Silencing contrarian voices

According to Sargon’s most recent video, Twitter suspended Sargon of Akkad, apparently without cause or notice.

I am not surprised. Twitter has played this game with numerous people over past years, repeatedly suspending then reinstating them. The common thread between these people is that they question progressive politics and figures. Continue reading

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A Lesson About the Cult Mentality

Sargon of Akkad continued his series of videos about Dr. Arthur Deikman’s book The Wrong Way Home. In a recent video, Sargon goes through a series of case studies featured in the book.

Listening to those examples immediately brought to mind the current situation within the progressive movement. This is partly due to the similarity of their shaming and excommunication processes. Yet it is also because the case studies are essentially about liberal movements.

It worth noting that many of the people in these movements start out with good intentions. Many of them genuinely want to help other people. Yet as they become further entrenched in the ideology of the movement, the movement itself and the ideas that govern it grow in importance. It does not take long for the ideas to trump the people. Protecting the group becomes more important than helping or respecting others. This applies to every member of the group. Anyone can be chastised or kicked out, including the group’s founder. Continue reading

Sargon interviews Tommy Robinson

I do not follow British politics much, so I know only a little about Tommy Robinson. He is the former leader of a pro-British party that he eventually left once more racist elements began to take over. He is known in the UK for his criticism against of Islam and Muslims. The negative response he receives also comes with a number of arrests, assaults against him, and a fair deal of accusations of bigotry.

I watched Dave Rubin’s interview with him several weeks ago. While I do not agree with all of Robinson’s positions, he does seem genuinely concerned with how political correctness results in people ignoring the violence within the European Muslim community.

Sargon interviewed Robinson after the latter mentioned him during a rally. It is worth a listen: Continue reading

Laurie Penny and the Festival of Dangerous Ideologues

Sargon of Akkad recently discussed Laurie Penny’s talk concerning her book Lost Boys. It is interesting how little time Penny spent actually talking about boys. This is rather common among feminists who wish to discuss men’s issues. Instead of talking about the things men and boys actually face, feminists turn the conversation to women and feminism, often telling men to essentially “sit down and shut up.” Continue reading