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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] In practice, his videos almost always attack "the left" (read: anyone from the Democrats to Chavez[5]) and "the media" (read: literally any news with adjectives[6]) and defend reactionaries, such as Donald Trump.

As of 15 July 2017, his main channel has over 728,000 subscribers and 192 million views,[7] and he makes over $8900 per month on Patreon.[8]

Views[edit]

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[9]

Anti-feminism[edit]

I don't agree that women face disadvantages.
—Sargon of Akkad[10]
IT IS A FUCKING FEMINIST SYSTEM!
—Sargon of Akkad, matriarchy victim[11]

Sargon is perhaps most well-known for his "Why Do People Hate #Feminism" series.[12] His channel is filled with videos of the type, "Feminism vs FACTS"[13] or "Feminist gets TRIGGERED".[14][15][16][17][18] He believes that "reality has an anti-feminist bias".[19]

Sargon, discussing Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage, has the following to say:[11]

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.[20] Sargon felt obliged to tweet this insightful response:[21]

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

Since then Sargon has not apologised and continues to defend this exchange, even getting applause at a "Skeptics" conference.[22] During the #MeToo campaign encouraging women to share their stories of sexual abuse following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Sargon released a short video of himself talking about the whole idea, saying "I don't agree with publicising these things" and having one more crack at Jess Phillips by suggesting #IWouldntEven as a hashtag to mock the campaign.[23] Because telling women to shut up with genuine stories about sexual abuse and using it to extend a very old sexist joke is definitely the right way to voice your criticisms of feminism. This is also quite the double standard for Sargon, as he was happy to give publicity to a story even he knew was false (Pizzagate. See below) as long as it was politically expedient, but he apparently can't see any value in publicising genuine stories of abuse.

Regarding the women who accused Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, Sargon blamed the victims and offered these overtly misogynistic responses:

I think there were gold-digging whores who would accept fucking Harvey Weinstein for cash and then we're hearing from the few that either didn't or did and regret it.[24]
Wow, apparently a top Amazon executive ignored her when she told him about the assault and dropped her script for a TV series after she spoke out. I mean, I do think that there was literally a conspiracy of silence to punish people but you can't just sit there and go "I was afraid I wouldn't get very far in the movie business if I wasn't a sleazy, corrupt whore."[25]

After being called out by one of the guests on his stream, Sargon gave a weak excuse for his remarks:

Guest: You are calling allegedly raped victims "whores".
Sargon: No, most of these are women who just were pestered by Harvey apparently.[26]

Sargon apparently thinks it's fine to call women "whores" as long as they were only "pestered" for sex. He also seemed to have forgotten that earlier, in the same livestream, he agreed with another one of his guests that "pestering" is a soft word for what Weinstein did.[27]

Anti-leftism[edit]

Sargon of Akkad: unbiased non-racist non-ideologue
—Sargon of Akkad,[28][29] 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.[30] 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",[31] a definition which was taken straight from the Heritage Foundation.[32] At length, Sargon explains his view on the "SJW" mindset:[33][34]

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[35]

Sargon does support some genuinely liberal / leftist positions. He is pro-gay marriage,[36] supports legalising marijuana (and decriminalising drug use),[37][38] opposes the death penalty,[39] is pro-choice[40] and he doesn't like Fox News.[41][note 1] He also made two videos eviscerating the British Conservative Party shortly after the 2015 United Kingdom general election.[42][43]

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: [44]

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:[45]

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".[46] 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.[47] 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"[48]

In 2015, Sargon took a political compass test where he was placed in the centre-left, libertarian category.[49] 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";[50] a strikingly socialist (and decidedly not "classical liberal") thing to say. Similarly, Sargon's defense of workers' rights and talk of class warfare[51][52] 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."[53]

Despite his political compass results and self-identifying as left-leaning,[4] Sargon has been commonly referred to as right-wing.[54][55][56] This is largely due to his anti-progressive views and recent endorsements and support of right-wing political candidates such as Donald Trump,[57][58] Marine Le Pen,[59] 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][59][note 4]

Examples of Sargon's incoherent ideology[edit]

Compare his February 2015 views on poverty:[60]

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:[61]

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[62]]

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.[63] ... The problem is that the people who are still protesting are being ignored in favour of the people who are causing all the trouble.[64]

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.[65]

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.[66]

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.[67]

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,[68] 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.[69] Sargon's 9/11 views flew under the radar until other YouTubers called him out on it in May 2017.[70][71]
  • Sargon parroted 9/11 truther talking points on a livestream in 2014.[72]
  • In a July 2015 livestream with Kyle Kulinski, Sargon said "I actually think that it probably was a conspiracy."[73]
  • 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[74] which debunked a common 9/11 truther talking point.[75]
  • 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.[76] He later maintained that he was "not even sure that there is proof of a chemical weapons attack."[77]
  • Sargon later presented as fact the debunked[78] theory that a Syrian girl was photographed in three separate "staged" rescues.[79][note 5]
  • Sargon also said so-called "independent"[80] journalist Eva Bartlett's conspiratorial statements on Syria were "completely accurate".[81] In reality, they were false.[82]

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[107]

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."[108]
  • "I'd love to see Trump as president. He's crazy, but fuck it, how could it be any worse."[109]
  • 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".[110]
  • Sargon whined about John Oliver's #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain skit.[111] Twice.[112] (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.[113] Again.[114] And again.[115] And again.[116] And again.[117] And again.[118] And again.[119]
    • Sargon genuinely thinks that: "They do nothing but lie. Trump is right to call CNN fake news and ignore their requests for comment."[120]
  • Sargon published "Hillary must lose."[121] Since then, it's been a downhill slide, with "Anyone But Hillary",[122] Trump's election will "spell the end of social justice, which I think is a damn good thing",[123] and the crown jewel, "Walls are not racist".[124][125]
  • "Anyone got a Trump/May handshake, Hillary supporter autistic screeching meme?"[126]
  • "And left-wing radicals try and fail repeatedly to assassinate Trump, while initiating violence and public persecution of his supporters."[127]
RationalWiki: A place so honest they actually think I'm a Donald Trump supporter.
—Sargon of Akkad[128]

Other statements[edit]

Reactionary fans[edit]

Top: Kekistan.
Bottom: Nazi war ensign.

Sargon has been endorsed by:

  • Reactionary neo-Nazi blog MoreRight[132]
  • The English Defense League.[133] Sargon sees no problem with this, even claiming it as a win (though he acknowledges that the EDL is racist).[134]
  • Rabidly anti-feminist Paul Elam of A Voice for Men. (Originally, Elam criticized Sargon over his claims that MRAs have "achieved nothing".[135] 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".[136])
  • The decidedly reactionary Breitbart, which looked positively on "his parody of their identity politics"[137] and described him as a cultural libertarian (read: opposed to the "regressive left")[138]

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",[139][note 7] a fictional ethnicity that he describes as oppressed.[140] Kekistan is symbolized by a Nazi-flag analog with "KEK" replacing the swastika and frequent Pepe memes.[141][142][143][144] Interestingly, this has both attracted[145][146] and pissed off[147][148] alt-right types. Sargon maintains that "white nationalists actually really hate" Kekistan[149] and the flag's design is meant to be a mocking parody of Nazis.[150]

Relationship with the alt-right[edit]

Sargon has an interesting relationship with the alt-right. He personally does not identify as alt-right[151] and has mocked and criticised them on Twitter.[152] He has tried to provoke his alt-right followers into unfollowing and blocking him by tweeting them with interracial gay pornography.[note 8][153][154] 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.[155] He has also mocked the idea of white genocide[156][157] and does not agree with the alt-right narrative that a white genocide is occurring.[158] Additionally, Sargon's own grandfather is black,[159][160] 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"[161] and have labeled him with the obvious, cringeworthy insults expected from the alt-right.[162]

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)."[163] Similarly, Richard Spencer believes that people like Sargon can be "great entry points" to the alt-right.[164] 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."[165] He has also helped the alt-right by inviting figures such as Millennial Woes onto a livestream, thereby giving him free publicity.[166] 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.[86] While some in the alt-right are completely hostile to him,[162] 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[167] but still maintained that the alt-right deserve to have their "problems" considered.[168][note 9] While Sargon has claimed to not believe in the white genocide conspiracy theory,[158] he said that the demographic shifts in America seemed to be "part of some plan" by the Democratic Party.[169][170] 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.[171]

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.[172] 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.[173]

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[174]

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:[175]

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".[176] Sargon of Akkad responded, saying:[177]

"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:[174]

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:[163]

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.[178][179][180]

Interviews[edit]

Sargon has debated, interviewed, and been interviewed by, among others:

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. #Brexit Live - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (June 24, 2016)
  10. Talking Immigration and Economics with Destiny - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Mar 17, 2017)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Full video and relevant portion. Rebuttal. Musical remix.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua8T4nSTCWA&list=PLM9L2W5aOI_1TUcyIs9lJxTlCllkQer7d
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJeX6F-Q63I
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvsJuY0d7Wo
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H6QcT90WOg
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJR83mFv094
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvsJuY0d7Wo
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrANbOtMG6M
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAmuOXlQu4
  20. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jess-phillips/online-abuse-women_b_10133700.html
  21. https://archive.is/zS4ht
  22. http://akkadiantimes.com/2017/10/i-wouldnt-even-rape-you-tweet-gets-cheers-applause-at-mythicist-milwaukee-mythcon/
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27e3nUbRLF8
  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjNhajzR7A&t=1h29m31s
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjNhajzR7A&t=1h36m20s
  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjNhajzR7A&t=1h37m10s
  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjNhajzR7A&t=1h15m40s
  28. https://t.co/7Zh3iRifrc
  29. https://www.reddit.com/r/BestOfOutrageCulture/comments/4076wx/sargon_of_akkad_buzzfeed_you_can_shut_up_and_fuck/
  30. https://archive.is/aehrn
  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFnd6IS0DrY&list=PLM9L2W5aOI_1c9VBdAi6efQAZPoZ-UcdC
  32. http://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/liberalism-radicalized-the-sexual-revolution-multiculturalism-and-the-rise
  33. https://pastebin.com/vhMvgsRC
  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOJxexyVvug
  35. Why Do I Support Pakistani Child Rape? - Sargon of Akkad (Feb 16, 2015)
  36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyFXpXVZ8ho&t=1h25m7s
  37. My Political Compass Results Sargon of Akkad, June 26, 2015
  38. My 8 Values Political Test The Thinkery, June 3, 2017
  39. My Political Compass Results Sargon of Akkad, June 26, 2015
  40. My 8 Values Political Test The Thinkery, June 3, 2017
  41. What the #CharlestonShooting Was Not About Sargon of Akkad, June 19, 2015
  42. The Conservative Party is Your Enemy Sargon of Akkad. May 13, 2015
  43. What the Conservative Party Did Next Sargon of Akkad. Sep 17, 2015
  44. https://www.change.org/p/universities-suspend-social-justice-in-universities
  45. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiyvy7X8wg
  46. https://youtube.com/watch?v=ahD2XMLLAx8
  47. http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/24/iran-restricts-social-sciences-seen-as-western/
  48. Discussing Syria and the Middle East with Ryan Dawson - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Feb 24, 2016)
  49. My Political Compass Results (Jun 26, 2015)
  50. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCbH30D8Hxw&t=2h6m50s
  51. https://archive.is/JXQa6
  52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eksUvN9jn0
  53. 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.
  54. 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. 
  55. "Examining the Right Wing British Blowhards Using YouTube to 'Prove Everybody Wrong'" (in en-ca). ViceWikipedia's W.svg. https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/weird-british-conservative-commentators. 
  56. Ryan, Padraic (22 May 2017). ""Who's your 4chan correspondent?" (and other questions Storyful thinks newsrooms should be asking after the French election)". Nieman Journalism LabWikipedia's W.svg. http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/05/whos-your-4chan-correspondent-and-other-questions-storyful-thinks-newsrooms-should-be-asking-after-the-french-election/. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  57. Anyone But Hillary Sargon of Akkad. Nov 8, 2016.
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  59. 59.0 59.1 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.
  60. https://youtu.be/_GmbWyQgq3k?t=739
  61. The False Narrative of the Working Poor Sargon of Akkad, September 19, 2015
  62. http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/284151-poverty-is-not-caused-by-men-and-women-getting-married
  63. Extended Interview with Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder) (Jun 24, 2015)
  64. Extended Interview with Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder) (Jun 24, 2015)
  65. Tomi Lahren Destroys Trevor Noah Over #BlackLivesMatter (Dec 2, 2016)
  66. Discussing Cultural Libertarianism with Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk) Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, September 17, 2015
  67. Schemes and Plots are the Same Thing Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, December 7, 2015
  68. The Trumpocalypse Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. November 11, 2016.
  69. Video, archive.
  70. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1COO0rbMM
  71. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKFlifNMM0U
  72. https://youtu.be/lDP2E4bjto0?t=1607
  73. A Conversation with Secular Talk Sargon of Akkad, July 10, 2015
  74. For the undying 9/11 MORONIC JET FUEL ARGUMENT purgatoryironworks, December 15, 2015
  75. Am I a Conspiracy Theorist? The Thinkery, June 1, 2017
  76. 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.
  77. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmxRddgpo-I&t=15m47s
  78. http://www.snopes.com/cnn-same-refugee-girl/
  79. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjgnOz0qujU&t=20m26s
  80. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/authors/eva-bartlett/
  81. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmxRddgpo-I&t=55m13s
  82. http://www.snopes.com/syrian-war-victims-are-being-recycled-and-al-quds-hospital-was-never-bombed/
  83. Mocking Soros conspiracies - Example Tweet A (dead link)
    Example Tweet B (dead link)
    Example Tweet C (dead link)
    Example Tweet D
    Example Tweet E
    Example Tweet F
  84. Embracing Soros conspiracies - Example Tweet A
    Example Tweet B
    Example Tweet C (dead link)
    Example Tweet D
    Example Tweet E
    Example Tweet F
    Example Tweet G
    Example Tweet H
    Example Tweet I (dead link)
  85. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GmbWyQgq3k
  86. 86.0 86.1 https://youtu.be/KFO0VytARXQ?t=201
  87. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsVV3fpVNKI
  88. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/812658701299490816 (dead link)
  89. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQVRLrCbZs
  90. http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/16/media/seth-rich-family-response-claims-of-wikileaks-contact/index.html
  91. 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.
  92. Screenshot from 15 May 2017.
  93. 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.
  94. Archived tweet.
  95. Adolph Hitler faked his suicide, and lived out his days in Argentina, according to the FBI Sargon of Akkad, March 7, 2015
  96. Am I a Conspiracy Theorist? The Thinkery, June 1, 2017
  97. Archived tweets
  98. Sargon of Akkad Joins us! - Trump, BREXIT and Conspiracies, oh my! - Drunken Peasants #359 Drunken Peasants. June 2, 2017.
  99. Don't FBI for Me, Argentina Snopes, May 20, 2016
  100. https://vault.fbi.gov/adolf-hitler
  101. There's real research that was horribly misrepresented -- and which Trump clearly does not understand.
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  105. http://archive.is/ml6KX
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  107. https://archive.is/Shoxn
  108. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0wa7IrTknU
  109. https://archive.is/cxoEH
  110. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIfSwt489e4
  111. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrBPN3Lybeg
  112. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_yRpEbFeG4
  113. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72G5b85pPwY
  114. Cenk Uygur vs His Own Bias
  115. https://archive.is/gygui
  116. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/836546553506594816 (dead link)
  117. https://archive.is/OE6BY
  118. https://archive.is/2AdH4
  119. https://archive.is/1VVXc
  120. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/822430307500572672 (dead link)
  121. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtRj6x1jHuU
  122. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPUjOJ6YPYY
  123. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8TE_QMa3fw
  124. Original, Mirror.
  125. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajppWvtW2I4
  126. https://twitter.com/Sargon_of_Akkad/status/828263864781398016 (dead link)
  127. https://archive.is/KkpZG
  128. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1bI7S0LCos&t=108
  129. The Beautiful Destruction of the Mainstream Media #PewDieGate - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Feb 16, 2017)
  130. Tropes vs Shitlords - Sargon of Akkad Livestreams (Sep 1, 2015)
  131. https://68.media.tumblr.com/8ee50dff0ee85eea110c2e8864946143/tumblr_oploqvDOXb1w6v1v3o1_500.jpg
  132. http://www.moreright.net/great-quote-from-sargon-of-akkad/ [dead link]
  133. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2xaWEagwz0&feature=youtu.be&t=25m22s
  134. http://archive.is/8pDrx Twitter post
  135. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwKDHPJU3gU
  136. http://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/a-friendly-message-to-sargon-of-akkad/
  137. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/06/10/guardian-accused-of-false-copyright-bullying-against-hilarious-youtuber/
  138. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/24/rise-of-the-cultural-libertarians/
  139. 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).
  140. Kekistan tweets
  141. YouTube: "Sargon of Akkad explains Kekistan to The Amazing Atheist #FreeKekistan", The New Memedia Archives
  142. YouTube: "Big Man Tyrone Declares The Meme Jihad #FreeKekistan", The New Memedia Archives
  143. YouTube: "The #FreeKekistan Census",The New Memedia Archives
  144. YouTube: "#FreeKekistan An Ethnic Kekistani Speaks", The New Memedia Archives
  145. https://archive.is/IM6Hm
  146. https://www.dailystormer.com/even-stupidass-women-believe-the-kekistani-people-deserve-to-be-free/
  147. https://altright.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/kekistan-2.png
  148. http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/125708035/kekistan-is-ruining-pol-and-the-altright
  149. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtXwkD-KgLg&t=1m42s
  150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtXwkD-KgLg&t=6m33s
  151. Joe Rogan Experience #979 - Sargon of Akkad PowerfulJRE. Jun 26, 2017
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  153. Archive of a Tweet from September 2016
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  155. "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."
  156. 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.
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  159. Shooting the Shit with Logicked Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. Feb 20, 2016
  160. Rambling About: The Alt Right Sargon of Akkad. Dec 22, 2015
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  163. 163.0 163.1 http://www.dailystormer.com/world-war-sargon-2/
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    Richard Spencer: I’ve said, over and over, that Milo, Sargon, Lauren Souther[sic], and Gavin types people[sic] can be great entry points
  165. Millenniyule 2015 Hangout #1 Sargon of Akkad edition Millennial Woes. Dec 19, 2015
  166. "The Case for White Nationalism" - A Discussion with Millennial Woes Sargon of Akkad Livestreams. Mar 20, 2016
  167. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=20m13s
  168. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=15m33s
  169. 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.
  170. 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.'
  171. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgccg9xurE8&t=22m30s
  172. "Nazis are Bad" Aug 21, 2017
  173. "Answering Nazi Comments" Aug 23, 2017
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  175. http://www.dailystormer.com/sargon-of-akkad-needs-to-address-his-support-for-child-rape/
  176. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJ-OEnKwUU
  177. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVK1ZmYU0NU
  178. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5eMOKBh9js
  179. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTfCkp0Juao
  180. https://www.reddit.com/r/BestOfOutrageCulture/comments/2hou66/in_what_can_be_described_as_a_timeout_british/
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  237. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh8Oj5dSX4I&t=51m35s
  238. Christmas Eve Shitposting Stream Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, December 24, 2016
  239. Punished Shitposting with #JonTron Sargon of Akkad Livestreams, January 27, 2017
  240. https://www.facebook.com/sargonofakkad100/photos/a.1671883446160631.1073741828.1669596836389292/1838456406170000/?type=3&theater