Pepe Encouraged by Gen Z for the Future and Christ to Overcome J6 Trial
William Pepe is not discouraged in the slightest by the apparent political nature of his criminalization or the state of the US, as his hope resides in Gen Z and his faith in Jesus Christ.
Most January 6ers are buzzing to garner media attention, donations or other sources of funding, but not William Pepe.
The 34-year-old Long Island native is an America Firster, not in it for the grift but to support his country. In an act of pure anarcho-tyranny, he was indicted and charged with a laundry list of misdemeanors and upgraded felonies from conspiracy to entering a restricted building or grounds.
Whether we trust the Justice Department and its claims is another thing, as it seeks to lock up over a thousand Trump supporters.
But this story isn’t about J6 or its implications; it’s about Pepe and his unabashed resolve to persevere and hope for a greater America.
“I’m very passionate about the country and the direction that we should be going,” Pepe told Paleocon Publishing. “2016 and the whole Trump movement—it was great to watch it unfold, but you couldn’t even enjoy him. You couldn’t even enjoy his first term. You were constantly attacked and slandered.”
According to a 2023 Harvard University study, conservatives do indeed self-censor as a result of the leftist backlash. Still, there are those like Pepe who are willing to be outspoken.
“I attended the Million MAGA March in November. I went to the Stop the Steal in December, and I didn’t plan on going on January 6,” he said. It was a “last-minute decision” for him.
“This entire thing feels very surreal because even after the arrest and initial arraignment, I haven’t seen a courtroom. I haven’t even been to a courtroom—everything’s on Zoom,” stated Pepe. The courts have been pushing off the trial repeatedly, and it had only been “bad news after bad news.”
He told Paleocon Publishing that he wished for a bench trial, as he has no criminal history and has been inspired by J6er’s willingness to fight the charges, although the odds have been clearly stacked against them.
GOP Misses in the Courts
Pepe expressed a unique perspective on the criminalization of the Right surrounding the event and the indictments of former President Donald Trump. He theorized,
The left has this harmony between their two classes—the white-collar and the blue-collar. … So when it comes time for an urban elite to financially back and support the grassroots movements, they’re able to engage in all-out lawfare. The right-wing doesn’t have that. Anybody who is kind of considered elite that was with Trump, in the beginning, jumped ship when they saw exactly what it was going to entail … So the entire MAGA movement just became blue-collar grassroots.
He believes because of that; the Right does not have the money or resources to initiate combat in the courts, which has proven a losing battle for many J6ers and possibly Trump himself.
Pepe also speculates there could be a two-tiered justice system, or perhaps the divide lies along religion.
“If you have a fundamental disagreement on who the Messiah is, how are you going to have harmony between these two classes?” He posed, while not denying, that the three theories could overlap and, in essence, supplement each other.
Forgotten America First
Pepe, being a proud America First nationalist, couldn’t help but comment on the new Speaker of the House, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La, and the Republicans’ complete shift of focus onto Israel:
They haven’t been passionate about anything like they are with this conflict with Israel. We’ve got borders wide open, crime sky high, high food, high rent, high gas—people can’t even make a living. You haven’t seen them freak out about any of that, but now Israel’s in a war, and all of a sudden, they’re going to get billions. … It’s like we’re just totally forgotten about.
The Speaker did not even mention January 6 or the tapes in his first speech but certainly made sure to address hopeful donors at AIPAC.
Still, Pepe trusts that people are recognizing this bizarre alliance between the GOP and the Israel Lobby and places the utmost confidence in American youth:
I have a lot of hope in Gen Z because they were born into it—social media—not like millennials, where it was morphed as they were becoming adults.
Pepe also asserted that reactionaries and dissidents may be the ones to carry America First as they “sway and react to things,” unlike “bullheaded normies” stuck in their own ways. He credits those like Alex Jones and Gavin McInnes for showing how to spot “fake news,” while commentators like Nick Fuentes “taught those to react to it and dissent.”
Pepe the Groyper?
On Nick Fuentes and the Groypers, he remarked, “They’re very smart, and they’ve got this ability to move—they don’t just stay in one direction, and they have a vision, something to bring to the table.”
He was very impressed with the Groypers maintaining a presence on X, formerly known as Twitter, and simply not giving up on the platform like others:
People like Fuentes were like, you got to fight for Twitter, got to fight for X because the algorithms are too good. Then, all of a sudden, Elon Musk buys the platform, and now it’s like a whole different thing. The Groypers don’t possess that defeatist mentality. … You got to fight to stay in there. You’ve got to fight for it.
Pepe also added that they were the first to challenge the Right, while “Everybody was too focused on making memes and owning the libtards.”
In regards to the stigmatization of the Groypers, he simply said, “The media is going to make you a dissident if they want. People can have high IQ politics and views, but it pretty much just boils down to what the establishment wants to label.”
Full circle William Pepe, an America First traditional conservative who is looking at several years behind bars, remains unphased and confident.
Morale is so low that you can’t even threaten somebody like me with jail time—that’s how everything just sucks everywhere. The only thing I look forward to is going to Mass on Saturdays and Sundays.
I don’t think people should seek hardship to gain something spiritually, nor do I want people returning to faith because morale is low. People should be seeking Christ at the Catholic Mass because his presence is fully there.
Pepe loves attending his church and the cathedral near his home for Holy Communion twice a week. He went on to tell Paleocon Publishing that religion took him away from politics, ironically by the influence of Nick Fuentes, a practicing Catholic. He is firm that his return to the Church had nothing to do with his situation, saying,
It presents this vision for the future that I think is pretty much the only answer for right now. And either you see it, or you don’t.
His rock-solid faith has also led him to have hope for the resurgence of Christianity in the West:
“We’ve got something spiritual going on—you must suffer in this life. You got to get down in there. You have to deal with that hardship and hope that it transcends you to something greater afterward.
“I’m willing to get dragged through the mud to come out a better person. There’s light—the light of hope in the pockets of darkness,” he stated, adding you “suffer now and get vindicated later.”