Augustus Sol Invictus: Are You a House Negro or a Field Negro?

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Augustus Sol Invictus is an Orlando-area attorney who graduated from DePaul College of Law. He is perhaps best known for the “Departure Memo” he wrote in 2013 in which he renounced his U.S. citizenship, his law degree, law firm, and claimed he would go into hiding in the Florida wilderness to prepare for civil war.   Last year, he declared his candidacy for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 U.S. Senate nomination in Florida.    As transcribed on his Facebook page, he delivered the following speech yesterday to the Florida Libertarian Convention.  The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in this speech. Continue reading

Grant Wood: Parson Weems’ Fable (1939)

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American Gothic painter Grant Wood created this work in celebration of historian Parson Weems and first President George Washington.  Weems’ 1800 work Life of Washington first told the anecdote of the six-year-old future President hatcheting down his father’s favorite cherry tree and then owning up to it.  Weems reported the story “too valuable to be lost, and too true to be doubted,” was told to him by a relative of Washington, allegedly present when the event took place. Continue reading

Pastor Manning Demands the Truth, Calls for Al Sharpton’s Release

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In his December 30 address, African American Pastor James Manning of ATLAH (All The Land Anointed Holy) in Harlem, called on the media to speak the truth on racial issues.  He also asked supporters to boycott MSNBC and its sponsors (listed on the Kelly Truth Squad website), until MSNBC fires talk show host Al Sharpton, whom Manning describes as a “cop killer.” Continue reading

Nathan Norman: Functional Fillmore Frugal Movement, pt. 2

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Header for the Functional Fillmore Frugal blog featuring (from left) Newt Gingrich, John Lennon, Millard Fillmore, Jim Burns, and Rand Paul.

The Saturnalian has obtained the unfinished part two of Nathan Norman‘s Functional Fillmore Frugal movement treatise.  Though Norman intended to release his treatise in four parts, only part one was ever released publicly before the movement ceased this past September.  IPR published part one in June 2013.  According to Norman, he started writing part two shortly after the publication, but became distracted with other projects and did not finish it.  As reported here, Norman’s movement ended when WordPress discovered he had been using his Functional Fillmore Frugal blog to store bisexual pornography.  Norman has given The Saturnalian permission to publish part two of the treatise for the first time ever.  The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in this commentary. Continue reading