He Slithered From Under A Rock …

Nathan Larson is 37 years of age, from Charlottesville, Virginia, and is running as an independent for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this November.  Nathan Larson

Larson’s platform is comprised of a 12-point manifesto:

  1. stopping the war on drugs
  2. protecting gun ownership rights
  3. putting an end to U.S. involvement in foreign wars arising from our country’s alliance with Israel
  4. benevolent white supremacy
  5. private borders
  6. patriarchy
  7. freedom of speech
  8. freedom from age restrictions
  9. suicide rights
  10. jury trial rights
  11. discrimination rights
  12. free trade

Quite a list, eh?  This guy is a piece of work.  Let’s look, briefly, at a bit of explanation for a few of the items on the above list.  Take #2 … Nathan is against any and all restriction on guns.  Period.  He notes that some call on banning assault weapons and raising the legal age for gun ownership in the wake of recent school shootings, but Nathan, in all of his wisdom, knows what the real cause for the school shootings is:

“In reality, it’s (((feminists))) and (((psychiatrists))) who are causing the school shootings. Many boys end up fatherless because feminists encouraged female sexual promiscuity and undermined husbands’ authority over their wives. Feminists encourage young women to go to college and get a career rather than getting married and starting a family as soon as they become sexually mature. Since the modern career woman has her own money, and ample opportunities to cheat on her husband by claiming that she needs to stay late at work and then go to yoga class, she ends up eventually leaving him. Since growing up without a dad is stressful for boys, they end up going on psychiatric drugs that cause them to become actively suicidal and violently aggressive. They then shoot up schools.”

In #4, he posits that whites are so superior to all other races that they must always lead, and by doing so, they will make the world better for other races.  He applauds Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, and Adolph Hitler, murderer of six million people.

“Blacks, if given power, will not know what to do with it. If they were capable of running a first world country, then Africa would not be in the state it’s in …”

Are your hackles raised yet?  Just wait … let’s take a look at #6, Patriarchy …

“Congress should repeal the Violence Against Women Act and all other legislation that interferes with patriarchal rule in the family. We need to switch to a system that classifies women as property, initially of their fathers and later of their husbands. “

“If girls were not being put in high-risk situations, such as university frat parties where they get drunk to the point of passing out in the company of a bunch of libidinous young men, then they would probably not get raped so much.”

Freedom from age restrictions, #8, calls to abolish virtually all age restrictions, including voting, holding office, marriage, and even drinking alcohol …

“I call for repeal of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. I think alcohol should be subject to no more regulations than any other consumable product, such as milk or soft drinks.”

nathan larson 3Larson first ran for Congress in 2008 in Virginia’s 1st District. However, he was later disqualified after threatening to kill either President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama.  In 2008, he sent a letter to the Secret Service warning of imminent plans to assassinate either President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama, an act of civil disobedience meant to call attention to the tyranny of the U.S. government. In 2009, he pleaded guilty and served 16 months in federal prison and three years of supervision upon his release.  His conviction would have made him ineligible to run for public office, but when Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting and other civil rights to thousands of felons who had completed their sentences, Larson became eligible to campaign again.

Now, my first inclination, and perhaps yours too, is to write this guy off as a bad joke, a nut case.  Nobody in their right mind would vote for him, right?  But … he garnered the 1,000 signatures required to run for office.  And think back about two years, when we were still laughing at that entertainer fella with the bad toupee who thought he would win the presidency in November 2016.  See where I’m going here?  Yes, Nathan Larson is a pimple on the posterior of society, but then … so is Donald Trump, and look where he is sitting today.  I think it safe to say that we can no longer take these far-right, white supremacists as a joke and simply write them off, for I believe there is a contingent of voters that is determined to vote for anybody who is willing to cast aside the ideologies, the norms, that have governed in the past.

According to Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), there are at least 8 white supremacists running for office in the mid-terms.  Expect to hear more from me on this topic.  Sigh.

65 thoughts on “He Slithered From Under A Rock …

    • It is, and what makes it really frightening is that there are more who believe as he does. How many, I wonder? Could he possibly win an election? I don’t think so, but my predictive skills lately are not what they once were.

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  1. I co-facilitated a domestic violence prevention group years ago. His ideas about a woman’s role was very common among the participants. Along with it the idea that they were the real victims. I read about this guy the other day and was sick to my stomach. What have we become as a nation?

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    • That, my friend, is a question I ask on a daily basis. Since you have some experience in this area … have you heard of the “incel” movement? I’ve hesitated to write about it, but it crosses my radar almost daily these days. Disgusting!

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      • Wow! Just looked it up. I have heard vague references to the sentiments but not realized it was a movement. I haven’t been involved in quite a while but bottomline has remained the same throughout the ages. Its about “power and control”. Scary. Definately should be categorized as terrorist group

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        • Like you, I had heard the term and didn’t think anything about it. But lately … the last 3-4 weeks, I’m hearing it more and more, even in political circles, so I did a bit of research. It is a concept that I find completely alien … where is it written that sex is a ‘right’ of all men? I agree with you that they should be labeled a terrorist organization. Mr. Larson also identifies with that group, and I find it very disturbing to think that there are those who would support a man with these ideas. I swear the entire world has gone topsy-turvy!!!

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    • Every state has them … they even exist in other countries. The difference is that Trump has unleashed them by telling them it’s okay to be a bigot and a misogynist. Larson is, indeed, a piece of filth.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing. We must keep shining the light into the dark corners where these ‘people’ live, for they are evil! I was stunned when I read Mr. Larson’s platform …. words failed me.

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      • Most welcome!! And I totally agree to with you. However, I Don’t have the strength to keep on looking into these senseless, amoral idiots. I hope you don’t mind that I rely on you!!
        Tight hugs …

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  2. Jill, one of the great things about our nation is also a curse at times. People can run for office regardless of the veracity of their beliefs. Yet, that means people like this can run for office, as did David Duke before him. It is up to others to spotlight his bigotry and hatred.

    These folks predate Trump, but there is no question they feel empowered by our bigoted President. The comments he made following Charlottesville, toward sh**hole countries, along with his relative silence when a hero is Black versus his quick praise when they are White have galvanized white supremacists. Keith

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    • Oh yes, they definitely predate Trump, but they were kept under their rocks, for the most part, by that thing Trump hates called political correctness. Mores and values. Then along came Trump and said, “Hey, it’s okay to be racist, to be a misogynist, to treat women like chattel.” And out they started coming, seeing it as their opportunity, finally, to restore their own ideas. I just wonder what else lies in wait.

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  3. One of the best Martin Luther King Jr. quotes and must never be forgotten, a personal favorite of mine. We can only hope that this snake, Nathan Larson, loses and slithers back under that rock forever. What a despicable platform and even more despicable that he will have supporters. I shudder to even entertain the thought of adding this voice to Congress. In times gone by this would have seemed impossible, these days the “im” has disappeared and it is very possible. Thank-you, I count on your voice to shatter the silence!

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    • I agree … I was amazed that he was able to collect 1,000 signatures to even file to run. There are at least 1,000 people in the state of Virginia who like this guy’s views!!! Jaw-dropping! Initially I blew this one off and figured it was too ridiculous to even give voice to. But, it kept nagging at me, and finally I decided … better safe than sorry … shine a light in those dark corners, for there are ugly things growing there. Sigh. Thanks, my friend!

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  4. Kertsen, this man is preaching white male supremacy, not anarchy. If he was an anarchist, he would not be running for election; anarchists do not believe in government as it is run today.
    Jerry Roll, this has nothing to do with giving criminals their rights back, rights that should never have been taken away in the first place, IMO. Stripping a person of their rights alienates them more than they are already alienated from the rest of society. The point of rehabilitation is to bring people back into society, not to throw them even farther into the garbage dump. Australia was originally a human garbage dump, but now it is a successful nation. People need to be accepted, not alienated.
    Meanwhile, this azzhats Jill tells us about above started out as a sociopath, not a criminal. Please do not comfuse the two.
    I am not saying take pity on the poor rich boy, or anything like that. If you have to have laws, make laws so people like him cannot run for office, not just to further punish criminals who have already done their time. Please think what you are doing before you start doing it. Most people are basically good deep down inside. Meanwhile, Nathan Larsen is a different kettle of slime ball.

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    • I agree with all you say. The only thing is that the likes of Nathan Larson seem to be becoming more and more prevalent these days, at least here in the U.S. My jaw dropped when I read his “ideology”, for I did not know there were people left in this nation who thought like that! And he is not alone …

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      • Actually, Jill, back in the late 90’s and early 00’s I used to be a regular contributor on Ask.com, a website where anyone could ask any question and anyone could offer an answer. I learned that there was a whole group of people all over your nation (if not worldwide who believed that the male head of household could tell his spouse how to do “everything,” and she had to willingly obey him (because it was written right into their marriage vows). The woman who was asking about this situation had lived this way willingly for over 10 years before she started to question her sanity. She claimed life had been easy and without worry having her husband make every decision in her life, including menus and how to discipline children. It took her over ten years before she started questioning why she was even alive, since she took no real part in her own life or the lives of her children. And asking such questions got her shunned by all the other wives in her group.
        This woman described herself as living in an upscale neighbourhood of a large city, belonging to upscale country clubs, being in the PTA, and other such ordinary things (all of which she was told to do). No one outside her group knew.
        What she described to me was like a cult, but one hiding in plain site. And she said there were at least 100,000 adherents in the continental US.
        Jill, how many such groups are out there? She was not an evangelical. I don’t think she was even a christian. Where did she come from? How did she willingly become a member?
        There are things in reality so much stranger than fiction. Nathan Larson is not alone…
        And the world is worse for it!

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    • Thanks John! That’s exactly how I envision these ‘people’ … like slimy snakes slithering out from under rocks. Only thing is, I would rather meet up with a snake than with somebody like Mr. Larson.

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        • OH NO!!! I thought you guys were too smart for that, and if all else failed, that you had learned a lesson from watching our fiasco!!! What is his name … I want to look him up! I will keep my fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen, for I would not wish what we are going through on anybody else!!! What the heck is wrong with the world today??? Hugs, my friend!

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          • His name is Doug Ford – brother of Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto who died in March 2016. He’s resonating with angry people in Ontario who are fed up with the high taxation policies of Kathleen Wynn’s Liberals. Ford’s Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is in a dead heat in the polls with Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Party (like your Progressives). Because the Liberals have slipped so badly in the polls, it will be a tossup between Ford and Horwath and the winner will likely get a majority in the Ontario Legislature. Ford’s campaign promise to cut personal income taxes will net middle-class earners about $18.00 per year and the balance will go it the rich. Sound familiar? Ontarians are heavily undecided – many don’t want another Donald Trump in office, but they fear that the NDP will mess up the economy. Today, the widow of Rob Ford is suing Doug for $millions because he failed to give her Rob’s part of the family business – or any money as promised. He says the lawsuit is a bundle of false claims – wonder if that will affect the election outcome. As far as I’m concerned ‘Doug the Thug’ needs to be defeated.

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                • I don’t understand so many people and those they support these days. Ever hear of Patrick Little? White Supremacist, anti-Semite who was running for Senator from California. Really nasty dude, called for the “Balkanization” of the U.S., publicly spit and stomped on the Israeli flag. He didn’t get the nomination, but still had 55,000 followers. HUH??? What is wrong with people??? Hugs, my friend.

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  5. I’m glad you found out about this criminal. I read about him the other day. He’s a admitted pedophile and admits that he raped his late wife, because he believed she was his property, to do as he pleased. But this also goes back to why we shouldn’t give convicted felons their voting rights back.

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    • Thanks Jerry! Well, it wasn’t giving convicted felons their voting rights back that enabled him to launch a campaign, but other rights. I wholeheartedly support giving them back their voting rights … and in fact don’t think they should ever have lost them. Even a convicted felon sitting in prison is a citizen and deserves to have his voice heard. But I agree that whatever rights were restored that let this piece of garbage launch a campaign for public office was a mistake!

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  6. Where do his views originate ? The answer is from his own desires which he would like to be the only brake on everyone’s lives. He obviously has no religious views and restraint is not a word he has heard very often. Even Donald Trump is aware that rape is wrong although he may like to give way to that urge as some males do, but this man is saying it is legitimate and that some women like the practise. Unlike Mr Trump he wants no part of any support of any other country , an every man for himself policy. Freedom from age restrictions does that mean sexual activity at any age or perhaps drinking or drugs at any age ?
    What makes a country civilised is the agreement by citizens to restrain their baser instincts and follow laws which benefit all. This man is preaching anarchy to suit his own warped ideas and desires.

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    • Agreed … he is basically advocating for no rules, no constraints on human nature, human activities … IF you are a white male. He is also an admitted pedophile and part of the new ‘incel’ movement. Surely people wouldn’t vote for him, right? Oh, but wait … a lot of people voted for pedophile Roy Moore last year, didn’t they? I’m losing faith that at the end of the day, good sense rules.

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  7. Unfortunately the technology has given creatures like him a voice, fortunately the same technology have given you the power to keep the masses in the loop and make them aware of the dangers of someone like him… hopefully they will listen… 🙂

    “It’s time for greatness — not for greed. It’s a time for idealism — not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.” Marian Wright Edelman

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    • Quite so. I almost didn’t do this one, thinking that surely nobody in their right mind would support such a jerk. But then it kept nagging at me, and I remembered that there are a lot of people these days who are NOT in their right mind, and I decided to shine a light into the dark corners. Sigh. Too many of these people around these days.

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      • This people have been around since the beginning of time but sometimes events in history allows them to be seen (Hitler, Stalin, Jim Crow, Charles Manson, just to name a few of many).. in today’s society, conflict and extremism (aided by technology and a people that have become lackadaisical and complacent) have opened for the door for them… the people haven’t lost their minds, just found their comfort zone and closed their minds to all else….
        Keep shining that light, that will close the door on extremism… 🙂

        “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any creature, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.” W. Penn

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        • I do hope you are right, my friend. My fear is that we reach a point of no return and regress back to the Dark Ages. Okay, a slight exaggeration, but you get the point. Thanks for the quote … I have always liked that one!

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          • I don’t believe necessarily going backwards but more like not progressing… those who do not want change because of their ideology, much like the livery stable owner when he saw his first auto, or the farmer using horses who saw his neighbor using a tractor… then there are those who simply are scared of change because change endangers their beliefs and faith, especially when dealing with religion (especially vulnerable because the foundation is based on faith and not reality)…
            The new generations (some who are members of your family perhaps) will see to it that change continues, making better use of technology… all we need to do is to work at preventing extremism from doing a great deal of damage until the new generations can take the helm…

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            • I like the way you think and yes, that makes a great deal of sense. I do have a couple of nephews who are on the front lines of the resistance, but sadly I have many family members who think Trump is great, too. Mostly, they have written me out of their wills and don’t even invite me to family barbecues any more 😉 I never did like large gatherings anyway 😀

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              • Well, it is the rest of your family’s loss, I can assure you… 🙂 I don’t like crowds either, they cramp my style 🙂 🙂

                “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” Nicholas Sparks

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  8. “White Male Ultra Conservatives, when given power,do not know what to do with it. If they were capable of running a first world country, then the USA would not be in the state it’s in …”
    “If convicted rich white fraudsters were not being put in high-risk situations, such as being sent to jail where they get to be in the company of a bunch of libidinous young men, then they would probably not get raped so much.”

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      • Y’know back in Victorian days it was the opinion that men who indulged in….ahem…excessive self-gratification of a sexual nature would go mad or feeble-minded…
        In certain cases I wonder if there was some grounds for such speculation?
        Just musing, that’s all.😉

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        • Actually, I believe that even in this day and age, some mothers still tell their young sons that! And yes, perhaps there is some argument for the veracity of it. Question … there is a recent ‘trend’ called the “incel movement” that keeps coming across my radar, more and more of late. Have you heard of it?

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          • Ohhhh…..must…avoid…rant….No too strong!
            You mean that clutch of inadequate losers who have tried to dignify their crass ineptitude and feeble personalities by making some fatuous statement that it’s not their fault……Awww gimme a break!
            Vulgarities warning>>>>>
            If they want some action why don’t they just do it the hold fashioned way and form circle-jerks???
            OR commit some felony and end up in prison for a year, where there will be no end of opportunities voluntary or otherwise!
            There again there is always the good old ‘smack around the head’ administered by a father or grandfather.
            Beyond pathetic!!
            Yep, I’ve heard of them.

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