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

Oct 28, 2017
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#53
Note that this is someone who can't properly research material or watch more than five minutes of rebuttals to his videos. He also debated with an actual sociologist without preparing sources, lost, and assumed he didn't win because he was "nervous" and "over-prepared".
 

JayC3

bork bork
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
1,402
#54
We replaced the video in the OP with a news article as we don't want to signal boost his YouTube account.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,508
#59
Yeah, sure, okay.

It’s the world we live in today. Everything sucks, everything is shit... and it’s just gonna get a more shittier with climate change. But like every week it seems I have to mentally adjust to new level of shitiness.

God, I hope he doesn’t win. I don’t wanna adjust my brain to that.
 
#60
Yeah, sure, okay.

It’s the world we live in today. Everything sucks, everything is shit... and it’s just gonna get a more shittier with climate change. But like every week it seems I have to mentally adjust to new level of shitiness.

God, I hope he doesn’t win. I don’t wanna adjust my brain to that.
Pretty much where I'm at too. Like yeah, everything is terrible but surely this is a bridge too far, right Universe?

Right?
 

Kilrogg

Resettlement Advisor
Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,118
#68
What's so frustrating about Sargon is that he doesn't realize how willing he is to stay dumb and ignorant and biased. He's had countless debates with moderates and progressives over the years, and he's been schooled many times by much more knowledgeable, much more educated people. He should know better by know. His perspective is clouded by being essentially an internet warrior who doesn't know anything about real-world politics and feminism beyond Anita Sarkeesian, yet he doubles down. He doesn't grow up. He doesn't read studies, he doesn't know how to interpret statistics. And any time he's called out on it, he just says "I don't know, I don't care". Watch his debate with Kristi Winters if you want to know what I mean. All he took from that debate was that he was overprepared (he was way underprepared), and he didn't concede to her anything even though she had so many arguments and examples to back her positions. Unlike him.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,512
#79
What's so frustrating about Sargon is that he doesn't realize how willing he is to stay dumb and ignorant and biased. He's had countless debates with moderates and progressives over the years, and he's been schooled many times by much more knowledgeable, much more educated people. He should know better by know. His perspective is clouded by being essentially an internet warrior who doesn't know anything about real-world politics and feminism beyond Anita Sarkeesian, yet he doubles down. He doesn't grow up. He doesn't read studies, he doesn't know how to interpret statistics. And any time he's called out on it, he just says "I don't know, I don't care". Watch his debate with Kristi Winters if you want to know what I mean. All he took from that debate was that he was overprepared (he was way underprepared), and he didn't concede to her anything even though she had so many arguments and examples to back her positions. Unlike him.
Of course. He's in it for the money, not to fight for a cause.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,586
Michigan
#85
Don't think there's any chance of him getting elected. Farage's new brexit party is already polling ahead of UKIP:

http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/10056

So that anti eu vote is going to be split three ways, and I suspect UKIP will get the short end of the straw
UKIP post-ref is having such a hard time coming to terms with the fact that Nigel Farage was UKIP, despite how detestable of a toad he is; getting Tommy Robinson and other assorted B-Z list right-wing celebs wasn't going to change that.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,924
#86
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.
Sounds like someone else I know, who is currently president of the United States
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,791
#88
What's so frustrating about Sargon is that he doesn't realize how willing he is to stay dumb and ignorant and biased. He's had countless debates with moderates and progressives over the years, and he's been schooled many times by much more knowledgeable, much more educated people. He should know better by know. His perspective is clouded by being essentially an internet warrior who doesn't know anything about real-world politics and feminism beyond Anita Sarkeesian, yet he doubles down. He doesn't grow up. He doesn't read studies, he doesn't know how to interpret statistics. And any time he's called out on it, he just says "I don't know, I don't care". Watch his debate with Kristi Winters if you want to know what I mean. All he took from that debate was that he was overprepared (he was way underprepared), and he didn't concede to her anything even though she had so many arguments and examples to back her positions. Unlike him.
They're all bad actors. The left needs to stop 'debating' all of the alt-right, because it doesn't matter how it turns out because it amplifies them regardless. Don't even give them the time of day
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,108
#91

I'll bet he'll get in, and then will blame the EU for all the bad things, but hopefully the vote splits just enough to stop that happening. Not holding my breath though, this world is sometimes shit.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,957
#92
he's scum and please can we call him by his name not his flattering alias. it's Carl Benjamin, if he's going to be an elected politician that's what he will be known as

on the plus side, if the right wing Brexit vote is split three (or more) ways Labour stand a good chance of cleaning up
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,095
#93
on the plus side, if the right wing Brexit vote is split three (or more) ways Labour stand a good chance of cleaning up
European elections use proportional representation though, so the effect of splitting the vote is rather minimal. Technically it still exists due to the method the UK uses (used?) to allocate seats, but that's really not much.