When I was growing up in the UK we had some wonderful political parties competing in our national elections, including Screaming Lord Sutch and the Monster Raving Loony party. In comparison the choices in the U.S. are decidedly dull (although New York’s 2010 gubernatorial race did feature the fantastic Jimmy McMillan‘s Rent Is Too Damn High party).
It’s a relief, then, to find that some nuttiness is in store for the presidential elections in 2012: as well as the Sarah Palin freak-show, it appears that the Great Beast 666, Aleister Crowley, is in the running (I know, he’s been dead a long time and he’s not American…). Here are his campaign’s top ten reasons to vote for the Beast in 2012:
10. If you are fed up with the election process, for whatever reason, Aleister Crowley provides a more meaningful choice than Mickey Mouse, Cthulhu, or Jackie Broyles. 9. You can get a photo posted here — of yourself, your favorite hang-out, or anything else which includes an AC2012 poster, t-shirt or other propaganda that you can make yourself. 8. Looking for a way to stir up controversy at the next party you attend? Mention AC2012.com to a couple partisan voters and watch the sparks fly! 7. The campaign provides an easy way to change the subject when someone starts talking about the Mayan calendar or Terence McKenna. 6. Whether your aesthetic sense could be called goth or punk, and whether you are anarchist, communist, syndicalist, or fascist, our campaign image will match your wardrobe. 5. Since this campaign is a means to promulgate the Law of Thelema (thereby helping to establish your own freedom), supporting this campaign (whether you actually vote for Aleister Crowley or not) could reasonably be considered part of your True Will. 4. Help to overturn the ubiquitous slave morality of both Christianity and secular humanism. 3. Help to educate people who have only heard the tabloid journalism about Crowley propagated by the Spectacle. 2. Why settle for the lesser wickedness? 1. Aleister Crowley only needs 1% of the vote to send his message of liberty around the world.