1085 What the hell is QAnon?









What is QAnon?


Is it just a collection of irrational conspiracy theories,

or is it a religion?





QAnon followers today, The Conversation


QAnon followers — predominately Donald Trump supporters and conservative Christians — appear to believe that the real cause of this past year’s crisis was an underground religious war being waged by U.S. soldiers against legions of Illuminati demons.


They believe that these beings torture and abuse children in order to procure a highly addictive drug called adrenochrome used by liberal and Hollywood elites. Building on the Pizzagate conspiracy theory of 2016, this belief has now morphed into a more expansive “end of the world” narrative.


Much of it reads like science fiction.


The QAnon story casts Trump as a kind of radical Christian ruler, deputized by God to wage war against the liberal infidels destroying a once great and holy nation. Followers believe that the former president’s tweets were not chaotic ramblings, but in fact the words of a Christian oracle, the meaning of which only true believers can decipher through online message boards.


QAnon is a curious mixture of sex scandal, anti-government protest, science fiction, biblical religion and military ethos. These ingredients make for a uniquely American religion and manifest the “cult” of Trump in its most extreme form.


All of this seems incredible, even amusing, except for that fact that QAnon is tearing apart families and poisoning American politics.



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The Ferguson Report:

The QAnon believers giving Satanism a bad name


The ABC’s Four Corners has aired a report on Australian believers in QAnon, a squabble of pigeon-chasing tyre-kickers building happy-clapping space lasers.


Australia’s 20,000-odd QAnon followers believe the world is run by Satanists who are left-wing but organised.


Australian Satanists are Aussie mums and dads who cavort around backyard barbecues, smacking each other with cricket-bats (a diabolical cross between crickets and bats).


Four Corners investigated an alleged friend of the PM who told family members he can “talk to cockroaches”.


This common Australian practice is unremarkable, unless the cockroaches actually talk back.


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Watch the 4Corners video on You Tube


Central to Four Corners‘ report were text messages alleged to have been sent by Mr Stewart, claiming he would ask Mr Morrison to alter the text of his 2018 apology to victims of institutional sex abuse, to include the phrase “ritual abuse”.


It was not proven whether Mr Stewart actually passed that message on to Mr Morrison, but the PM did use the phrase in his apology speech. The term “ritual abuse” has a specific meaning among QAnon supporters, to denote their bizarre claims about Satanic abuse linked to paedophilia.






































 

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