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Over the past few weeks, major media outlets have attacked the “QAnon” movement. Some journalists called for it to be suppressed, calling it dangerous and potentially violent. This is just a sampling:

Twitter has removed thousands of QAnon posts. Facebook is banning QAnon groups. TikTok and YouTube are trying to squash it, too. Google is blocking searches for it because it is a “terror threat.”

What is QAnon? This question is harder to answer than you might think. There are several books about QAnon, including QAnon and The Great Awakening by Michael Knight, QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening by “WWG1WGA,” and Revolution Q by “Neon Revolt.” After reading these and other books and websites, I’d identify three main points.

  • “Q,” an anonymous, highly placed government official, knows that President Trump is planning a series of dramatic events that will expose crimes and even treason implicating many Democrats and government bureaucrats. Q communicates what’s coming by posting on various forums, including 4chan and 8kun (formerly 8chan). He says there’s a fierce battle over this at the highest levels of the government.
  • President Trump himself communicates with followers of the movement through code phrases, gestures, and imagery. He and his family also occasionally retweet accounts linked to QAnon.
  • “The Storm,” the righteous day of justice that President Trump is bringing, is opposed by a cabal of financial and media elites who want to keep people from learning the truth. Thus, people must do their own research and not trust what the mainstream media tell them.

The initial post that spawned “Q” could have been made by anyone. Further “drops” by “Q” or people in the movement could also be made by anyone. There is no way to verify any of their claims, except through vague references to key phrases that will supposedly be uttered in the days following the posts. For example, before President’s rally in Tulsa, Eric Trump posted an American-flag QAnon meme with the #WWG1WGA (this is supposed to stand for “Where We Go One, We Go All”) at the bottom to Instagram. Does this mean anything, or was Eric Trump simply passing along an image he liked?

QAnon is so popular it has spawned its own “watchdog” groups. NPR’s Michael Martin interviewed Travis View, the co-host of the QAnon Anonymous podcast. Mr. Martin prepped the audience by calling QAnon “a group of people who adhere to some far-right conspiracies and believe a number of absurd things.” Mr. View obliged by saying that according to QAnon, “The world is controlled by a Satanic cabal of pedophiles that they believe control everything like the media, politics and entertainment.” He adds that QAnon also thinks President Trump knows all about this and will “defeat this global cabal once and for all and free all of us.” “QAnon Anonymous” host Travis View added that it is a “domestic extremist movement” and said President Trump had “tweeted or retweeted QAnon accounts over 160 times.” However, he also admitted “no one in the current administration has ever done anything to endorse QAnon.”

Nevertheless, it seems that at least some of President Trump’s advisors know about the movement and are playing to it. President Trump has directly retweeted memes from accounts linked to QAnon. Republican congressional candidate Angela Stanton-King tweeted, “THE STORM IS HERE.” Tess Owen, Vice’s reporter on the “far right” beat, wrote, “Welp, the GOP Now Has 15 QAnon-Linked Candidates on the November Ballot.”

NBC news says, “There is no evidence to these claims” about a “cabal of criminals run by politicians like Hillary Clinton and the Hollywood elite.” However, after Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged “suicide” and news that powerful figures such as former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew were part of Epstein’s strange network, it’s hardly absurd to claim there could be sick stuff going on among the political and cultural elite.

Jimmy Saville was a well-known British media personality, knighted, and honored by many institutions including the Vatican and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. After his death, it emerged that he had sexually abused children; some suggested hundreds of them. Most honors were rescinded posthumously.

A jury recently convicted Harvey Weinstein, once the most powerful producer in Hollywood, of sexual crimes. Several actresses including Allison Mack were alleged to be part of a bizarre sexual cult called NXIVM, and she pleaded guilty to racketeering. During the 2016 election, Wikileaks released email tying John Podesta’s brother to “artist” Marina Abramovic and her bizarre, occult performance piece “Spirit Cooking.”

Trump supporters displaying QAnon posters. (Credit Image: © Thomas O’Neill / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)
Trump supporters displaying QAnon posters. (Credit Image: © Thomas O’Neill / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

If a crazy man approached you in the street raving about these plots, you’d run, but these things happened. Non-whites sexually abused thousands of young women in Rotherham, England. Police and local government officials did nothing because they didn’t want to be called racists. This is a sick world, and evildoers often get away with evil. It’s not absurd to think powerful men and women are no better than middling Labour politicians who looked the other way instead of stopping rape and sex slavery.

Is there a “Deep State” opposing President Trump? In 2019, the New York Times ran an editorial called “The ‘Deep State’ Exists to Battle People Like Trump.” In 2018, an anonymous official wrote, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” Recent evidence suggests that the FBI bullied General Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security advisor, and made him confess he had lied to agents after they threatened his son. The Department of Justice recently concluded that the interview of General Flynn was not “conducted with a legitimate investigative basis.”

This doesn’t mean there’s a Satanic cabal running the government. It does mean some bureaucrats opposed or even sabotaged President Trump’s agenda. They investigated his subordinates or leaked information to the press. If we substitute “the permanent bureaucracy” for the more ominous sounding term “Deep State,” this “conspiracy theory” becomes plausible. Incidentally, General Flynn recently posted a video that uses QAnon slogans.

What is truly implausible about QAnon is the idea that President Trump knows about everything and will destroy this vast conspiracy. The proof for such assertions lies in gestures, vague statements, or even the background of where he is speaking. For example, in QAnon and the Great Awakening, the author says that President Trump’s phrases “this is the calm before the storm” and “tippy top,” his supposed circular motions with his hands, and occasional pointing towards supposed Q supporters are proof that he is on to it. “Q offers hundreds of data points that demonstrate Q is indeed linked to the Trump Administration,” the book says.

One of several people holding up signs reading ”Qanon.pub” at the ‘Make America Great Again’ on August 4, 2018, just outside Columbus, Ohio. (Credit Image: © James D. DeCamp / ZUMA Wire)
One of several people holding up signs reading ”Qanon.pub” at the ‘Make America Great Again’ on August 4, 2018, just outside Columbus, Ohio. (Credit Image: © James D. DeCamp / ZUMA Wire)

If you desperately want to believe something, you’ll find evidence for it. This is confirmation bias at best, schizophrenia at worst. If President Trump truly is about to reveal a vast Satanic conspiracy, he’s taking his time.

What is especially dangerous about QAnon is not that it promotes dangerous extremism, but that it urges complacency. Its core message is that Donald Trump knows all about the secret conspiracy running the world and has the power to crush it; after all, he’s President. All we have to do is wait. “Nothing can stop what is coming,” says one popular slogan. If this were true, President Trump and his followers have already won, and there’s no reason to do anything but scour the internet for clues about what’s coming next.

After almost four years of Trump’s presidency, QAnon is an attempt to explain the President’s failure to “Make America Great Again.” It’s true that he’s hobbled by powerful elites. However, President Trump’s biggest personnel problems, from John Bolton to Anthony Scaramucci, were people he appointed himself. No one forced him to make Reince Priebus his chief of staff, expel Steve Bannon, or pick a fight with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Indeed, according to QAnon, Attorney General Sessions was the one who was supposed to rout the evildoers.

QAnon assures Trump supporters that he has everything well in hand and that justice is coming. It’s far more terrifying to realize that he doesn’t. He is politically isolated, surrounded by foes, and losing the presidential campaign to a confused and combative man who occasionally forgets what office he’s running for or where he is. President Trump’s not mustering his legions. Instead, his own defense secretary publicly opposed his plans to use soldiers to suppress riots. The brass overruled his wishes to leave bases named after Confederate heroes alone. Unless President Trump has a Praetorian Guard we don’t know about (perhaps the Space Force?), there’s nothing he can use against domestic opponents.

The real question is why reporters fear QAnon. Some of its supporters have allegedly committed crimes. One alleged QAnon believer killed a Gambino mob boss. In February, another blocked a bridge with an armored vehicle. Two others had family troubles, which may or may not be related to their QAnon beliefs. If these people did those things, they are criminals, but this is hardly a wave of violence. All together, this would be a peaceful weekend in Chicago.

QAnon-believer Matthew Wright’s armored truck blocking a bridge going over the Hoover Dam.
QAnon-believer Matthew Wright’s armored truck blocking a bridge going over the Hoover Dam.

QAnon isn’t dangerous. Conspiracy theories are as old as the Anti-Masonic Party, maybe older. Some unstable people may latch on to them, but they are not notably violent. If anything, if they really believe a Satanic cabal runs the world, they are showing remarkable restraint.

I suspect the real reason journalists don’t like QAnon is because at its core, it tells people the media are lying. It encourages independent investigation and citizen journalism. This occasionally leads to absurdities, such as building a worldview around 4chan posts. However, it’s healthy to distrust elites. Sometimes, journalists lie, stretch the truth, or hide it entirely. Sometimes, they demand citizens be silenced. Ordinary Americans looking for truth are a threat. I believe mainstream journalists truly regard themselves as a Fourth Estate, an independent political power. They think they have the right to determine what Americans should and should not be allowed to hear or say. Their efforts to censor and suppress QAnon only fuel the movement.

Journalists promote a conspiracy far more dangerous and deadly than QAnon. That is the “white privilege” conspiracy theory. Many journalists and academics tell non-whites that racist whites hold them down. This implicitly justifies protests, shakedowns, and even anti-white violence. When George Floyd died, Americans weren’t allowed to see the bodycam videos. Instead, many journalists told a fable about a white policeman murdering an innocent black man. This was the spark, but journalists had soaked the country in gasoline years before with endless sensationalist coverage of race and “racism.” Now, riots are destroying cities, ruining businesses, probably spreading disease, and creating a huge crime wave. I blame journalists for inciting this violence. It’s not QAnon spreading a violent conspiracy theory, but journalists at CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others who manufactured a fake crisis.

Liberals are right to think QAnon is dangerous, but not in the way they think. QAnon is dangerous to whites. It tells them that everything is under control, that an evil conspiracy will be exposed, and that we just need to trust President Trump. We can’t be under any illusions that President Trump will save us. “The Storm” is not coming, the cavalry won’t ride over the hill, and there isn’t a secret military force ready to scoop up our foes and liberate America. It’s up to us.

Credit Image: © Thomas O’Neill / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press
Credit Image: © Thomas O’Neill / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

Liberals should be thankful for a conspiracy theory that urges complacency. Our message is more urgent: Our people, country, and civilization are at stake. You don’t need to pore through websites to see what’s happening; just walk down any city street. Time is running out. You have a duty to resist. Don’t look for a savior. Instead, join us, and be worthy of our ancestors.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. um, well, the author doesn’t seem very smart, and here is why i say that:

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    1. how can the author say ‘no one forced’ him to make various appointments that seemed puzzling ? was the author in the oval office during the discussions ? while i am sure no deep stater stepped out of the shadows and put a gun to trump’s head to appoint -say- bolton, there may be all kinds of valid, practical, and deep state-driven reasons he did so, even against his own interests… that the author fails to imagine that is a failure of intellect and curiosity…
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    2. the author CHOOSES to use the standard propaganda technique of painting with a broad brush and including a whole raft of koo koo kwazy stuff ALL kinds of people (not jsut Qanon believers) believe… that isn’t a good look for someone supposedly trying to be objective… i bet someone in his family (possibly him!) believes some whack shit which would render them an untrustworthy or unreliable source to everyone; so does that mean your whole family sucks ? ? ?
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    3. don’t need no steeenkin Qanon to tell me that pedo elites are running the show… the satanic BS is mostly to muddy the waters, intimidate victims, wrap pseudo rites around abusive acts, and if ever exposed, the satanic BS automatically makes some people go to a skeptical posture… worked on the author ! mission accomplished !
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    4. frankly, given ONLY the circumstantial evidence of virtually the ENTIRETY of the mainstream media, political class, punditocracy, etc, being in 100% lockstep in condemning the bad orange man 24/7/365, UNRELENTING; AND that they engage in BS impeachment(s), gin up a BS non-pandemic and crash the world economy, AND when that doesn’t make us take down the bad orange man, the soros / cliton cabal starts a guided ‘insurrection’ cum race war to destroy him and/or the country, whichever comes first, whatever….
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    given JUST the bizarrely outrageous -I WOULD SAY TREASONOUS- actions of the soros dem’rats, THAT is what gives the theory that trump is going after the deep state slime and pedo elites a probability of being more true than not…
    again, don’t need no Qanon stuff to see this play out…

    • Agree: gsjackson, Rurik
    • Troll: Richard B
  2. utu says:

    You got it right.

    “What is especially dangerous about QAnon is not that it promotes dangerous extremism, but that it urges complacency. ”

    “We can’t be under any illusions that President Trump will save us. “The Storm” is not coming, the cavalry won’t ride over the hill, and there isn’t a secret military force ready to scoop up our foes and liberate America.”

    The Qanon phenomenon exploits the most fundamental psychological need which is hope, that hope dies last. The hope in order not to die will accept and forgive anything including the greatest nonsense. The hopeful ones can be strung along for ever because hope wants to last as it is the last to die. You just have to keep giving them a dose and keep stringing them alone.

    There is is a blogger Benjamin Fulford that precedes Qanon and uses exactly the same technique and very similar narratives of hidden forces of Good and Evil fighting for the dominance and the forces of Good always being very close to the final victory to give you enough hope to keep you interested till the next installment.. There is a mixture of Free Masons, Rockefellers, Rothschild, Zionists, Trump, Pope Sabbatean mafia, Khazarian mafia and Asian Secret Societies. The latter are on the side of Good in Fulford’s universe. Fulford, I think, is located somewhere in Asia, most likely Japan. Fulford missed his calling of being a script writer of the never ending TV series and dramas like TWD and so on. But I suspect he makes some money from his series about the world in battle between forces of Good and Evil and the victory being just around the corner.

    From August 10, 2020. Benjamin Fulford installment:

    https://benjaminfulford.net
    “The Khazarian mafia is preparing the public for some form of alien disclosure or invasion scenario as they struggle to stay in power, Pentagon and other sources claim. The most likely scenario for this autumn is the cancellation of the U.S. Presidential election followed by a UFO distraction, the sources say. U.S. President Donald Trump himself is saying the election needs to be called off even as he continues to promote a “Space force.””

    Or from August 3 installment:

    “The P3 Freemasons are saying the Covid-19 campaign is only going to intensify until an agreement is reached to set up a “World Republic.” Certainly, the P3 lodge involvement is easier to spot in Japan and Korea where all positive test results are being traced to either Christian (P3) sects or Khazarian Mafia hedge funds.”

    “The other big theme being pushed by the Zionists is an escalating conflict between the U.S. and China. The U.S. State Department propaganda machine is pushing a doctored document known as “The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian,” which claims to contain secret Chinese plans to invade the U.S., kill women and children and use biological warfare.”

    “Of course, the opposite is true, since everybody who read the Project for a New American Century knows the Zionist regime has been touting race-specific or ethnic-specific biological warfare as a “useful political tool.” ”

    Or from July 27:

    “The rest of the world, especially the main creditors Japan and China, are willing to write off the debt but they want a change in management first. In other words, they want the Americans to free themselves from the Babylonian debt slavery of the Khazarian mafia.

    That process has started with arrests and extra-judicial killings of top Khazarian, Satan-worshipping elites. The Bush family is gone, the Rockefellers lost the presidency when Hillary Rockefeller was defeated, and many politicians and so-called celebrities have vanished.

    However, the situation is still like a lizard shaking off its tail in order to escape. The real control of the United States is still in the hands of…”

    ENJOY!

    • Replies: @Anon
  3. LOL, the slimy, Leftist big dogs are getting very nervous, aren’t they?

    You take the most flak when you are over the target!

    ‘Nuff said…..

  4. Sadly, the author is pretty much on-the-money. If Trump is for real, that is, if he believes what he says, he has been completely incompetent at accomplishing anything. As for the media, I’d disagree that they sometimes lie; they lie pretty much ALL the time.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Amon
  5. Exile says:

    What is especially dangerous about QAnon is not that it promotes dangerous extremism, but that it urges complacency.

    So does Trump and the GOP in general.

    The GOP, MAGA and NeverTrump alike, exists only to sap our will, acclimate us to defeat and put us to sleep with the comforting illusion that some authority or institution is fighting for us.

    Until the American Right realizes this, it will never gain back one inch of ground. And no one worth marching with or behind will join their ranks or rise from them.

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Disagree: artichoke
    • Replies: @Wally
  6. Franz says:

    Very excellent article.

    I came late to the QAnon crap and saw it was the same soup as Black Lives Matter. Why, in fact, wouldn’t the same crooks behind the one not foment the other? One says “blacks gonna make you kneel and take away all your stuff” while the other says, “don’t worry, the least effective president in history has got us covered.”

    There’s no war in heaven. They’re all in show biz and Americans just happen to be an unusually gullible audience.

    • Replies: @Wyatt
  7. onebornfree says: • Website

    “What is especially dangerous about QAnon is not that it promotes dangerous extremism, but that it urges complacency. Its core message is that Donald Trump knows all about the secret conspiracy running the world and has the power to crush it; after all, he’s President. “

    This “just” in: There are NO government solutions to ANY problems!

    Government “solutions” whether from the “left”, or the “right”, do not fix problems, they only make existing problems [almost unfailingly caused by a prior government “solution”, in the first place], even worse than they already are.

    However, the general, underlying psychology of the average voter [“left” or “right”] rests on the exact opposite of the above, plain as day, truth, i.e. : the unexamined assumption that government “solutions” actually work, when the hard to accept truth for them is that : they don’t. They never have, and they never will.

    Any new government “solution” that involves more government, more laws or whatever, regardless of whether its proposed by a the “left” or the Trump “right”, will only make things even worse than they already are, not better.

    Q Anon believers are , at their core, no different from their fake opponents [the left], because both “sides” actually believe the exact same, demonstrably false assumption that government solutions can/will work, when, in the real world, they never do.

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” Robert LeFevere

    “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken

    “Why Government Doesn’t Work” [pdf available here]:
    https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Why_Government_Doesn%27t_Work

    See: “You, Trump Etc Versus “Dictator Syndrome”:
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2015/08/do-you-suffer-from-dictator-syndrome.html

    regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  8. What is especially dangerous about QAnon is not that it promotes dangerous extremism, but that it urges complacency.

    Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

    Give that man a prize!

    QAnon is a psyop.

    • Agree: zimriel, Yukon Jack
    • Replies: @ld
  9. Wyatt says:
    @Franz

    There’s a good chance QAnon was just 4chan trolling and it was effective enough to gain momentum on its own. They did it for free and got massive results.

    BLM required hundreds of millions in funding from Soros and co. in order to agitate leftists and negros to tear down the country for perceived injustice.

    One is a bunch of goofs fucking with people. The other one is Weimar Germany with socialist jews trying to create a revolution to secure their power. Ultimately, I think both QAnon and Trump have done a good job in getting the left to reveal their crazy and to get Americans thinking away from the media and towards their own agendas. The media and the dems turned up the heat thinking the frog was going to jump out.

    • Replies: @Franz
    , @jxy
  10. Realist says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    If Trump is for real, that is, if he believes what he says, he has been completely incompetent at accomplishing anything.

    That is the dilemma. I believe Trump is just another minion of the Deep State and is acting in accordance with their wishes. He is helping play out a charade…a good cop (Trump) against a bad cop (Deep State). At any rate, he is not fulfilling his promises to those that elected him…whether through incompetence or scheme.

    • Agree: Emily, Yukon Jack
    • Replies: @Notsofast
  11. @onebornfree

    So total anarchy is the solution to bad government. George Washington said government is force. So total anarchy must be the antidote to force.

  12. Anonymous[281] • Disclaimer says:

    So many have eyes but cannot see, have ears but cannot hear, have brains but cannot think. This whole article is a not a joke but another attempt to discredit that which strikes real fear in the hearts of those whose deep parasitism and predation is on the verge of exposure. Are you another spiritual vampire or just a familiar seeking the crumbs your masters throw around? Either way, choose whom you align yourself with for judgement is coming. You should consider lifting that hood and maybe letting a little light into the darkness.

    • Replies: @Oldtradesman
  13. Uhhh, Donald Trump as well as Slickster Billy Bob was part of the Epstein network. This piece jumps the shark and the rails right there at the start and goes further into PR turd-polishing land after that.

  14. Anon[905] • Disclaimer says:

    The shills are getting nervous! This is a good sign.

    • Replies: @G J T
  15. My name is Edward Manfredonia. I am a former member of the American Stock Exchange.

    I was wired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Frances Fragos obtained the wire order.

    Frances Fragos is better known as Frances Townsend, President George W Bush’s Advisor on Homeland Security.

    [MORE]

    FBI Special Agent Joseph Yastremski wired me. I was a member of the American Stock Exchange for more than 7 years.

    The FBI allowed drugs to be smuggled into the United States by millionaires.

    I appeared in the 26 April 1999 BusinessWeek cover story, “Scandal On Wall Street.” More than one page is devoted to me. But BusinessWeek turned against me because of the crime on Wall Street was horrible and Wall Street had the money.

    My website is: wallstreetcrusader24.wordpress.com

    I wrote for The Black Star News about rape, narcotics smuggling, money laundering, the Italian Mafia- all on Wall Street. But I had disagreements with the Publisher.

    But the FBI also allowed The Shower Posse to smuggle drugs into the United States. The FBI allowed 1,400 American citizens (predominantly African-American) to be murdered by the Shower Posse. My article, What About U.S. Accomplices to the Drug Business, aka, Wall Street’s Role In Fueling Jamaican Drug Gangs, appeared in the physical edition of The Black Star News.

    In 2012 Robert Mueller, then Director of the FBI, granted permission for the FBI to meet with me because of threats upon my life by the Russian Mob- nothing to do with President Donald Trump or his Russian friends. This involved stock fraud and murder. My letter to Mueller is on my website.

    I also discuss the rape of women on Wall Street by Wall Street millionaires.

    I also have copies of letters, which I had sent to James Kallstrom, Pat D’Amuro, Mark Mershon, and other Assistant Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    I have numerous letters, which I had written to FBI Special Agent Joseph Yastremski. These letters discuss narcotics smuggling- including the first letter about Jamaican drug gangs, dated 6 June 1994. This letter was about a meeting I had with a Wall Street drug smuggler- a former acquaintance. A former trader. The FBI provided a copy of this letter to the drug smuggler.

    And yes in 2004 Senator Hillary Clinton sent me a letter in which she refused to accept my documents of the FBI’s involvement in drug smuggling. Note: I had originally written to Senator Evan Bayh, who, under Senatorial courtesy, forwarded my letter to Senator Hillary Clinton because she represented me. (I am from New York City.)

    Everything is on my website- in no particular order.

    There are two copies of my FBI order. Both copies were provided by the FBI, which has refused to grant me access to my FBI files.

    You can read my letters to Judges Brian Cogan, Dabney Friedrich, and other judges about drug smuggling on Wall Street.

    In your search, please use google and the term “wallstreetcrusader48.wordpress.com” and the particular item for your search, such as “Robert Mueller,” etc.

    If you wish to contact me: [email protected]

    And if you are from QANON (QAnon), please post any information from my website on a QAnon site or discussion board.

    All Narco-States have several characteristics: widespread smuggling of narcotics; murder; rape of women.

    The FBI has covered up and allowed money laundering, drug smuggling, murder, rape. And it is centered in New York City. And it is not Mexicans. It is white Americans- even the Shower Posse smuggling and money laundering was by a white American.

    I even discuss diamond smuggling from Africa.

    Thank you.

    Edward Manfredonia

    • Replies: @Really No Shit
  16. Franz says:
    @Wyatt

    Ultimately, I think both QAnon and Trump have done a good job in getting the left to reveal their crazy and to get Americans thinking away from the media and towards their own agendas.

    The logic of Hood’s article is hard to beat either way. Trump/QAnon are just there for show, dangling hope in front of people that there’s some person or entity that cares about them. It’s the same as the infamous Pentagon Papers fifty years ago: Even after Americans knew the fix was in, the Vietnam War didn’t stop until the plutocrats were good and ready to end it.

    The truth sets nobody free. Power is a vehicle to find truth and do something about it. Truth without power just equals more frustration. And the world’s full to bursting with frustration already.

  17. What is especially dangerous about QAnon is not that it promotes dangerous extremism, but that it urges complacency. Its core message is that Donald Trump knows all about the secret conspiracy running the world and has the power to crush it; after all, he’s President. All we have to do is wait.

    Yup. The first sign of trouble was back when they adopted that ridiculous slogan, ‘Trust the plan.’ Sorry: this is politics. And in politics, I trust no one. The Q ought to be putting pressure on Trump (and the Republican Party generally), not sitting around waiting for them to grow a pair and save the country.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  18. onebornfree says: • Website
    @davidgmillsatty

    Nothing can/will fundamentally change in the US until enough people own up to the plain as day fact that government “solutions” have never worked in the past, and that therefor, at the very least, the federal government [let alone state and local], needs to be drastically shrunk down to its original size and constitutionally designated functions, [ drastically, i.e. overnight, in one “fell swoop”], if not completely abolished [ my personal ideal, probably unrealizable, preference].

    “Why Government Doesn’t Work” [pdf available here]:
    https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Why_Government_Doesn%27t_Work

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” Robert LeFevere

    “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @incitatus
  19. Bro43rd says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    If you’re referring to an all voluntary society as anarchy then yes. If you mean the black clad bomb throwers well that’s what we currently have. There’s nothing government does that can’t be done privately, & more efficiently. When it all boils down everything but common defense is done by private contractors already, government is just an imposed middleman. And defense could be done in a volunteer manner as well, as it was previously in this country.
    I’m a libertarian until we are all libertarian, then I’m a minarchist until we are all minarchist then I’m an anarchist, the end.

    • Replies: @Kali
    , @incitatus
  20. @Anonymous

    “another attempt to discredit that which strikes real fear in the hearts of those whose deep parasitism and predation is on the verge of exposure. Are you another spiritual vampire or just a familiar seeking the crumbs your masters throw around?”

    Are you serious or employed by the ADL?

    • Replies: @The Real World
  21. El Dato says:

    Welp!

    As long as mainstream media types are sadistically removed from premises on Facebook Live by their pet audiences and Social Meedja headquarters get the full Bashanite treatment when the house of cards comes down so that we can get non-clown reporting for 20 years or so as nobody wants a repeat of THOSE scenes …

  22. Anon[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @utu

    Mm.. what if the good vs evil conspiranoics have a job because there is enough underlying truth to hook a standard audience? What if St Augustine (world history is the story of two loves) and not Freud (man projects) is right? Like the Protocols of Zion, which Solzhenitsyn declares an Okhrana forgery but still mesmerize people.

    Actually, the most frightening evil narrative I’m hearing is the NWO is going to be a digital concentration camp with a WeChat/Alipay “points system” à la Chinese. And so western globalists would like to find a receptive group to talk with amongst China’s leadership. The frightening bit is there are basically no “good guys”.

    • Replies: @utu
  23. Corvinus says:

    “The initial post that spawned “Q” could have been made by anyone. Further “drops” by “Q” or people in the movement could also be made by anyone. There is no way to verify any of their claims, except through vague references to key phrases that will supposedly be uttered in the days following the posts.”

    Exactly! Yet, people automatically insist that these individuals have unquestionably valid information without questioning the motives it.

    “it’s hardly absurd to claim there could be sick stuff going on among the political and cultural elite.”

    “Could be” being the operative word here. However, for Q-Anon followers, “could be” is code for “truth” and fact.

    “If we substitute “the permanent bureaucracy” for the more ominous sounding term “Deep State,” this “conspiracy theory” becomes plausible”

    Simply put–no.

  24. Anonymous[134] • Disclaimer says:

    The school system is promoting liberal indoctrination, and a whole bunch of kids are dropping out. Why? Because they like weed and don’t like math.

    I see QAnon the same way. Sure, the media can’t be trusted. But the enemy of my enemy is not my friend. These guys are mostly mentally unstable white knights and while I’m not much concerned that they will actually harm Justin Beiber by baselessly accusing him of rape, their behavior contributes to the culture of white knighting and social media witch hunts I mean citizen journalism which only strengthens the feminist movement.

  25. Icy Blast says:

    “You have a duty to resist.” The QAnon people, intellectual and moral descendants of the Scofield Reference Bible, don’t want to hear this. They just want to eat and watch TV. After all, Ben Franklin and George Washington will save us just in time!

  26. QAnon is just another Zionist-pro Israeli psyop. Q never talks about the Israel conspiracy or how AIPAC controls Amerika. Trump is always, about ready, to bring the hammer down on the deep state, but never does as he appoints Neocon after Neocon, the latest is Elliott Abrams, as bad or worse than John Bolton.

    Remember back when Hillary was in chains, or Obama went to Gitmo and got executed? QAnon is false hope being served up to Trump’s conservative base who want the criminal government exposed and prosecuted. But that never happens under Trump.

    According to many researchers, including me, Beirut got nuked, and that story is already gone, swept under the Jewmedia rug, written off as a fertilizer accident. Where’s Q on that one? No where to be found because Q is Jew protecting Israel at every turn.

    You all listen to Q at your own peril. And oh yeah, have you noticed the world going to hell? Where’s Trump’s secret plan you all? It’s fake, Q Anon led you all into a blind alley, it pacified you as your nation was stolen right in front of your eyes. Q is a pied piper for adults who think like children. Q Anon was the latest hopium injected into the body politic, Trump is the swamp, he is working for Israel, he is selling you out, he is the snake who betrays you. But the q followers can’t see that or even hear it because they need hope, and the opposition is worse than Trump.

    https://centralbankinginsanity.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/the-trump-psyop-that-fooled-amerika/

    https://whatilearnedsince911.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/trump-is-a-bigger-fake-than-obama/

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Socrates
    , @gsjackson
  27. @Oldtradesman

    I’m not prepared to defend the Qanon thing but, clearly, it is more than a pysop.

    It has revealed enormous amounts of sordid detail about what really goes on this country/ world and who many of the crooks are. The vast majority of the readers would not have learned that info any other way. Period.

    Now that a fair amount is exposed, it’s up to Trump and Barr to indict and convict a slew of high level people. If they don’t then they are worthless and can go fvck themselves for jerking the public around and not sealing the deal.

    • Agree: Z-man, gsjackson
    • Replies: @Meimou
  28. @Digital Samizdat

    The Christians in the Repub Party are so easy to play. They are taught to ‘follow the leader’ from Day 1 of their lives and Trump has provided himself as their golden savior to worship and trust. God sent him to us, you know. (lol)

    That segment of the Repub Party doesn’t have a pair to grow. So, it won’t happen. Marxism is in our future, it’s only a matter of time.

  29. Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:

    In the final 15 seconds of this Flynn Video the General and his family acknowledge they are part of the Qanon IIA

    Q is Trumps softcore equivalent of Bidens Shadownet contract operations

  30. utu says:
    @Anon

    The hope that there are “good guys” dies last.

  31. Amon says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Trump may gave been for real, but I also think he’s just a well dressed actor who is doing what his handlers demand of him these days.

    If Q-Anon is feared for something, it’s that it urges people to look, listen and think for themselves instead of just doing what they are told.

    • Replies: @G J T
    , @Socrates
  32. Z-man says:

    Very good.
    A close friend of mine who I didn’t consider too interested in these matters mentioned QAnon to me while I was telling him how Trump is being sabotaged by some of his own people. I was surprised he knew, probably more than me.

    PS. I would wear a Q tee shirt except that I’m old school and ‘Q’ connotes queer. So maybe an Anon one might do. (Big grin)

  33. Tom says:

    Great article. It covers the good and the bad and the hopelessly implausible very well. In times of a pandemic of lying generated by the USA Media Leviathan, the vulture capitalism of Wall Street, the exponentiating hate-Whitey rhetoric, the economy-killing Covid Scamdemic,the dwindling Euro-demographic numbers, along with a vurulent virus called Cultural Marxism, “extremism is no vice”

    • Agree: Majority of One
  34. Who’s Afraid of QAnon?
    Gregory Hood • 24 Comments

    CODENAME: Operation Virus Identification 2019; the Elitist Plan to Remake Society
    Mike Whitney • 2 Comments

    Authors alike headless chickens, waste of ink and exhausting the energy of the readers, must be intentional. Who is paying? Who finances?

    • Replies: @Anon
  35. dimples says:

    After laughing themselves silly over the gullible idiots who ran with their 911 ‘no-planes’ psychological operation, the CIA bugmen cooked up a new one. They’re laughing themselves silly all over again.

  36. Z-man says:
    @Yukon Jack

    You lost me at;

    Beirut got nuked

    Ya gotta have hope feller.

    • Replies: @Wade
  37. “Journalists promote a conspiracy far more dangerous and deadly than QAnon. That is the “white privilege” conspiracy theory. Many journalists and academics tell non-whites that racist whites hold them down.”

    This is the “systemic racism” conspiracy that’s taken hold of Woke-America.

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2020/08/systematic-racism-defining-deviancy-down.html

  38. Kirt says:

    A very insightful analysis and I think I now understand Q Anon. This seems to be an evolution from the people who early on were claiming that Trump was playing 4 (or 5 or 6) dimensional chess. I never supported him and don’t now. He couldn’t play one dimensional checkers if he wanted to and he probably doesn’t.

  39. Kali says:
    @Bro43rd

    I’m a libertarian until we are all libertarian, then I’m a minarchist until we are all minarchist then I’m an anarchist, the end.

    I appreciate the logic here.

    Generally people have been infantilised by patriarchal state institutions, from “education”, to “security”, to “healthcare”, to “the economy stupid”, etc, so incremental steps may be wise when it comes to people learning to think and act independently and to come to a place of interlectual and emotional maturity and personal/community emancipation.

    Not sure how much time we have to encourage and develope such maturity and independance though. Time is of the essence right now as the second wave of lockdowns, even more draconian and more brutally enforced, approaches fast!

    So, for those of us in a possition to do so, it’s important that we create environments in which already free-thinkers can gather in order to develope communities of mutually supportive autonomous households, with access to land, water and other resources, which we must be prepared to defend, primarily by peaceful means, but also physically if necessary.

    In the meantime, doing all we can to encourage critical thinking, independance and alternative perspectives to blossom within the wider population.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Kali.

  40. jxy says:
    @Wyatt

    Interesting that even if it was a troll, it has awakened something of a frustration in a lot of people. It has taken on a life of its own, constantly adapting to changes in situation. I kind of follow it as an unintentional experiment in human psychology. It’s also interesting that it has absorbed a great deal of Christian mythology without actually being a Christian religion. In the end though it is people trying to feel they have some control (and indeed, considering the fear in the media) that might be true.

    [For fun, dig up and read Asimov’s “I Spell My Name with an S” from 1958.]

  41. @art guerrilla

    There is no indication that anyone forced Trump into making any of the bad decisions mentioned. Your first point is asking Hood to weave some fanciful alternative to what is outright obvious. No serious author does that. If he were to have used “most likely” before giving his sensible opinion, would that have satisfied you? The Easter Bunny holding a gun to Trump’s head and telling him to disavow Session is also a possibility, you know, but not a likely one.

    Frankly, I think you are the one who’s intellectually deficient.

  42. G J T says:
    @Anon

    No one is getting nervous about your Q-Anon larp, which is just another artificially manufactured kosher dialectic. Only this one’s targeted demographic are people who actually have good instincts but just cannot bring themselves to face the harsh reality in front of them.

    The deplatforming of QAnon crap is not due to “Q” itself, but where “Q” supporters might find themselves next, once this psyop has run its course. They wanna kill it now to keep the delusion itself alive, lest all these “Q” true believer stumble into some anti-semitism and other truths that actually challenge the status quo.

    Being a true believer in “Q” is literally no different than being a true believer in the Democrat-Republican kosher sandwich.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  43. G J T says:
    @Amon

    Correct. And when we’re talking about the “Deep state,” organized pedophilia, human trafficking, etc, many of these “Q” people will inevitably find their way to the Rabbi behind the curtain. It is the natural destination if one does not self-censor or cling to their priors. There is no other destination, in fact.

  44. Socrates says:
    @Yukon Jack

    Now tell me you are not commenting from the basement of Mossad.

  45. Anon[115] • Disclaimer says:
    @PetrOldSack

    Completely agree. I just posted a comment on Whitney’s article, just because I had taken the time to scan it. A complete waste of time. Even from the comments, one can profit little.

  46. Socrates says:

    I do not believe in conspiracy theories.

    However,
    if I have to believe in conspiracies, I wonder whose conspiracy should I believe?
    Theirs or mine?

    Now, how come skyscrapers became dust on their own footprints like Tower 7 on 9/11/2001?
    Should I ask mayor Giuliani? NY police commissioner Bernard Kerik? or lucky Larry Silverstein who gave the order “Pull it”?

    Any attorney general is around to read my comment?

  47. Thim says:

    Q is counterintelligence. A small group working out of the White House. It has worked fairly well. Of course it is all lies.

  48. Is QAnon false hope, a psychological operation building up false hope in the concerned population during the last phase of the deep state takeover?

    When QAnon predicts that something will happen, Q’s supporters watch closely for signs of the prediction’s fulfillment, and often explain false predictions as military deception strategy, human error, or inability to complete missions according to plan. Q’s opponents often point out Q’s false predictions as evidence that QAnon is a fake.

    Why does QAnon exist? Is QAnon disinfo distraction while real agenda is fulfilled
    Why does Trump appoint Neocons if he is against the deep state?
    Why is Trump getting everything done for Israel and nothing for Amerika?
    Why doesn’t Trump start a real 911 investigation and bring down the deep state?
    Why hasn’t Trump’s attorney general Barr indicted any of the deep state actors?
    Why did Epstain dead/gone?
    Why is Ghislaine in prison and not singing?
    How can Kamala run when not a natural born citizen?
    Why wasn’t Obama/Hillary investigated and indicted for all their crimes?
    Why is Amerika going down the toilet when Trump’s slogan was make us great again?
    Why did Trump allow the virus exercise go live?
    Why doesn’t Trump arrest or drone Bill Gates, Fauci, Soros, Netanyahu, Rothschilds, etc when he was willing to assassinate Soleimani?
    Why is Trump rolling out the red carpet for Israel to steal more land and massacre more Palestinians?
    Why is Putin calling for an emergency summit over Iran?

    If Trump is the biggest disappointment, the biggest backstabbeer to his base, the most ineffective President in history, then why does anyone still support this liar? QAnon, that is why.

    QAnon is a pro-Trump psyop on the conservative base while the agenda of total enslavement is rolled out.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  49. Socrates says:
    @Amon

    Agree.
    If Qanon was a intelligence services “baby”, why they bother loosing their time?
    Everybody knows that normal people….. whites, blacks, yellow, etc, will vote for Trump, instead this senile SOB with the slit-eyed shiksa for V.P.

  50. @Yukon Jack

    I hang out at conservative blogs, and most of those folks think Q is a total joke.

    It is probably a twelve year old autist typing in their mother’s Vladivostok basement.

    The mass media is howling about nothing….

  51. “Q is Jew protecting Israel at every turn.”

    Yep; also “Dems are the real racists”.

  52. What slogan will be remembered after Q is gone and we are all totally impoverished, running through the woods trying to survive the 5G, microdrones, total Israeli enslavement, genocide, monetary collapse, food shortages, starvation, genocide of once free America by the maniac Jews who run Big Tech and Big Pharma, Big Media and Big Entertainment, Big Wars for Greater Israel?

    TRUST THE PLAN

    Afterall, didn’t Bibi say ‘Today Palestine, tomorrow America’? So isn’t the total destruction of our freedom and total enslavement to Israel the plan? YES IT IS.

    What is the purpose of the QAnon psyop and who runs it? The purpose is for concerned Americans to stand down while the final phases of total takeover are rolled out. Like Elon Musk satellites, or Bill Gates of Hell vaccines for all, or NSA monitoring of every toilet flush. Trump’s part is to play the big dummy, the fake opposition. A reality TV show actor brought in close the door on freedom forever. Trump is the big snake in the swamp who fooled you good.

    • Replies: @Wade
  53. ld says:
    @The Alarmist

    Agreed
    I think this article hits the nail on the head.

    #QAnon is an establishment psyop.

    Posted by Caitlin Johnstone on Friday, June 22, 2018

  54. Excellent and balanced article imo. The one concept the author didn’t really build on is that Q could be a palliative to keep restive patriots quiescent by convincing them that it’s all in hand. But the idea that Trump has a master plan to bring down the Deep State is to my mind preposterous.

  55. aandrews says:

    Viral Shadowgate Documentary Deleted By Facebook And YouTube After Film-Maker’s Arrest
    ZeroHedge
    Mon, 08/17/2020 – 11:00

    The arrest occurred on the eve of Weaver releasing Shadowgate, a documentary that purports to expose the “operational role the shadow government played behind the scenes carrying out the coup against President Trump.”

    After the documentary received millions of views following its upload to Facebook and YouTube, both websites censored the film, with YouTube claiming the movie violated its rules against “hate speech.”

    Weaver is expected to appear in front of a “tentative bond meeting” later today.

    The full Shadowgate documentary can still be seen below (click the image to be transferred to view).

    • Replies: @aandrews
  56. Edward Manfredonia has a correction:

    My Website is: wallstreetcrusader48.wordpress.com

    Thank you.

    Edward Manfredonia

    • Thanks: Polemos
  57. aandrews says:

    CNN’s last survey, conducted in early June when riots had largely been confined to Minneapolis, had Biden ahead by 14 points. Now he leads by just 4.

    “Biden leads President Donald Trump by just four points nationally — 50 percent to 46 percent — and by even less across 15 battleground states that will determine who wins the electoral college,” reports Breitbart.

    “In those 15 states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin — the new CNN poll has Biden leading by just one percent, with Biden at 49 and Trump at 48.”

    The poll indicates that the riots have not only convinced many independents and moderates to vote for Trump, but that the unrest has also hardened support amongst Trump’s base.

  58. FB says: • Website

    President Trump is planning a series of dramatic events that will expose crimes and even treason implicating many Democrats and government bureaucrats.

    Why of course he is…and it’s going to happen anyday now…as soon as he gets the secret signal from Batman, Shelly Adelson and King Bezos…😂 😂 😂

  59. Living under Zio-Tech tyranny.

    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  60. @edward manfredonia

    When was the last time you saw your therapist? It isn’t conducive to one’s well being to regularly skip required medications…

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  61. Wally says:
    @Exile

    said:
    “So does Trump and the GOP in general.”

    LOL

    That must be why the Left is doing everything they can to bring Trump down.

    • Replies: @Meimou
  62. @Priss Factor

    Is the founder of Gab Jewish? Torba is generally a Jewish surname. It’s odd that the ones breaking the shackles of the Zio tyranny are almost always themselves Jewish. Most of the far right writers we read are also part Jewish or married to Jews. It seems strange. Perhaps only Jews have the IQ to write and start companies.

    • Replies: @dogbumbreath
  63. Great to see all the trolls out in force. Great also to see Unz, the trolls, and big-tech all on the same page now, with respect to Q. That’s wonderful. People should definitely exercise their webmastering potential, and expand the space of web forii.

    Excellent video:

    Associated essays:
    https://www.onq.martingeddes.com/

    I still haven’t been following the Q-anon thread, but am more intrigued having seen some of the exegesis.

  64. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @G J T

    I think there is very little chance anyone seriously bought in on Qanon is going to lurch into political anti-semitism — which is already the primary focus of 4chan’s /pol/. Qanon is pretty obviously constructed as a rival set of conspiracy theory tenets meant to challenge and subvert the explicit opposition to judaism itself that originates in image board culture. It’s a very anti-German and anti-Persian narrative, with really decrepit and typically American overtones of negro worship. Very postwar compliant. I don’t see attempts to ban or silence it as anything more than bonafides building.

  65. Q Anon is more chaff from the opposition. So is Assange, Bradley Manning, SEAL Team 6, Bruce Jenner, the Skank Of The Month, etc.

  66. QAnon is an idiotic fantasy by people who hero-worship every Republican president. I would guarantee that an overwhelming majority of QAnon-ers were still vociferously defending the Iraq War out of fealty to Dubya before Trump came along (and denounced the war).

    • Agree: Hugo Silva
  67. @Happy Tapir

    Is the founder of Gab Jewish? Torba is generally a Jewish surname. It’s odd that the ones breaking the shackles of the Zio tyranny are almost always themselves Jewish. Most of the far right writers we read are also part Jewish or married to Jews. It seems strange. Perhaps only Jews have the IQ to write and start companies.

    Jews/Zionists control all nodes to mainstream success. High IQ Goyim writing interesting articles or having unique business ideas are not getting past the first node unless what they do benefits the “gate keepers”. Also, any writings or business which harm or compete with the existing order is killed at its roots. This is why people need to wake up and understand “everything” is controlled. Freedom to achieve a dream is an illusion when the powerful control everything that matters.

    • Agree: Majority of One
    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  68. @dogbumbreath

    I’m not saying he definitely is, I was just asking if anyone knew.

  69. Wade says:
    @Z-man

    I’ve been thinking the same thing until I saw this:

    …which has got me to taking the possibility a little more seriously.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  70. Wade says:
    @Yukon Jack

    Afterall, didn’t Bibi say ‘Today Palestine, tomorrow America’?

    Can you provide a reference for this quote?

  71. Q is a CIA front acting on behalf of the deepstate.

    • Replies: @anon
  72. The Qanon groupies may or may not possess a pair of interconenctive neurons.

    The lesson I take from all of this is the rush by the mass media of mesmerization and mind-control are balls to the walls to prevent all “off message” information and Q. has proven itself an easy target for that underlying agenda on the part of “Mother Knows Best” on behalf of Big Brother and the Holding Company.

  73. Z-man says:
    @Wade

    The explosive strength of the ammonium nitrate was enough to cause that effect & there are no tell tale signs of radiation. Now the Zionists could still have been involved but it was non nuclear.

    • Thanks: Wade
  74. anon[309] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desert Fox

    Q is a CIA front acting on behalf of the deepstate.

    About 17,000 results aka Carnegie Hall (0.26 seconds)

    The proverbial expression began to be used in the early 20th century. The earliest version that I have found in print is from the US newspaper The Atlanta Constitution, January, 1915:

    All publicity is good if it is intelligent.

    Intelligence is intelligent. National awareness is precious.

    How do you get to the Carnegie Hall of Conspiracy Theory?

    Malpractice (of national security agencies).
    Malpractice (of National journals of record).

    The other side of this coin — one side is our thoroughly corrupted institutions — is that people pay for the shows in Carnegie Hall. The all important audiance factor, Desert Fox.

    Seduction is not tyranny. Seduction requires the willing participation of the one being seduced.

  75. Tom J says:

    The fear of Q-Anon is not that they’re right. It’s that they give hope to supporters of Trump, leading to cohesion, and motivation.

    • Replies: @PhilK
  76. @Wade

    Ya, you are wise to ask.

    I busted that guy a couple weeks ago when he posted a photo he claimed was taken last year but a 60 second internet search proved it was from 15+ years ago. Bad form on the part of Yukon Jack.

  77. Richard B says:
    @art guerrilla

    1. how can the author say ‘no one forced’ him to make various appointments that seemed puzzling ? was the author in the oval office during the discussions ? while i am sure no deep stater stepped out of the shadows and put a gun to trump’s head to appoint -say- bolton, there may be all kinds of valid, practical, and deep state-driven reasons he did so, even against his own interests… that the author fails to imagine that is a failure of intellect and curiosity…

    1. How can you say someone did force him to make various appointments? Were you in the Oval Office during the discussions?

    2. If “there may be all kinds of valid, practical, and deep state-driven reasons” why Trump made the appointments he made, why didn’t you name some, or even one?

    3. That you failed to give any reasons after having said the writer “doesn’t seem very smart” is proof you’re a troll with nothing of value to add to the comment section of this website.

    Your comment is also proof that you’re an unreflective thinker blissfully unaware of the determining role thinking plays in life.

    Your poorly written and poorly reasoned rant is the deposit of a low-character, self-focused sprout suffering from a bad case of Dunning-Kruger.

    One of the biggest problems today is that some people simply do not know their place.

    So I am telling you yours.

    Your place in the intellectual food chain is low, very low.

    Know that and accept it and go back to trolling youtube videos.

    If you’d like to be humiliated some more then simply respond to this comment.

    It would be both easy and a pleasure.

    Takes a second.

    • Replies: @art guerrilla
  78. incitatus says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    “So total anarchy is the solution to bad government. George Washington said government is force. So total anarchy must be the antidote to force.”

    Here’s what Massachusetts said:

    “Government is instituted for the common good: for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and reform, alter or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”
    -State Constitution, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1780

    Thus said the populace of the state that shed first blood in separating from remote abusive monarchy. “Commonwealth” was a deliberate, reasonable, unifying term. The opposite of today’s anarchy.

  79. gsjackson says:
    @Yukon Jack

    You might be right, but Q has said that Israel will be saved for last. The Q movement seems to be hovering over mostly the right targets, whether they will drop any bombs or not I have no idea.

  80. Anonymous[187] • Disclaimer says:

    I lost faith in the MSM 20 years ago. Thanks to QAnon, I now understand 90% of the people I thought were opposition are just controlled opposition. Q is phase 2 of the decoupling. The Matrix is in panic mode.

  81. incitatus says:
    @onebornfree

    “Nothing can/will fundamentally change in the US until enough people own up to the plain as day fact that government “solutions” have never worked in the past…”

    Well, of course. US Government never worked. That’s why your message was never posted, why Unz Review never existed.

    “at the very least, the federal government [let alone state and local], needs to be drastically shrunk down to its original size and constitutionally designated functions, [ drastically, i.e. overnight, in one “fell swoop”], if not completely abolished [ my personal ideal, probably unrealizable, preference].”

    Why not apply Preparation-H (‘shrink without surgery’)? Just a thought.

    “Why Government Doesn’t Work”, “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure”, “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic”

    Seems you distrust government. That’s good. Be a skeptic. Question everything. Including those who would destroy everything out of spite. It oft leads to the guillotine.

    Changing the nature of governance is a harder task. Tell us what your future looks like, how it’s better than what we have now, how we get there.

    Spare no words.

  82. Notsofast says:
    @Realist

    It does all seemed to be scripted. Thats the only way to explain this bizzaro universe in which we have awaken . Theres something for everyone; poc, lgbtqlmnop people feel finally empowered. Marxism is now acceptable (but russians are still evil). Q anon, and people that hate the deep state feel they will see these bastards pe pe the frog marched in cuffs. Dems will finally see the evil orange squeezed. Reps will stand strong and save the nation and the flag again. Reality politics to distract the masses while the great looting of the treasury and the destruction and canibalism of small business funnels wealth upward. We are being distracted while they pick our pockets and install new levers of control that are beyond political and judicial oversight. If they turn the heat up enough we will demand a police state to protect us. These two parties at each others throats walk in lock step in unflinching support of isreal and these now decades long wars and obscene “defense” budget. Curiouser and curiouser.

    • Agree: Majority of One
    • Replies: @Realist
  83. QAnon. They seek him here, they seek him there . . .

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  84. incitatus says:
    @Bro43rd

    “There’s nothing government does that can’t be done privately, & more efficiently.”

    Great! Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, et. al. will read you your rights? Are you that stupid? Hope not.

    “When it all boils down everything but common defense is done by private contractors already, government is just an imposed middleman.”

    News for you. Most Defense is private ‘cost plus’ contractors. Example: the Littoral Combat Ship (planned copy cost $222 million, final cost $666+ million, design/performance determined a total loss). Or the F-35 (52% operational).

    So much for “private contractors”.

    “I’m a libertarian until we are all libertarian, then I’m a minarchist until we are all minarchist then I’m an anarchist, the end.”

    “The end” indeed. Imagine poor Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (otherwise known as libertarian darling Ayn Rand) would agree, up to the time she took (poisonous government) Social Security. What would Howard Roark say? Always wondered.

    Why not (“anarchist” aside) stand-down from choking yourself with self-righteous nonsense and instead try to figure (construct) a better future? Innocent question.

  85. Cato says: • Website

    QAnon — taking the internet by storm! Biggest threat to democracy, EVER!!

    Uhh, how come I never heard about it until now? Is this the new Boogaloo?

    • Replies: @The Real World
  86. @Really No Shit

    Really sounding like a lifelong Talmudist–they love to employ that “therapist” meme. Once I read about a guy who said you should’nt harp about a speck in a neighbor’s eye when you have a log in your own.

  87. @Cato

    It’s quite intriguing and there’s plenty to learn.
    What the ultimate goal is and who is precisely behind it, I don’t know. But, I guarantee you’ll be interested. https://qmap.pub/?pg=1

    Be sure to click those icons along the left column margin.

    • Replies: @Cato
  88. JWalters says:
    @art guerrilla

    “If we substitute ‘the permanent bureaucracy’ for the more ominous sounding term ‘Deep State,’ this ‘conspiracy theory’ becomes plausible.”

    Bureaucrats are mere servants. To find the true source of hidden power we must “follow the money”. Top bureaucrats are put in place by the Deep Money. Eisenhower warned us about the devastating war profiteers. The money trail behind the big war profiteers is traced back to its head in “War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

    On the surface, for the most part Trump is acting like a puppet of the Deep Money, Sheldon Adelson, etc., exactly as he said Mario Rubio would do. Simultaneously, he is telling his supporters he is planning an assault on the Deep Money. So, for which is he putting on an act? Is he keeping his friends close and his Deep Money enemies closer? Or has he been a Deep Money asset all along, advancing their agenda faster than Rubio or Hillary could have?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  89. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:

    The evidence at this point is far, far, far beyond the realm of mere coincidence:
    the QAnon operation is being run from the White House itself (at least in a metonymic sense).
    If you do not KNOW this for a fact, then you literally have no clue what is going on in the world (and I’m not finding fault, I’m just telling you the situation).
    The “Fake News Media” NEVER addresses this issue, and instead focuses on seemingly absurd ideas discussed by purported followers of the “conspiracy theory”.
    But the FACT is that the people running this operation from the inside are EXTREMELY intelligent and educated, and the same is true for the core group who interpret what they give to those of us on the outside.
    Given that this operation is being run from the executive branch, there then seem two basic options:
    1) This is a disinfo operation intentionally designed to produce complacency. Presumably then it has been concocted by our globalist deep state overseers for precisely that purpose. If so, it then seems the most inept “black pill” operation in world history, inasmuch as it has activated and inspired MILLIONS to an awareness of and opposition to such very globalist overseers.
    2) Our globalist pseudo-masters are going to receive a deathblow.

    (If you have not SERIOUSLY considered whether the QAnon operation is being directly run by the White House, then you should investigate so-called “Qproofs”. Think for yourself. Maybe start with “tippy-top” or “Scott Free”.)

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  90. @Richard B

    @art guerrilla
    .
    1. how can the author say ‘no one forced’ him to make various appointments that seemed puzzling ? was the author in the oval office during the discussions ? while i am sure no deep stater stepped out of the shadows and put a gun to trump’s head to appoint -say- bolton, there may be all kinds of valid, practical, and deep state-driven reasons he did so, even against his own interests… that the author fails to imagine that is a failure of intellect and curiosity…
    .

    [MORE]

    at richard the bee –
    first, let me address your presumed insult that i am ‘not an intellectual’, {INSERT LONESOME RHODES GUFFAW HERE)… oh man, that was funny, thanks for that one… dog almighty, that is one of the most serious insults you can throw at a normal person, that they are an ineffectual, effete, cloud-cuckoo land, impractical, presumptuous, hypocritical, useless, out-of-touch, lacking common sense, intellectual… yuck…
    .
    (as an aside, please realize i could write proper rings around 99% of you fucktards, including you, but i choose this inimitable style for a number of reasons, one of which is an homage to john dos passos, look him up, fake intellectual bullshitter…)
    .
    1. How can you say someone did force him to make various appointments? Were you in the Oval Office during the discussions?
    .
    uh, wow, that is super stupid… THAT is the point i was making with the author, AND i OBVIOUSLY am indicating i DO NOT KNOW METAPHYSICALLY WHAT HAPPENED JUST LIKE THE AUTHOR… therefore, MY unfounded speculation is JUST AS VALID (invalid) as the idiot author’s…
    .
    AND -here is the funny ironical part- i DID say specifically the reasons WHY (as the author and you do not) my premise is more likely than the author’s blind assumption… there is NO EVIDENCE proffered for his ‘facts’ other than his own ill-informed speculation… why isn’t my -or anyone’s- equally uninformed opinion equally valid ??? why, logically it is, but that doesn’t stop richard the bee from being a pointless fucktard, now does it ? ? ?
    .
    2. If “there may be all kinds of valid, practical, and deep state-driven reasons” why Trump made the appointments he made, why didn’t you name some, or even one?
    .
    uh, because i wasn’t writing the article ? (as the author wasn’t either, it is simply his endless, useless, virtually fact-free OPINION) further, as a bystander, i don’t have to know how to put out a fire, i just have to tell the firefighters, ‘hey, there’s a fire over there!’…
    .
    in point of fact, i did so indicate in an abbreviated fashion, but i know slower readers might not pick up on subtle things like that… however, i will indulge you, here’s one YUGE one: does trump (or ANY president) just automatically get his way with appointments that need to be confirmed ? the answer is no, of course not, only a child who believes sesame street’s ‘how a bill becomes law’ thinks that is how things actually happen… does that not mean they have to find a candidate who is acceptable to the senate ? why, yes, it does… does that mean said president may very well NOT even offer the candidate they prefer, because of that very teeny, tiny obstacle of senate approval ? don’t be purposefully recondite, dickless…
    .
    3. That you failed to give any reasons after having said the writer “doesn’t seem very smart” is proof you’re a troll with nothing of value to add to the comment section of this website.
    .
    um, i did give reasons, you just elided them… reading comprehension much ? troll ? ? ? that is a joke, more word play to hide people who simply want to disappear shit they don’t like… there is no logic or reason involved, simply normal human hatred dressed up as -you know- intellectual bullshit…
    .
    richard the bee continues :
    Your comment is also proof that you’re an unreflective thinker blissfully unaware of the determining role thinking plays in life.
    Your poorly written and poorly reasoned rant is the deposit of a low-character, self-focused sprout suffering from a bad case of Dunning-Kruger.
    One of the biggest problems today is that some people simply do not know their place.
    So I am telling you yours.
    Your place in the intellectual food chain is low, very low.
    Know that and accept it and go back to trolling youtube videos.
    If you’d like to be humiliated some more then simply respond to this comment.
    It would be both easy and a pleasure.
    Takes a second.
    .
    here it is richard the bee, knock yourself out… in fact, here is my real email (artguerrilla at windstream dot net), i have given it out a BUNCH of times to blowhards like you, and MAYBE one had the guts to email directly… oh, they didn’t have a valid return email address, so i guess they didn’t really have any guts at all… i am suspecting just like you, richie rich…
    .
    and here is YOUR PLACE: an ineffectual, non-essentail loser at life who can only manage to scrape a modicum of self worth by denigrating others who are sincerely engaged in the issues…
    .
    (let me guess: not married, slightly pear-shaped with pipestem arms, balding with a really flattering combover, wire rim glasses that sit crooky, plays dungeons and dragons with his ‘intellectual’ nerd friends once a month, and looks down his nose at everyone else having fun at life…)
    .
    bwa ha ha ha haaaa, you are a joke, no more time to play wth ‘tards, going snorkeling down the itchetuknee ’cause life is fun, especially when making fun of self-important, pseudo-intellectual stuffed shits (sic) full of themselves…
    .
    ha ha, the life of a jester for me, not for thee !!!
    hee hee hee
    ho ho ho
    ha ha ha
    ak ak ak

    • Replies: @Herald
  91. Realist says:
    @Notsofast

    Both parties are the property of the Deep State. Trump is stating…along with Hannity and others that he has kept all his promises. The fact that a majority of voters buy this god damn tripe…from one side or the other…shows that this country is through.

  92. Nokano says:

    President Harris? She’d have me in a gulag in a New York minute.

  93. PhilK says:
    @Tom J

    Yes, this what they’re really afraid of.

  94. gsjackson says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    This points up how odd it is to read a piece on Q-anons that doesn’t even mention the narrative that animates them the most. They have their own Scarlet Pimpernel. They believe JFK Jr. faked his own death and is Q, set on avenging his father’s death and sending the highest-level evildoers packing.

    That could explain the odd treatment of Israel — lots of optics of Trump sucking up, but Q saying Israel will be saved for last. If Kennedy was intent on finding out who killed his father — and he said he was — he probably came to the conclusion that Israel was the prime mover.

    Whoever Q is, he has said that we will be astonished when we find out. Of all the public figures currently on the political scene, the only one I can think of with an ego big enough to think that we would be astonished is Newt Gingrich.

    • LOL: Polemos
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  95. gsjackson says:
    @Anonymous

    I agree with everything you say. I just wonder about the logistics of it all. Are there people who come to the White House each day in furtherance of this plan? People not named Pence, Pompeo, Mnuchin, etc., who on the face of it wouldn’t seem to be part of such an effort — though maybe they are. I believe Q has said that the White House day always begins with a joint prayer that invokes the memory of JFK. Who’s in on it?

    Are such people noticed by the pressies who infest the WH each day? This, I suppose, is a rhetorical question. For two and a half years the media tried to bury the Q movement and call no attention to it at all. Now they seem to be trying to set it up to take the fall for a false flag.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
    , @Anonymous
  96. gsjackson says:
    @gsjackson

    To answer my own question, I suppose the Q team could meet by tele-conference. Then Trump goes out into public life, to all appearances surrounded by a confederacy of squabbling dunces. Misleading optics clearly have been a big part of the Q effort.

  97. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @gsjackson

    Stop embarrassing yourself.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  98. @Wade

    That meme was created out of the famous Netanyahu’s Fink’s Bar quote:

    “If we get caught, they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So, it does not matter what you do. America is a golden calf; and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it is the will of God, and America is big enough to take the hit; so, we can do it again and again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”

    Netanyahu has destroyed Palestine and Netanyahu is destroying the United States.

    It is a fairy tale that Zionist Jews are allies of Amerika as they have every intention of destroying her and her liberty and they are doing it right now with all the riots and antifa. Antifa is an Israeli proxy army just like ISIS.

    The problem is most people are so in love with demonic Israel they will defend the destroyer right up to the bitter end.

  99. gsjackson says:
    @Anonymous

    Are there any statements of fact I’ve made that you know to be untrue? These statements were made by Q, who most Anons believe to be JFK Jr.

    Stop trolling on a subject you know nothing about.

    • Replies: @PhilK
    , @Twodees Partain
  100. Herald says:
    @art guerrilla

    You would have done much better, not to have bothered replying. You’ve added nothing, except giving further evidence of your limitations.

    Why not do something more useful, like playing on the railway. Now don’t forget your ear defenders, those trains can be very noisy.

    • LOL: Richard B
    • Replies: @art guerrilla
  101. PhilK says:
    @gsjackson

    Where did you get the idea that most anons think Q is JFK Jr? From one of those bullshit MSM disinfo articles cited above?

    On 12 Dec 2018, Q held an “Ask Q” session on 8chan. One anon asked “Is JFK Jr still alive?”

    And Q replied “No.” See the post here: https://qmap.pub/read/2611

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  102. Cato says:
    @The Real World

    Gracias ñero! Probably took a team of 20 Yalies and 200 Bangaloris to put this together.

  103. gsjackson says:
    @PhilK

    From reading a shitload of comments on a shitload of Youtube videos. They have long since discounted the Q post you showed, starting with the fact that he was no longer JFK Jr after his father died. He then became JFK. They consider it disinformation, which the Q drops have lots of. They have plenty of reasons for this belief. Are they engaged in wishful thinking unrooted in reality? We’ll see.

    • Replies: @PhilK
  104. PhilK says:
    @gsjackson

    . . . he was no longer JFK Jr after his father died. He then became JFK.

    Wow! I was not aware of that.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  105. gsjackson says:
    @PhilK

    The JFK part was underlined, not the Jr. You could find much better reasons for this belief if you wanted to, but that would take away trolling opportunities, wouldn’t it?

    Knock yourself out. This stuff will be proven one way or another soon enough, and until it is all assessments of Trump are entirely beside the point. Q is a communication event unlike anything else in history, transferring troves of information completely unavailable in the corporate media or at alt-sites like Unz. You dismiss it at the risk of being blindsided by history.

    • Replies: @PhilK
  106. Qanon post #25 (11/2017):

    Think about it logically.
    The only way is the military. Fully controlled. Save & spread (once 11.3 verifies as 1st marker).
    Biggest advanced drop on Pol.

    Qanon post #4621 (8/17/2020):

    [Placeholder – Indictments Tracking > Non_Civ]
    [Set 1]
    1. Kevin Clinesmith [KC][11.3]

    >>So Q predicted that 11.3 would be the 1st marker. We thought that was 11/3, the election, which didn’t make any sense. But 11 is K and 3 is C; Kevin Clinesmith; Just happens to be the first indictment from FISAgate.

    Q has hinted that the deepstate will pull out all the stops to prevent these arrests.
    Post #4599 suggests that things might heat up very, very soon. (8/19?)

  107. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @gsjackson

    “I just wonder about the logistics of it all.”
    Good question. I have no real idea.
    Pompeo himself has repeatedly dropped clues that align with the Q op. To take two fairly easy to grasp examples, he posted a pic of his puppy attacking a Winnie the Pooh toy. Winnie the Pooh is a well known standin for Xi, but the dog reference itself aligned with other recent Q posts. And in another twitter post, Pompeo expressed mock horror at a tweet from his son saying that he had intentionally misspelled words on an exam (for some reason I”ve forgotten). But Trump routinely misspells words in ways that point to clues.

    The extent to which that actually happens will sound CRAZY to a “normal” person, and yet anyone who actually THINKS about Trump has got to realize that he is ACTING to some considerable degree. There is NO WAY that he could be anything close to as dumb and unhinged as his enemies pretend to think he is. It is performance art. The Q op is putting his hard-earned skills to use.

  108. PhilK says:
    @gsjackson

    You dismiss it at the risk of being blindsided by history.

    You misunderstand. I do not dismiss Q. I dismiss the idea that Q is JFK Jr. Sorry if I didn’t make that clear enough.

  109. Meimou says:
    @The Real World

    It has revealed enormous amounts of sordid detail about what really goes on this country/ world and who many of the crooks are. The vast majority of the readers would not have learned that info any other way. Period.

    The first version of q released some good info on the Pacers and other elites, but so what? The nwo agenda is moving forward; operation lockstep, once, civid1984.

    1.What has Trump done to hurt he cabal? 2.How did he even get into office?
    3. Why did the dems vote to give him more power?

  110. Meimou says:
    @Wally

    “The left” thinks he is their enemy, it makes sense that they hate him, but the enemy of enemy is not my friend.

    If Israel assets like Alex Jones tried to take him down that would give Trumpstein some credibility.

    If APAC tried to take him down that would give him some credibility.

    If the MIC tried to take him down…

    But no, only a few bureaucrats and left wing news sources that will not shine a spotlight on Geni Energy or Trump money laundering seem to try take him down”.

    If Trump is such a secret patroit why isn’t Israel trying to bring him down? Why does bibi support him?

    Trumpers want us to judge him by superficial enemies, not his allies.

    You never answered my questions before and you probably won’t now.

    I’m looking forward to Trumpers defend him in 2020 when his (((handlers))) tell him to sign red flag laws, mandatory vaccine laws, amnesty ect.

  111. I’m fairly certain Q is a bunch of Demonrats checking out just how gullible Trump supporters are. Sooner or later, they will reveal “Ha ha ha, Q Anon is actually none other than Hillary Clinton, and all the stupid Republicans fell for it! Don’t vote with those stupid idiots! Vote for those who just exposed them!”

    And of course it’s happening already – with the corrupt lying media going all in about “Q is dangerous [for all the wrong reasons]”, and then showing some of the Fake News pushed by “Q”, their viewers will once more conclude that “anything but the official story is Fake News” instead of correctly concluding that there’s more than one side spreading Fake News.

  112. Q never made any bold predictions or claimed something huge was going to happen, that actually happened. Following the Q clues is about as legit as trying to link all the Beatles Albums to Sgt Peppers and Billy Shears–there’s so much random BS here and there, everything looks like it relates to the last chord of a Day in the Life.

    No mass arrest of pizzagate folks, Hilary roams free, US Cities (and Trumplers) under attack. Yawn. I wish Q were real, like I wish Tyler Durden was real.

  113. @JWalters

    Bureaucrats are mere servants.

    That’s true of most of them and most are more of an annoyance than a danger, but if department heads are included, the observation about permanent bureaucracy is a much more accurate illustration of bureaucratic harm.

    Those high level bureaucrats don’t ever leave government service, they just get shuffled around from one bureau to the next. High level bureaucrats like Fauci are good examples.

  114. @Herald

    at hark the herald sang –
    wow, what depresses me most about all of you, super-brainiac high-falutin intellectuals around here (*snort*) is the total lack of self-awareness…
    because YOUR post ‘added something’ ? no it didn’t, but -because you are special and deserve the special exception- YOUR ‘logic’ doesn’t apply to YOU… funny that…
    you could have written me directly through email to inform me of what an asshole i am (bwa ha ha haaaa, i am immune to that, because i consider the source), but you didn’t, coward much ? ? ?
    no, you had to do the virtue signalling thing by your nothing of a post… plenty of substance to critique, but you just do a drive by insult… disgusting…
    don’t mind insults at all, but if that is ALL YOU HAVE, THEN KINDLY FOAD…

    • Replies: @Herald
  115. @gsjackson

    None of them that I have had any discussion with thinks that JFK jr is Q. As I understand it, The name Q comes from the supposed Q clearance that the anonymous characters claims to have.

  116. PhilK says:

    NPR’s Fresh Air was all about the QAnon movement today. The interviewee was pretty bad, but had obviously spent more time researching it than the authors of any of the bullshit hit pieces above.

    Listen or read the transcript here.

  117. Herald says:
    @art guerrilla

    You would do well to stop digging, that hole of yours is way deep enough.

    • Replies: @art guerrilla
  118. vot tak says:

    Johnstone has an excellent article on the q psywar.

    Caitlin Johnstone: QAnon is a fake, decoy imitation of a healthy revolutionary impulse

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/498573-caitlin-johnstone-qanon-trump/

    “I write against QAnon periodically for the exact same reason I write against the plutocratic media: it’s an obvious propaganda construct designed to manufacture support for the status quo among people who otherwise would not support it. It presents itself as an exciting movement where the little guy is finally rising up and throwing off the chains of the tyrannical forces which have been exploiting and oppressing us, yet in reality all it’s doing is telling a discontented sector of the population to relax and “trust the plan” and put all their faith in the leader of the US government.

    And that’s exactly what makes QAnon so uniquely toxic. It’s not just that it gets people believing false things which confuse and alienate them, it’s that it’s a fake, decoy imitation of what a healthy revolutionary impulse would look like. It sells people on important truths that they already intuitively know on some level, like the untrustworthiness of the mass media, that the official elected US government aren’t really the ones calling the shots, and that we need a great awakening. It takes those vital, truthful, healthy revolutionary impulses, then twists them around into support for the United States president and the agendas of the Republican Party.

    And now literally any time I speak out against Trump doing something self-evidently horrible, like orchestrating the extradition of Julian Assange or assassinating Iran’s top military official, I get QAnon adherents in the comments section telling me to “relax” and “trust the plan” because this is actually a brilliant strategic maneuver against the deep state. Any argument against any longstanding evil Fox News Republican agenda that Trump advances has a widely promulgated explanation for why it’s actually good and beneficial among the QAnon crowd.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  119. @Herald

    at herald –
    gosh, what a surprise, another useless coward with NOTHING to contribute but insults… um, AND you are bitching about my posts being worthless…
    AT LEAST, i offer cogent opinions, facts and reasoning that can be contested, what you offer is…
    …nothing
    kindly FOAD, you are useless…
    .
    i would only add as to my original comment that the author was for shit, there was NOTHING of substance he presented, it was ALL his ill-considered OPINION that had NOTHING substantive to support it… the author COULD HAVE done more than browse Qanon posts for an afternoon, he COULD HAVE interviewed some participants, he COULD HAVE asked others who have studied the matter what their thinking was, he COULD HAVE done any number of ACTUAL journalistic activities that MAY have made this a worthwhile article (EVEN IF i disagreed with it)…. he did none of those things…
    a fact-free screed of unfounded opinion… yeah, that’s impressive…

  120. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @vot tak

    Actually, that article is utter crap.
    If you accept that the Q op is coming from White House (and if you don’t, I suggest investigating this issue, since that’s the fact), then two options seem viable:
    1) It is a Deep State operation designed to cultivate passivity. But regardless of what the DS intended, it has IN FACT created a much VASTER awareness of the existence and malevolence of the Deep State. WORLD HISTORICAL FAIL.
    2) It is exactly what it purports to be, an operation designed to send the Deep State to HELL.

    “Caitlin Johnstone” is a fake, like most others who purport to right “objectively” about this. The CORE issue is whether the Q op is coming from the White House or not. Anyone who examines the evidence and denies this is LITERALLY A MORON (to steal a Q term). And so you’ve got the two options given. Take your pick.

    • Troll: vot tak
  121. ANON[324] • Disclaimer says:

    Not a great article on Q. Didn’t even get the major points right. Those are the big three points? Unz falls into a very pretentious groupthink category all on it’s own, and I enjoy it frequently.

    I don’t personally believe Greg Hood read any of the books listed. He set the article up for a deep dive into Q by laying out his bibliography at the beginning. How could QANON possibly have hundreds of millions of followers worldwide. Then… ugh… it was all topical. Go actually read the Neon Revolt book. Who is Neon? How long has he been censored and de-platformed?

    Unless you were on the Chans when all this was going on, you missed it. Everything Q now is derivative of the ANON culture. You get Q, but filtered out of much of the flavour and mostly devoid of the ANON stewardship. Q without ANON is just questions.

    The first rule of QANON is to think for yourself. So do it. Take a Q post and deconstruct it. Don’t let Greg do your thinking for you. Put in the work.

    The media also likes to latch on to any fringe part of any group and amplify it. The JFK is alive is a double dose of media bullshit. The chans were loaded with shills and disinformation. Shocking that the media amplifies bullshit. Totally Shocking.

    Q presented some ideas. Like this one on November 11,2017

    This is the last half of Q133.

    Epstein island.
    What is a temple?
    What occurs in a temple?
    Worship?
    Why is the temple on top of a mountain?
    How many levels might exist below?
    What is the significance of the colors, design and symbol above the dome?
    Why is this relevant?
    Who are the puppet masters?
    Have the puppet masters traveled to this island?
    When? How often? Why?
    “Vladimir Putin: The New World Order Worships Satan”
    Q

    Then it was the job of ANONs to dig it out. What is he talking about? What is epstein island? What the hell could it mean. So Anons dug and figured out flight logs, politicians involved, human trafficking and heavily looked at every bit of Epstein/Maxwell/Wexner and so on. Seen any pictures of Clinton with Ray Chandler? Who is that?

    WE knew of all of it, including Maxwells extended family, what they do, what MEGA group is and every possible detail we could find. It was all presented and peer reviewed in an open forum. Per Q, we were told to archive everything we found offline. Shitty theories and incomplete thoughts needed “Moar Sauce,” as ANONS do not like incomplete thoughts. Laugh it up, but don’t disrespect the culture.

    This was done in 2017. See anything in the news lately about any of this? Any of it have a ring of familiarity?

    Q had us looking worldwide. We knew that Feinstein had a chinese spy working for her about a year before it hit news. Who is Dopey? Figure it out. You guys missed out on a great intellectual exercise that really went on for several years on hundreds of topics.

    So spare me the Q didn’t predict anything baloney. Q just provided the thoughts, and the Anon hive of 45,000 contributed anything and everything they could. Q never graded the work. He just rewarded us with more questions. The game was to figure them out.

    Here’s what I believe. Q is not a person. Q is an intelligence movement. I don’t care if Q is one person or many, because at this point it doesn’t matter. If it’s a psyop from the CIA as was suggested, what do ANONS call people from the CIA? Trust me when I tell you ANONS want the CIA shredded.

    One would think that the purported superthinkers on UNZ, which is still a free thinking site, might find out how they could contribute to an open information movement rather than stand back and take an ivory tower piss on it.

    This comment section is just a giant circle jerk of Intellectual Big Dickery. I’m the bigger intellectual. No, It’s me. Get over yourselves.

    • Troll: vot tak
    • Replies: @vot tak
    , @Anonymous
  122. vot tak says:
    @ANON

    Obviously, anon 214 and 324 are the same zio-spam. The gist of the zio-faggotry?

    Take up the bum from our trump quislings or take it up the bum from our biden quislings. Either way, suckers, you belong to us, and we are laughing all the way to the bank as we piss on you.

    • Replies: @ANON
  123. ANON[324] • Disclaimer says:
    @vot tak

    Can’t not agree with most of that. Q actually brought me here years ago with his save Israel for last Q916. Wanted a full perspective, and UNZ delivers. And thanks for the new word. quislings. love it.

  124. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @ANON

    “One would think that the purported superthinkers on UNZ, which is still a free thinking site, might find out how they could contribute to an open information movement rather than stand back and take an ivory tower piss on it.”
    Exactly this!
    As for “vot tak” – this post is OBVIOUSLY not a Troll. Potentially wrong in some ways, but OBVIOUSLY not a Troll.
    (So many “big dicks” on Unz miss the bigger picture. Just sayin.)

  125. God help us if Trump is the one who’ll save us from the satanic cabal that rules the world!!

    Trump, who said in his debates with the republicans candidates for 2016 presidential election that: ” there’s no one on this stage who is more loyal to Israel and the Jewish people” !!

    Trump, describing his daughter Ivanka: ” You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody and I helped creating her, Ivanka, my daughter Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body, and she’s hot!!’ and more..

    ” I’ve said that Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her” and more…

    ” Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty that one, if I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father….”

    Trump is DEFINITELY is one of the satanic cabal, or deep state, or the elite ruling hidden class, or whatever name you want to call the hidden powers, and the confusion he creates by posing as the enemy of the ruling powers, this confusion is exactly what the satanic powers wants to throw the people into it’s turmoil, so that they’ll be very divided & undecided on how to act or resist.

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