The earliest vernal equinox in over a century arrives March 20th at 05:14 Universal Time, which means for those of us in Los Angeles, spring is sprung tonight at 10:14 thanks to the miracle of Daylight Savings Time.
And what better to add to your equinox celebration than by giving a rousing toast to British mystic, magician, mountaineer, sexual rebel and poet Aleister Crowley who is being presented as posthumous write-in for president of the United States? While incarnate, Crowley wrote:
which is a pretty right on statement, and the website AC2012 explains the campaign:
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. 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 or Cthulhu. We applaud all these efforts, but votes for such characters are an expression of mere dissatisfaction. Such votes fail to send a positive message about what Americans and all people truly want: Liberty…
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. We don’t actually imagine he will get that many votes, but that’s beside the point. Ceci n’est pas une campagne politique.
As goofy as it may seem, the AC2012 campaign serves as reminder to register and vote in the primaries and the general election because even though we may not be enthusiastic about the presidential candidates, it’s important to show up at the voting booth as there are state local candidates and issues, along with providing an opportunity for people to learn more about Crowley, as this ad shows.
Remember, as Crowley wrote:
Love is the law, Love under Will. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.