Last week, I did a monologue addressing conspiracy theories. More specifically, a monologue on the believable ones, many of which have already turned out to be true. But there was one line in my monologue — one example of a widely circulated theory that at the very last second, I decided to delete. It went like this:
“And there are some conspiracy theories that absent any concrete proof, we all feel deep down might be true, like the one about Hollywood running a pedophile ring end quote.”
I deleted that line because I thought — despite my personal inclinations as to its potential veracity — that it was too, you know, tinfoil hat. I’ve already lived to regret that last minute judgment call.
The ‘Hollywood pedophile ring’ conspiracy theory runs in parallel to the idea that there is an elite group of individuals in this country who are so powerful that despite routinely committing sex acts against children and despite our intelligence communities being fully aware of these acts, they go unpunished because those would-be criminals serve a higher purpose for our government. Essentially, prosecuting pedophilia ranks beneath other national interests.
Now, if you’re sitting back thinking, ‘Candace, that sounds crazy,’ then you’d be right. It is crazy. But our government does protect pedophiles. Last week, BuzzFeed, a publication for which I normally have very little respect, put forth a stunning piece of investigative journalism that I think deserves a Pulitzer.
The piece was ten years in the making. Journalists had to file 13 public record requests and three separate Freedom of Information Act lawsuits over nine years to access closed investigations pertaining to the CIA, until finally this year, the documents they requested were partially released to them. And here is what those documents reveal.
First, it says that there’s credible evidence from the last 14 years that suggests 10 CIA employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children. One employee had sexual contact with a two year old and a six year old. A second employee purchased three sexually explicit videos of young girls filmed by their mothers. A third employee estimated that he had viewed up to 1400 sexually abusive images of children while on agency assignments. Another employee signed an affidavit admitting that he used a government laptop to view photographs and videos of girls as young as 10 years old being abused by an older man.
One CIA contractor logged into a chat room and solicited sex from a child, only to discover that that child was actually an FBI agent posing as a child.
One official extensively downloaded abuse material, sixty three videos of children between the ages of eight and sixteen, to be exact. The man regularly used government Wi-Fi to download the material he distributed to others, and he brought the photos back into the US after he returned from a trip overseas.
Now, that’s just a few of them. It goes on and on, and yet, it turns out that only one of these sick perverts was ever charged with a crime, and that individual, it’s important to know, also happened to be under investigation for mishandling classified material. In other words, the CIA had other reasons for wanting to see him prosecuted.
But everybody else? Nope. Nothing. Rather than prosecute these pedophiles, the U.S. attorney’s office — to whom the cases were referred — sent it back down to the CIA to handle internally. Their conclusion, of course, was that prosecuting these individuals would have procured public testimony that could have potentially exposed the CIA’s methods and sources.
Let me run that one back to you. There are young children who have been abused by individuals with top clearance in the United States government, and they will never receive justice, because the government’s methods are deemed more important.
Put another way, there are child pedophiles whom our government are fully aware of, who are roaming around free in our society right now, because methods are more important.
What does this all mean? I don’t know. What does it mean that sex crimes against small children are being rampantly covered up by our government?
I think it means that in many circumstances, the term ‘conspiracy theory’ is meant to gaslight the public. To make us turn our cheeks and look the other way. I think it means that pedophilia and other sexual crimes against children are not a crime in elite enough circles. And it certainly adds a new layer of understanding to an administration and a Department of Justice that are fighting tooth and nail to expose children to indecent concepts in public schools.
It means these people are perverts. And it’s time to stop being afraid to utter that truth. If BuzzFeed worked up the nerve, I promise, so can you.
The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.