I’ve been following the Qanon movement since last December, when Vox Day’s site talked about it.
At that time, I had not heard about it, so I was intrigued. I read some of his posts, which at that time were starting to take a more Socratic approach to information dissemination. I didn’t think one way or another about it, figuring it was another conspiracy theory scrabbling amongst all the others out there.
And then, slowly, post by post, Q started up the path of popular influencer.
Over the next month or so, I’d check in on r/CBTS to see the latest Q thought. He’s stating nothing more than what I’ve observed personally about politics, but he was adding details that I’d never encountered before. He could be making it all up, I thought, but this guy is becoming more and more interesting, if just to follow for fiction’s entertainment sake.
And Q continued to post. Once r/CBTS was banned by Reddit in mid-March 2018, I thought it was curious that Reddit would take such a stance, after all, I didn’t see really anything out of the norm what one encounters elsewhere on the Interwebs. Lord knows going through 8chan, the source of Q’s posts, was a grisly adventure into a part of humanity I didn’t wish to partipate in. But like most of the CBTS-ers, I migrated over to r/GreatAwakening (r/GA), where I thought the commentary was slightly more elevated and interesting.
I’m a political numbers guy, so when I started seeing over the summer pictures on r/GA of people purchasing billboards across the South to publicize “WWG1WGA,” or the hashtag #Qanon, I realized this was becoming a serious political phenomenon. Billboards are about $3K to $6K to use, so some patriotic Americans were spending their own money to get the message out. And when Apple banned the Q app from its iStore, they let slip it was the number-one selling app in their store.
Now you’re talking real thought penetration into the masses, I thought. At this stage, it really doesn’t matter if Q is true or not–if enough ordinary voters believe it, it might as well be considered true.
Q has stated in the last 45 days that 30M to 50M people are now involved in Q’s activities–readers, lurkers, husbands talking about it with wives, etc. r/GA was facing a million viewers a day before it was shut down, with 300K followers confirmed by Reddit. I never signed up to it and I regularly lurked, so I wasn’t counted, so it’s much larger than the numbers are showing.
It could be 20-30% of the voting population will now follow Q and Trump to the end of the Earth. Many of those seemed like they were independents or apathetic towards politics, so there could be a significant Red surge on Election Day, 6 Nov 18. We’ll see.
When the MSM lost control of their narrative at the beginning of August with the first Q story in the Washington Post, that’s when I realized Q was big-time. He’s putting fear into heart of The Powers That Be, or Cabal, or Establishment, or whatever label you want to give to the thoroughly worthless political class you and I encounter in D.C.
It’s only become worse with Reddit’s banning of r/GA on 12 Sept 18. As Q has written in the last two days, it’s “PANIC IN DC.” If what he is writing is true, the Democrats and other Establishment defenders are now seeing that this Administration does not deal with evil. The Establishment is finally realizing that their number may be up, if they cannot regain control of this situation. At this stage, a cornered animal starts making mistakes, starts hiring the wrong assassins, and does something that they believe would stop it, but in reality, it’d be the worst possible thing.
One post I read on one of the boards summed up what I though would happen, if that came to pass. The gentleman stated he’d kiss the wife and kids goodbye, load up the truck with his sleeping bag and tent, and every firearm and piece of ammunition in the house, and he would drive to where forces were being amassed to take back this country. That’s devotion, ladies and gentlemen. And that’s where we seemingly are today, 18 Sept 18.
Listen, until I start seeing arrests, I’ll still take Q with a grain of salt. And if I won the MegaMillions or “Cash 4 Life” lottery tomorrow, I’d hang up my posts and chuck politics, and go open a chain of pubs in Europe, leaving these machinations to others.
But the Q phenomenon is real, and it is affecting American politics. Whether it can change the course of history…”we’ll see.“