Carl Benjamin’s letter to constituents: Sargon of Akkad explains a tweet

Reproduced from his Google Doc.

Dear constituent, 

I realised these unorthodox methods may seem alarming but please allow me to explain.

There is a particular kind of groupthink in Westminster that is not representative of the country at large. If you do not fit this mould then your concerns will not be given a fair hearing before the country. I am one of these people and I have principled opposition to what is happening in Westminster. 

In the case of this particular tweet, it was an ironic demonstration that Jess Phillips’ desire to regulate the internet had no definable boundary and would be extended to include comments that were offensive but not illegal (such as threats).

I crafted this tweet with the express intention of proving this point. The phrase “I wouldn’t even rape you” cannot be interpreted as a threat or a promise of action, it is literally a promise of inaction and yet is consistently framed as such. 

This tweet was deliberately crafted piece of political theatre with the understanding it would be considered immoral but not illegal. I specifically chose this phrase because I knew that the political gatekeepers in Westminster, who simply ignore anyone that they do not personally like, would not be able to resist this. 

I was purposefully pushing their buttons in order to guarantee their response, and at the time I felt that it was the only way i could even get them to acknowledge my existence. And one has to admit this has been a remarkable success.

The tweet did not violate twitters rules and I was not banned from twitter for it. 

Jess Phillips did not see that tweet initially, i had previously tried to engage with her and she had blocked me. I know that she was not offended by this because Jess Phillips is not a weak woman, as evidenced her appearance the following day on Victoria Derbyshire’s live show where she said that she did not care about this because she was in the garden playing with her children.

Hypocritically, Phillips subsequently wrote an article in the Telegraph complaining that “Twitter is siding with my abusers”, because they did not ban anyone’s account for threatening to not do something. 

I am sorry if you, the reader, are offended by this but I would like it to be known that I did not intend for this to come to your attention. I intended it to come to the attention to those in Westminster who are studiously avoiding any debate over the terrible ideas they hold and the damaging policies they implement. 

They would not listen and I felt I had no choice and I will not be apologising to them, because I knew they would not accept an apology in good faith. I am a liberal activist, and I did what I felt was necessary at the time to drive a conversation regarding censorship in the United Kingdom. I do not regret my tweet and I think it is worth considering why both the media and politicians are so interested in their personal offence, instead of the policies they institute or permit that violate human rights.

In this case that would be Section 127 of the 2003 Communications Act, the legislation responsible for Mark Meechan to be convicted and fined for uploading a joke to the internet.

We have come to a point in this country where jokes can now be criminalised. This was not the intention of the legislation but it is the consequence of it. 

Section 127 of the 2003 Communications Act must be repealed. 

Sincerely, 

Carl Benjamin

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Everyone he has to explain this too yet again should not be allowed a vote.

Gary Moss
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This has become ridiculous beyond belief… the globalist establishment is loosing more grip on the society by the day…

hippiepooter
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It was a dumb thing to say whatever the context, but he’s brazing it out pretty well. He is though on record expressing a very iffy view on paedophilia, and no doubt this will be coming up in coming weeks. It’s a question of choice though. Compared to the rest of the dhimmified quisling field of candidates he’s up against, who are part of that political class that didn’t care about underaged girls getting raped on an industrial scale by Muslim grooming gangs as long as they didn’t get called ‘Islamophobe’ or ‘racist’, will it be a bad thing if… Read more »

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AD1980

What iffy view is that? From what I’ve heard him say he supports keeping the law as is (16 in the UK) but acknowledges that that will be too young for some and too old for others Seemed pretty reasonable to me

TG831
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TG831

Id love to see a link to his questionable view, ive only ever seen him condemn such things. Perhaps you are spreading fake news without knowing it.

hippiepooter
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hippiepooter

It’s something Luke Nash Jones brought up. Now LNJ is a truly vile person with no integrity, but he did provide the evidence. Sky has also alluded to it, so I’m guessing they’re saving it up to throw at him at a strategic moment.

Stew Green
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Hysteria
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Hysteria

If you watch his interview (the full one) with sky news they discuss it. Vee has also done a video explaining how this is simply the latest smear attempt. Anyone who thinks that he has actually endorsed child rape has not actually watched the video in which this discussion takes place and has simply accepted what is basically a lie that has been spread by some media outlets.

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Carl Benjamin held an interview with a journalist whose name escapes me. In the interview Carl was asked what he thought about the age of consent regarding the revelation by Milo that he had been molested at age 12 and found he quite liked the experience. Carl quite correctly said that the law was in place for a reason. That some young people developed emotionally much quicker than others. That girls were often ahead of boys but the law has to protect the vulnerable and the slower developer. He actually said he would raise the age of consent to 18… Read more »

Kris Basler
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Kris Basler

Every mainstream news source I’ve seen has framed the tweet to make it sound like Carl threatened to rape her even though it’s the exact opposite. They also almost never include the very very short tweet in their very long articles…. the “jounalists” kinda make it seem like we’re living in a clown world don’t they?

TG831
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TG831

Honk!

Sebastian Ioan Pop
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Sebastian Ioan Pop

The tactic used here is a classic bait, I never would have thought that they would actually go that far as to take down Sargon’s account, this only proves his point and I wish to thank you Sargon for opening our eyes!