The Golden One
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Marcus Follin, better known as The Golden One is a Swedish white nationalist YouTuber, bodybuilder, and online fitness coach, as well as the creator of one of the dullest Skyrim "let's plays" in the world. He's also a "proud" pagan Odinist, who really likes Julius Evola's traditional values.
Despite his bizarrely reactionary views, or maybe because of them, The Golden One's YouTube channel boasts over 100,000 subscribers as of June 2020. Some of his subscribers are supposedly in positions of power. Keep on reading, and let that sink in.
Support for vigilantism
The Golden One has shown open support for Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, whom he describes as a hero, role model, and textbook definition of a good leader. Specifically, he supports Duterte's decision to encourage the murder of suspected drug dealers. Has it ever occurred to him that some people targeted by Duterte's lynch mobs might be innocent? Yes, it has, but he views it as a necessary sacrifice because everyone knows that stopping consumption of particular combinations of chemicals is more important than due process or innocent people's lives.
On women's rights
The Golden One encourages young men to forcibly prevent their female loved ones from leaving home at night. His rationale is that he's keeping them safe from Middle Eastern immigrants who want to rape them. Apparently, for all his knowledge about "getting joocy" (read: becoming muscular), he has a relatively poor understanding of human rights, namely the 9th right of protection from "arbitrary arrest, imprisonment or exile". One must wonder how "alpha" he would feel if his girlfriend called the police on him.
Associating homosexuality with pedophilia
In 2015, a 12-year-old boy was recorded on video twerking at a gay pride parade. The Golden One criticizes the gay community for not speaking out about this. He then implies that "gay rights", as he calls them, should not be legal unless the gay community can control its members. This is a fallacious argument; a community can be defined as (but is not necessarily) a group of people in a geographical area who have one or more traits in common. Unless a community is a formal organization with rules, it has no responsibility to police its members.
The Golden One is obsessed with pornography and believes that it causes men to become "pacified sheep". His explanation of how this supposedly happens is based on his belief that it "reduces the willpower in your brain on a biological level". A scientific study by Kohut and Stulhofer in 2013 was unable to find a definitive correlation between porn consumption, well-being, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.
Alleged conspiracies against him
Like any good right-wing nutjob, the Golden One also loves to indulge in conspiracy theories. For example, he claims that the racist indie game "Angry Goy II", which features him as a playable character, is a secret ploy by leftists to make him look bad, or that right-wingers who post hateful comments under his opponents' videos aren't really affiliated with him but instead paid by the Jews.
- The Golden One (official website)
- The Golden One (YouTube channel)
- Response to RationalWiki
- Alpha Males, by ContraPoints
- Why the Alt-Right Is Wrong?, by ContraPoints
- The Golden One: A Measured Response, by Hbomberguy
- Why I am a nationalist by The Golden One
- Youtube The Golden One Responds to RationalWiki Hitpiece
- Online physique coaching by The Golden One
- Hierarchy. Cultural Marxism vs traditionalism by The Golden One
- See the Wikipedia article on Perennial philosophy.
- The Golden One
- The Golden One: My hero. Rodrigo Duterte. The crusade against drug cartels by The Golden One
- Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte urges people to kill drug addicts by The Guardian
- The Golden One: My hero. Rodrigo Duterte. The crusade against drug cartels (3:08) by The Golden One
- Swedish police warns women to stay inside. I told you so! by The Golden One
- This video of a young boy twerking at Pride has homophobes outraged by Joe Morgan
- 12-yearold twerking at pride parade. Gay movement and lobby (2:08) by The Golden One
- 12-yearold twerking at pride parade. Gay movement and lobby (3:33) by The Golden One
- Community by Merriam-Webster
- Why I Hate Porn and Why You Should Stop Watching It. The Golden One, YouTube, 14 June 2017.
- Pro-porn heretics claim porn is good for young men. The Golden One: Response. The Golden One, YouTube, 14 November 2018.
- Is pornography use a risk for adolescent well-being? An examination of temporal relationships in two independent panel samples by Kohut and Stulhofer, 2013. Two independent samples of 455 and 858 teens were taken from Croatia. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was any correlation between porn consumption, well-being, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. A correlation between porn consumption, depression, anxiety, and low well-being was found for the female teens in 1 sample but not both. One flaw with this study is that the dependent variables are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to measure objectively. That said, the study showed mixed results.
- Marcus Follin Falsely Blames ‘Leftists’ For Making Him A Playable Character In A Neo-Nazi Video Game
- Response to ContraPoints on Degeneracy. You are but a dog and I am your master!