Florida is the place for the oddest stories in the entire country and some of them are more metal than others – like the latest one where a current candidate for a seat in the senate admitted killing a goat and drinking its blood to thank the god of nature. Yeah, we’re not making this up.
Augustus Sol Invictus, who’s currently running for senator with the Libertarian Party of Florida, spent a week fasting and walking from central Florida to the Mojave desert a few years ago, and after completing his journey decided to have a pagan ritual, killing a goat and drinking it’s blood to thank the god of wilderness for giving him strength during his moments of desperation. Invictus said about the incident:
I did sacrifice a goat. I know that’s probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans, I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness … Yes, I drank the goat’s blood. I guess it makes me feel flattered that they think I am a threat to the stability of the system. It makes me think one man can make a difference
Of course, some of the leaders of the Libertarian Party are appalled by his pagan inclinations and want to make people aware that Invictus does not represent what the party stands for but that doesn’t stop Invictus for trying and send his message, even through his own Youtube channel as you can see on the video below. Aside from having the most metal name ever, Invictus sounds like the right candidate to attract more metal bands to tour the usually left-out state and, honestly, has more guts than most of us who haven’t really sacrificed anything to any deity.
Disclaimer: Metal Insider does not advocate the sacrifice of goats or any other animal.