Caligula’s Horse in the Senate, Biden’s Dog in the Department of Energy

Biden’s handlers bring us to the late, decadent stage before the destruction.

In the most consequential appointment since the Roman emperor Caligula made his horse Incitatus a senator, Old Joe Biden’s handlers have appointed one Sam Brinton (“they/them”) to be the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy. But in our American version of late imperial decadence, Brinton is not a horse, but a dog: Brinton is also involved in “puppy play,” which apparently involves grown men putting on dog masks and behaving like animals for sexual kicks. Some people think Caligula was playing an elaborate practical joke on the Roman elites by exalting Incitatus, but the appointment of Sam Brinton is no laughing matter, and no one is more po-faced about it than the broadminded Leftists of the Biden administration.

Brinton is, to put it bluntly, a pervert, and proud of it. In his drag queen persona, “Sister Ray Dee O’Active,” he announces: “I am the slutty one. And the nerdy one. #sexynerd.” In a 2016 article in Metro Weekly, he speaks at length about puppy play (he is identified only by his first name, but an accompanying photo makes it clear that Sam in the article is Brinton), explaining his role as a “handler” of men who pretending to be puppies: “It’s the concept of the teacher and nurturer…. My job is to make sure that while he’s in headspace, I’m keeping him safe.” He says of one of his companions in this bizarre role play: “Pup and I have what I feel is one of the most ideally perfect connections between our personal and kink life. Both of us have other partners, so we come into this space, and then we come out of it, knowing the boundaries of where your kink and non-kink relationships begin and end.” Right, that’s always good to keep in mind.

The new Deputy Assistant Secretary explains some of the hazards of “puppy play”: “I actually have trouble when we transition from pup play to having sex. Like, ‘No, I can’t have you whimper like that when we’re having sex,’ because I don’t want to mix that world. It’s interesting, because he doesn’t have to come out of pup mode to have me f**k him. I personally have to bring him out of pup perception for me. But then I’m still treating him as a submissive to me.”

The Biden administration official also defends the concept against those strait-laced bigots who might object to the whole idea: “One of the hardest things about being a handler is that I’ve honestly had people ask, ‘Wait, you have sex with animals?’ They believe it’s abusive, that it’s taking advantage of someone who may not be acting up to a level of human responsibility…. The other misperception is that I have some really messed up background, like, did I have some horrible childhood trauma that made me like to have sex with animals.”

Brinton promotes all this on college campuses. A student who attended his speech at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2017 reported: “Throughout the entire talk, Brinton was open about his experiences, the kinks he partakes in, and the nature of his relationships. He left us with countless anecdotes, like how he enjoys tying up his significant other like a table, and eating his dinner on him while he watches Star Trek.”

In his government work, Brinton makes no secret of who and what he is. According to the bio he provided to the “LGBTQ Religious Archives Network,” “Sam has worn his stilettos to Congress to advise legislators about nuclear policy and to the White House where he advised President Obama and Michelle Obama on LGBT issues.”

However, according to the Washington Examiner, “Brinton also holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and had previously advised former President Donald Trump on nuclear waste matters.” Many would insist that what he does on his own time, however bizarre it may be to many people, has no bearing on whether he is qualified for the position he has been appointed to in the Department of Energy. And he may indeed be a perfectly competent Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition. But the fact is that in human societies and cultures all over the world and throughout human history, such decadence as his personal behavior represents has only been seen in nations that were comfortable, wealthy, overconfident, and ripe for destruction.

It would be naïve to assert that the United States of America at the beginning of the twenty-first century has reached some new level or stage of perversity. This kind of behavior has always been with us. But only rarely has it been flaunted with the gleeful self-confidence Sam Brinton displays, and it is not without reason that such flaunting has come to be associated with the late, decadent stage of once-great nations. Given the race to ruin that the Biden administration is pursuing, Sam Brinton will fit right in.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 23 books including many bestsellers, such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)The Truth About Muhammad and The History of Jihad. His latest book is The Critical Qur’an. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

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