Monday, July 15, 2024

COMMENT: Con-Artist Andrew Tate Infiltrates Conservative Movement

'You know, the more I hear about this Andrew Tate fella, the more he sounds like a real jerk...'

(Dmytro “Henry” AleksandrovHeadline USA) Andrew Tate—an accused human trafficker, scammer and pedophile, among many other things—has been as able to convince many famous conservative personalities that he is on their side by creating a fake persona of himself as a fighter against the globalist regime.

Marketing himself as the public face of the “mens rights” movement, he has even caught the attention of revered anti-establishment journalist Tucker Carlson, who posted via Twitter a lengthy two-part interview with Tate from his home in Romania.

At the time, the social-media influencer remained on house arrest while awaiting trial amid allegations that he psychologically and financially manipulated women into involuntary servitude and captivity.

However, despite his criminal record fans have rallied behind Tate simply because he didn’t demonize half of the planet’s population and, therefore, “has positively impacted the lives of millions of young men,” as one Tate supporter wrote.

At face value, his message may seem an alluring one to those jaded by the guilt-driven dogma of wokeism and politically correct leftist culture, which unjustly saddles men with guilt and blame over their biological nature.

Tate became famous for espousing the opposite narrative: While feminists were attacking men by saying that they were the evil products of the patriarchal system who must apologize for their mere existence, Tate was telling them to “embrace their masculinity.”

However, critics note that—like other libertarian thinkers, including Ayn Rand—Tate’s value system has not only cast aside the religion of wokeism, but also traditional religion, such as Christianity, in favor of an amoral code of virtues that puts self-interest at the forefront.

Tate’s vision of a “good man” is not someone who is a responsible, hard-working husband and father who goes to church every Sunday. In his perspective, a real man is a childless, secular bachelor who pursues wealth, fornication with random women and material possessions.

As a result, Tate—whose audiences on social-media networks including TikTok, YouTube and Instagram boasted an estimated 7 million followers at their peak—has encouraged impressionable young men to follow suit.

In addition to offering questionable “solutions” in the fight against woke culture, Tate’s own moral code has been accused of being far worse. Using Tate’s own words against him, the MilkBarTV podcast recently exposed him as a pimp, sex trafficker, scammer, pedophile, liar, online pornograper and many other unpleasant titles in an extensive report.

However, after facing attacks from mainstream media, Tate and his brother, Tristan, added fuel to the fire by casting themselves as martyrs being persecuted for standing up against the Marxist regime.

While some, including Carlson and Blexit leader Candace Owens, have taken the bait, other conservatives, particularly those with a strong faith-based foundation, have remained skeptical.

Among those who have rejected Tate and his message are Liz Wheeler, Jason Whitlock, Michael Knowles, Matt Walsh, Andrew Klavan and Allie Beth Stuckey.

“You know, the more I hear about this Andrew Tate fella, the more he sounds like a real jerk,” Knowles wrote.

Reactions to Tate may be a belwether warning for traditional-values conservatives who find themselves increasingly in the minority as Americas shifting morals and the pernicious influence of social media force them to adapt in order to survive.

And for those who have dug into his online footprint deep enough to see the true Andrew Tate, it paints a very bleak picture for both the conservative movement and the future of America.

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