A new advisor to Boris Johnson has been publicly exposed for having racist and eugenicist views, leading to him resigning as a government adviser on Monday. Media outlets got a hand of 27-year-old Andrew Sabisky’s problematic online posts and interviews, where he has boldly and repeatedly expressed his not-so-acceptable ideas.
Sabisky is under heavy fire for his past comments, taken from a blog post from 2014 in which he claims that Black Americans have lower IQs than white people, and makes fastidious statements about how intelligence is interlinked with race. The ex-advisor’s unpopular opinions aren’t restricted to race alone- he’s a strong advocate for introducing mandatory long-term contraception for women at puberty, saying that it prevents ‘unplanned pregnancies creating a permanent underclass’.
If that isn’t enough, Sabisky has also made statements supporting the universal use of narcolepsy drug Modafinil for its benefits to brain function, conveniently ignoring the long-proven high medical risks involved. Sabisky wrote that the benefits of Modafinil are probably ‘worth a dead kid once a year.’ For someone linking intelligence with race, he doesn’t seem quite bright in the head himself.
Sabisky has been used as an example of Downing Street’s push to hire ‘weirdos and misfits,' as labelled by a British government minister. Amid increasing anger at his remarks, Sabisky has announced his resignation on Twitter, commenting that ‘the media hysteria about my old stuff online is mad.’
However, his decision has hardly brought an end to the matter. The Conservative government is criticizing the government’s tendencies to hire such individuals, warning people of the effects of such dangerous ideologies entering the folds of higher government.
Kwasi Kwarteng, Business Minister, gave a statement to BBC Radio 5 on Tuesday, saying that Sabisky’s “remarks were totally unacceptable. They were racist and they were offensive. I think it’s unfortunate he was hired.”