When you pierce the echo chambers of Miley Cyrus, Nick Cage, Johnny Depp, Russell Brand, Jimmy Kimmel and their like-minded thinkers, you generally become referred to as a “provocateur”, and that’s the kindest thing these people call Sabo. On this episode of Whiskey Politics, we have an open and transparent discussion with conservative street ‘guerilla’ artist Sabo from his home in Los Angeles. Fresh off the HBO Vice News piece about him and the countless articles seen by millions, several times placed on Drudge, his art often placed in and around the Hollywood award shows which raise eyebrows, forcing people to face tough truths. Additionally, more people are learning that artists can be also found on the Right.

Sabo coined the term “Conservativism Is the New Punk“. And there is nothing more punk rock than raging against the system, powerful elites, and groupthink by demonstrating their hypocrisy through compelling and original pieces that has everyone talking. Sabo opens up about being banned on social media, ‘shadowblocking’ Conservatives, the blight of inner cities being used as ‘Democratic voter farms’. We also discuss the next generation of voters, social justice warriors on parade (and his encounters at the woman’s march). Is there still an alt-right? And his potential upcoming visit to the Oscars. Oh, and remember the Al Franken billboard? That was the result of choreographed dance with a lot of practice.

Meet Sabo at Saving California on March 17th in Burbank, CA. Sabo can be found at http://unsavoryagents.com/ (now back up since our interview when it was shut down by Go Daddy).

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There are 16 comments.

  1. Member

    Sabo is the bomb! @6foot2inhighheels ping …

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    • February 3, 2018 at 3:32 am
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  2. Member

    Nice. You find the coolest people.

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    • February 3, 2018 at 7:40 am
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    • February 3, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    • February 3, 2018 at 9:49 am
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    • February 3, 2018 at 9:50 am
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    I think it’s great that Sabo is doing Republican as the new punk because it is absolutely essential that we get into the culture wars. I lived in Bristol for a while, so I definitely like a lot of Banksy, even though his politics aren’t mine. It’s pretty cool to see a different perspective expressed in this sort of forum.

    That said, I do have one beef with the interviewee. Telling his kid he’s just an idiot and shutting him down at the table when he disagrees about politics?

    Ummm… I tend to think that’s what happens on college campuses, and we don’t like that much, right?

    Indoctrination might sound nice, but it’s much better to raise free thinkers who can use reason to determine their politics, even when it takes a while for ideologies to be formed. (That’ll actually stick. That’s actually good.)

    The kid with nothing but disdain for Trump isn’t blinded by that disdain if he’ll give props for decent actions. That’s the mark of an educated mind, so I say “good job” to his dad. ;)

    To Sabo’s comments about the lack of history knowledge… Yes! Let’s teach way, way, way more of that! If people got allusions, political art could be more interesting, too.

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    • February 3, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    I think it’s great that Sabo is doing Republican as the new punk because it is absolutely essential that we get into the culture wars. I lived in Bristol for a while, so I definitely like a lot of Banksy, even though his politics aren’t mine. It’s pretty cool to see a different perspective expressed in this sort of forum.

    Agreed, to win the minds, we must first win the hearts. Thanks Lois.

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    • February 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    That said, I do have one beef with the interviewee. Telling his kid he’s just an idiot and shutting him down at the table when he disagrees about politics?

    I agree!

    He lost me there.

    He had me, and then he lost me.

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    • February 4, 2018 at 5:41 am
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    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    That said, I do have one beef with the interviewee. Telling his kid he’s just an idiot and shutting him down at the table when he disagrees about politics?

    I agree!

    He lost me there.

    He had me, and then he lost me.

    Right? I don’t think he thought before he spoke, but he should truly think harder about that point.

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    • February 4, 2018 at 6:19 am
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  10. Member

    If I eliminated friends and allies based on personal disagreements, careless comments, or overly emotional reactions, I would be fighting the battle for freedom alone. Do I agree with everything Sabo says? Of course not. Things to note here:

    1. This is nearly unedited audio. The only break is when the videographer’s arms get tired.
    2. It’s a wide-ranging discussion; a raw, unvarnished view of a man whose fierce nature has helped move a nation int the right direction. He’s not perfect, but we don’t need perfect, we need effective.
    3. Sabo is a dear friend, and his courageous heart is more pure than most people I know. He doesn’t use a litmus test to judge whether someone is conservative enough for him; he just fights for all of us.

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbiRYWgkVHY

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    • February 4, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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    Melissa Praemonitus (View Comment):
    This is nearly unedited audio. The only break is when the videographer’s arms get tired.

    Good point, Melissa. I think he was actually just trying to be funny with the kid/idiot/dinner thing, while just having a conversation. People do this all the time.

    In general, I liked a lot of what he had to say, and I am tickled that he is making good political commentary in a forum that isn’t normally thought of as “conservative.”

    Also, my father was in the Army, so I know a Sabot is essentially a type of round for a gun. I wondered if “Sabo” is a play on that since he used to be a marine. (Perhaps he dropped the “t” so people would pronounce the word right?)

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    • February 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm
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    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Melissa Praemonitus (View Comment):
    This is nearly unedited audio. The only break is when the videographer’s arms get tired.

    Good point, Melissa. I think he was actually just trying to be funny with the kid/idiot/dinner thing, while just having a conversation. People do this all the time.

    In general, I liked a lot of what he had to say, and I am tickled that he is making good political commentary in a forum that isn’t normally thought of as “conservative.”

    Also, my father was in the Army, so I know a Sabot is essentially a type of round for a gun. I wondered if “Sabo” is a play on that since he used to be a marine. (Perhaps he dropped the “t” so people would pronounce the word right?)

    I believe you are right on all counts. Thank you so much for your comments :)

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    • February 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Melissa Praemonitus (View Comment):
    This is nearly unedited audio. The only break is when the videographer’s arms get tired.

    Good point, Melissa. I think he was actually just trying to be funny with the kid/idiot/dinner thing, while just having a conversation. People do this all the time.

    In general, I liked a lot of what he had to say, and I am tickled that he is making good political commentary in a forum that isn’t normally thought of as “conservative.”

    Also, my father was in the Army, so I know a Sabot is essentially a type of round for a gun. I wondered if “Sabo” is a play on that since he used to be a marine. (Perhaps he dropped the “t” so people would pronounce the word right?)

    Disagree. There may’ve been a glibness to his words during that part of the conversation, but he clearly wasn’t kidding about where he was coming from. His inner Archie Bunker shone through at that point, and really turned me off.

    Kind of unfortunate, since up until then I liked the guy.

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    • February 5, 2018 at 6:56 am
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    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Disagree. There may’ve been a glibness to his words during that part of the conversation, but he clearly wasn’t kidding about where he was coming from. His inner Archie Bunker shone through at that point, and really turned me off.

    Kind of unfortunate, since up until then I liked the guy.

    I like to assume good intent, though I had the exact same negative reaction per my first post.

    If he meant it, I’m with you, @filmklassik, but I think it’s fair to note that he may have been trying to be funny.

    I mean, I guess he might have been thinking about a kid who is like Russell Brand? Or… Russell Brand? I don’t know.

    I’d give him another listen because don’t want to be the person jumping to “You’re an idiot. We’re done.”

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    • February 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Disagree. There may’ve been a glibness to his words during that part of the conversation, but he clearly wasn’t kidding about where he was coming from. His inner Archie Bunker shone through at that point, and really turned me off.

    Kind of unfortunate, since up until then I liked the guy.

    I like to assume good intent, though I had the exact same negative reaction per my first post.

    If he meant it, I’m with you, @filmklassik, but I think it’s fair to note that he may have been trying to be funny.

    I mean, I guess he might have been thinking about a kid who is like Russell Brand? Or… Russell Brand? I don’t know.

    I’d give him another listen because I don’t want to be the person jumping to “You’re an idiot. We’re done.”

    Sorry. I disagree. I adore subtle humor… the Albert Brooks/Andy Kaufman/early-David Letterman kind where the “oldsters” in the room weren’t sure whether the comic in question was even trying to be funny or not. The kind of humor that often annoys conservatives (even though I am one). I love it. I’m incredibly alert to it. And I am 100% sure this dude was not trying to be funny and failing.

    I am 100% sure he would have absolutely no patience for a teen under his roof making fun of the current president.

    I am 100% sure he was sincere in his conviction that such a teen should either A, shut up or B, get the hell out.

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    • February 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Disagree. There may’ve been a glibness to his words during that part of the conversation, but he clearly wasn’t kidding about where he was coming from. His inner Archie Bunker shone through at that point, and really turned me off.

    Kind of unfortunate, since up until then I liked the guy.

    I like to assume good intent, though I had the exact same negative reaction per my first post.

    If he meant it, I’m with you, @filmklassik, but I think it’s fair to note that he may have been trying to be funny.

    I mean, I guess he might have been thinking about a kid who is like Russell Brand? Or… Russell Brand? I don’t know.

    I’d give him another listen because I don’t want to be the person jumping to “You’re an idiot. We’re done.”

    Sorry. I disagree. I adore subtle humor… the Albert Brooks/Andy Kaufman/early-David Letterman kind where the “oldsters” in the room weren’t sure whether the comic in question was even trying to be funny or not. The kind of humor that often annoys conservatives (even though I am one). I love it. I’m incredibly alert to it. And I am 100% sure this dude was not trying to be funny and failing.

    I am 100% sure he would have absolutely no patience for a teen under his roof making fun of the current president.

    I am 100% sure he was sincere in his conviction that such a teen should either A, shut up or B, get the hell out.

    If you are right, that would be a shame. Perhaps his own work could/will lead him to a different impulse.

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    • February 12, 2018 at 1:07 am
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