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Deranged Canadian Nudist Breaks Into Nancy Pelosi’s SF Mansion and Attacks Her Husband With Hammer

Posted on | October 29, 2022 | 4 Comments

Say hello to 42-year-old David DePape, who grew up in the town of Powell River, British Columbia (population 13,157), then went to Hawaii before moving to Berkeley, California, with a girlfriend about 20 years ago. By 2008, DePape was associated with a group of nudism activists including Olessia “Gypsy” Taub, who once hosted a public-access TV program called 9/11 Uncensored in which she appeared naked while claiming that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were “an inside job.”

DePape is a drug addict who at one point supported himself by making and selling hemp bracelets. Not exactly your typical Trump voter, but over the past year, his craziness went off in another direction, and he began posting weird online screeds about Jews and COVID-19 and stolen elections and the corrupt “elite,” which explains why MSNBC and all the other liberal media are trying to blame Republicans — !!! — for this kook’s violent rampage early Friday morning:

Investigators were searching for clues into what drove a 42-year-old man to allegedly bludgeon Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer after breaking into the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday morning.
Officials identified the suspect as David DePape, a local man with ties to a nudist movement and whose social media accounts suggest a predilection for far-right conspiracy theories and a fixation on government surveillance.
Paul Pelosi was expected to make a full recovery after undergoing a successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and injuries to his right arm and hands, Nancy Pelosi’s office said in a statement Friday afternoon. DePape, who was arrested at the Pelosi’s home, is in custody after being booked on a long list of charges, including attempted murder. . . .
Relatives of DePape reached by The Chronicle said they were shocked by the allegations, and described a man who was estranged from family members but was not known to be violent.
While the motive was not immediately apparent, DePape’s social media screeds and alleged statements at the Pelosi home — reports citing unnamed sources quoted him as asking “where is Nancy” upon entering the home — swiftly ignited speculation of a politically motivated attack.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said when officers arrived before 3 a.m. Friday, they found an adult male and Paul Pelosi both holding a hammer. The assailant allegedly pulled the hammer from Pelosi and beat him with it, Scott said.

Oh, “a politically motivated attack” by a Canadian, who may not even have been in the United States legally? By all means, let’s round up all the Canadians and ship them back to the god-forsaken arctic wilderness they came from, because who knows what danger might be posed to public safety by these foreign interlopers? And while we’re at it, we can imprison all the nudists and finally enact the kind of “common-sense hammer safety” laws this country has needed for so long.

But, no, these aren’t the kind of measures being discussed in the mainstream media, who are obsessed with the idea that this Berkeley kook’s attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband must be blamed on Republicans.

Accused Pelosi attacker
David DePape spread QAnon,
other far-right, bigoted conspiracies

Los Angeles Times

Paul Pelosi’s Alleged Attacker Raged
About ‘Pedos,’ Shared QAnon Beliefs

Rolling Stone

Man Accused of Attacking Nancy Pelosi’s
Husband Left Trail of Far-Right Hate


You get the drift here. Even as I write this, you can be certain that every liberal pundit in the country is hard at work on a 1,500-word think piece about how Republicans have “normalized political violence” — the J6 Capitol riots — and why we need to suppress “misinformation” on social media that causes “stochastic terrorism.” Almost certainly, some of these pundits will connect the criminal actions of David DePape to Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, even though there’s no indication that Twitter had anything to do with DePape’s berserk rampage.

Many liberals are as crazy as David DePape in the way they constantly seek to “connect the dots” between things that aren’t actually connected. Their minds are a jumbled mess of conspiracy theories, where “corporate greed,” “Big Oil,” “Christian fundamentalists,” and especially “RAAAAACISM!” are all connected together to explain why any opposition to the Democratic Party still exists in America.

Speaking of connections, did you know that researchers have linked frequent cannabis consumption with schizophrenia? Might this be more than coincidentally connected to the case of David DePape? Nobody in the mainstream media is going to make that connection, despite DePape’s known history of drug abuse, because it might distract from the “Blame Republicans” narrative they’re using to frame this incident as a potential game-changer for the midterm elections.

Y’know, I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, but excuse me if I question the timing of David DePape’s attack at Pelosi’s mansion. It reminds me of how, just before the 2018 midterms — Oct. 27, almost four years to the day before DePape’s rampage — a guy suddenly decided it was time to go shoot up a Pittsburgh synagogue. So we’ve seen this happen in two consecutive midterms, where a random kook suddenly decides that the last week of October is an excellent time to “strike a blow” for whatever lunatic cause he considers himself to represent. Those who recall the history of MK-ULTRA and COINTELPRO might be inspired to wonder if the use of agents provocateurs by the federal national security apparatus (a/k/a “The Deep State”) could somehow be implicated in this curious pattern. But if you start thinking too hard about this stuff — especially if you’re smoking some high-powered sinsemilla while you’re thinking about it — you might drive yourself completely crazy.

And, as we all know, Crazy People Are Dangerous.

UPDATE: The media “explainers” have been busy galloping ahead with their “Pin-the-Tail on the Republicans” game:

Pelosi attack didn’t happen in a vacuum,
but in an ‘ecosystem’ of misinformation
and extremist views gone mainstream,
experts on far-right groups say

This is an instant classic of the genre — illustrated with a photo of the J6 riot, just in case anybody missed the point — where the reader is given the impression that the only “extremist views” in America are those associated with the “far right” (i.e., Republicans). The “experts” cited include Carolyn Gallaher, a professor at American University and Eric Ward, “senior advisor to Western States Center and expert on extremism,” who delivers this tasty quote:

“It may seem shocking that this incident happened but when you look at the months of political rhetoric by individuals campaigning for office, and the rhetoric from folks like Tucker Carlson on Fox News, you can’t be surprised that someone took this rhetoric and then turned it into an action plan,” Ward told Insider. “This is exactly what we’re seeing and as predictable as the sun rising again.”

As if we know that the suspect was a Fox News viewer, because so many dopehead nudists in Berkeley are big Tucker Carlson fans.

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4 Responses to “Deranged Canadian Nudist Breaks Into Nancy Pelosi’s SF Mansion and Attacks Her Husband With Hammer”

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    […] Crime has shown up as one of the major issues in the upcoming election, so naturally Mrs Rubin has made a silly claim trying to blame Republicans for crime, due to the rather odd attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, by a Canadian nudist hippie who somehow has morphed into an evil reich-wing extremist. […]

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