|Some dare call it|
|What THEY don't want|
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“”What hard evidence is there that Obama doesn't want ebola in America?
|—Adam Baldwin, just asking a question|
Adam Baldwin (1962–) is an American actor and blogger, perhaps best known for playing Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket and Jayne Cobb on Joss Whedon's cult hit Firefly. He is a distant relative of the Baldwin brothers Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, and William Baldwin; they share common Baldwin ancestry going back to 1600s England. He's a libertarian and a conspiracy loon, but we repeat ourselves. Baldwin's Twitter feed is a giant trash bin of crazy; his Firefly castmate Morena Baccarin actually unfriended him over the political stuff at one point. Good actor though.
“”If you'd take Ayn Rand's dick out of your mouth for two seconds, Adam...
Baldwin tweeted that he has been registered with the Republican Party since age 18. In an interview, he described himself as a "small government, conservative libertarian." He has contributed blog posts semi-regularly to Andrew Breitbart's site Big Hollywood (now merged into Breitbart) since 2009. Another interview has Baldwin stating that he re-examined his liberal views after reading David Horowitz's memoir Radical Son.
Baldwin is a climate change "skeptic." In 2010, he published a piece condemning "the apocalyptic religion of environmentalism; a self-loathing, anti-capitalist, anti-Western-civilization political haven for deracinated communists, anarchists and their useful idiots after the fall of the Bolshevik utopia." Granted, the piece was prompted by a gory ad for the climate change action campaign 10:10, which was the subject of widespread controversy. But the overall pompous and cranky tone of Baldwin's piece did little to help his case on the offensiveness of the ad.
In August 2014, Baldwin tweeted a link to a YouTube video dealing with the so-called "Quinnspiracy," including the hashtag "#GamerGate." This gave a name to the then-emerging campaign of targeted harassment against prominent women in the video game community.
In an interview with Every Joe, Baldwin explained that while he had "no intention of creating a hashtag movement or anything like that," the "mantle" had been taken up by people who "have been experiencing social justice warfare, and they’re sick of it, and they’re speaking up." He identified with the Gamergaters' portrayal of their campaign as a call for "ethics" in game journalism, stating that "any sunlight shed on journalistic ethics is positive."
Baldwin continued to tweet about Gamergate as the situation intensified. After Brianna Wu, a game developer, revealed that threats against her and her family had prompted her to go into hiding on October 10, Baldwin tweeted that there were "deceptions" in her account, linking to a YouTube video by Sargon of Akkad. On October 15, comedian Seth Rogen tweeted Baldwin, urging him to "please stop supporting this stupid cause." Baldwin replied that "#Gamergate supports itself and has good arguments on its own," linking to a pro-Gamergate piece in Reason magazine.
- Tweet by Adam Baldwin. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
- 12.1.14 tweet.
- Rowe, Richard, "Patton Oswalt Slays Adam Baldwin on Twitter", ATTP 12.3.14.
- Another tweet by Adam Baldwin
- "Special Guests - Adam Baldwin & Lorie Byrd", GayPatriot Show, BlogTalkRadio
- Archived page of Big Hollywood articles by Adam Baldwin
- The original tweet has since been deleted, but here's a screencap.
- Adam Baldwin, "Environmentalism Has Met the Enemy: Itself", Breitbart, October 8, 2010
- Anita Singh, "Richard Curtis and an explosion of publicity", The Daily Telegraph
- Yet another tweet
- Alexander Macris, "Exclusive Interview: Adam Baldwin", Every Joe
- Rich McCormick, "Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site", The Verge
- "Brianna Wu: GamerGate Tied To Death Threats, Adam Baldwin Claims ‘Deceptions’," Inquisitr
- Oh, look, more Twitter posts
- Joss Whedon On #GamerGate, JURASSIC WORLD, Adam Baldwin And Speaking Out Badass Digest