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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....

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 8chantrash; cultofq; denounced; deplorables; hoax; internet; notaninsider; q; qanon; qisyoutubers; trump
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To: j.havenfarm
EXACTLY. If his is a high-level, well placed individual, he could get more accomplished by plain speaking.

OK, let me try it. I just retired from DoD. There are hordes of young men that want to stay in the US Marine Corps, but are leaving in droves because they are saying almost to the man, that"the Corps" has gotten too soft. Furthermore, leadership is not backing NCOs in disciplining their Marines for the maintenance of strict standards. For example, a young sergeant received NJP because he called a fat, out of shape Marine, "fat." He is leaving the Corps to become a truck driver, although he really wanted to make the Marine Corps a career.

Secretary Mattis has repeatedly stated that he wants to increase lethality in DoD. Lethality comes from a warrior culture and it cannot happen if the NCOs do not have the tools to discipline their people so that the whole organization retains its military bearing.

See? I gave insight into a strategic force development issue along leadership and discipline lines, and I did not use vague terms, or riddles. You don't have to guess what is going on, nor what needs to happen.

21 posted on 08/02/2018 10:35:27 PM PDT by Salvavida
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
how their heroic president will push back the forces of evil and make America great again.

It's not mysterious. Cut taxes and regulations, negotiate better trade deals... that's kind of it. Just free our economic might that was handcuffed by America-hating liberals.

22 posted on 08/02/2018 10:35:28 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: bitt
I especially liked hearing Q say,... “Hillary wanted a deal” and “we said’no’”. With great satisfaction, I laughed out loud to get to hear just that! 🤠
23 posted on 08/02/2018 10:41:42 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Ed & Academia are the FARM TEAM for more Marxists coming, infinitum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ah, conspiracy theorists. Always entertaining...


24 posted on 08/02/2018 10:42:36 PM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.")
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To: j.havenfarm

No, they are giving us information without making direct comments. It is far more important for folks to go and find things on their own and reach the conclusion in their own mind rather than be led to one by the MSM messaging

My take away from your comment is you just want something put in front of you like a hamburger in a restaurant and your insistence that it be so just highlights things about your beliefs and postings that need no further commentary.

Stay blind if you choose, many many others here on this board had taken another path and have learned much

Sounds like you may have a case of the “blues”


25 posted on 08/02/2018 10:42:47 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I thought Q made gadgets for James Bond?

Honestly, the name is the biggest tip-off that this is all fiction


26 posted on 08/02/2018 10:44:11 PM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: Reno89519

I’ve ignored all the Q threads on the site. Don’t even know what they’re pushing. Don’t want to.


28 posted on 08/02/2018 10:44:23 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: drypowder

Bollocks

You are just too intellectually lazy to stray off the ranch of what you have been consuming for decades

Oh well, you have stated your position and I am sure you will find some others here to commiserate with

An then when the dam breaks you will most like try to grab a seat on the bandwagon like you already were there

Your choice, by your words shall you be known


29 posted on 08/02/2018 10:45:29 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"How did you think the media was going to cover this once they were forced to?"

Pretty much like this, but perhaps with a false flag attempt or two involving "Q" shirt wearing perps thrown in, to bolster the coordinated "stupid, crazy, violent, dangerous" narrative.

When that doesn't set us all against each other, what will they do then?

30 posted on 08/02/2018 10:45:56 PM PDT by EasySt (Truth will Prevail)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
"Which would include the Seattle Times, irony of ironies..."

Shouldn't they be covering the millions of dollars wasted on Seattle's new street cars because nobody bothered to check the wheel gauge of the rails they were supposed to fit on?

31 posted on 08/02/2018 10:46:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Ronin

Nor they to you

Feel better now?

Good


32 posted on 08/02/2018 10:46:02 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: EasySt

It takes a while to put together a credible, seamless, believable wag the dog style scenario. It’ll probably happen before the election.


33 posted on 08/02/2018 10:49:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Salvavida

There are reasons that it needs to be done this way and since you were in the Military them you should understand the need for encoded messaging

This is not ground pounding rifle toting warfare, this is educating the public by giving them trails to follow that enables them to awaken to the truth they find, not what they are told

Works for me, I find it quite elucidating as do MANY others here

And obviously there is far more to it if the MSM is so worried they have begun taking up lots of time talking about it. If it was not a threat, why would they do so....

Tick tick tick...


34 posted on 08/02/2018 10:49:46 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Simon Green

Simon, you look ... great in you little metal hat...

Now go and ride your bike


35 posted on 08/02/2018 10:50:55 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Fai Mao

Really ...

Have you ever done any research beyond what TV program you are going to watch tonight?

This is about answering questions by following clues but not TELLING you what to think

It is called learning, and is best when you investigate rather than just regurgitate, then you find the answers and go from there, no one telling you what to think

But if you prefer the dog training model

OK

Sit

Shop

Sleep

Good little robot..


36 posted on 08/02/2018 10:54:26 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Reno89519

Its a damned clever kid if so.
Q is a tremendous literary creation, an exercise in world-building, even if it is real. Much more so if its fake.


37 posted on 08/02/2018 10:55:29 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Military intelligence? In one of its first droppings it said Hillary would be arrested at a certain time and date. It never happened. That’s a source?


38 posted on 08/02/2018 10:58:36 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: 100American
Wrong. You educate the public by speaking plainly. We didn't coalesce into a people by following breadcrumbs concerning King George. One of the things that separates Americans from all others, is we speak plainly.

This isn't educating anyone. It gives people a hobby, nothing more. Nunes and Jordan are the ones that need our attention, not some attention-whore.

If you find it entertaining, fine. This is not how we should communicate and organize to reform our government. It is impractical in as much as it is ineffective.

39 posted on 08/02/2018 10:58:47 PM PDT by Salvavida
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To: j.havenfarm

Here’s the thing - look at this as a propaganda exercise, of the most effective sort, something that absorbs people. As a mystery-serial maybe. The mystery is the fun part. The puzzles, the figuring things out, and the heated discussions between fans and non-fans.

Builds a fan base and gets people invested in the drama. Its brilliant.


40 posted on 08/02/2018 11:00:19 PM PDT by buwaya
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