. The slightest upset and they start firing indiscriminately into a crowd. Collective punishment is implicit in a worldview that can only see people in terms of tribes rather than individuals. Even a legal background can’t undo that stupidity. If you are concerned about violent witch hunts and irrational mobs, look no further. If you want to come after the real people, we’re right here Auggie Sunshine.

    Second case in point:

    Invictus’ friend Ryan Ramsey wrote an article full of lies and distortions about me, and threatened to sic the FBI on me as well as claims to have already got the Florida Department of Law Enforcement electronic crimes unit on me simply for republishing some of LUAF’s articles without even saying whether I agree with them or not and for reporting the news of allegations against Invictus without making any claims whether they were true.

    Ramsey and Invictus have been spreading lies about me claiming I wrote the articles, that I am a terrorist and a member of a terrorist group, and that I am a communist. None of those things are even remotely true. They have been telling these lies to lots of people in person and spreading them all over libertarian facebook groups and email.

    Also, ironically, they have been spreading lies that I am a pedophile and that I had something to do with torture-killing a dog, whereas actually Invictus is the one who dates (and writes “non-fiction” about raping) teenage girls and torture-murdered a goat. Projection much?

    They claim that I am still friends with LP petitioner/activist turned veterans charity scammer and alleged dog murderer Gary Fincher (I have doubts he actually killed the dog, but either way I had nothing to do with it) whereas in reality I traveled around with Fincher along with several other LP petitioners for a couple of years about a decade ago and have not talked to him in years, and was blowing the whistle on his charity scam way before he got busted.

    And, they claim that LUAF (and me, just by republishing) somehow threatened Ramsey’s wife Brandi Hicks, who is pregnant. I still haven’t figured out where they think the threats are. As far as I can tell, all the articles did was talk about their public contact info and public social media accounts and things they have done and said in public. And honestly, I think Brandi, even while pregnant, could kick my ass, with or without high heels on. Ryan looks like he could beat me to a pulp in seconds if not sooner, and he studies martial arts and owns and shoots guns all the time. And yet they feel threatened by me?

    Those are just some of the lies they have been spreading about me far and wide, among other things in an attempt to get IPR to take down articles they don’t like and to destroy my credibility and IPR’s. Not coincidentally, since my work is as a political contractor, they are also going after my income with this crap, which goes to your point about your online opinions possibly being used to jeopardize your job.

    So maybe, if you dislike those kind of tactics so much and like Invictus so much, you should get in touch with him and tell him, Ramsey and their little circle of merry “libertarian” fascists to cut it the fuck out.

  26. Thomas L. Knapp

    “And yet they feel threatened by me?”

    Well, I doubt that Brandi does. She seems like an adult.

    Ryan and Augustus, on the other hand, are self-hating hothouse snowflake crybullies who fall apart and descend to tantrum at the first sign of criticism, confrontation, or even just being ignored.

  27. paulie

    Sorry I meant Ramsey and Invictus and maybe some of their other friends. I also don’t think Brandi feels threatened. Despite her choice of man and whatever crazy shit she may believe she seems like a nice person from what little I have talked to her, which as far as I remember was all on IPR.

    Ryan and Augustus, on the other hand, are self-hating hothouse snowflake crybullies who fall apart and descend to tantrum at the first sign of criticism, confrontation, or even just being ignored.

    Exactly.

  28. Thane Eichenauer

    paulie,
    It does appear that I made a mistake aided by a web browser saved web form data (the error and mistake still is mine). I done outed myself.

    Andy,
    I am sorry I made an error. Dang I can make quite the mistake. I regret my incorrect conclusion and my very imprudent and invalid critique of you. I am very sorry. Have a good day.

    Sincerely,
    Thane Eichenauer

  29. Thane Eichenauer

    paulie commented above “You might want to tell Invictus and his fan club the same thing.”

    As I live in Arizona and Invictus and company live in Florida I am unlikely to be in a position to advise they, them, those folks on their conduct. I don’t exchange emails or telephone calls with Invictus (I don’t pledge never to speak or email him simply that such is not currently the case). I am 99.5% pure observer. I am trying to understand Invictus partially to understand myself. I won’t disabuse anybody that I find aspects of his campaign to be persuasive. I don’t particularly care about his choice in imagery one way or the other. He gives a reason for it. I also don’t dispute that a reasonable case can be made that the imagery looks fashy.. eh.

    If elected would Invictus and Company do a Donald Trump on us and jettison all his talk of non-interventionism, ending the drug war and ending government fiscal imprudence? I don’t believe he would. I have heard him talk, I know the reasons he gives for the positions that he advocates for. Might Invictus and Company 2018 elect enough people to the Florida legislature to seed a secession movement for Florida? I could easily see that happening. Do I see a Florida Eagle Republic in the wings building a wall and ZE GOVERNMENT CHECKPOINTS between Florida and the rest of the US. Perhaps they might. For all I know such a system might be an improvement on what Florida has now.

    I would happily advise any given person to not behave like a political hyena should I have the opportunity to do so. I have seen microcosms of the Berkeley riots here in Phoenix and am only now learning about how evil black block anarchists use pro-peace types to advance their violent agenda [I also don’t dispute that there might well be such a thing as good black block anarchists.]

  30. Thane Eichenauer

    paulie commented above: “Invictus’ friend Ryan Ramsey wrote an article full of lies and distortions about me, and threatened to sic the FBI on me as well as claims to have already got the Florida Department of Law Enforcement electronic crimes unit on me simply for republishing some of LUAF’s articles”

    Paulie, do you have a URL for this?

    As I mentioned above I don’t believe I am a person of influence when it comes to Augustus Invictus or Ryan Ramsey and as such I don’t believe I am the person to tell them to stop it, whatever it may be.

    Ryan Ramsey is a member of Facebook. His profile identifies him as the editor of The Revolutionary Conservative. That web site has a contact page (URL below) with an email address for editor@.

    http://therevolutionaryconservative.com/guidelines.html

    I recommend that you email him and ask that he not tell lies about you. I will tell you that just as I am occasionally (and I believe in error) described as an apologist for Augustus Invictus in these parts so others (also in error, but not in their minds) see you as an apologist for the LUAF. Much of this dirty mud fallout might be unavoidable associations with people that various folks believe to be dirty tricksters of various sorts and flavors.

    If you hadn’t told me or I hadn’t read as such elsewhere in IPR I might well have never heard of this campaign against you.

    Right now I am not much into telling others how to behave better when I am only a few comments and 48 hours away from having accused Andy of misconduct that I have done myself. Darn it if the suggestion of mediation doesn’t sound more and more reasonable for situations relative to the pro and anti Invictus universe.

  31. JT

    Frankel is butthurt because Ryan Ramsey and Augustus Invictus are fighting back and sharing accurate information about him.

  32. paulie

    JT is a troll, but in case anyone reading does not know that, anyone is welcome to share accurate information about me; in fact, I share unfavorable facts about myself all the time. What I object to is bullshit, distortions and lies about me like what Invictus and Ramsey are spreading around as retaliation for me posting accurate information and other people’s opinions and allegations about them.

  33. paulie

    paulie commented above: “Invictus’ friend Ryan Ramsey wrote an article full of lies and distortions about me, and threatened to sic the FBI on me as well as claims to have already got the Florida Department of Law Enforcement electronic crimes unit on me simply for republishing some of LUAF’s articles”

    Paulie, do you have a URL for this?

    I previously posted the above referenced email from Ryan Ramsey that threatens to sic the FBI on me and claims to have already siced the Florida Dept of Law Enforcement electronic crimes unit, and my reply, at http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2017/04/libertarians-united-against-fascism-write-open-letter-to-lnc-starchild-responds/#comment-1581865

    I responded to the article by Ryan Ramsey referenced in that comment in a series of IPR comments in that Same thread starting
    April 14, 2017 at 09:44 to 20:13 on the same day.

    I recommend that you email him and ask that he not tell lies about you.

    My response email referenced above was sent to ec@lpf.org, which includes Ryan Ramsey, so it was already emailed to him. That did not serve as any kind of apparent deterrent. Incidentally, “revolutionary conservatives” were a movement in Germany between the world wars that was nazi-friendly (see above and in other recent threads related to Invictus) which included Carl Schmitt, a major influence on Invictus.

    Darn it if the suggestion of mediation doesn’t sound more and more reasonable for situations relative to the pro and anti Invictus universe.

    Expulsion would be vastly preferable to mediation in this case.

  34. paulie

    Might Invictus and Company 2018 elect enough people to the Florida legislature to seed a secession movement for Florida? I could easily see that happening.

    I would give extremely heavy odds against that one. However, what they may well do is consolidate further power over LPF to help turn it into a fascist front group and expand the entryism to additional states.

  35. paulie

    It does appear that I made a mistake aided by a web browser saved web form data (the error and mistake still is mine). I done outed myself.

    We all make mistakes. Bottom line is that you do have a way to be anonymous here but you have to be somewhat diligent to keep that anonymity.

  36. Carol Moore

    1. So what happened about these accusations? Going to be prosecuted or not?
    http://independentpoliticalreport.com/2017/04/police-report-augustus-invictus-accused-of-domestic-violence-sexual-assault-kidnapping/

    QUOTE: Augustus Invictus, the controversial candidate who lost the Florida US Senate LP nomination to Paul Stanton by a wide margin last year, got elected Chair of the Orange County, Florida (Orlando area) LP, campaigned at white nationalist events and earned condemnation from his state LP leadership for his advocacy of war and eugenics, has now been accused of a long standing pattern of domestic violence, sexual assault, kidnapping and terroristic threats by an ex-girlfriend who lived with him from November 2015 to January 2017.

    2. In any case, why is Independent Political Report publishing this assholes rants? If Tom wants to talk to him and see if he can find any rationality in him, fine. But why publicize the crap he spews now?

    He’s probably going to turn out to be another nut like Bill White who tried to worm his was into the LP of Maryland in the 1990s. He’s in prison for a long time now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_White_(neo-Nazi)

  37. Andy

    It is called news reporting, Carol. The merits or demerits of any minor party, or minor party figure, or independent candidate, has nothing to do with whether or not a story is newsworthy for IPR.

  38. paulie

    1. So what happened about these accusations? Going to be prosecuted or not?

    I haven’t heard any new updates.

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