I used to be a big supporter of Nick Fuentes. In 2019, He emphasized White identity, Christian Values and exposing the current power structure in today’s world. However, things have obviously changed in the past year. When I look at AFPAC II in February 2021, it seems that the main things that separate AFPAC from CPAC are: 1. taking an even harder anti-mask stance then most conservatives 2. Making vulgar remarks about people in wheelchairs and 3. Supporting Donald Trump and doing stopthesteal phony culture-war rhetoric more aggressively.
Steve King talked about capitalism and claimed that this is a “Judeo-Christian” nation. Jazzhands McFeels raised a good point on the latest FTN by noting that King’s speech would of likely been completely acceptable at CPAC. I’ve been saying for a while now that Nick and many “Paleocons” don’t actually have many substantial critiques of conservatives’ economic policies anymore. Their main gripe with neoliberal economics seems to be that groups like TPUSA and individuals within the GOP emphasize it too much to where it hurts them in elections. Just like most conservative events, the most “based” speeches seemed to come from non-Whites. “RINO” republicans, big tech, and the “deep state” were targeted as well.
It is very puzzling to me why they railed against CPAC so much when the President they vehemently support is literally speaking there. Perhaps they are hoping that AFPAC will be the home of Donald Trump and Trumpism, but this is unlikely since CPAC has not abandoned the former president at all. Con Inc embraced Trump, but not his 2016 campaign platform.
Despite promoting stopthesteal, which culminated with the Capitol Protest on January 6th and then bragging about it afterwards, Nick Fuentes is still verified on twitter and just had a sitting congressman speak at his event. I don’t think he’s going to jail anytime soon. In my opinion, it’s more likely at this point that Nick is simply being used as the next GOP op to carry this fake “conservative populism” into the future of which we know amounts to not much more than empty platitudes about RINO republicans, the deep state, COVID conspiracy theories and consistent loyalty to an adulterous ultra-Philo-Semitic billionaire who lost an election.