Now THIS Is An Unethical Candidate…

Now try not to look creepy, Nathan…

Ah, Virginia, my home away from home!

Nathan Larson, a 37-year-old accountant from Charlottesville, Virginia, is running for Congress as an independent. He admits to being a pedophile,and that he created two websites  as gathering places for pedophiles and violent misogynists. Larson has published essays about father-daughter incest and  raping his ex-wife, and coyly admitted that there were “grains of truth” in both.

According to his campaign platform, Larson is a “quasi-neoreactionary libertarian” who favors “benevolent white supremacy,” as well as legalizing incestuous marriage and child pornography. He wants Congress to repeal the Violence Against Women Act, and explains, “We need to switch to a system that classifies women as property, initially of their fathers and later of their husbands.”

I love this quote, in the context of his conduct and beliefs:

“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it. People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds.”

I don’t think opposing incest, rape, white supremacy and sex slavery is “political correctness,” Nathan.

And you thought Roy Moore was bad!

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37 responses to “Now THIS Is An Unethical Candidate…

  1. A.M. Golden

    I just saw this news. Part of me wonders if it’s just a joke candidacy to point out absurd extremes in the political correctness debate. Either way, he’s an unfit candidate.

  2. adimagejim

    To quote Ray Romano…C’mon comet (hit this bastard now)! If that makes me unethical, so be it.

  3. Michelle Klatt

    Is this the part where we thank Terry McAuliffe for restoring this nutcase’s rights?

    • Other Bill

      Felons evidently tend to vote Democrat, I guess. At least Democrat pols seem to think so. Do they ever wonder about that?

      • dragin_dragon

        Don’t even need to. Most studies tend to indicate that prison populations are HIGHLY conservative. I would assume sexual offenders have NOT been studied.

        • Steve

          I may have not had enough coffee yet to detect any snark but Dragons information, which I can’t heard before and had to research, is completely false by several orders of magnitude.

          I did have a late night so maybe I am missing something.

          • dragin_dragon

            Not necessarily, Steve. It may just be old information. I’m, frankly, not staying up with the current research. I suppose it is possible prison populations have changed that much.

  4. Alex

    I believe in libertarianism. I have sympathies for some neoreactionary ideas. Whatever this guy is selling is only related to them by the most stretched definition of it. He’s just an idiot and an asshole who should go back to his cave.

  5. brian

    I love this candidate! When he gets absolutely trashed in the election, with a vote count <10, will it once and for all repudiate the idea that this is secretly how most Republicans feel and how they would vote if the option was presented?

    • brian

      If I were an unethical Democrat, I know that’s repetitive, I would organize a voting drive to get this guy as many votes as possible. If he get’s 2% of the vote it will make national news painting Republicans in a very bad light…

      • But he’s not a Republican. he’s an independent…you know, like Bernie.

        • Other Bill

          Brian, I’m sure the media’s busy working on their “This is what you get when you vote for TRUMP!” pieces as we speak.

        • Never fear, the Left’s loyal battalions of trash-finders will shortly drum up some picture of this guy wearing a GOP shirt or saying something positive about a Republican somewhere at some time. It won’t matter if they also find nothing but DNC pamplets and a party registration with them as well.

    • Isaac

      This was already amply demonstrated when David Duke ran for president.

  6. He is simply agreeing with Islamic doctrine, which is law in many nations on this planet.

    This may be a trojan horse for Muslims, or lampooning them.

  7. Here’s the thing, knowing this guy won’t win, he’s going to get alot of the “watch me be a jerk” prank voters (and yes they exist). They are juvenile troll-masters who simultaneously spout pepe the frog white nationalist memes and wear Che Guevara t-shirts.

    What will happen, when the “I’m a jerk” vote thinks it’s funny to vote for him, and he nets some .5-1.25% of the vote is that the knee jerks will say “this paints a troubling picture of the American political culture…to have THIS many citizens who want pro-pedophilia, women-suppressive, etc etc laws advanced shows how sick we are.

    When the real takeaway will be that so many people hold our elections cheaply that they’d intentionally vote just to vote in a jerk manner, that THAT shows how sick we are.

  8. When the news broke and they didn’t mention his party affiliation, I assumed Democrat because… really… If it were a Republican “Republican” would be every 4th word in the piece. I’m still mildly surprised that they didn’t mention his white supremacy and blatant sexism…. Which makes me wonder if they didn’t want to associate Independants like Bernie with this guy.

    And my day wouldn’t be complete without a little snark:

    “Larson […] favors […] legalizing incestuous marriage and child pornography. He wants Congress to repeal the Violence Against Women Act, and explains, “We need to switch to a system that classifies women as property, initially of their fathers and later of their husbands.”

    So… He’s looking to institute Sharia then?

  9. PennAgain

    For the sake of the state of Virginia, I hope Larson is not considered “the best man for the job”.

    • dragin_dragon

      I wouldn’t worry too much about this, Penn. Even in Virginia, crazy people tend to NOT get elected.

  10. Sue Dunim

    I don’t think opposing incest, rape, white supremacy and sex slavery is “political correctness,” Nathan.

    You think wrongly. It’s part of it. Not the whole, but part. That’s the problem, because it has come to mean a lot of downright stupidity too.

    This guy’s view is “politically incorrect”. Not the whole of political incorrectness, but part. That’s also the problem.

    He’s also unfortunately right. Many are tired of the stupidities in “political correctness”. 20,000 of them voted for an overt Nazi as their GOP candidate recently. I doubt that they’re all, or even mostly, actual Nazis. They just vote for them to stick it to the “Libruls”, to be “politically incorrect”. Hence the popularity of Trump amongst the base, the more idiotic he is, the more damage he does to institutions, the better they like it because it makes Librul heads explode.

    Partly my fault, I fear. For years I’ve been tellng the Left not to be so damnsillystupid about pizza pieces that look sorta kinda like pistols if you stare hard, but I didn’t make my voice loud enough.

    • You really are too smart to think that the President is a Nazi. Ironically, that is a Nazi style Big Lie, that has legs because people dignify it by denying it. Believing one’s own dishonest propaganda about a political foe is one of the worst tactical errors one can make., and making this one habitually is why the Democrats are losing by the day.

      Trump is extremely American in his values and instincts, and a true believer in Capitalism, exceptionalism, and self-determination in the way only a billionaire with middle class roots can. People who don’t understand Trump don’t understand the country, it’s history or its culture. It’s frightening that so many citizens don’t—at least you have an excuse.

      • Sue Dunim

        You really are too smart to think that the President is a Nazi

        So..why did you think I was referring to Trump when I said “overtNazi candidate”? Trump got more than 20,000 votes too – yet on the mention of the word “Nazi” you thought of Trump, despite the clues I left showing I couldn’t possibly be referring to him. That’s telling.

        Whatever else he may be, Trump’s certainly not an “overt” Nazi, or any other one for that matter. Sure his policies sometimes resemble those of National Socialism, but not nearly as much as FDR’s. A fellow traveller? Even that’s debatable, and reasonable people can both agree and disagree on that, it’s a matter of degree. He no more deserves the appellation than the original America Firster’s, many of whom had no connection to Nazism whatsoever.

        I was referring to the GOP nominee who won the primary for Illinois’ 3rd district.

        http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-primary-election-recap-st-0322-20180321-story.html

        I wonder about the 20,339 votes cast for Arthur Jones in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results.

        Jones, whom the GOP has denounced as a Nazi and who has a section on his campaign website devoted to denying the Holocaust, was unopposed in the primary and won the Republican nomination to represent the Illinois 3rd District in Congress.

        Maybe some of the 13,158 suburban Cook County residents who voted for Jones strongly believe in freedom of speech and Jones’ right to express his views.

        Perhaps some of the 3,023 voters in Chicago who punched his ticket agree with his positions on immigration (“no more sanctuary cities!”) or his support of 2nd Amendment rights (“concealed carry for personal protection!”).

        I suppose it’s possible some of the 4,093 people in Will County who cast ballots for Jones did so knowing about his anti-Semitic views but supported him anyway because of his stances against abortion and same-sex marriage.

        More likely, the 65 DuPage County residents who voted for Jones, 70, didn’t know about his former membership in the American Nazi Party or that he ran for mayor of Milwaukee as a member of the National Socialist White People’s Party in 1976.

        Jones, however, told me Wednesday he believes the votes for him were no accident.

        “The people who voted for me knew exactly who I was,” Jones said. “They liked what I had to say.”

        Here the candidate is, exhorting his America First Committee followers to vote for Trump to Make America Great Again.

      • valkygrrl

        Trump is extremely American in his values and instincts, and a true believer in Capitalism

        By nationalizing the means of production? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-01/trump-said-to-grant-lifeline-to-money-losing-coal-power-plants-jhv94ghl

        The Energy Department would be relying partly on the Federal Power Act — the so-called Section 202 authority — that lets the administration order guaranteed profits for power plants that can store large amounts of fuel on site. And the Energy Department would be tapping the 68-year-old Defense Production Act, a Cold War-era statute once invoked by President Harry Truman to help the steel industry.

        That’s more Karl Marx than Adam Smith.

  11. valentine0486

    I’ve been thinking about this one, I disagree.

    He’s an incredibly unethical human, but ironically, he’s actually a very ETHICAL candidate.

    He’s telling the voters exactly who he is, and what he stand for, and letting them make their choice based on the same. I think that’s exactly what we want from our candidates. Terrible human though.

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