The Dog Days of the Biden Administration
Tolerance and inclusiveness can be good things in government, but the Biden administration is starting to resemble the court of Caligula. Last month it appointed the gender-fluid engineer Sam Brinton (pronoun “they”) to the Office of Nuclear Energy (budget $US1.6 billion). His role is deputy assistant secretary, second-in-charge of nuclear waste issues.
Brinton boasts of his after-hours participation in the BDSM “Pup” cult/fetish. He role-plays as handler and sex partner of a novice impersonating a dog, who commonly wears a tail anchored per rectum and is punished for making literal messes on the carpet.
Brinton’s hobby is consensual and doesn’t break any laws, in the US anyway. It can become dangerous – one Australian-born “Pup” (unconnected to Brinton) died in Seattle in 2018 as a result of silicone injections to create an over-size, dog-like scrotum and testicles.
The appointment has not attracted much publicity. The Democrat-friendly press’s job is to shield Biden from criticism, and anyway the detail is beyond any limit of explicitness. I’m setting it out because it’s necessary here. The fullest accounts are in The Conservative American blog.
In an elaborate description of the pup cult in MetroWeekly, a gay journal five years back, Sam Brinton, then 27, was photographed as handler to a Pup called Nubi, 24, who wore a leather puppy mask.
“One of the hardest things about being a handler is that I’ve honestly had people ask, ‘Wait, you have sex with animals?’” Sam says. “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’s website has a video where he describes how, as a youth, his Southern Baptist missionary parents in Perry, Iowa (pop 7000), subjected him to painful conversion therapy including ice, heat, and electric shocks through his fingertips to divert him from gay culture. He claims he went to the third floor of their building to jump off and his mother told him there she would love him again if he would only change.
However, he has also told college kids fanciful tales about how he was a nuclear adviser to Trump and shoe-shopping consultant to Michelle Obama. His critics claim his stories about parental “conversion therapy” might also have fanciful elements, notwithstanding his submissions about it in 2014 to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.
Brinton is further insulated as a stalwart of “The Trevor Project”, billed as the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention group for LGBTQ youngsters.
He has a further role as a drag queen “Sister Ray Dee O’Active” in Washington’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, where he bills himself as “the slutty one” who studied “nuclear fabulousity” at MIT. At one point, he crowdfunded to buy and wear a pair of Manolo stilettos for the red carpet at the Oscars (below).
MetroWeekly article continues,
The diversity within the community also extends to opinions about mixing puppy play with sex. For some, puppy play is completely independent of sex. For others, it’s part of the fuller experience.
An alternative arrangement works best for Sam [Brinton] and Pup Nubi.
‘I actually have trouble when we transition from pup play to having sex,” Sam explains. “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…”
Pup “Bragi”, 23, maintains, “Even the humping, it’s not really a sexual thing, it’s just part of the play.” Brinton is quoted,
‘I tell people that if you’re going to be a good handler, you have to listen well. I can hear when Pup needs something faster, because of the difference in the grunts or the moans.’
Sam also says that watching a pup’s eyes, his interactions with people, and his reaction time to certain commands can signal whether a pup needs to take a rest or break for water. A handler should know that even if he’s not whimpering for water, you know this is the time for something that he needs.’
Brinton emphasises benign elements: “My headspace is equivalent to the mom who sees her kid in danger, or the dad who wants to teach his son how to play football. 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…”
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. He shows young men and women everywhere he goes that they can be who they are and gives them courage. Once, while he was walking around Disney World in 6 inch stilettos with his boyfriend, a young gay boy saw Sam with his boyfriend and started crying. He told his mother, ‘”It’s true, Mom. WE can be our own princess here…” He works for other LGBT young people to have a similar opportunity to live genuinely and gladly as he does.
He evangelises about his persona to college students and the wide world. In his own website words,
No school is too small or remote. I mean it. I do request a fee which is all inclusive (hotel, flight, speaking fee, everything). If that is a problem PLEASE don’t make it the reason we don’t speak. I can and have worked with every budget under the sun. The message is important. Not the money. I might even be able to do a tour nearby which will help with getting multiple schools in one trip.
He has certainly garnered positive press, such as a piece in the official MIT press last May under the headline Sam Brinton Saves the World, which said that, apart from being “a champion for LGBTQ rights”, his goal at MIT was “to save the world from nuclear waste related environmental disaster.” He complained that some nuclear engineering students suggested he had got into the course only through winning a “diversity” fellowship.
A piece in National Pulse describes Brinton’s “Kink 101” session at the University of Nebraska. The illustration (right) shows him in a dress standing over three kneeling males with leather bondage-style dog masks on their heads.
One student in the audience for a Brinton talk at Rensselaer Polytechnic campus told the campus journal, “I enjoyed every second of the event. He has given these kinds of talks at Rensselaer in the past, and I hope they continue into the future.”
The Biden appointment is a conundrum in the post-Christian stage of American left-liberalism. Brinton has the necessary qualifications and experience in nuclear waste handling – academically he earned Masters from MIT in both Nuclear Engineering and “TPP” involving “societal challenges through research and education at the intersection of technology and policy”.[i] A sample of his previous nuclear work here suggests he is good at his nuclear-waste job. Plus, he’s no candidate for Chinese or Russian blackmail as he’s proud and public about his fetishes.
But senior US officials need to be respected by their foreign counterparts in negotiations and treaties. A lipsticked gender-fluid US negotiator with a BDSM-leather fetish for doggy role-plays might not be accorded full respect by the nuclear experts of Xi Jinping, Putin or the Saudis. [ii]
Thought-provoking comments at American Conservative include
Daniel Baker: A lot of very talented people have been really, really weird. Gebhard von Blucher, the guy who kicked Napoleon’s butt at Waterloo, thought he was pregnant with an elephant. George Patton, the general most feared and respected by the Germans in World War II, believed he was reincarnated. John Nash, a Nobel laureate in mathematics, was a schizophrenic who suffered from delusions that he was the Emperor of Antarctica. If [Brinton] knows his stuff, the weirdness of his bedroom antics is of no import to anyone but him and his playmates.
RBH: You may not care about sexual politics, but sexual politics cares about you. Like normalizing trans ideology in elementary schools and drag queens reading to children at public libraries — this sort of thing is coming to the public square, to an institution near you. If you object in any way, you’ll be considered the problem. Neutrality was nice while it lasted, but that’s not what time it is.
Steve Frank: You need the TRUST of the people you are trying to lead. That requires character. Would you TRUST this freak to babysit your young child even if he claimed to be an “expert” in child care?
JonF311: People need to keep their kinks private. Brinton’s apparent openness about his shenanigans is what rules him out of bounds for any position of public trust.
Samton912: Sam Brinton is the face of evil, a pure disgusting evil that pretends it is simply another flavor of ice cream. Perhaps it is, but it is arsenic ice cream.
temp anon: Should he be fired? Publicly shamed? Forced into some sort of mental hospital/conversion therapy? Barred from government? Jailed?
Lila Rajiva: Ordinary heterosexual people do “yucky” things all day long, which really do no physical harm to anyone else, whatever the morality or immorality. They would look as ridiculous if they were held up to the public gaze. There are many more body blows being delivered to the Christian community by people inside it, including its leaders. Jerry Falwell Jr’s public cavortings, minus a puppy mask, are every bit as ridiculous as Brinton’s and much more damaging.
Thomas R: Is this guy the most qualified person in America? I kind of doubt it. I’m not saying his kinks helped get him the job, but I doubt they were super-exhaustive in finding the “best person.”
Sean the Elder: Both DoD [Department of Defence] and the Department of Energy [DoE] have Reliability Programs for all personal intricately involved in the handling of nuclear materials. In DOE, it is called the “Human Reliability Program.” According to DOE, “The HRP is a security and safety reliability program designed to ensure that individuals who occupy positions affording access to certain materials, nuclear explosive devices, facilities, and programs meet the highest standards of reliability and physical and mental suitability.”
I am familiar with the DoD “Personal Reliability Program” (I conducted a few audits associated with it) and they were pretty strict. If you got into a bar fight, you got pulled out and did not get access to nuclear material. If you took cold medicine without prior approval, you got pulled out and denied access to nuclear materials. If you had any incident with the police, you got pulled out. You don’t take chances with nukes. Apparently, anything goes now. But five years ago, there is no way in Hell that this guy would have ever gotten a clearance or had been able to maintain [Reliability] status.
The ABC online news used to run its hit-jobs on Trump under the banner, “Trump’s America”. This dog material would fit nicely under an ABC banner, “Biden’s America.”
Tony Thomas’s collection “Foot Soldier in the Culture Wars” ($29.95) is available from publisher Connor Court
[i] Some web bios say instead he has a double major in engineering systems and nuclear science & engineering.
[ii] “This office also partners in international and bilateral activities, in order to provide the U.S. with an understanding of the spent fuel and waste disposition activities of other countries.”