It is difficult … nay, nearly impossible … to imagine that in this, the year 2018, there are still people who believe that women are a sub-standard segment of the human race. What is even more difficult to grasp is that one such person is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate in November. Allow me to introduce Courtland Sykes who is running for Senator from the state of Missouri against the incumbent, Claire McCaskill.
Sykes, age 37, is a graduate of Harvard and an 8-year US Navy veteran. How he even got into Harvard, let alone graduated, is beyond me. Sykes left the military in 2011, and last year he co-founded a company, Talosorion, that is listed as a security firm, but what they actually do seems a bit obscure. Sykes himself refers to the company as a ‘defense consulting firm’, but even on Talosorion’s website, there is nothing to say what they actually do. According to Sykes, it is …
“… a consulting and education firm, frankly; specifically designed for military and special forces intelligence guys.”
The company lists its mission as “bridging military and diplomatic strategies.” Rather vague and obscure, don’t you think? Per a September 2017 phone interview with the Kansas City Star, the firm has no clients. Bound to be a money-maker, yes?
And now, I will let Mr. Sykes speak to you in his own words …
“I don’t buy into radical feminism’s crazy definition of modern womanhood and I never did. They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.”
“I don’t buy the non-stop feminization campaign against manhood. I want to come home to a home cooked dinner at six every night, one that Chanel [Sykes’ fiancée] fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix.”
“I don’t want them [his daughters] to grow up into career obsessed banshees who … become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils.”
“… big media has become too many dumb blonds…too many leg dangles, too many ‘tee-hee’s,’ too many hate-Trump stories, too much ‘fake news,’ too many left-biased reporters, too much mud-slinging — the credibility is shot to hell and with it big media.”
“There is nothing more Anti-American than the modern day democrat.”
Had enough? Sykes’ Facebook page is filled with disgustingly vulgar images of prominent women such as Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and of course his opponent Claire McCaskill.
Sykes is an over-the-top Trump supporter, or as one writer said, “Trump-inspired populism on steroids”. It is, however, unlikely that the favour will be returned in the form of an endorsement, as Trump has praised another candidate, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. A visit to his website tells us that his goals are:
- To restore honour in politics
- To support the freedom caucus
- To fulfill Trump’s America First agenda
Sykes’ campaign video is a must-see, with warnings about immigration, crime and the possibility of nuclear war played over violent imagery before it transitions to a series of laudatory statements about Donald Trump.
Needless to say, my hackles were raised by his view on women, but the more I looked into this man’s ideology the more certain I am that he is 100% unqualified to run as dogcatcher, let alone U.S. Senator. He says he would like to stop Muslim immigration “cold”, and that the United States is a “Christian nation”. Sykes is also, not surprisingly, for unrestricted gun rights.
“I oppose gun control absolutely. The right of Americans to keep and bear arms is constitutionally inviolate. No compromises on this. I am an NRA life-member. I hunt, conceal carry, collect guns, do competitive shooting, and attend gun shows. I totally oppose gun control.”
Unsurprisingly, Sykes is a fan of Breitbart.
“I like their authenticity. They’re bold and they’re fearless.”
There is much mystique surrounding Sykes’ background. Originally from Arkansas, he has lived in Missouri less than a year. When asked about his family, he said he preferred not to discuss family. His LinkedIn page initially said he was a graduate student in London, but that was quickly taken down when it prompted questions. I strongly suspect that his campaign will not go far, so I am not too concerned about seeing him sitting in the U.S. Senate next year. What does concern me, however, is that when I visited his Facebook page, I saw many comments agreeing with his biased views, cheering him on. It disturbs me that there is a contingent of people in this nation, in the 21st century, when I thought we had grown and matured, who still have so much hatred toward all who are not white Christian males. Has the world, in fact, turned upside down?