Don’t be…

I happened to see part of this short Post-WWII Army training film. It was a ‘Q Drop’ today. I wondered what Q is trying to convey to followers here. The title is ‘Don’t Be a Sucker.’ It’s an anti-bigotry film, warning people against ranting demagogues on street corners and so on, who apparently were to be found in American cities trying to spread hate.

The film seemed a little heavy-handed to me. Actually make that very heavy-handed.

It seems as though the Q movement is attempting to keep followers on the ‘reservation’ as it were, to inoculate them, keep them from straying into full-on nationalism, which apparently they conflate with hate, antisemitism, and bigotry generally. I have noticed that Q, in his sometimes enigmatic ‘drops’ stresses — sometimes more subtly — the over-familiar ideas of multiculturalism, tolerance, inclusion, and the whole menu of civic nationalism and antiracism. Could it be that this is the actual purpose of this movement, to keep the Q faithful within safe, politically correct territory when it comes to sensitive issues like race, ethnicity, and religion?

As Vulture of Critique mentions,

“Q team is obviously trying to maintain a “big-tent” coalition, big enough to accommodate several American subcultures: mainstream gays, various Jews, blacks. For the next two months, I expect Q to write that Democrats are much more racist than Republicans.”

– Vulture of Critique blog

This approach is hardly ‘far right’; obviously it’s really only a variation on the ‘Respectable Right’, who observe all the Politically Correct conventions when it comes to these subjects.

During the last election cycle, even though Trump seemed to be courting the ‘alt-right’, eventually he denounced Nationalism, at least the White variety. I found that tactic to be a little unsettling, making me wonder what motivated it. Was Trump just hoping to escape being tainted by association with actual nationalists or other undesirables? And is this ‘diversity and inclusion’ phase of the Q movement an attempt to weed out any actual nationalists, lest they be infected with political incorrectness?

And Q continues to dwell on the idea of ‘Unity’ vs. ‘division’ in some of his drops. Yes, unity is or should be a good thing, and divisiveness can be fatal to any movement — but what if the components of your ‘movement’ are naturally divided, and what if there is a history of conflict that can’t be wished away by Rainbow philosophies or by heavy-handed propaganda films?

“Don’t Be a Sucker” is actually good advice, in the sense of being aware that others may want to manipulate you. Q is fond of saying ‘people are basically good; trust humanity.”

Maybe I’ve become too cynical but not all people are to be trusted blindly.

2 thoughts on “Don’t be…

  1. The “suckers” here seem to be the “Q” faithful.

    I shouldn’t say too much since I am neither faithful to, nor vehemently opposed to, “Q” or the “Q movement” per se. I just don’t know enough about him/it/them to say one way or the other, to be very honest. I do know this, however: if “Q” really believes his own rhetoric about people being “basically good,” and that we should therefore “trust humanity,” he is a long way down the train from where I am (and was about twenty to twenty-five years ago, for that matter), and therefore has a LOT to learn about people/human depravity.

    “Q” sounds to me like a hard-core libertarian, or at least someone on the beat to hard-core libertarianism. But I guess I could be wrong. And not necessarily saying in any case that a little over-correction one way or the other is necessarily and always a bad thing. Although I would caution against it in this particular case.

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