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.
Carl’s “controversial” statements on race and gender have led to accusations of bigotry and hate speech (whatever that means).
In 2019, he ran as a candidate for the UK Independence Party in the European Parliament elections but was unsuccessful.
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