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Notice @AceOfSpadesHQ Has Gone Full Populist? (And More Trump-Era News)

Posted on | August 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Few things have pleased me more than watching my old buddy Ace of Spades go all-in on Trump, stopping just shy of a Pat Buchanan-type deal where it’s a nod-and-a-wink to the Jew-haters. Which is exactly the right place to stop, I hasten to add. It’s that scene in Falling Down where Michael Douglas encounters the Nazi surplus-store dealer:

Nazi: We’re the same, you and me. We’re the same, don’t you see?
Douglas: We are not the same. I’m an American, you’re a sick asshole.

Any right-populist movement will, inevitably, have to draw that line, not that this will stop the liberal media from calling you Nazis, but rather because Jew-hating is an omen of doom (cf., Genesis 12:3). On the other hand, I hate the sort of defensive flinch reaction of mainstream Republicans where they are ashamed of their grassroots voting base, some of whom might not be quite so solid in their understanding of Genesis 12:3, IYKWIMAITYD. For too long — and the hopeless 1996 Dole presidential campaign made this clear — the GOP has failed to maximize its potential vote among blue-collar whites. Reagan did that, and Bush 41 won a landslide against Dukakis in 1988, but since then, the GOP has lost its blue-collar mojo. Donald Trump was able to recapture that, to the horror of the #NeverTrump crowd whose commitment to Bush-style internationalism (including open borders) was their undoing. Quite simply, the GOP elite has not adjusted well to the post-Cold War reality, and Trump’s tough-talking nationalist stance proved surprisingly effective in the Heartland. Trump has essentially vindicated the view that Pat Buchanan and other paleoconservatives (e.g., the late Sam Francis) had promoted for years. While I don’t know if Trump ever heard of Sam Francis, clearly some of his advisers are familiar with the paleocon oeuvre and the good news is, it’s working pretty damned good so far, both as policy and politics. There was never any reason why the world’s Number One economic and military superpower should be obligated to defer to “the international community” (i.e., a bunch of European bankers and bureaucrats) rather than asserting our own interests and making our so-called “allies” fall in line. Tough-talking populism works, and if the GOP can manage to hang on to its congressional majority in the November midterms, it will be because of Trump’s success, not because of the timid advice of the dwindling band of Republican elitists still clinging to the #NeverTrump banner. But I digress . . .

Ace of Spades scalded Allahpundit:

Why do you agree with the left’s claims that that they are simply entitled to more rights and more privileges than the right? . . .
If you’re an alternate media source that does nothing but parrot, except more hysterically, the exact claims made by the dominant media — what is the point of you? What is your actual contribution?

What that was about was CNN’s Jim Acosta playing the victim at Trump’s big Tuesday rally in Tampa, but notice where Allah says this:

In fact, hooting at Acosta wasn’t even the worst “this is who we are” moment from last night’s rally. All over the arena, people where wearing shirts or carrying signs about QAnon, for cripes sake.

What? Is Allah saying there are no pedophiles in the “Deep State”?

QAnon refers to a conspiracy theory centered on Q, an online handle used on several image boards by a presumably American pseudonymous individual or group of individuals claiming to have access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States, and detailing a supposed secret counter-coup against the alleged “deep state”.

Look, I don’t want to go wading into that particular swamp, but it’s important for conservatives to understand that the right-wing “fringe” is not worse than the Democrat fringe and, furthermore, we must pay attention to the fringe, because sometimes you’ll find nuggets of important truth among the paranoid rhetoric of kooks. Twenty years ago, for example, The Camp of the Saints was considered “fringe,” but nowadays we see Jean Raspail’s prophecies fulfilled every day.

What are the nuggets of truth here?

Believers in “QAnon,” as the conspiracy theory is known, were front and center at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, where Trump came to stump for Republican candidates. As the president spoke, a sign rose from the audience. “We are Q,” it read. Another poster displayed text arranged in a “Q” pattern: “Where we go one we go all.”
The symbol appeared on clothing, too. A man and a woman wore matching white T-shirts with the YouTube logo encircled in a blue “Q.” The video-sharing website came under criticism this week for unwittingly becoming a platform for baseless claims, first promoted on Twitter and Reddit by QAnon believers, that certain Hollywood celebrities are pedophiles.

Any readers who’ve followed my occasional posts about Crazy Days and Nights, the go-to source for advance warning of Hollywood sex scandals, should know that rumors about pedophiles in show-business cannot be easily dismissed as “baseless claims.” Hollywood is full of wealthy degenerates, and there are enough known cases — e.g., the gay pedophile network exposed in An Open Secret — to create a reasonable suspicion that there’s more lurking in the shadows. Furthermore, just because #Pizzagate didn’t pan out doesn’t mean that big-name Democrats aren’t on the verge of being destroyed by the revelation of sordid sex scandals:

A number of people at Trump’s rally in Florida held signs or wore shirts referring to “QAnon,” a hopelessly complex and obviously unhinged conspiracy theory that centers on the idea of an insider in the Trump administration, “Q,” leaking information about the president’s secret work on uprooting child sex rings and building a case against prominent Democrats and celebrities for complicity.

Just yesterday, I wrote about a CIA leaker busted for child pornography. It is very easy to write a phrase like “obviously unhinged” to dismiss suspicions about “child sex rings” as a way to imply that (a) such things don’t exist, (b) no Democrats or celebrities could be involved, and (c) Trump couldn’t actually be working to bust “child sex rings.” Isn’t it a curious coincidence, however, that celebrities were involved the NXIVM sex cult, which didn’t get busted until Trump became president? And let me remind you of a few headlines:

President of NYC Young Democrats Arrested
on Child Pornography Charges

May 27, 2017

Child Pornography Arrest Exposes
Australian TV Reporter’s Sordid Gay Life

April 18, 2017

Canadian Gay Child Pornography Merchant
Reportedly Made $4 Million

Aug. 9, 2016

Australian Gay-Marriage Crusader Was
Fugitive Wanted on Kiddie Porn Charge

May 14, 2016

Gay Pedophiles Used ‘Multiple Fake
Female Personas’ in Child Porn Ring

March 18, 2014

Famous Gay Rights Activist Now Also
Famous for Child Pornography Habits

Jan. 25, 2014

University of Toronto Education Professor
Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

July 8, 2013

Two Gay Men Used Russian Surrogate Mother
to Create Boy for Sex Abuse Ring

July 1, 2013

That’s just a small sample of creeps who’ve been busted the past few years, and don’t forget about this story from 2014:

A new lawsuit has revealed the extent of former President Clinton’s friendship with a fundraiser who was later jailed for having sex with an underage prostitute.
Bill Clinton’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who served time in 2008 for his illegal sexual partners, included up multiple trips to the onetime billionaire’s private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves. . . .
Tales of orgies and young girls being shipped to the island, called Little St. James, have been revealed as part of an ongoing lawsuit between Epstein and his former lawyers Scott Rothstein and Bradley Edwards.

A billionaire friend of Bill Clinton had a private island with teenage sex slaves, but it’s “obviously unhinged” to suspect that other Democrats and celebrities may eventually be exposed as pedophiles? Is it far-fetched to think President Trump may be getting Justice Department briefings about ongoing investigations of child sex rings? Is it a crazy conspiracy theory to believe that some administration “insiders” might know who’s under investigation, and that they might anonymously post tips on Internet forums? OK, maybe that’s all tinfoil-hat stuff, but you can’t just call it “baseless claims” and pretend you’ve proven that everything about #QAnon is false. Because for all you know, next week’s headlines will be a new scandal you never imagined in your wildest dreams, and the #QAnon guys will point to a previous tip and say, “See? We told you so!”

Oh, if only it could be Chuck Schumer . . .



One Response to “Notice @AceOfSpadesHQ Has Gone Full Populist? (And More Trump-Era News)”

  1. An Experiment in Knowing: Qanon | The Dusty Thanes
    August 2nd, 2018 @ 11:10 pm

    […] Is this impossible? Well, the Devil whishes to be worshipped and has always really enjoyed pedophilia and child sacrifice. Over at ‘The Other McCain’ (a site you should read often…) McCain writes: […]