|Nathan Larson is a longshot candidate for Congress but a frontrunner|
for title of creepiest politician ever
So, unfortunately, I'm not entirely surprised by what I'm sure is the worst political candidate ever.
According to the Huffington Post, Nathan Larson, a 37 year old accountant from Charlottesville, Virginia, is running for Congress as an independent candidate.
Sounds safe enough, right? An accountant, so pretty low key. Probably a fiscal conservative, who would keep an eye on excess government spending. What's not to love?
A HUGE amount, it turns out. He is admitted pedophile who has almost gleefully bragged about raping his late ex-wife. (Who later committed suicide. I wonder why).
As reported in the Huffington Post:
"When asked whether he's a pedophile or just writes about pedophilia, he said, 'It's a mix of both. When people go over the top there's a grain of truth to what they say.'
Asked whether there was a 'grain of truth' in his essay about father-daughter incest, and another about raping his ex-wife repeatedly, he said yes, offering that plenty of women have rape fantasies."
Larson things this attitude is a plus that will endear voters to him. "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."
OK, I suppose can see the rebellion against so-called political correctness. But I really don't believe people think about incest and rape and think, "What a great idea! Too bad those politically correct laws ban it."
At least I hope that's the case.
He also says he'll garner votes because "People are open minded."
Yep, Larson's a real charmer. He would legalize child pornography and legalize incestuous marriage and favors "benevolent white supremacy."
Um, I don't think it's possible to be a "benevolent" white supremist.
Going on, Larson also thinks "we need to switch to a system that classifies women as property, initially of their fathers and later of their husbands."
Cripes, by comparison, he makes the world of "The Handmaids Tale" sound like something Gloria Steinem would embrace.
As if you needed more proof this guy is truly scary, he had a wiki page called Nathania.org, which has since been pulled down in which he wrote articles with the following titles:
"A Man Should Be Allowed To Choke His Wife To Death As Punishment for Cutting Her Hair Short Without Permission or Other Acts of Gross Insubordination."
"The Justifiability of an Incel's Kidnapping A Girl And Keeping Her As His Rape-Slave For Sex and Babymaking."
(The word Incel refers to mostly men who are virgins or not having sex because women aren't attracted to them, and the Incel blames the women and is angry at them for not submitting to them. Ugh.)
I'm frankly a little surprised Larson has not been arrested, since he seems to be admitting to crimes.
On the bright side, he is certainly considered a very long shot for that Congressional seat. Which of course is a good thing.
Of course, there are other creeps out there running for office, too. In Illinois, Arthur Jones, regarded as a Nazi, recently won the Republican primary in the state's Third Congressional District. Luckily, the district is heavily Democratic, so somebody more sane than Jones will end up in Congress from that district.
There are other wackos out there as well, but so far, they've been kept at bay. Let's hope that continues.