Carl Benjamin, who styles himself Sargon of Akkad, was in buoyant mood when he put out a Facebook post at the weekend, telling his loyal fans “As of writing, despite the best efforts of Mike Stuchbery and North London Antifa, the live even is still on - and Count Dankula is appearing, too!” And what was this live event?
He gave a flavour of the fare on offer: “I thought I'd choose a specific topic for evening, so I decided on Brexit Derangement Syndrome....because we're sure seeing a lot of it lately … We’re appearing at the Irish Community Centre in London on Friday the 23rd, you can grab tickets here”. Two of UKIP’s latest recruits together! Wow! Zap! Dull!
But into each life a little rain must fall, and for Benjamin and his new best buddy Mark Meechan, who styles himself Count Dankula, it soon came pouring. As Joe has told, “A London-based Irish charity has cancelled a speaking event featuring prominent members of the so-called British alt-right that was due to take place next week”.
There was more. “Carl Benjamin and Markus Meechan, better known under their online aliases Sargon of Akkad and Count Dankula, were due to speak at a £25-a-ticket ‘night of intellectual stimulation’ and audience Q&A at London Irish Centre in Camden, north London on the 23 November”. WHAT? Pay £25 to hear those two meatheads basking in their appetite for self-aggrandisement? Intellectual stimulation my arse.
So what have the organisers said in explanation? “Following further clarification on event content, which conflicts with the The London Irish Centre Charity's objectives and ethos, plus significant concerns raised by charity stakeholders, clients and the general public, 'An Evening with Sargon' has been cancelled by Sliced Events, the operator of the London Irish Centre venue”. That’s putting it mildly. And here’s why.
As the report also points out, “Meechan rose to fame after posting YouTube video of his girlfriend's pug performing a Nazi salute and reacting to the phrase ‘gas the Jews’”. And Benjamin? He “came to public prominence during Gamergate … He has over 850,00 subscribers to his antifeminist YouTube channel and previously made headlines in 2016 for telling Labour MP Jess Phillip ‘I wouldn't even rape you’ after she described the extent of threats of sexual violence she receives on social media”. Got it in one.
So now, the War Plan Purple Twitter account, believed to be associated with Carl Benjamin, although he has been banned by the platform, is telling “THE SHOW MUST GO ON! November 23rd, London venue to be announced [the] night before”. It’s all very “Blackmail, behind the hot water pipes, third washroom along, Victoria Station”.
All of which has caused one enterprising Tweeter to respond “Great,a rave! Which service station will you be directing everyone to? I'm in”. The only part of the intellect Benjamin and Meechan will be stimulating will be the part generating laughter and ridicule.
Why has UKIP become little more than a laughing stock? Look in the mirror, lads.
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