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by cosmicrat ·
16-December-2017, 5:35 am

Sargon Of Akkad’ Cites White Nationalist Propaganda, Reveals His Alt-Right Sympathies

"Carl Benjamin, known online by his popular persona “Sargon of Akkad,” expressed his sympathies with the racist alt-right movement this week, including perpetuating alt-right propaganda that Heather Heyer was not killed by a car attack at the Unite the Right earlier this year, but instead suffered a heart attack due to poor health."

"Later in the interview, Benjamin pushed another alt-right conspiracy theory that National Policy Institute white nationalist Richard Spencer was “controlled opposition,” meaning that he was a government agent embedded in the movement to give the alt-right a bad public image."

As if they don't give themselves a bad enough image to most of the public.

 

The Far Right Claims Victory Over ‘The Establishment’ After Net Neutrality Repeal

Many large websites, as well as 83 percent of Americans, opposed the repeal and sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit and Netflix launched public awareness campaigns to rally against it.

But some “New Right” pundits and right-wing activists on the internet encouraged the repeal, arguing that it would be a major blow to the social media companies that right-wing personalities claim enforce policies that marginalize the voices of conservatives while promoting the accounts of liberals. Many pundits argued that net neutrality regulations were “a scam” orchestrated by corporate tech companies to maintain their market share and encouraged followers to lobby the FCC for their repeal.

Most reasonable people realize that the internet has been, and should be, equally available for those of all opinions, and that keeping that shouldn't be partisan or ideological.  Neutrality should be a law, not just an unelected commission's edict.  Could that be one thing Congress could agree on?  That depends on whether people or payoffs are more effective.

We’re Saying Merry Christmas Again’: The 2017 Right Wing Watch Gift Guide

I never understood the perception of a "war on xmas" when nobody banned anyone from saying their chosen greeting.  Those who chose to be inclusive of all religions' holidays said "Happy Holidays" or Seasons' Greetings" because they wanted to.  It's a lot like gay marriage: nobody told heterosexuals who THEY could marry.

Happy holiday shopping.

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  •  SecretCorners: 
     

    Here is a real story and a real threat to society.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alleged-white-supremacist-accused-terrorism-amtrak-incident-n834966

     
     15 days ago 
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  •  SecretCorners: 
     

    My biggest problem is that you don't seem to condemn the other supremacist groups the same as you do White Supremacists.  Black Supremacist are just as large a threat to our society as White Supremacist.  However, I am not surprised because we saw the same echoed by leftist politicians.  Trump did the correct thing and condemned the supremacists on both sides and he got flack for that; even to the point of a damn Congressional Resolution that placed all the blame on one side; which Trump corrected with a signing statement.

     
     20 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
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    •  cosmicrat: 
       

      WHAT in the hell are you talking about?You're flipping words around to create an 'opposite' that doesn't exist.

      What you're attempting to do is use "whataboutism"  

       
       14 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
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      •  cosmicrat: 
         

        If you had used an actual example of another issue of concern, the "what about.." argument says "I think this other issue is more important, so how can you address the first problem and ignore the second?"  Even with a real example, that is a bogus argument.  There are always multiple issues of concern at any one time.  It is a valid, and likely more effective approach to deal with one at a time.

         
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  •  cosmicrat: 
     

    I'm adding one more story to the mix here:

    Parents Killed After Warning Daughter About Boyfriend’s Racist Views, Family Says

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/24/us/teen-murder-racist-virginia.html

    I'm not posting this because it proves anything about a trend.  One story never does.  I hope it's the only time this ever happens, because it is a profoundly sad story, especially for the young girl who has lost her parents, and may never be able to stop blaming herself for her bad choice of boyfriends.

    It is possible, even probable, that the 17-year-old boy was seriously mentally disturbed, and may have been dangerous no matter what his ideas were, but the ones he picked were the worst possible.  He got them from somewhere, and from someone.

     
     24 days ago·2 replies2 replies 
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    •  SecretCorners: 
       

      How about the story where the Christian man who taught in his church murdered his family during Thanksgiving?  To use your take on things I guess we can say that Christianity leads to murder.  This is why I stated you were being disingenuous about the story with the teenage boy.

       
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    •  SecretCorners: 
       

      Yes, i read that story, sad.  However, I think you are being a bit disingenuous here.  The boy did not kill the parents because of racist views but because they were not going to let him see their daughter.  Furthermore, he may not have went there with the intent of killing them but he did go their with a gun and anytime anger and guns are mixed it is not a good thing.  CosmicRat, I expect better of you.

       
       22 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
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      •  cosmicrat: 
         

        What did I say that you consider disingenuous?  I specifically said that one story proves nothing.

        I think it is clear that the boy was mentally disturbed.  Parents disapproving of boyfriends is nothing new.  Sometimes they are justified, sometimes not.  Many of those run away, live together or elope.  Few would think murdering the parents, or even threatening them would solve the problem.

        That he was attracted to extreme racist beliefs was prior evidence of his mental imbalance.  We don't know if he got his ideas at home or from an outside source.  Extreme hateful ideologies are not the primary cause, but they exacerbate the irrational thinking, giving it focus for anger, seeming to justify violence.

        Both racial and religious extremists are a small minority, rejected by most people.  Their messages target the ignorant and unstable, allowing them to cause harm and fear without being directly involved.

        They may claim to speak for the racial majority, or for their religion, but they do not.  There are no "fine people" among them.  There should be no excuses, and no defense for them from anyone.

         
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        •  SecretCorners: 
           

          Then I guess your same points can be made for Christianity since that devote Christian murdered his family.  Of course that one story does not mean anything, correct?  You posted that story for the exact reason that it mentioned the teenager had neo-Nazi leanings or beliefs.  However, his beliefs was not the reason for killing his girlfriend's parents although his beliefs were the reason for the parents forbidding her to see him.  It could have had the same outcome if the reason for forbidding her seeing him was that he thought the human race came from space monkeys.

           
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          •  cosmicrat: 
             

            What I said was that the primary cause was his being mentally disturbed, and that one symptom of that disturbance was his attraction to the twisted hateful ideology of white supremacy,

            I also believe that those hateful ideas made his condition more unstable,  Yes, religious extremism, or extreme hate for those of a particular religion, can be just as dangerous in combination with mental illness.

             
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            •  SecretCorners: 
               

              Just read two more stories of Christians killing their family.  Now the main cause is that they are mentally disturbed but one symptom of it is their attraction to the twisted ideology of Christianity.  Christianity probably made their condition worst.

               
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              •  cosmicrat: 
                 

                That would depend on the particular variety.  There are sects and cults within all of the major religions that are warped and dangerous, while the vast majority of each religion's members are relatively harmless.

                 
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  •  cosmicrat: 
     

    And then, there's this guy:  

    Republican Candidate Goes Full Nazi: Jews "Pretend" to be White to Undermine the White Race

    Paul Nehlen is openly spewing white nationalist hate speech as he runs to unseat Paul Ryan. He won't be the last.
    Ryan seemed bad enough, but he just wants to screw the poor and help the rich.  This other Paul is a whole new level of evil.
     
     31 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
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    •  SecretCorners: 
       

      Don't forget the Bernie Sanders supporter that went "Full Nazi" to eliminate the evil republicans.  LOL. 

       
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  •  SecretCorners: 
     

    Actually, if you will listen to the video which I will include below, Carl Benjamin asked a question; "I thought she died of a heart attack" with questioning tone of voice.  Since Heather Meyer's own mother got on national television and told everyone that her daughter died of a heart attack; why wouldn't Carl Benjamin think she died of a heart attack.  No one has produced any evidence that she was hit by the car; no photos, no video. Given that Heather Meyers was 30 stones and smoked fags; I think that heart attack is probably correct.  How we have a report from a medical examiner that she died of blunt force trauma.  Of course the trauma to the chest could have been when she fell down; again, if you are 30 stones, you are going to hit the ground hard and she was face down according to reports.  I still think the state will be hard pressed to get a first degree murder conviction unless the jury are all alt-left and Fields has a court appointed attorney.

    Here is the video.  If you listen, you will see that Carl Benjamin is anything but alt-right. 

     
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    •  cosmicrat: 
       

      Are you seriously trying to defend a neo-nazi who rammed a bunch of people with his car and killed one of them, and going along with their sick, twisted insult aimed to degrade the victim?

      I think the Medical Examiner knows better what the cause of death was than the punk friends of the killer.  Her mother may have said that once, but she was a mother whose daughter was just killed.  Imagine trying to be calm and rational if that happened to you.

      It really is irrelevant whether the victim of vehicular assault might have survived if she had been in better physical condition.  That is not a defense.  It is still murder.

       
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