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Sargon of Akkad is running in the European elections as a UKIP candidate

Dec 28, 2017
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Ukip has selected an anti-feminist Eurosceptic YouTube commentator as a candidate should the UK take part in European Parliament elections next month.

Carl Benjamin, who posts online using the moniker Sargon of Akkad, is one of two candidates the Eurosceptic party named on Thursday to stand in the southwest region.
“We went through an exhaustive process to sift over 190 potential candidates down to those the national executive committee representatives and I felt were most suitable,” Ukip leader, Gerard Batten said.

“This list is based on a number of factors that we felt would select candidates to fight for a real Brexit after the European elections. Ukip’s priority is to have MEPs who will fight to make Brexit happen.”
He gained mainstream attention after being accused of promoting a series of rape threats from Twitter users against Labour MP Jess Phillips in 2016.

Ms Phillips had written: “People talking about raping me isn’t fun, but has become somewhat par for the course” on the social media site, leading Mr Benjamin to reply: “I wouldn’t even rape you, Jess Phillips.”
The UK is likely to take part in European elections in May after EU leaders agreed to grant a flexible six-month extension to the Article 50 process on Wednesday.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...lection-candidate-carl-benjamin-a8867986.html

Mod Edit: Despite his candidacy, Sargon remains a banned persona and ResetEra will not signal boost his YouTube account

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Apr 9, 2019
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I just do not fucking understand how anyone takes this dude seriously. I've watched his videos. There is no real basis in facts for his arguments. Despite his conceit, his arguments are almost all solely from the gut. His swagger is based 100% on false bravado.

I hope this fails. But I have a sick feeling it won't.
 
Feb 3, 2018
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#11
I wonder what his chances of winning are? I don’t know UK politics that well.
He may get elected since quite a few ukip people have gotten elected but in reality not sure it matters, because the EU did not give any further extension than October and if Britain can't sort it's shit out before then they leave anyway without a deal.

His tenure will be short and honestly many EU politicians are sick of Brexit and just want them gone at this point.
 
Nov 1, 2017
2,638
#18
Didn't he try to pretend he was left wing or moderate for a while?

Like "I'm a liberal, but I'm also a realist!"

I've never watched his videos directly, just responses from people like Shaun.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#21
Here in Brazil a libertarian Youtuber that made sucess provoking leftists and recording the reaction got elected as a congressman. I think its a New way to right wingers that doesnt have a family name to Win a SEAT to be bad youtubers, unfortunately.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#24
Jesus Christ, radical leftism - he's going to call it out!.

He's literally re-campaigning for Brexit exactly the way he did before by just rambling through a facile semi-analysis in the hopes that no one will notice that he's just upchucking incoherent nationalist talking points.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#26
It baffles me to no end that this man has followers.

He is one of the dumbest people I've ever had the displeasure of hearing speak.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#30
I want to laugh, but disgusting pieces of human waste like this fuckstain seem to get everything their own way in the political field these days so I'm actually more worried than anything.

Fuck... and this is in addition to Farage's UKIP2 or whatever the fuck it's called.
 

Kilrogg

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Oct 25, 2017
1,118
#33
"I'm a liberal centrist"

"I will expose radical leftists"

"I will expose the far right"

Still at the center though!
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,227
#34
Kind of hilarious how a few years ago people were making jokes about how a shitload of people would be basically unemployable just off of the dumb shit they post on social media and now we live in a world where you can be an actively, outspokenly bigoted asshole on the internet and turn it into a political career. We're only a couple of decades away from President Logan Paul...
 
Oct 22, 2018
3,820
#37
He's literally re-campaigning for Brexit exactly the way he did before by just rambling through a facile semi-analysis in the hopes that no one will notice that he's just upchucking incoherent nationalist talking points.
Looking forward to seeing him particpate in a debate
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#38
UKIP in 2019 are irrelevant.

I see the more mainstream eurosceptic vote going towards Farage’s new party.

Mainly because the new UKIP are somehow worse than the old one and are veering headfirst towards the far far right.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#39
"I'm a liberal centrist"

"I will expose radical leftists"

"I will expose the far right"

Still at the center though!
''Now excuse me while I buy the front row seats of a Anita Sarkeesian panel and point a camera at her to try to intimidate her. And no I'm not obsessed with Anita, why would you even think that?''

 
Dec 1, 2017
2,568
#42
It's gonna be depressing if he's the reason as for why a big turnout of young adults suddenly gets an interest in voting, in the next election.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#45
I just do not fucking understand how anyone takes this dude seriously. I've watched his videos. There is no real basis in facts for his arguments. Despite his conceit, his arguments are almost all solely from the gut. His swagger is based 100% on false bravado.
He appeals to mediocre white men who assume they know best on all topics, despite having no expertise and no interest in learning. He’s a manifestation of that obnoxious libertarian many of us left behind in our sophomore year of college.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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South Carolina
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Oct 25, 2017
2,390
#48
It's worth keeping in mind that this guy was once deemed too racist to be a member of UKIP.
https://www.reddit.com/r/ChapoTrapHouse/comments/8sd6i9/sargon_of_akkad_is_too_racist_for_ukip_lol/
I guess UKIP is pretty much accepting anyone nowadays as long as they have a hatred for minorities.
Farage quit the party because they turned into a bunch of Islamophobes.*

And considering their entire selling point before was Farage, yes, they’re accepting anyone now.






*and also because he saw an opportunity
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#49
I don't think I have ever finished a video he's in, everything about him is so fucking punchable. I hear his voice and my my fist automatically closes.