So, uhm, huh, Minnesota.

The state of Minnesota is a special place. Pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura was elected governor some years back (says the girl living in the state of the Governator). A Satanic vampire ran for governor some years back. And now? Well now there’s this guy. I’m just going to quote it in full.

John Charles Wilson announced on Tuesday that he would run for mayor of Minneapolis with the support of his newly founded political party, the Edgertonite National Party. Wilson says part of the reason he is running is to “unseat local officials who condoned police brutality at the [Republican National Convention].” He calls Minneapolis’ current mayor “Raymond Thomas ‘Tear Gas’ Rybak.”

Wilson’s Edgertonite National Party is based on the Lauraist religion, a movement he created that believes Laura Ingalls Wilder is God and that the Lauraist homeland will occupy an area within a 240-mile radius of Minneapolis.

“A new nation, to be called Edgerton, with its capital at Minneapolis, should be created on the land from approximately Hibbing to Des Moines, and from Fargo to Madison,” says Wilson’s campaign Web site.

Communism is the mode of government of said nation, with an abolition of all laws except those necessary for public safety.

Wilson has written two books, “The Principles of Lauraism” and “The Conscience of a Communist.”

Wilson says he was institutionalized in the early 1980s because of his political and religious beliefs.

Little House on the Prairie as Bible? Really?? Man, I think I’m going to found a William Shakespeare based religion. Who’s with me?

[Via Eyeteeth]


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