The media have become concerned — putting it mildly — with the QAnon group, and they are identifying the people who follow Q as a dangerous cult, and as a conspiracy.
I’ve been slightly critical of the Q movement here on this blog, but I think the media are overreacting, hoping to gin up some kind of fear of the Q group, creating a pretext for suppressing it.
The CNN article quotes someone called a “disinformation researcher” warns about the dangers of the QAnon movement:
On Twitter Thursday morning, disinformation researcher Molly McKew argued that TV news “is not doing a good job covering this corrosive conspiracy or explaining it. You can’t just call it insane. That doesn’t explain why it is cognitive cancer.”
So I asked her to elaborate. Here’s what she wrote to me: “QAnon offers its adherents an addictive alternative reality that requires their participation and, through this participation, draws them into the elaborate architecture of the conspiracy. It exploits the sense that something is broken in our society. But rather than focus on understanding these social fractures and healing them, QAnon instead fixates on the pursuit of enemies and villains described in such extreme terms that any action — either by adherents or by identified champions like President Trump —becomes justifiable. By drawing on the culture and value system, Q adherents have justified violent attacks.”
So they are worried about the Q people potentially “justifying violent attacks”?
Hello? There are groups of people roaming some of our cities and towns, and actually attacking people — and the name by which they are known is not ‘QAnon’, but political correctness gives those groups carte blanche to burn buildings, threaten and harm people, and take over whole city blocks — with no consequences. And CNN et al are lying awake at nights for fear of the QAnons.
Leave it to the media to point in the wrong direction when looking for ‘danger.’ The left has a history of stirring up fear of phantom bogeymen such as the elusive neo-Nazis, or the imaginary men in white sheets and hoods. Or ‘militias’ who were supposedly everywhere back in the 1990s. The left has a lot of imagination; I give them that.
In contrast to the left and their panic over invisible villains, Joe McCarthy was dismissed as a ‘paranoiac’ who imagined the supposedly non-existent threat of Communism. Today’s monopolistic media and the whole coordinated apparatus of control is proof that McCarthy had it right; while he was being shouted down and pushed out of public life, the ‘long march through the institutions’ was going on, and CNN et al are visible proof.
You might ask: what do I know about the Q movement? I am not a follower, but I have been observing by reading the sites, watching their YouTube channel and following their ‘chat’. I’ve spent many an hour doing that out of curiosity, learning from the conversation and the guests, who are interesting and informative. There are a lot of ways in which the Q movement is not that far off from what the dissident right thinks or believes, though there is not an ‘ideology’ as such. There is a range of opinions, but most of the Q people are very loyal to the elusive ‘Q’ and eagerly read and dissect his ‘drops’. Of course most followers are also very loyal to the POTUS.
Are the Q Patriots a threat or a danger? Rest easy, lefties. The Q movement does have some quirky obsessions (like the idea that JFK Jr. is still alive and in disguise, or the ‘Ten Days of Darkness’) but most importantly they are not “racists” as that seems to be considered the most heinous and shocking offense most people can imagine these days. So they are not outside the acceptable limits of ”racial orthodoxy”. The phrase ‘patriots don’t see race’ is a popular phrase, and they seem very concerned about the well-being of black people; isn’t that the highest virtue for most people, at least on the left and in the middle, politically?
In fact, this is my biggest issue with the Q movement; if they succeed in becoming more influential in politics and society (and it may happen), it would represent a slight swing to the ‘right’ but their brand of ‘conservatism’ is decidedly watered down. They believe in the Second Amendment but they also believe in MLK, the Civil Rights revolution, and a multicultural, polyglot, multiracial America where everyone will live side by side in harmony, and blacks will no longer be on the ‘Democrat plantation.’ They are civic-Americans. I won’t say they are ‘civic nationalists’ as I have been saying, because people cannot be nationalist and multiculturalists at the same time; there is no nation where there is so little homogeneity.
As for Q himself (if Q is just one person, or a group, I am unsure) — he seems to lean heavily on the ideas of Freemasonry, and he uses a lot of telltale phrases and verbiage that are linked to Freemasonry. For example, heavily emphasizing ‘unity’ and avoiding ‘divisiveness’ (no ethnoloyalty or religious differences), shunning “dogma” and “traditions” and embracing ‘Freethought’. Look it up. It’s all very much in the Masonic catechism if I may use that word.
The influential New Age writer and ‘channeler’ Alice Bailey wrote in some of her many books of how Freemasons would play a significant role in the coming ‘one world’ system. And I believe she wrote those books before the existence of our present-day globalist apparatus.
I find it plausible that Q is not simply a ”patriot” but is working towards some agenda; I am not so overconfident as to guess just what the purpose is. It may be, as some familiar with Q are saying, that at worst Q is just trying to buy time for the President to accomplish some things. I don’t think he is as sinister or that the Q followers are ‘dangerous’ conspiracy theorists. For the most part I think they are well-intentioned and justifiably alarmed about the insanity and chaos that is growing around us, in our cities especially. Anybody who is not alarmed, or at least very concerned, is more likely one of the crazy ones. How can one be indifferent to what is happening around us? I suppose only the Left is capable of getting things so wrong.
So Q, if it is an individual or a group, is likely connected to Freemasonry — which is usually defended by members or families of members as harmless or benevolent — but given any choice I would choose not to live in a system run by Freemasons, with their secretive history and their ideas about a Babel-like multicultural society in which differences are all blended away so as to have a forced ”unity.” It sounds a little too much like the present system. More of the same.