Folks I keep hearing and reading about ideas attributed to this ethereal group which many on the Left regard as a far-right cult of political/religious conspiracy theorists. The group even has its own Wikipedia entry.
QAnon (/kju???n?n/) is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling them, leading to a “day of reckoning” involving the mass arrest of journalists and politicians.QAnon
The only problem is it doesn’t exist. This whole idea is a construct in the minds of people who refuse to believe that those of us on the right that believe in God and country see the world differently than they do. The strawman that they have created because of one dubiously sourced anonymous post on the Internet is used as a basis to dismiss anything they wish to. It’s like Russian collusion, the Left firmly believes in it because they want QAnon to be true not because it is.
I think some folks—especially those on the Left—don’t have a sense of humor and can’t tell the difference between reality and parody; especially, when they are the targets of the humor. The QAnon theory which curiously is only written about by one guy at The Washington Post has grains of truth in it that are exaggerated to ridiculous extremes. This is a cue that its parody not reality.
Take Jeffrey Epstein, his clients such as Bill Clinton, neo-cons, Hal Lindsey books, and Barack Obama’s war on Christianity, mix with Monty Python and Paul Shanklin humor and you’d have a recipe for QAnon too.
Then after stumbling into this recipe you find out that this stuff really gets under the skin of Liberals and you have a formula for its propagation. Think bullying and you might see where I’m going with this. You can say certain things to Liberals and you are assured of getting an emotional, kneejerk reaction that is gut bustingly funny every time it is used. Lather, rinse, repeat.
QAnon is not real but since the Left reacts to it the way your cat does to a laser pointer, you can’t but help play with them once in a while just for laughs.
Some folks may repeat this stuff, I’ve seen enough crazy email threads and memes on the internet to know some crazy stuff takes on a life of its own, but you need to use common sense along the way.
Oh, just to pile on to Conservative stereotypes, the Wikipedia article also singles out opposition to George Soros as somehow being anti-Semitic.
The conspiracy theory’s targeting of prominent Jewish figures like George Soros and the Rothschilds has led The Washington Post and Jewish-American magazine The Forward to accuse it of containing “striking anti-Semitic elements” and “garden-variety nonsense with racist and anti-Semitic undertones”.
The Anti-Defamation League reported that while “the vast majority of QAnon-inspired conspiracy theories have nothing to do with anti-Semitism”, “an impressionistic review” of QAnon tweets about Israel, Jews, Zionists, the Rothschilds, and Soros “revealed some troubling examples” of antisemitism.
Like much in vogue with Liberals, the opposite is the truth. As a group, Conservatives tend to be both accepting of Jews and pro-Israel (especially Evangelicals) whereas, Liberals (at least the ones in office) tend to be anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian.
Our issues are not with Soros being a Jew—which I did not even know until I saw that in this article—but with Soros being anti-American, and pro socialist.
The other thing that that came to light as I was pondering this subject was an article that purported to out a QAnon website owner. The guy worked for Citigroup.
Folks, Citi is a huge supporter of Democrats. In fact, Citi named virtually every cabinet member in the Obama Administration a month before Obama was elected in 2008.
QAnon appears to be a creation from the imagination of some creative people, in the same vein as those that brought us the myth of Russian Collusion. The beauty of QAnon is that it can mean whatever people wish it to, whether they be on the right or left.
I think QAnon is a parody of things in and around the Trump Administration that has taken on a life of its own. Judging by those offended by this mythical group, it seems Liberals are the real targets of the parody. As long as they continue to react to QAnon, others are happy to provoke them for a few laughs.