While surfing through the internet, you must have come across the term “QAnon”. This internet term has made it to news and made quite a fuss in the White House too. But what exactly is this term all about?
We do know that it’s the rambling internet conspiracy theory. The theory has taken hold among a few of Donald Trump’s supporters.
Apparently, for Trump, the believers of QAnon conspiracy theory are “the people who love our country”, but to the FBI, they are the “potential domestic threat”.
But to you and to anyone who’ve recently logged into twitter, it’s something “stupid” that your family member or friend started believing in, and sharing some stuff about Bill Gates creating Coronavirus, child trafficking and “cabal”.
You must be scratching your head, thinking that this is all bullshit!
Well, nope! This shit is pretty serious that has also made it to the Whitehouse and is gaining momentum to take over America!
Let’s have a quick explanation first:
What is QAnon?
“QAnon” is a spreading internet conspiracy theory whose followers believe in quite a lot of things. For example, its believers think that a cabal of Satan-worshipping Democrats, famous Hollywood celebrities and billionaires controls the world while indulging in child trafficking, pedophilia, and the collecting of a chemical from the blood of abused children that supposedly extend life expectancy.
It doesn’t end here… its believers claim that Donald Trump is waging a covert war against the cabal and its “deep state” partners to unveil the culprit and send them all to Guantanamo Bay.
And if you’re a Trump supporter, here’s what their hopeful message is: Trump is an angel, he will fight the evil! He is in control of everything and he will stand up for what’s right, duh!
QAnon theories flooded social media over the past three years. There are multiple baseless narratives surrounding this conspiracy: John F Kennedy Jr. is not dead (he is!), the Rothschild family is running all the banks (nope, they don’t!) and a furniture retailer Wayfair is selling children for chemical blood (ummm, what even?).
What are they conspiring against?
Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Bill Gates, Tom Hanks, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Chrissy Teigen and Pope Francis are their ultimate bad guys in their own fantasy world!
The QAnon conspiracy theory began in 2016 when an anonymous poster on 4Chan, has gained a cult-type following. Its believers follow clues produced by anonymous individuals called “Q”.
Allegedly, Q is working for Donald Trump to combat against the evil “deep state”, which is hiding by covering its tracks and eating abused children for magical powers. They are basically seeking for the “Great Awakening”- “a Manichean concept that concludes with the defeat of evil.
The movement has gathered quite a momentum with 100,000 followers across the country. Facebook has recently banned the largest QAnon Facebook group that had approx. 200,000 members.
Twitter also took similar action against QAnon accounts in July and it restricted about 150,000 accounts that are spreading these theories. With these numbers, we can say that it has quite a big following and it keeps on growing.
However, the movement seems to be not really growing among the mass public. Instead, media coverage of this conspiracy theory considers it as “far-right”.
Apparently, Donald Trump is the hero for many versions of the QAnon theory, and he seems to be loving it.
He has openly endorsed the theory via retweets several times, he even said during a press conference, “I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate.”
QAnon is also getting increasing traction as a political force in the Republican Party, in fact, there’s an opinion piece published in the Washington Post debating the same thing that “Republicans are becoming the QAnon party”. There are about 77 candidates for congregational seats who have hinted their support for QAnon, including Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene.
We can bet on this, most readers must have been in utter shock that their peers even believed these shit. For sure, the QAnon theory sounds more like a stupid Hollywood action movie script, featuring Donald Trump as the main lead (superhero, to be specific), more than a conspiracy theory defaming the elites.
Can such concepts really become “mainstream” under our noses, powerful enough to hijack one of the two most prominent political parties? Can this movement really affect the upcoming election?
Well, The Hayvine has done some homework and found that the QAnon revolution may have a potential for capturing news coverage but not the hearts and minds of the mass American public, NOT YET! Though, we don’t really know what’s really cooking inside Q’s mind.