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Virginia Congressional Candidate Says He Identifies As A Pedophile, Thinks Women Are Property
Congressional candidate Nathan Larson — who secured less than 2% of the vote the last time he made a bid for office — discussed his violent beliefs in an interview with The Huffington Post.
Nathan Larson is an extremist who advocates for the rape of women and identifies as a pedophile. He also keeps running for public office in Virgina.
In a manifesto posted online as part of his bid to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Larson characterized Hitler as a "hero," and described his ideology as “quasi-neoreactionary libertarian." His political positions include protecting the second ammendment, establishing free trade, spreading “benevolent white supremacy,” and legalizing incestuous marriage and child pornography.
The manifesto also states that “we need to switch to a system that classifies women as property, initially of their fathers and later of their husbands.”
Larson confirmed in an extensive interview with The Huffington Post that he was in fact the creator of the now-defunct websites suiped.org and incelocalypse.today, chatrooms in which participants engaged in overtly violent, anti-feminist discussions.
Under the psuedonyms Leucosticte and Lysander, he frequently expressed his own violent beliefs.
“Don’t forget: feminism is the problem, and rape is the solution," he once wrote in a 3,300 word essay titled "Here’s How to Psyche Yourself Up to Feel Entitled to Rape" published on incelocalypse.today.
Other essays Larson had penned for the also now-defunct site Nathania.org include “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,” and “Advantages of Father-Daughter Incest."
In conversation with journalists Jesselyn Cook and Andy Campbell, Larson identified as a pedophile. He claimed that it is "normal" for men to be attracted to underage women. Larson has not admitted to actually engaging in any sexual activity with a person under the legal age of consent, although he has discussed his desires to have sex with infants and children, including his daughter. He has also previously published essays on father-daughter incest.
Larson's three-year-old daughter lives with relatives after he relinquished his rights as her parent in a custody battle. His ex-wife succesfully filed a restraining order against him in 2015, according to The Washington Post. She comitted suicide shortly thereafter. Larson has since remarried.
Larson was arrested in 2008 after threatening to kill the president in an email he sent to the Secret Service, according to The Denver Post. He was sentenced to 14 months in a federal prison and barred from seeking public office. In 2016, Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the civil rights of certain felons. That allowed Larson to campaign again.
Larson has made several unsuccessful bids for election. In 2008, he ran for Congress in Virginia’s 1st District on an “anarcho-capitalist” platform. In 2017, he ran in Virginia’s House of Delegates District 31, securing less than 2% of the vote.