A Preisidential Candidate Who is
Both Dead Already and Not an American Citizen
Today one of my favorite websites Disinformation.com came public with a funny bit or propaganda announcing that the late occultist Aleister Crowley would be running for President of the United States in 2012. That certainly would make Sarah Palin shake in her boots, and even Obama might have a moment of pause to be put head to head against such an odd running opponent.
Famous for his edict of magickal thought and purpose, " Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. "
One must wonder what Crowley would have to say about things in the scope of modern politics. What would his 2012 campaign slogans sound like, what would his platform and politics be like. Would he be Conservative or Liberal by today''s standards. Or would neither be true. What kind of candidate would an intelligent man such as Crowley run his campaign like, and what if he won?
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.
Well if the Great Beast 666, author of the Book of Lies and Magick in Theory and Practice was to run, he has some obvious things that must be over come. First being that he is dead for quite a while now. Second being that he is not an American citizen. But hey, maybe by 2012 Schwarzeneger might flip the immigration laws to allow for ole Crowley to run and become our first official Dead Presidient of the United States of America.
I can hear the Mayan ancestors groaning with irony at the thought of it, in 2012 no less. Let alone the Free Masons, and the O.T.O. might have something to say about it as well. Yet just in case, I have gathered up a collection of famous and infamous quotes from the Thelemic master's life long public appearances...to give us all a taste of what Mr. Crowley might have to say about the world today.
Amazingly many of his quotes are still noteworthy with the times...let's have some fun at the expense of Presidential candidate and wonder what party would he endorse.
Here are just a few tidbits of his wit and wisdom taken out of their normal context...
For instance, his stands on foreign relations might be edgy:
Chinese civilization is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
Or on gay marriage and other issues of sexuality:
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
Apparently he was not a fan of the road less traveled,
when it came to thinking and individualism as a whole :
Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.
I was asked to memo-rise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
He would have had quite a bit to say on the
subjects of literacy, education, religion and freedom of the press:
If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all.
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.
And to end this article in the humor it was presented in,
an outstanding quote for any would be Presidential candidate to have said,
in his inaugural address after being elected:
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.