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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:14 AM

RWW: The State of the Q-nion

Believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory were overwhelmingly excited by President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address before Congress last night, interpreting various details of the speech as proof that their wild beliefs are, in fact, grounded in reality.

For the uninitiated, the QAnon conspiracy theory goes like this: President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are secretly working in concert to upend a global network of satanic pedophiles that includes many prominent political, entertainment, and business leaders. To get information to the public about this secret plan, followers believe that Trump ordered someone with top-access to classified government secrets to call themselves “Q” and post cryptic riddles on an anonymous image board in order to reveal details about the progress of the secret plan by dropping cryptic hints that need to be properly decoded. QAnon followers are currently waiting for mass arrests to take place and for the people that they believe to be pedophiles to be rounded up and tried by military tribunals.

Before the event began, QAnon supporters were bubbling with anxious anticipation, wondering how Trump would use his speech to drop subtle hints that the conspiracy theory is true—something that conspiracy theory debunker Mike Rothschild refers to as “hopium.” Rothschild also pointed out how the pre-hype resembled the QAnon community’s anticipation of last year’s State of the Union event.

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Countless predictions from “Q” have fallen flat, causing even longtime followers of QAnon to question their continued participation in the conspiracy theory in recent months and the general tone among QAnon followers who write candidly to each other online has grown increasingly despondent. Liz Crokin, a right-wing “journalist” who has long promoted the theory, told her fans she might have to bow out of the conspiracy theory if the predicted mass arrests don’t come to fruition this year. She has also expressed her concerns that a QAnon supporter might act out violently under the premise of “vigilante justice.”

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A believer calling himself “Santa Claus Of The United States”—really—posted photos that seemed to be meant to convey that he had ridden in President Trump’s motorcade on the way to the Capitol Building to deliver his speech. Others used the State of the Union address to continue peddling their theories that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is dead. Others thought that Barack Obama’s silence on the speech was proof that he was already detained in Gitmo. When someone gifted Trump a watch after his speech, it caused one user to believe that the master “plan” prophesied in QAnon circles had finally been activated.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/the-state-of-the-q-nion/


Calling these people insane is an understatement!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:19 AM

1. I find fringe groups and conpiracy militia groups fasinating and I agree..

the qanon nuts are the culmination of years of insanity wrapped up into one grand unification theory of stupidity.

there have been many rumors to the idea that qanon is just a massive troll operation on the right wing. if it is, it's brilliant. and if it's not, then these people need to be put in a giant rubber room.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:21 AM

2. Oh I would love it if it were someone just fucking with these people.

Trump supporters are a stupid and scary bunch, but you have to be on a whole 'nother level to believe something as batshit crazy as Q or Pizzagate.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:27 AM

4. it probably won't come as much of a surprise but many of the qanon morons are also, wait for it...

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sovereign citizens. big surprise, right? LOL

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:22 AM

3. There have always been fringe conspiracy believers

The danger is that the established right wing has weaponized these folks

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:29 AM

5. My favorite:

They had a picture of Hillary wearing a pants suit with a doctored close-up of one ankle to show that she was wearing an ankle bracelet.
You gotta love the delusion of these people. Trump’s White House can’t keep the fact that he only works 2 hours a day quiet, but the networks haven’t caught on that Obama has been transported to Guantanamo. Priceless.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:35 AM

6. Yep. And Oswald was a patsy who didn't act alone.

Lots of anti-factual CTs out there, some more accepted than others.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:40 AM

7. Ooh! I love Q-Anon stories

Reading it later.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:34 PM

9. trump supporters are stupid people and this conspiracy theory is really stupid

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