Then you’re in luck! Carl Benjamin, anti-immigrant, anti-European Union, anti-feminist, all-around bigot, is running for a seat in the European parliament, on a platform of undermining the European Union. It’s a bit like those tea party fanatics who want to eliminate the federal government running for congress all the time, so it’s not that crazy.
Oh, wait…yes it is.
Anyway, his argument for why he should be elected is that he’s extremely popular with alt-right trolls on YouTube, so he has already succeeded in cultivating an electorate, which is, I guess, true.
He’s better known on YouTube as Sargon of Akkad, for reasons unknown. I asked around about why he uses that moniker, since he never talks about the ancient history of Mesopotamia, doesn’t have any credentials in history, and doesn’t even seem to like people from the Middle East, and no one gave me an answer. I think I’ve figured it out, though. There are a great many people with largely right-wing views who got their start on YouTube hiding behind cartoon avatars: a knight in a tuxedo, an angry kangaroo, etc., and pretending to be an Akkadian king fits right in, and also has a bit of pretension. I think it’s like the masks of television wrestling. They’re all playing a simple-to-understand cartoon persona. They think they’re all luchadors.
Which, they think, is another reason to vote for them.