The QAnon movement is again the target of the PC speech/thought police. Facebook says it will ban QAnon accounts.
Do the powers-that-be really believe their own words, that the Q movement is a danger, that it may have the potential to ‘incite violence’? And for them to say this in all apparent seriousness, while riots continue, and have been allowed to go on with no concern for the damage done to properties and human beings? It beggars the imagination.
In other words they (all the politically correct ‘theys’, the social media tyrants as well as the Official PTB) are eager to take action against whoever they say has the ”potential” to incite actual violence. Hello? What about Portland? Seattle? New York? And other places where real-life, flesh-and-blood violence is occurring?
Have these people who have decided that the QAnons are to be treated as a threat even familiar with the Q movement? I’ve familiarized myself with it; I see nothing in that group to even hint at any potential for extremist violence. So it seems an injustice to me that they are being described by TPTB in a way that is almost scary, and it is just not in line with reality, but since when do we get truth from the propaganda meisters?
In a comment I read somewhere online, someone described the Q members as ‘normies’, and there’s no need to disparage them that way; to me, a normie is one of those apathetic, uninformed or misinformed people who vote but who are generally disconnected from any sort of cogent political ideas.
Predictably some people say the Q people are part of that generation labeled as ‘Boomers’ which generally implies a sense of superiority on the part of the person using that label. In any case from what I’ve deduced the majority of the QAnons are of the Gen X age group. Maybe ten or fifteen years ago such a political movement would have been mostly boomers, but more than a few of the latter have died or are ailing. The Tea Party movement was the last hurrah for Boomers as an organized cohort organizing for political action.
So the Gen X segment of people are represented most obviously in the Q group.
The varying political views within the group are rather right wing in some respects (pro-2nd Amendment, pro-capital punishment, pro-First Amendment, Christian, mostly Protestant of some variety, but some ‘New Age’)
The QAnon group has a (semi-official?) Christian pastor who offers Bible lessons — in my opinion he is a good teacher, not one of those politically correct fakes.
Does this add up to a group that is in any way threatening? These are, for the most part, not young hotheads or even middle-aged hotheads. There are more than a few women involved in this group; from what I can tell there may be slightly more women, but mind you these are not rabid feminist women as you find in the leftist groups. However the Q movement emphasizes being ‘inclusive’, a holdover from the antiracist mainstream and/or the Q dogma about how we all have to ‘unify’ and not let ‘Them’ divide us.
One liberal view seems central to the movement: absolute equality. Nobody is ‘the’ leader, nobody is better or more important, because we’re all the same under the skin.
Regardless of whether one agrees with Q’s philosophy, somebody is trying to discredit and scapegoat them, and anybody even slightly to the right; the left always tries to set the boundaries way to the left so that anyone right of center, even just a little, is The Enemy, a dangerous extremist. Remember, anyone, how the media called Bill O’Reilly, of all people, ”far-right”. What a joke. But if things escalate, and the people who dictate the acceptable views begin to point fingers at people who have never been a threat or a danger, this is bad. They have no basis on which to pin the charge of ‘extremism’ onto Q or on any other non-left or anti-left group.
There is talk on the ‘mainstream’ media about ‘de-programming’ QAnons, the implication being that they are brainwashed cult members. Do these people writing these articles even know what constitutes an actual cult? What the hallmarks are? Obviously not; the journos, so-called, are assigned to write these propaganda pieces and they all use the same approach, the same verbiage. No sign of independent thought there.
The articles keep referring to QAnon as a ‘baseless conspiracy theory.’ How is a group a ‘conspiracy theory’? To the left, everything they don’t like or which goes against their rigid beliefs is ‘fake news’ or a ‘conspiracy theory.’
There are some people who do need de-programming: the genuinely cultish Antifas and BLM, as well as the thoroughly programmed and brainwashed ‘journalists’ and ‘reporters.’ Even the so-called right media are almost as PC as the left; they share more and more liberal beliefs every day that passes.
But the media and their political soulmates should stop looking for scapegoats among those who are law-abiding and civilized, while enabling and abetting the violent segment of the population.