David Colborne: Augustus Sol Invictus Is Not Welcome In My State

David Colborne at LPNevada.org:

This was originally posted on Vice-Chairman David Colborne’s Facebook wall.

It has come to my attention that there is a bit of confusion regarding my feelings surrounding the deservedly failed senatorial candidate that calls himself “Augustus Sol Invictus” and surrounding what I think the appropriate measures are to deal with him and his allies. Given my sense of humor, that is not surprising, so I’d like to take a moment to speak frankly about him, the danger he is to the Libertarian Party and the State of Florida, and what responses should be taken to eliminate that danger.

I have been following Invictus’ “career” since he first announced his senatorial campaign in 2015. I watched a couple of his Fireside Chats, read his law school essay advocating violent insurrection, read about his goat sacrifice, and saw the use of Roman-style fasces iconography displayed prominently on his web site. At first, I took him for a lunatic, one that might be fairly well funded (though, since he’s a young lawyer that specializes in representing white power advocates, I rather doubted it), and assumed he would be quickly disposed of. When LP Florida found someone to run against him in the first LP Senate primary in Florida history, and when Stanton beat him 75-25, my biases were confirmed and I stopped paying him any mind.

Since then, Invictus has been busy. His Senate site and his former law practice site, both festooned with fascist iconography, have both been taken down and are only available on Archive.org. I strongly suspect, though I haven’t checked yet, that similar efforts to “rehabilitate” his online image might extend to his Fireside Chats and his YouTube channel. Additionally, he was invited to talk at a “Libertarian” event in Pennsylvania by certain leaders in LP Pennsylvania. When LP Florida, infested with his sycophants and followers, rolled over and accepted “mediation” with him instead of standing by the truth of his nature and his character, my days of taking Augustus Invictus seriously reached a beginning.

With that in mind, I want to be perfectly clear – Augustus Invictus and his allies are not welcome in the State of Nevada. If found in or near the State of Nevada, I will do everything legally possible to communicate that feeling to him. This is not limited to LP events, though he is certainly not welcome at them, either. I do have a family I love, a job I’m rather fond of, and he is not worth jeopardizing either of those things over; any step that does not jeopardize my family nor my ability to provide for them, however, is absolutely on the table. I am not interested in throwing pies at him – his act is well past “cute” and “comedic”, and I am not interested in giving him a chance to humanize himself. He is not the butt of a joke or a punchline – he is the living embodiment of a very serious threat within the Libertarian Party and must be treated as such.

Though my power is limited, I have already begun exercising what power I have, starting by voting in favor of a measure Jason Weinman, a dear friend of mine and pain in my neck by equal measure, put on the floor of the LP Nevada Executive Committee demanding disaffiliation of LP Florida. I did so enthusiastically and submitted a friendly amendment communicating that it is official LP Nevada policy for Augustus Invictus and his allies to be permanently unwelcome at all LP Nevada sanctioned events, which I expect to be approved as well. Should I attend the National Convention in 2018 – and should he as well – I look forward to using my freedoms of speech and association to ensure he understands he and his friends are not welcome in my and my friends’ Party.

In the words of Jeffrey Tucker, “Fascists are not welcome at an anti-fascist conference.” All Libertarian Party events are anti-fascist conferences by definition, whether certain individuals choose to remember that or not.

I aim to remind them.

David Colborne is the Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nevada and a former Libertarian candidate for Nevada Senate District 15.

16 thoughts on “David Colborne: Augustus Sol Invictus Is Not Welcome In My State

  1. Cody Quirk

    I stand with David.

    I used to be a little sympathetic to Augustus before, but his racial and fascistic overtones, and now this controversy, has completely killed it for me. He is becoming more and more of a serious political liability for the L.P., imo.

  2. Thane Eichenauer (@ilovegrover)

    This is an interesting and well argued essay. I would bicker with the beginning where the person that calls himself “David Colborne” writes quote the deservedly failed senatorial candidate that calls himself “Augustus Sol Invictus” unquote.

    Various people either retain or divest themselves of their birth name for various reasons. Some religious, some not. I am unaware of any reason why Augustus Sol Invictus should not be called by the name he prefers just because it is not the name given to him by his parents.

    I can’t imagine the person that calls himself “David Colborne” write quote the person that calls himself “Muhammad Ali” instead of simply using the preferred name unadorned by quotes of Muhammad Ali.

    The person that calls himself “Thane Eichenauer”

  3. paulie Post author

    I never have had any sympathy for Invictus, and I agree with David. However, Thane does make a good point about the name in this case. I have no particular fetish for calling Invictus by his birth name.

  4. LG

    I adore David :)..also we quit using the abbr. ASI as there are waaay too many orgs,businesses and people with those initials.

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  6. henry bowman

    And this is why, among many reasons why the LP will never achieve anything.

    Cucks never win.

  7. Andy

    Henry Bowman is the name of the lead character in “Unintended Consequences” by John Ross, which is a libertarian gun rights novel.

    I have long thought that this book would make a good movie or mini-series.

  8. paulie

    In comments on another post, LPNV chair Jason Smith clarified that the part of the LPNV motion calling for LNC to disaffiliate LPF did not pass.

  9. Nate

    So Frankel posted an article by Colborne that turned out to be #fakenews but has not removed it or corrected the record. #biasedleftistmedia

  10. dL

    Cucks never win.

    Cuck: onomatopoeia derived from the moaning sound white supremacist dorks make while fantasizing about getting fucked in the azz.

  11. Thomas L. Knapp

    I used to think it came from the root “cuckold” had something to do with wanting to watch their partners have sex with African-American men.

    Then I realized … silly me … partner isn’t really a very accurate descriptor for a bottle of lube, an old sock, and a set of PornHub bookmarks.

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