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Trump base latches onto Q internet conspiracy cult
The Seattle Times ^ | August 2, 2018 | Marc Fisher and Isaac Stanley-Becker

Posted on 08/02/2018 9:37:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Energized by the internet persona Q’s complex web of conspiracy notions about the forces aligned against President Donald Trump, Q’s followers have spread virally online and now, in real life too, forming a movement known as QAnon.

From somewhere in the vast and mysterious “deep state,” a dissident agent rises up to give the people cryptic clues about how their heroic president will push back the forces of evil and make America great again. The renegade informant is known only as “Q,” and if he actually exists, it’s not as a character in a movie, but somewhere in the Washington, D.C., bureaucracy.

Energized by Q’s complex web of conspiracy notions about the forces aligned against President Donald Trump, Q’s followers have spread virally online and now, in real life too, forming a movement known as QAnon that is making itself visible at Trump’s rallies and other public gatherings.

QAnon is the latest in a string of conspiracy ideas that take hold of the public’s imagination in times of social stress and technological change. And QAnon is something new, a leaderless popular movement made up of people who believe in no one and therefore are willing to believe almost anything.

To believers, Q is a pseudonym for a well-placed U.S. government agent who is posting online distress messages and bits of intel, known as “breadcrumbs,” in an effort to save the country — and Trump — from hostile forces within the government. Q’s missives started appearing last October on 4chan, the mostly anonymous website where fringe ideas incubate and blossom....

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 8chantrash; cultofq; denounced; deplorables; hoax; internet; notaninsider; q; qanon; qisyoutubers; trump
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How did you think the media was going to cover this once they were forced to?
1 posted on 08/02/2018 9:37:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are the Q internet conspiracy


2 posted on 08/02/2018 9:42:00 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I’ve written before, this crackpot conspiracy BS is going to bite people. I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t turn out to be some kid in his parent’s basement. Or, worse, some Never Trumper or Democrat playing people. Either way, anonymous sources and authors is bad news and often lead to bad results: Fake News.


3 posted on 08/02/2018 9:44:10 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I haven’t.


4 posted on 08/02/2018 9:44:14 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...about the forces aligned against President Donald Trump”

Which would include the Seattle Times, irony of ironies...


5 posted on 08/02/2018 9:45:15 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are going to treat Q the same way they treated everyone that exposed PIZZAGATE.

And the pedo arrests keep adding up...


6 posted on 08/02/2018 9:46:32 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh bullshit


7 posted on 08/02/2018 9:52:00 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess these two pixies at the Seattle rag are too lazy to address their Russki Collusion Conspiracy “cult” of which THEY are a part.


8 posted on 08/02/2018 9:54:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think The media only indulge in russia conspiracy.


9 posted on 08/02/2018 9:55:01 PM PDT by granada
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One marvelous thing about Q. He pizzes off absolutely ALL the right people- - the left, the RINOs and the media.

TRIFECTA.


10 posted on 08/02/2018 9:57:03 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Ed & Academia are the FARM TEAM for more Marxists coming, infinitum.)
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To: Reno89519

Sorry, I vehemently disagree. I believe Q is military intelligence preparing America for some bad s—t.


11 posted on 08/02/2018 10:03:47 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GOAT POTUS TRUMP)
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:)

and when people hear more about Q, they are hearing more about the abuses in gov’t and commerce.

I don’t care if they believe in Q, I care as to whether they are willing to do something about the abuses that are being revealed!


12 posted on 08/02/2018 10:04:55 PM PDT by bitt (“we know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give me Liberty, or Give me Death”!)
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13 posted on 08/02/2018 10:06:20 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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Then Q needs to speak clearly, or not speak at all. This indecipherable crap just makes us look like lunatics for paying attention to it


14 posted on 08/02/2018 10:09:07 PM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,000 Posts as of 8/11/17! Still not shutting up after all these years!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, good grief!


15 posted on 08/02/2018 10:10:55 PM PDT by citizen (President Trump: He’s combined The Art of the Deal with Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. Game over.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Q is a deep state hoax that misleads believers down a path of false hope that the deep state its self is being setup for destruction behind the scenes. It’s a propaganda ploy by the deep state to distract attention from their controlled and steady destruction of this country.


16 posted on 08/02/2018 10:16:37 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know he is John Galt .


17 posted on 08/02/2018 10:18:16 PM PDT by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: Reno89519
As I’ve written before, this crackpot conspiracy BS is going to bite people. I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t turn out to be some kid in his parent’s basement. Or, worse, some Never Trumper or Democrat playing people. Either way, anonymous sources and authors is bad news and often lead to bad results: Fake News

You are 100% correct. In the past I thought Q was amusing drivel. Today I think it is just a disinformation campaign to lure the gullible in.

18 posted on 08/02/2018 10:19:33 PM PDT by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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Q has provided the TEA Party with a mission.


19 posted on 08/02/2018 10:30:25 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t pay any attention to “Q”.


20 posted on 08/02/2018 10:31:22 PM PDT by Ronin (Blackface or bolt-ons, it's the same fraud. - Norm Lenhart)
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