"Allen Acosta & Sacha Baron Cohen - Combat Veteran vs. Clown" by Randy Vanadisson
Updated: Aug 13
July 4, 2020
Happy Independence Day!
Exactly one week ago, the third annual March for Our Rights Rally (MFOR) was held in Olympia, Washington; an event co-organized by Army Major, Allen Acosta (RET).
In attendance, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen who, desperate to revive his career, attempted one of his ‘pranks’ at the rally. Unfortunately for Cohen, and despite the media’s spin on what actually happened, the prank fell far short of the intended goal.
What was his intended goal? - To have people sing along with his offensive song. Cohen was disguised as a stereotypical hillbilly and sang with some indiscernible accent that was reminiscent of Borat, the washed-up comedian’s only real claim to fame. Cohan tried his best to portray the attendees at the rally as white supremacists. The problem for Cohen was that minorities were present along with several combat veterans who were in full support of the rally’s intended spirit (supporting the Bill of Rights, which protects everyone’s individual rights regardless of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and religion).
Side note: I released a blog entitled “An Exercise in Cognitive Dissonance” where I exposed mainstream media’s ongoing psychological operation on this very subject. Click on the link - https://www.vanaheim.life/post/may-24-2020-~-an-exercise-in-cognitive-dissonance
How did Cohen’s prank work out? That depends on your prospective. If you were reading mainstream newspapers and watching mainstream media, it appears he played a masterful trick. However, if you were actually there or you viewed any of the raw footage, Cohen’s attempted prank could only be described as limp.
Several raw unedited videos reveal perhaps two or three people starting to sing (somehow knowing the lyrics to a ridiculous song that no one has ever heard before). About half way through, it’s clear the crowd wants him to stop and people begin appropriately calling out the fraudulent singer as a racist. One gentleman rushed up to the crowd control barrier in front of the stage and screamed at Cohen that his grandfather was a holocaust victim. Toward the end, everyone was calling for his removal.
Unfortunately, Cohen anticipated this and protected the generators, the stage, and the soundboard, with his own private security. Eventually, the organizers put a stop to it and Cohen raced off to a waiting ambulance he rented to make his getaway - a true coward by definition.
To say that he pranked this rally successfully is an outright lie. Do not be surprised if this shows up on Netflix this fall as “Who Is America? Part 2”, a lame attempt at a sequel to a boring documentary to begin with. How many different ways can you try to resurrect Borat, a one-trick pony? It’s over dude. Let it go already. No one is interested.
How could he make that lame footage work anyway? No one participated. I would not be surprised if Cohen hires hundreds of people, teaches them the lyrics to his idiotic song, and then superimpose post-recorded audio over the original footage. Mark my words here. He spent a lot of money on a failed attempt at discrediting good people. The people attending were not fooled.
Now, let’s compare these two men -
Let’s start with MFOR co-organizer Major Allen Acosta (RET) ~ Allen was born in 1972 in Manila, Philippines. His father immigrated to the US first, then later with his mother. Allen immigrated to the US when he was seven-years-old during the time of the Marcos regime, during martial law in the Philippines.
Wikipedia describes what it was like, ‘The martial law era under Marcos was marked by plunder, repression, torture, and atrocity. As many as 3,257 were murdered, 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 illegally detained according to estimates by historian Alfred McCoy. One journalist described the Ferdinand Marcos administration as "a grisly one-stop shop for human rights abuses, a system that swiftly turned citizens into victims by dispensing with inconvenient requirements such as constitutional protections, basic rights, due process, and evidence’. This is what Allen grew up in.
Allen has an understandably different perspective on the Bill of Rights than someone who grew up in the United States or let's say someone from a wealthy family in England with nary a worry in the world (i.e. Sacha Baron Cohen).
Allen graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Public Safety Administration. After college, he entered Military service as a US Army Officer. He served for 17 years and is a recipient of the Purple Heart, wounded during combat operations.
Other badges and medals he had received include the following: Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Army Commendation Medal (4 awards), Iraqi Service Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Airborne Badge and Rigger Badge. Additionally, he carries foreign awards to include German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency in Gold, German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency in Gold and Canadian Airborne Wings.
Allen served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines, and Operation New Dawn. Allen’s career highlights include US Foreign Affairs working with the US State Department, Host Nations, Foreign Military departments, and other US Federal agencies. He has held top-level security clearances and has first-hand experience in full-spectrum nation-building and sustainment operations totaling close to $150 million dollars in budgets, to include supervising a $650 million dollar contract on a budget committee, with a top rating of fiscal accountability. Allen understands National Defense and Security and has taken lead roles in force and facility protection in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Allen has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration with a concentration in Criminal Investigation, also earned certifications from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among many others.
Currently, Allen is running for a 22nd District Seat in the House of Representatives in the State of Washington. Allen is running as a Libertarian and has held the Regional Director position for the Libertarian Party of Washington for two terms. in 2013, he was the national Liberty Inspiration Award Winner. Additionally, he has received the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Distinguished Service award in 2019, as well as the 2019 Libertarian Party Community Service award.
In his own words Allen states, “More than words, I continue my service in my legislative district. I have worked on numerous legislation that advocates for individual rights and protection. I have spoken out against continued taxation at rallies, fighting the cost of living increase that is making Washington less affordable for families. I work with community outreach, addressing food insecurities and homelessness in our communities to include the veteran homeless task force, a growing issue within the State. I am a responsible steward of public lands and a strong advocate for conservation education.”
He is modest and yet the list of his accomplishments within the community, his selfless nature in helping people, and the events revealing the dedication of his need to unify all people of every race, nationality, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and political affiliation, are so numerous that attempting to print them here would extend this article by pages.
Allen supports his grass-roots organizations with his own time, money, fund-raising, and hands-on efforts such as helping veterans with homelessness, transportation, suicide prevention, and VA benefits. Olympia street feeds find him serving food to the hungry and helping to coordinate and serve 22,000 plates of food, collecting three tons of food annually.
Additionally, Allen co-founded the Liberty Disaster Relief Service, a community and state disaster preparedness and response organization, which has already helped out communities in need during state emergencies such as major forest fires and landslides.
During the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, while Allen was supposed to be on vacation, he personally delivered 300 lbs. of water to a local collection point. This is a drop in the bucket. The list goes on and on. He has stated publicly and privately on countless occasions that his goal in life is to leave the world better than he found it. That’s just the make-up of this man’s character and he never stops.
Now let's examine Sacha Baron Cohen -
Sacha Baron Cohen was born in 1971 and is an English comedian. Outside of Hollywood, he is known for the movie Borat. Wikipedia describes that, “He interacts with unsuspecting subjects, who do not realize they have been set up for self-revealing ridicule.”
In this case, the only one being ridiculed here is Cohen himself for what can only be truly described as an absolute failure.
He has appeared in many forgettable movies and basic reworkings of his one-time hit Borat. He also received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award, named Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, several Emmy nominations, a nomination for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe for Best Actor (Borat). At the 2012 British Comedy Awards, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award, and in 2013, he received the BAFTA Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
For what? I’ve seen Borat and some of his other work. He is simply not that funny.
Here is more shocking garbage; in 2018, The Times named Cohen among the 30 best living comedians, and in 2019 a panel on the television channel Gold included him in a list of the greatest ever British comedians.
With regard to these awards, I don’t believe it’s who Cohen knows, but rather who he is with regard to his family’s affluence. As a comedian, he just doesn’t make the cut, and I have a great admiration for British Comedy. Again, Cohen is a one-trick pony. Once you’ve seen Borat, you’ve seen all of his work, including the weak character he played last Saturday in Olympia.
Cohen hides behind his racism with statements such as, "I think that's quite an interesting thing with Borat, which is people really let down their guard with him because they're in a room with somebody who seems to have these outrageous opinions. They sometimes feel much more relaxed about letting their own outrageous, politically incorrect, prejudiced opinions come out".
The statement is somewhat true if you live in a box, but last Saturday he was proven dead wrong and, as he ran away in cowardly defeat, there can be no doubt things did not go as he anticipated. Who was showing their prejudice on that day? - only one fool by the name of Sacha Baron Cohen - for shame. Here, he revealed his racist nature.
Wikipedia cites that in, ‘2019, Baron Cohen was awarded an International Leadership Award by the Anti-Defamation League for leadership in fighting bigotry and prejudice.’
I actually had to read this three times before I understood it was not a joke, though it should be. Cohen hides behind his characters and justifies his very real prejudice as was shown last Saturday in Olympia. He is an absolute hypocrite of the highest order.
Wikipedia was correct in pointing out Cohen’s allies during his obscene performance in Olympia, “telling listeners to attack liberals, CNN, the World Health Organization, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and “mask-wearers".”
Interesting, to say the least, but I will let you draw your own conclusions on this. At the time of this writing, investigators are collecting evidence on how his presence at this event even came to pass. Follow the money and you will find the truth, always. I will update this article when the evidence becomes available.
In comparing Cohen to a man like Major Acosta, surly Cohen has engaged in some form of philanthropy, right? Allen is involved in nearly every waking moment of his life helping people. All one needs to do is take a walk in downtown Olympia, Washington, have a word with the disadvantaged, the wounded, the downtrodden, the hungry, the forgotten veteran, and you will find that Allen has devoted years of his life and as much money as he can to help. Everyone on those streets knows his name and they know who he is. There is immense love and gratitude. Any yet, Allen remains humble, sometimes too humble. You are running a campaign my brother. It’s okay.
And Cohen the clown? All I could find was this, again from Wikipedia. On 12/28/15, he and his wife, “donated $500,000 to Save the Children as part of a program to vaccinate children in northern Syria against measles, and the same amount to the International Rescue Committee also aimed at helping Syrian refugees.”
How generous. Why not general medical health? Food? Clean water? Shelter? Why northern Syria? After what he just did, I am well within my rights to ask such questions. The fact that you are reading this blog, on this particular page…well, I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on this 'gift' as well. I am very curious to know which company provided the vaccines he so generously paid for.
I put together some clips from last Saturday. Cohen the clown has had enough exposure. Let’s give a man of substance, a man of honor, and a man of integrity some screen time now. The video shows where Allen's heart was immediately following the cowardly prank. Finally, to support Allen Acosta on his campaign, please visit the following website and make a donation. Anything helps and everything he does is through donations or out of his own pocket - https://vote4allen.com/?page_id=25
The simplest comparison between these two men? Right here –
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