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Carl Benjamin (born 1979), better known as Sargon of Akkad, is a YouTube talker who identifies as a "classical liberal"[3][4] and believer in equality. In practice, his videos almost always attack "the left" (read: social liberals, see below[5]) and "the media" (read: literally any news with adjectives[6]) and defend reactionaries and reactionary movements, such as Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Gamergate.

As of 15 July 2017, his main channel has over 673,000 subscribers and 166 million views.[7] Patreon asserts that he makes more than $7,000 per month.[8]

Views[edit]

My name is Carl and I am a full-time YouTube content creator. I run the channel called Sargon of Akkad, where I devote my time to dismantling ideological nonsense.
—Sargon of Akkad[9]
There are a lot of people with very bad and ill-informed opinions. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure I'm one of them.
—Sargon of Akkad, who spent 4 hours and 50 minutes explaining these "very bad" opinions[10]

Anti-feminism[edit]

I don't agree that women face disadvantages.
—Sargon of Akkad[11]
IT IS A FUCKING FEMINIST SYSTEM!
—Sargon of Akkad, matriarchy victim[12]

Sargon is perhaps most well-known for his "Why Do People Hate #Feminism" series.[13] His channel is filled with videos of the type, "Feminism vs FACTS"[14] or "Feminist gets TRIGGERED".[15][16][17][18][19] He believes that "reality has an anti-feminist bias".[20]

Sargon, discussing Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage, has the following to say:[12]

Before your stupid social justice feminine [sic] bullshit, [mass murders] didn't happen on this scale, it's CRAZY. This is a disease of the modern age. YOU are responsible for perpetuating it, by disenfranchising these poor fucking guys who don't have any options left. When someone takes the option of absolute INSANELY last resort, you have to wonder, what kind of system is producing them? And I'll tell you what, Laci, it is a FUCKING FEMINIST SYSTEM THAT IS DOING THIS.

We at RationalWiki agree: When Elliot Rodger found himself hopelessly unable to get laid and decided to kill people instead, he just "didn't have any options left"!

More recently, a British MPWikipedia's W.svg argued that internet freedom of speech requires that harassment of women become "unacceptable", though she failed to specify how. In particular, she mentioned rape threats.[21] Sargon felt obliged to tweet this insightful response:[22]

I wouldn't even rape you, @jessphillips. #AntiRapeThreats #FeminismIsCancer

Anti-leftism[edit]

Sargon of Akkad: unbiased non-racist non-ideologue
—Sargon of Akkad,[23][24] who has never Googled "racial media bias"Wikipedia's W.svg or even "racism"

Sargon's favorite whipping boy is the so-called "progressive left," which he considers to be a "cancer" on the left wing.[25] He defines "progressives" as leftists that dabble in authoritarian collectivism, claim racism and sexism where there is none, and suppress dissent through "censorship".[citation needed] Extending this, Sargon puts "SJWs" and "modern feminists" squarely under this "progressive left" umbrella. Of late, he has taken to describing liberals as "Neo-Progressive",[26] a definition which was taken straight from the Heritage Foundation.[27] At length, Sargon explains his view on the "SJW" mindset:[28][29]

I am, of course, not any kind of bigot or racist or sexist or anything like this. I am in fact a hardcore egalitarian, and that's the problem, a hardcore egalitarian will also say "Well, you can't you know, it's not acceptable to go around being racist towards white people or sexist to men, or prejudiced against straight people and whatnot", but that's the thing, and that's their entire platform. The idea of people who are part of a majority group should be in some way fundamentally be ashamed of being in that majority group, I don't agree with.

[....]

These people view the culture war as a RiskWikipedia's W.svg map. They're looking at Google, that's their territory. We know that's not our territory, Google hangouts, the Google technology thing that Sarkeesian and co[mpany] went to, that's not our territory, but YouTube is our territory, and we do need to defend this with vigor. They won't get a hold on this, to be honest, but we have to be consistent. The mainstream media is their territory, but Breitbart could be considered to be "our territory". "Our" being anyone simply opposed to social justice because that is simply what their platform is. It's you're either with social justice or you're against it, and anyone who's against it is slapped with a bunch of labels and that's it.

In general, Sargon views his opponents as promoters of reverse discrimination:

I will never think it right to judge someone based on the colour of their skin instead of the content of their character. This is the reason I am not part of the extreme progressive left, just like I will not be part of the extreme fascist right.
—Sargon of Akkad[30]

Sargon does support some genuinely liberal / leftist positions. He is pro-gay marriage,[31] supports legalising marijuana (and decriminalising drug use),[32][33] opposes the death penalty,[34] is pro-choice[35] and he doesn't like Fox News.[36][note 1] He also made two videos eviscerating the British Conservative Party shortly after the 2015 United Kingdom general election.[37][38]

Petition: "Suspend Social Justice Courses from UNIVERSITIES"[edit]

In 2016, Sargon created a petition to "Suspend Social Justice Courses" from "UNIVERSITIES [sic]". He claims that: [39]

Social justice has become scientifically illiterate, logically unsound, deeply bigoted and openly supremacist. Social justice professors are indoctrinating young people into a pseudoscientific cult behind closed doors that is doing damage to their health, education and future.

And in the relevant video, Sargon claims:[40]

Colleges and universities are literally teaching teenagers that every white person is racist. This poison is coming from academia and it is to the detriment of not only wider society, but the students who are brainwashed to believe this cult. It needs to be stopped.

This is certainly a shift from saying that "Free Speech is the Answer to Political Correctness".[41] Perhaps Sargon and the Islamic Republic of Iran should have a chat: the latter has moved to ban social sciences and was especially worried about shutting down women's studies and human rights courses.[42] Finally, Iran is free of the SJW scourge.

"Why Don't I Criticize the Right"[edit]

Sargon virtually never attacks the right. In "Why Don't I Criticise the Right",[5] Sargon asserts that this is because he wants to "improve" the left but doesn't want to "improve" the right. At length, he intentionally glosses over the problems of the right. For example, he complains that leftism sometimes produces communists:

You don't see how cancerous the left is. The right is not good to poor people, but I don't think they're trying to actively undermine Western civilization. I don't think that they're gonna start pumping out an ideology that advocates for open borders, for communism, socialism, and all this crap that's infested the left. I think at worst, they will be mildly oppressive to poor people.

Yet Sargon conveniently forgets that rightism sometimes produces theocrats, white nationalists, and the like. He minimizes rights violations from the right:

They call for all of this Cultural Marxist stuff. All this intersectional stuff that is designed to tear apart the Western liberal tradition is coming from the left. It has to stop, because that is the thing I think needs protecting -- more than abortion rights! Okay, you can't get an abortion, that sucks, it sucks for you, what are you gonna have to do, oh I'm gonna have to raise my child, well there we go, millions do it, it's not the end of your life, for fuck's sake. You act like oh abortion rights are the most important -- well no, they're the least important thing in the fucking world. Every other right is more important than your right to get an abortion.

Sargon thinks that abortion isn't that important, because how difficult is raising a child, really?

Incoherent ideology[edit]

I'm quite a socialist in some ways. I like the idea of socialised healthcare and welfare.
—Sargon of Akkad, "classical liberal"[43]

In 2015, Sargon took a political compass test where he was placed in the centre-left, libertarian category.[44] Sargon commonly refers to himself as a "classical liberal",[3][4] yet Sargon once told Kyle Kulinski that "a system that produces billionaires is a bad system";[45] a strikingly socialist (and decidedly not "classical liberal") thing to say. Similarly, Sargon's defense of workers' rights and talk of class warfare[46][47] are more along the lines of Marxism, not "classical liberalism". In June 2017, Sargon clarified that he would be more accurately classified as a "social liberal" than a "classical liberal."[48]

Despite his political compass results and self-identifying as left-leaning,[4] Sargon has been commonly referred to as right-wing.[49][50][51] This is largely due to his anti-progressive views and recent endorsements and support of right-wing political candidates such as Donald Trump,[52][53] Marine Le Pen,[54] and Theresa May.[note 2] Since he does not believe he shares the political views of these candidates, he justifies his support for them with fear-mongering, mental gymnastics, and by massively overstating the flaws of their opponents.[note 3][54][note 4]

Examples of Sargon's incoherent ideology[edit]

Compare his February 2015 views on poverty:[55]

The only people who are actually oppressed by capitalism are people who either can't work, people who've lost a leg or are morbidly obese or something like that, or people who don't want to work because they're fucking lazy, or people who don't have any other skills because they did gender studies degrees. Believe it or not, everyone else actually does pretty well out of capitalism, y'know, something like a house, a car, holidays, food on the table, entertainment, luxuries.

And his September 2015 views on poverty:[56]

In most cases, poverty is something that happens to you, not something that you choose. You've got to to get this notion that these are just lazy and feckless individuals out of your mind. They're not. They're working full time just to maintain the bare minimum. I don't see why a bit of compassion is out of order. If it were you in their position, unable to catch a break, unable to get off the bottom rung, are you honestly going to sit there and tell me that you would say the blame lies entirely with you and none of it lies on the system within which you are trapped? [Sargon goes on to quote the socialist novel The Ragged-Trousered PhilanthropistsWikipedia's W.svg[57]]

On Black Lives Matter in 2015:

I believe there are a lot of black guys who are unjustly shot ... Even if I'm wrong, I think the black community feels that way. I think they very much feel like they've been persecuted by the police in a lot of places and I would be surprised if that feeling was misplaced. ... I think that dismissing their complaints as being utterly illegitimate is unfair, and I think that if you were in their position you wouldn't want your complaints dismissed as illegitimate by some guy on a radio show.[58] ... The problem is that the people who are still protesting are being ignored in favour of the people who are causing all the trouble.[59]

And in 2016:

The reality on the ground is that this is a black supremacist movement that is violent and dangerous and wants to kill police officers. This is the reality of what Black Lives Matter has done.[60]

On no platforming in September 2015:

I, personally, think that everything should be given a platform at least to a certain degree, even if it's simply just to discredit it.[61]

And in December 2015:

I don't no-platform often but I'm not giving that fucking disgusting paedo a platform. It's not happening. She's vile and she knows it.[62]

Conspiracy theories[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Conspiracy theory

Like many a crank; although Sargon claims not to be a conspiracy theorist,[63] in reality, he's entertained a number of aluminum foil-clad hypotheses over the years. Highlights include:

  • In a 2014 video, Sargon said: "One of [my friends] is a complete skeptic, he thinks that the 9/11 attacks were caused by planes, that the buildings fell down because planes collided with their top stories and that caused the structural collapse of these two giant skyscrapers that were designed to withstand plane impacts. So he's very much blue-pilled in that regard." Sargon doubled down in the comments section.[64] Sargon's 9/11 views flew under the radar until other YouTubers called him out on it in May 2017.[65][66]
  • Sargon parroted 9/11 truther talking points on a livestream in 2014.[67]
  • In a July 2015 livestream with Kyle Kulinski, Sargon said "I actually think that it probably was a conspiracy."[68]
  • In a June 2017 video, Sargon claims he was "de-converted" from 9/11 conspiracy theories after he watched a viral video from December 2015[69] which debunked a common 9/11 truther talking point.[70]
  • Syrian Civil War:
  • Sargon shared "evidence" that the April 2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attackWikipedia's W.svg in Syria was staged and doubled down when questioned on it.[71] He later maintained that he was "not even sure that there is proof of a chemical weapons attack."[72]
  • Sargon later presented as fact the debunked[73] theory that a Syrian girl was photographed in three separate "staged" rescues.[74][note 5]
  • Sargon also said so-called "independent"[75] journalist Eva Bartlett's conspiratorial statements on Syria were "completely accurate".[76] In reality, they were false.[77]

Trump defender[edit]

The only joy I get in talking about Trump is how he turns [liberals] mental.
—Sargon of Akkad, who hates talking about Trump[102]

Please enjoy the beliefs of the "classical liberal" Sargon of Akkad:

  • "You will have two anti-establishment characters running for president and thank God, it means that Bernie Sanders is going to win."[103]
  • "I'd love to see Trump as president. He's crazy, but fuck it, how could it be any worse."[104]
  • On "The Assassination of Donald Trump" (44:08!), Sargon tells us that Trump is "a manifestation of the will of the people" to "regain control of the system". According to Sargon, if Trump loses, then his successor will be a "Julius Caesar" who will "end [the American] republic".[105]
  • Sargon whined about John Oliver's #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain skit.[106] Twice.[107] (Sargon also apparently fails to realize that, in a show spanning 30 minutes, the end skit was not actually the brunt of Oliver's criticism.)
    • In the same vein, Sargon defended poor Donald Trump from the biased media.[108] Again.[109] And again.[110] And again.[111] And again.[112] And again.[113] And again.[114]
    • Sargon genuinely thinks that: "They do nothing but lie. Trump is right to call CNN fake news and ignore their requests for comment."[115]
  • Sargon published "Hillary must lose."[116] Since then, it's been a downhill slide, with "Anyone But Hillary",[117] Trump's election will "spell the end of social justice, which I think is a damn good thing",[118] and the crown jewel, "Walls are not racist".[119]
  • Liberals_thought_Trump_would_lose_but_Trump_won_so_social_justice_is_dumb.mp4[120]
  • "Anyone got a Trump/May handshake, Hillary supporter autistic screeching meme?"[121]
  • "'Trump is a horrible populist!' / 'Trump is the enemy of the people!' Pick one."[122]
  • "And left-wing radicals try and fail repeatedly to assassinate Trump, while initiating violence and public persecution of his supporters."[123]
RationalWiki: A place so honest they actually think I'm a Donald Trump supporter.
—Sargon of Akkad[124]

Other statements[edit]

Reactionary fans[edit]

Top: Kekistan.
Bottom: Nazi war ensign.

Sargon has been endorsed by:

  • Reactionary neo-Nazi blog MoreRight[128]
  • The English Defense League.[129] Sargon sees no problem with this, even claiming it as a win (though he acknowledges that the EDL is racist).[130]
  • Rabidly anti-feminist Paul Elam of A Voice for Men. (Originally, Elam criticized Sargon over his claims that MRAs have "achieved nothing".[131] After viewing AVFM's video, Sargon apologized and agreed that MRAs have achieved change.[citation needed] Paul Elam then said that he subscribes to Sargon, watches his videos, and that there is a "good person in that man".[132])
  • The decidedly reactionary Breitbart, which looked positively on "his parody of their identity politics"[133] and described him as a cultural libertarian (read: opposed to the "regressive left")[134]

Sargon ran a channel called "Vae Victis" "The New Memedia" "The Thinkery"[note 6] aimed at engaging his "meme culture" audience. Sargon hasn't helped matters by repeatedly posting videos about the people of "Kekistan",[135][note 7] a fictional ethnicity that he describes as oppressed.[136] Kekistan is symbolized by a Nazi-flag analog with "KEK" replacing the swastika and frequent Pepe memes.[137][138][139][140] Interestingly, this has both attracted[141][142] and pissed off[143][144] alt-right types. Sargon maintains that "white nationalists actually really hate" Kekistan[145] and the flag's design is meant to be a mocking parody of Nazis.[146]

Relationship with the alt-right[edit]

Sargon has an interesting relationship with the alt-right. He personally does not identify as alt-right[147] and has mocked and criticised them on Twitter.[148] He has tried to provoke his alt-right followers into unfollowing and blocking him by tweeting them with interracial gay pornography.[note 8][149][150] He has opposed racist viewpoints espoused by the alt-right such as their discouragement of "race mixing", their use of "scientific racism" and their promotion of racial segregation.[151] He has also mocked the idea of white genocide[152][153] and does not agree with the alt-right narrative that a white genocide is occurring.[154] Additionally, Sargon's own grandfather is black,[155][156] so he would be unlikely to believe or endorse racist views that could potentially impact his own family. Due to his grandfather, some in the alt-right do not consider Sargon "racially pure"[157] and have labeled him with the obvious, cringeworthy insults expected from the alt-right.[158]

However, despite having no apparent intention to do so, he appears to be helping the alt-right more than he is hurting them. For example, Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer said he did not feel it was necessary to oppose Sargon since "on some level he is leading people in our direction (as we are the obvious conclusion to reactionary thought)."[159] Similarly, Richard Spencer believes that people like Sargon can be "great entry points" to the alt-right.[160] An example of this happened when Sargon joined a hangout with self-identified alt-righters, and one of them thanked Sargon for "putting me on the path that got me here."[161] He has also helped the alt-right by inviting figures such as Millennial Woes onto a livestream, thereby giving him free publicity.[162] Sargon has also legitimised some of the alt-right's rhetoric such as the belief that Cultural Marxism is real and a threat to modern society.[81] While some in the alt-right are completely hostile to him,[158] others essentially see him as someone who acts as a gateway to their ideology.

After the violence at the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in CharlottesvilleWikipedia's W.svg, Sargon released a video in which he attempted to both denounce the alt-right but also legitimise their point of view. Sargon said he despises three quarters of the attendees at the rally[163] but still maintained that the alt-right deserve to have their "problems" considered.[164][note 9] While Sargon has claimed to not believe in the white genocide conspiracy theory,[154] he said that the demographic shifts in America seemed to be "part of some plan" by the Democratic Party.[165][166] This is a statement which, at the very least, enables those in the alt-right. Sargon also emphasised that he believes there is a significant amount of anti-white hatred in the United States.[167]

In August of 2017 Sargon released a video called "Nazis are Bad", where he criticized Nazis and Neo-Nazi ideology. In 48 hours it received over 10,000 comments, with many of Sargon's viewers taking offense at his statements and attempting to defend Nazism, White Nationalism, and/or deny the Holocaust. Many comments focused on either "the Jew book" he was reading from (Ayn Rand's "The Ominous Parrallels"), or calling Sargon himself a Jew/Jewish shill.[168] This prompted him to release a follow-up video two days later, "Answering Nazi Comments" (which reached 6,600 comments in just six hours, most in the same vein as the first video's) in which Sargon questioned and mocked the Nazi commenters.[169]

Spat with the Daily Stormer[edit]

Sargon of Akkad is Just an SJW Who Hates Women
—TL;DR: hating on progressives isn't racist enough for neo-Nazis[170]

Andrew Anglin, neo-Nazi founder & editor of the white supremacist Daily Stormer website, criticized Sargon for not being right-wing enough. Anglin put out an article titled, "Sargon of Akkad Needs to Address His Implicit Support for Pakistani Child-Rape". It reads:[171]

Sargon of Akkad, who is probably the best anti-feminist YouTuber, has put out another video about Rotherham. It’s good enough, but fails to deal with the core problem, which is that we are being invaded by an alien race. Instead of addressing the reality that these people engaged in this child-rape program because they were non-White Moslems who have a completely different biological make-up and thus a completely different moral framework, he blames it on political correctness.

Sargon's video indeed blamed the rapes on British society's supposed "political correctness".[172] Sargon of Akkad responded, saying:[173]

"A statement which anyone with two brain cells to rub together would be able to discern means that British authorities allowed this to carry on, because they were afraid of being called racist, in the face of Pakistani community leaders demanding that something be done. Again, I stress that this is a failure of the British authorities. Any community will have a subset of it that is a nefarious criminal element.

And the Daily Stormer shot back:[170]

On the whole, I believe that people who are criticizing modern liberalism, and not talking about the invasion, are wasting time. Obviously, here on the Daily Stormer, we talk about all sorts of issues with the modern system, from historical revisionism to gay “marriage.” However, the main issue, the one which we nail ceaselessly, is the replacement of our population with hordes of non-Whites. Because we can pass a law banning homosexuality, we can remove the vote from women, we can redistribute wealth. One thing we can never do, however, is reclaim our homelands once the hordes reach a saturation point and declare themselves rulers. There is simply no going back from that. Once it is done, it is done.

I was fine with Sargon being a reactionary who focused exclusively on the feminist issue. I have watched many of his videos, and not really disagreed with any of it. However, if that is where he feels comfortable, even if it is simply because he wants to remain on YouTube, that’s fine. But seeing him blame the British people for Pakistani child rape gangs was something that needed addressed [sic].

[....]

Sargon’s video relies heavily on the punchy dry-humor which makes Sargon a popular YouTube personality. He is not known for introducing new ideas, and that is fine, we like to watch his videos anyway because he recycles other people’s ideas in a way which is fun. Often very fun. Regrettably, with this video, the ideas he recycles are tired SWJ memes which could have been pulled directly from any random Tumblr blog.

In the end, Anglin has this to say about Sargon:[159]

I have now pretty well agreed not to argue with Sargon of Akkad any further, as I don't really see any point to it, and feel that on some level he is leading people in our direction (as we are the obvious conclusion of reactionary thought), so there is no reason to try and obliterate him.

General problems[edit]

Sargon's shtick is to interrupt his opponents constantly, mock them for their perceived mistakes, and pedantically correct them. This, by chance or by intent, makes Sargon more likely to quotemine someone, and thus attack them piecewise rather than attack their entire argument as a whole. When he gives his final rebuttal at the end, his opponent has already been established as untrustworthy. Because this tactic only works through the magic of editing, Sargon is far less effective in live debate.[174][175][176]

Why Sargon is wrong, in 4 videos[edit]

TLDW: Sargon is quick to jump to conclusions and chronically fails to do enough research.

Sargon doesn't understand his opponents
Sargon is allergic to research.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Especially after they hit him with a copyright strike.
  2. Admittedly, his support for May was half-hearted at best.
  3. On Twitter, he has described Hillary Clinton as a cult leader and compared her to Hitler and Putin. He bought into Russian propaganda that Hillary was pressing for war with Russia. He describes her as ruthless, corrupt and someone who "represents all that is bad in the American political system". He also believes that Trump is significantly better than her.
  4. In a livestream, he denounced Jeremy Corbyn as a Marxist, and used a Daily Mail headline to declare that Corbyn is a dictator-supporting mass murder-condoning Stalinist.
  5. Sargon's video was released on 9 May 2017 and Snopes had debunked the claim on 26 December 2016. The Snopes article is also the first result if you search for "syria same girl photograph" on Google, so Sargon has no excuse for this mistake. He never explained why the assessment of Snopes was inaccurate (probably because it is true), so the likely conclusion is he is either incompetent or openly lying to his audience.
  6. The original "The New Memedia" got taken down for multiple violations of copyright infringement, but an archive channel exists. The channel was originally called "Vae Victus".
  7. "kek" is a 4chan meme-spelling of "lol".
  8. The alt-right are opposed to pornography, homosexuality and "race mixing".
  9. Sargon seems to forget that the alt-right's "problems" include people of mixed racial heritage such as himself.

References[edit]

  1. The High Priests of Marduk Sargon of Akkad. July 16, 2013.
  2. Important Bronze Age City Of Akkadian Empire Discovered In Iraq MessageToEagle.com. November 9, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Classical Liberal
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Beautiful Destruction of the Mainstream Media #PewDieGate Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. Feb 16, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFO0VytARXQ
  6. Original video, since deleted. Mirrored copy.
  7. About
  8. https://www.patreon.com/sargon?ty=h
  9. http://www.patreon.com/sargon
  10. #Brexit Live - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (June 24, 2016)
  11. Talking Immigration and Economics with Destiny - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Mar 17, 2017)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Full video and relevant portion. Rebuttal. Musical remix.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua8T4nSTCWA&list=PLM9L2W5aOI_1TUcyIs9lJxTlCllkQer7d
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJeX6F-Q63I
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvsJuY0d7Wo
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H6QcT90WOg
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJR83mFv094
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvsJuY0d7Wo
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrANbOtMG6M
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAmuOXlQu4
  21. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jess-phillips/online-abuse-women_b_10133700.html
  22. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/737004253013676032
  23. https://t.co/7Zh3iRifrc
  24. https://www.reddit.com/r/BestOfOutrageCulture/comments/4076wx/sargon_of_akkad_buzzfeed_you_can_shut_up_and_fuck/
  25. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/566146024746795008
  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFnd6IS0DrY&list=PLM9L2W5aOI_1c9VBdAi6efQAZPoZ-UcdC
  27. http://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/liberalism-radicalized-the-sexual-revolution-multiculturalism-and-the-rise
  28. https://pastebin.com/vhMvgsRC
  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOJxexyVvug
  30. Why Do I Support Pakistani Child Rape? - Sargon of Akkad (Feb 16, 2015)
  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyFXpXVZ8ho&t=1h25m7s
  32. My Political Compass Results Sargon of Akkad, June 26, 2015
  33. My 8 Values Political Test The Thinkery, June 3, 2017
  34. My Political Compass Results Sargon of Akkad, June 26, 2015
  35. My 8 Values Political Test The Thinkery, June 3, 2017
  36. What the #CharlestonShooting Was Not About Sargon of Akkad, June 19, 2015
  37. The Conservative Party is Your Enemy Sargon of Akkad. May 13, 2015
  38. What the Conservative Party Did Next Sargon of Akkad. Sep 17, 2015
  39. https://www.change.org/p/universities-suspend-social-justice-in-universities
  40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiyvy7X8wg
  41. https://youtube.com/watch?v=ahD2XMLLAx8
  42. http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/24/iran-restricts-social-sciences-seen-as-western/
  43. Discussing Syria and the Middle East with Ryan Dawson - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Feb 24, 2016)
  44. My Political Compass Results (Jun 26, 2015)
  45. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCbH30D8Hxw&t=2h6m50s
  46. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/805452027593654273
  47. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eksUvN9jn0
  48. The Wokest MEP The Thinkery. June 4, 2017.
    I always use the term classical liberal but really I am actually a social liberal. I'm a liberal who doesn't mind social programs.
  49. Smith IV, Jack (20 March 2017). "YouTube's LGBTQ restriction isn't censorship. It's laziness.". MicWikipedia's W.svg. https://mic.com/articles/171628/youtube-lgbtq-restriction-isnt-censorship-its-laziness. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
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  52. Anyone But Hillary Sargon of Akkad. Nov 8, 2016.
  53. [1][2]
  54. 54.0 54.1 Thinkery Podcast #1 - The System Against the Nation (The Green Man's Burden) The Thinkery. April 29, 2017.
    All we have to do is strengthen the democratic power of the nation state and that means voting, unfortunately at the moment, for nationalist candidates who understand that globalism is a danger to the nation itself. That's the reason that I would support Le Pen even if it turns out she's a holocaust denier or something. I'd still be like 'yeah, but Macron is an existential threat to the nation I live in.' I can't accept that.
  55. https://youtu.be/_GmbWyQgq3k?t=739
  56. The False Narrative of the Working Poor Sargon of Akkad, September 19, 2015
  57. http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/284151-poverty-is-not-caused-by-men-and-women-getting-married
  58. Extended Interview with Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder) (Jun 24, 2015)
  59. Extended Interview with Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder) (Jun 24, 2015)
  60. Tomi Lahren Destroys Trevor Noah Over #BlackLivesMatter (Dec 2, 2016)
  61. Discussing Cultural Libertarianism with Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk) Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, September 17, 2015
  62. Schemes and Plots are the Same Thing Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, December 7, 2015
  63. The Trumpocalypse Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. November 11, 2016.
  64. Video, archive.
  65. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1COO0rbMM
  66. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKFlifNMM0U
  67. https://youtu.be/lDP2E4bjto0?t=1607
  68. A Conversation with Secular Talk Sargon of Akkad, July 10, 2015
  69. For the undying 9/11 MORONIC JET FUEL ARGUMENT purgatoryironworks, December 15, 2015
  70. Am I a Conspiracy Theorist? The Thinkery, June 1, 2017
  71. Sargon of Akkad (Twitter, 6 Apr 2017):
    Sargon: You guys are just cynics. Just because the White Helmets have been caught falsifying info before, doesn't mean a miracle didn't occur here. [Link to video captioned "'Dead' victim of 'sarin gas attack' in Syria opens her eyes."]

    Dixon: Are you really pushing a false flag narrative here?

    Sargon: No, I'm pushing a 'dead victim comes back to life' video. What that does to your narrative isn't my concern.

    Dixon: Wow. You don't even have spine enough to stand behind your own bullshit.

    Sargon: What about this video is bullshit?

    Dixon: You Share a video that suggests the chemical attacks were a false flag in a conversation saying as much then you say "what. What did I do?"

    Sargon: So? I'm sharing evidence. What's the problem here?

    Dixon: Evidence of what? That a girl near death didn't die at the time of video? Okay. In context, you're clearly suggesting attack didn't happen.

    Sargon: I don't know whether the attack happened or not. This girl is claimed dead by gas attack, she's not. Will you ignore out of convenience?

    Dixon: What's the girls name? Did you follow up to see if she's still alive? have confirmed that this video is from the attack or from last year?

    Sargon: Good questions, some investigative journos should look into it, shouldn't they?

    Hobbit: Or maybe as the one posting this you should be the one to check its context and veracity.
  72. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmxRddgpo-I&t=15m47s
  73. http://www.snopes.com/cnn-same-refugee-girl/
  74. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjgnOz0qujU&t=20m26s
  75. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/authors/eva-bartlett/
  76. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmxRddgpo-I&t=55m13s
  77. http://www.snopes.com/syrian-war-victims-are-being-recycled-and-al-quds-hospital-was-never-bombed/
  78. Mocking Soros conspiracies - Example Tweet A
    Example Tweet B
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  79. Embracing Soros conspiracies - Example Tweet A
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  80. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GmbWyQgq3k
  81. 81.0 81.1 https://youtu.be/KFO0VytARXQ?t=201
  82. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsVV3fpVNKI
  83. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/812658701299490816
  84. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQVRLrCbZs
  85. http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/16/media/seth-rich-family-response-claims-of-wikileaks-contact/index.html
  86. Russian Hacking Report and Other Fairytales Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (YouTube). January 7, 2017.
    Chat, what was the name of the guy? He was actually a DNC insider who was a Bernie supporter who was totally disaffected by the Hillary Clinton campaign. And then he turns up dead and, it's like, he was the leak. He was the fuckin' leak. He was bound to be the leak. I'm just gonna get the chat up. I can't remember his fuckin' name off the top of my head... Seth Rich. He was basically murdered while walking home in an apparent mugging gone wrong, in which nothing was taken from him.
  87. Screenshot from 15 May 2017.
  88. Sargon of Akkad Joins us! - Trump, BREXIT and Conspiracies, oh my! - Drunken Peasants #359 Drunken Peasants. June 2, 2017.
    If I had to put money on it. Yeah, I'd say he was probably the leaker who got shot.
  89. Original tweet, archive.is.
  90. Adolph Hitler faked his suicide, and lived out his days in Argentina, according to the FBI Sargon of Akkad, March 7, 2015
  91. Am I a Conspiracy Theorist? The Thinkery, June 1, 2017
  92. Archived tweets
  93. Sargon of Akkad Joins us! - Trump, BREXIT and Conspiracies, oh my! - Drunken Peasants #359 Drunken Peasants. June 2, 2017.
  94. Don't FBI for Me, Argentina Snopes, May 20, 2016
  95. https://vault.fbi.gov/adolf-hitler
  96. There's real research that was horribly misrepresented -- and which Trump clearly does not understand.
  97. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-5gPymRYq4
  98. [3][4]
  99. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEEgtOFFlM
  100. http://archive.is/ml6KX
  101. https://i.imgur.com/4mLz3E3.jpg
  102. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/828298026561175552
  103. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0wa7IrTknU
  104. https://twitter.com/sargon_of_akkad/status/626487496185106432
  105. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIfSwt489e4
  106. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrBPN3Lybeg
  107. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_yRpEbFeG4
  108. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72G5b85pPwY
  109. Cenk Uygur vs His Own Bias
  110. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/835687968505479168
  111. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/836546553506594816
  112. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/835140480342102018
  113. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/834047475963088896
  114. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/819231984937476097
  115. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/822430307500572672
  116. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtRj6x1jHuU
  117. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPUjOJ6YPYY
  118. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8TE_QMa3fw
  119. Original, Mirror.
  120. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajppWvtW2I4
  121. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/828263864781398016
  122. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/831221982301667328
  123. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/826432332773089282
  124. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1bI7S0LCos&t=108
  125. The Beautiful Destruction of the Mainstream Media #PewDieGate - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Feb 16, 2017)
  126. Tropes vs Shitlords - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Sep 1, 2015)
  127. https://68.media.tumblr.com/8ee50dff0ee85eea110c2e8864946143/tumblr_oploqvDOXb1w6v1v3o1_500.jpg
  128. http://www.moreright.net/great-quote-from-sargon-of-akkad/ [dead link]
  129. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2xaWEagwz0&feature=youtu.be&t=25m22s
  130. http://archive.is/8pDrx Twitter post
  131. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwKDHPJU3gU
  132. http://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/a-friendly-message-to-sargon-of-akkad/
  133. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/06/10/guardian-accused-of-false-copyright-bullying-against-hilarious-youtuber/
  134. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/24/rise-of-the-cultural-libertarians/
  135. The Big Man Tyrone Kekistan Trilogy (The Thinkery. Mar 28, 2017).
    Buzzfeed Supports the Kekistani People #FreeKekistan (The Thinkery. Apr 1, 2017).
    Sargon of Akkad explains Kekistan to The Amazing Atheist #FreeKekistan (The Thinkery. Apr 1, 2017).
    Normie Wants to #FreeKekistan (The Thinkery. Apr 14, 2017).
    Jordan Peterson and Joe Rogan Discuss Kekistan (The Thinkery. May 9, 2017).
    The SPLC Denounces Kekistan (The Thinkery. May 10, 2017).
    National Anthem of Kekistan (Orchestral Version) (The Thinkery. May 11, 2017).
  136. Kekistan tweets
  137. YouTube: "Sargon of Akkad explains Kekistan to The Amazing Atheist #FreeKekistan", The New Memedia Archives
  138. YouTube: "Big Man Tyrone Declares The Meme Jihad #FreeKekistan", The New Memedia Archives
  139. YouTube: "The #FreeKekistan Census",The New Memedia Archives
  140. YouTube: "#FreeKekistan An Ethnic Kekistani Speaks", The New Memedia Archives
  141. https://archive.is/IM6Hm
  142. https://www.dailystormer.com/even-stupidass-women-believe-the-kekistani-people-deserve-to-be-free/
  143. https://altright.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/kekistan-2.png
  144. http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/125708035/kekistan-is-ruining-pol-and-the-altright
  145. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtXwkD-KgLg&t=1m42s
  146. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtXwkD-KgLg&t=6m33s
  147. Joe Rogan Experience #979 - Sargon of Akkad PowerfulJRE. Jun 26, 2017
  148. [5][6][7][8]
  149. Archive of a Tweet from September 2016
  150. [9]
  151. "I will never think it right to judge someone based on the colour of their skin instead of the content of their character."
    IQ is about poverty, not race.
    Scientific racism is wrong.
    White nationalists are wrong about race mixing being unnatural.
    White people do not have superior qualities compared to other races.
    Racial segregation is wrong.
    "I think that it's immoral to judge people based on their race."
    "I don't think it's acceptable to judge people based on characteristics that they can't change. I think that's unfair."
  152. Sargon of Akkad - Should white identity exist? Best Debate in the Universe! Madcast Media Network. Jun 26, 2017
    Host: There's your little white culture there. Discipline in the school. Sargon: This is why white genocide is necessary.
  153. [10]
  154. 154.0 154.1 [11][12]
  155. Shooting the Shit with Logicked Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. Feb 20, 2016
  156. Rambling About: The Alt Right Sargon of Akkad. Dec 22, 2015
  157. [13]
  158. 158.0 158.1 Examples of alt-right insults of Sargon: "Sargoy of Cuckad", "Sargon of Acuck", "Cuckold of Akkad", "That Sargon is an anti white fag"
  159. 159.0 159.1 http://www.dailystormer.com/world-war-sargon-2/
  160. [14]
    Richard Spencer: I’ve said, over and over, that Milo, Sargon, Lauren Souther, and Gavin types people can be great entry points
  161. Millenniyule 2015 Hangout #1 Sargon of Akkad edition Millennial Woes. Dec 19, 2015
  162. "The Case for White Nationalism" - A Discussion with Millennial Woes Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. Mar 20, 2016
  163. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=20m13s
  164. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=15m33s
  165. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=28m22s
    They are concerned with the mass immigration and the fact the demographic shifts that are happening in America, that seem to be very favourably undertaken by the Democrat Party. They seem to be part of some plan. They seem to be part of their political momentum and activism.
  166. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=26m28s
    Joe Biden: Folks like me who are Caucasian of European descent, for the first time in 2017, will be in an absolute minority in the United States of America. Fewer than 50% of the people in America from then and on will be white European stock. That's not a bad thing. That's a source of our strength.
    Sargon: That's a source of our strength, is it Joe? It's so bizarre that you're focused on that, but that you think that's a positive thing. Do you not think that there can be people who could look at that and say 'well, actually, I think that's a targeted effort to reduce the amount of white people.'
  167. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=22m30s
  168. "Nazis are Bad" Aug 21, 2017
  169. "Answering Nazi Comments" Aug 23, 2017
  170. 170.0 170.1 http://www.dailystormer.com/sargon-of-akkad-is-just-an-sjw-who-hates-women/
  171. http://www.dailystormer.com/sargon-of-akkad-needs-to-address-his-support-for-child-rape/
  172. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJ-OEnKwUU
  173. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVK1ZmYU0NU
  174. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5eMOKBh9js
  175. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTfCkp0Juao
  176. https://www.reddit.com/r/BestOfOutrageCulture/comments/2hou66/in_what_can_be_described_as_a_timeout_british/
  177. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tqXNHTxyIg&t=240s
  178. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB3tU5J5jZ0&t=16m43s
  179. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh8Oj5dSX4I&t=51m35s
  180. Christmas Eve Shitposting Stream Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, December 24, 2016
  181. Punished Shitposting with #JonTron Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, January 27, 2017
  182. https://www.facebook.com/sargonofakkad100/photos/a.1671883446160631.1073741828.1669596836389292/1838456406170000/?type=3&theater