We realize that Aleister Crowley is dead. And British. And, moreover, not running for office. Nevertheless, we believe that the most effective vote you can cast in 2012 is one for Aleister Crowley.
“The absolute rule of the state shall be a function of the absolute liberty of each individual will.”
Considering staying home and not voting? You’ll be in the vast, silent, ignored majority. Until now, the only other way for voters to express their dissatisfaction was to vote for Mickey Mouse. We applaud this effort, but Mickey Mouse is a meaningless choice which does no more than express dissatisfaction — voting for Mickey fails to send a positive message about what Americans and all people truly want: Liberty.
We do not endorse every political opinion Crowley ever put forward, nor do we suggest that the U.S. should necessarily adopt them. Rather, we call attention to his central message of liberty, the Law of Thelema, as defined in Liber AL vel Legis: The Book of the Law. This can be summarized exquisitely in two verses from this text: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” and “Love is the law, love under will.” It is this message which we hope someday may inform all politics, and we hope that this message will be heard everywhere. More about Thelema.
If 1% of voters write in “Aleister Crowley,” then his message of Liberty will be heard around the world, as amazed media report a groundswell of support for someone they thought was not only dead and British, but still the wickedest man in the world.
Even if you don’t live in the U.S., or if you don’t actually plan to write in Crowley, that is no reason not to promote this campaign! At the very least, it is a great conversation starter, and in any case you will be helping to spread Crowley’s fundamental message of freedom, and his declaration of the sovereignty of the individual.
Still not sure? Check out the Top Ten reasons to support Aleister Crowley in 2012.
Still not sure? That’s OK! There’s no commitment necessary. Don’t even vote for Aleister Crowley in 2012 if you don’t want to! The campaign is still fun to support and provides and interesting way to discuss the philosophy and religion of Thelema.
We suggest that you write yourself in as Crowley’s running mate! “Anyone who wants to say anything, off with his head, and On with the Dance; let Joy be unconfined, You at the prow and Therion at the helm! Off we go.”