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QAnon Qonspiracy Cult

Post by Holman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 pm

I'm surprised we don't have a thread on the QAnon madness sweeping MAGAland.

Signs are that it is getting more rather than less traction.



An introduction for those unfamiliar with the phenomenon:
QAnon is a sprawling, shifting conspiracy theory that began life as an ultra-fringe concoction in the online message boards beloved of the alt-right but is now present in more mainstream platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit.

It is anchored in the baseless assertion that the all-seeing, all-powerful President Trump deliberately manipulated the Mueller investigation to target top Democratic politicians and Hollywood stars for their alleged involvement with pedophile rings, the "Deep State" and pharmaceutical companies aimed at enslaving the American people.

Followers believe that "Q," the alleged deep-throat highly-placed national security source, gradually reveals the extent of the conspiracy that is confirmed by a bizarre parsing of the president's own words.
The Q community believes that "the solution to the country’s problems is a brutal authoritarian crackdown against Trump’s enemies," View told me in a recent phone interview. At the same time, View notes, the Q community may just be attempting to bridge the ever-widening gap between what Trump supporters believed Trump would do and what he is actually doing.

It's a continuation of the "Lock her up!" chant at Trump rallies, when supporters hoped he would throw his opponents in jail - even execute them for treason. Rather than acknowledge the hyperbolic unreality behind Trump’s vitriol, the Q community simply maintained a narrative through-line, giving vent to their revenge fantasies and overcoming the cognitive dissonance that nothing of the sort has actually occurred.

The evocation of an eschatological break from perceived reality marks the basic essence of the Q phenomenon. There is a reckoning coming, referred to in places as the "reverse rapture": a revelation that means not only the end of the world but a new beginning. Constituents often withdraw from their lives and recount stories of fighting with their families over the existence of Q, anxiously awaiting the next "Q drop."
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Re: QAnon Qonspiracy Qult

Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:24 pm

Holman wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 pm
I'm surprised we don't have a thread on the QAnon madness sweeping MAGAland.
It's been touched on in other threads but probably needs its own.

I'm not sure how many actually believe the core tenants of Qanon vs. how many are just looking to belong to some movement that vaguely matches their worldview.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:28 pm

Grand Rapids is absolutely shocking
Nope. Depressing? Yes. Shocking? No.

I can't speak to general prevalence. I also didn't even know Qanon was a thing until OO suggested it was.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:05 pm

this is how religions are born?

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Re: QAnon Qonspiracy Qult

Post by Jaymann » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:15 pm

hitbyambulance wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:05 pm
this is how religions are born?
Only if the head honcho gets martyred.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:26 pm

This thread title made me wonder who was quitting Q-anon.
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Re: QAnon Qonspiracy Qult

Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:29 pm

ImLawBoy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:26 pm
This thread title made me wonder who was quitting Q-anon.
I just keep seeing this:

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Post by Z-Corn » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:21 pm

The spot where that video ends is about how far the line stretched when I drove by at around 10:00 AM. By the time they opened the doors 6 hours later it was almost another mile down the street. Totally fucked up my commute home.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:37 pm

Z-Corn wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:21 pm
Totally fucked up my commute home.
That's a small price to pay to be on the vanguard of the battle against the Deep State.
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Re: QAnon Qonspiracy Qult

Post by Holman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:17 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:29 pm
ImLawBoy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:26 pm
This thread title made me wonder who was quitting Q-anon.
I just keep seeing this:

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Changed "Qult" to "Cult" because it was giving me a headache.

I figure the odds are good that Trump, who never misses a chance to take credit, starts dropping little hints at rallies that "the people out there making sense of the Deep State are onto something, wish I could say more!"
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Post by Kraken » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:46 pm

Grand Rapids is the reason the rest of the state can't have nice things.

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Re: QAnon Qonspiracy Cult

Post by Holman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:01 pm

The fun/scary question is "Who is Q?" (or, really, who is in a position to post as "Q"?)

Somebody is, and he or she has a huge following. Whoever it is, they've got incredible influence in the Deplorablesphere.

The True Believers buy that Q is a highly-placed Trump administration officer (probably someone we've never even heard of, because Top Secret) tasked with apprising the Trump faithful of the progress of the eventual purge that will save America from Obama loyalists, Clinton partisans, Hollywood libruls, Feminazis, treasonous intellectuals, secret Muslims, voter frauds, and other non-White non-Right non-Americans. The drama they're expecting is one of mass arrests, literally in the tens of thousands.

The most plausible theory (based on the origins of the phenom) is that Q is a 4chan or other shitposter (or a cabal of them) who has crafted the greatest hoax in internet history.

If so, we're looking at a home-grown social-media propaganda operation to rival the Russians' own. It's kind of terrifying to believe that this is possible, but it's impossible not to.

We definitely weren't ready for what the internet can do to us. We never were, and probably never could be.
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Re: QAnon Qonspiracy Cult

Post by Freyland » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:14 pm

Holman wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:01 pm
The fun/scary question is "Who is Q?" (or, really, who is in a position to post as "Q"?)

Somebody is, and he or she has a huge following. Whoever it is, they've got incredible influence in the Deplorablesphere.

The True Believers buy that Q is a highly-placed Trump administration officer (probably someone we've never even heard of, because Top Secret) tasked with apprising the Trump faithful of the progress of the eventual purge that will save America from Obama loyalists, Clinton partisans, Hollywood libruls, Feminazis, treasonous intellectuals, secret Muslims, voter frauds, and other non-White non-Right non-Americans. The drama they're expecting is one of mass arrests, literally in the tens of thousands.

The most plausible theory (based on the origins of the phenom) is that Q is a 4chan or other shitposter (or a cabal of them) who has crafted the greatest hoax in internet history.

If so, we're looking at a home-grown social-media propaganda operation to rival the Russians' own. It's kind of terrifying to believe that this is possible, but it's impossible not to.

We definitely weren't ready for what the internet can do to us. We never were, and probably never could be.
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Post by Holman » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:24 pm

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