Carl Benjamin, popularly known by his online pseudonym, Sargon of Akkad, is a British political commentator.
He has a website called Lotus Eaters.
Carl’s foray into political commentary catapulted him to internet fame.
In 2014 he started sharing videos on feminism and social justice which garnered him a significant following. His online persona, Sargon of Akkad, is named after the ancient Akkadian empire’s ruler, Sargon, who is believed to have abolished institutionalised slavery.
Carl’s commentary on issues such as free speech, identity politics, and cultural Marxism has earned him a big audience and he frequently appears on mainstream media outlets to share his views.
His worldview can be summarised by his following tweet.
To see the world as it is, rather than as it should be, means to observe and understand reality as it exists in its current state, without imposing personal desires, biases, or idealized expectations onto it.
When we see the world as it should be, we tend to have preconceived notions and beliefs about how things ought to be or how they should function. These can be influenced by cultural, societal, or personal ideals and values. However, such expectations may not align with the actual state of the world or the way things work in reality.
Seeing the world as it is involves a more objective and unbiased approach.
It requires acknowledging the facts, circumstances, and complexities that exist without filtering them through subjective perspectives or subjective interpretations. It involves accepting the realities, challenges, and limitations that are present, even if they may not conform to our personal or societal ideals.