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 Post subject: "The Storm" and QAnon
PostPosted: January 5 18, 6:38 pm 
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This is the latest wild conspiracy from the 4chan cesspit

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/qano ... ained.html
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On October 28, someone calling themselves Q began posting a series of cryptic messages in a /pol/ thread titled “Calm Before the Storm” (assumedly in reference to that creepy Trump quote from early October). Q claimed to be a high-level government insider with Q clearance (hence the name) tasked with posting intel drops — which he, for some reason, called “crumbs” — straight to 4chan in order to covertly inform the public about POTUS’s master plan to stage a countercoup against members of the deep state. It was, in short, absolutely insane. However, thanks to some rather forced coincidences — like Q kind of, sort of guessing that Trump would tweet the word “small” on Small Business Saturday, and this one time the internet decided that Q was “totally on Air Force One” because he posted a blurry picture of some islands while Trump was on his trip to Asia — and a whole heck of a lot of wishful thinking, people believed he was the real deal.

So he kept talking.

According to Q, Trump was never really involved with Russia, and isn’t actually under investigation by Mueller & Co. On the contrary, Q insists that it’s actually Clinton and Obama who were corrupted by Putin (and are now actually under investigation by Mueller) because they’re obviously just evil, money-hungry globalists who’ll do anything for the highest bidder. (Oh, yeah, and they’re also apparently into raping and killing children, though the crowd is split over whether this is because they’re satanists or just part of some weird blackmail scheme involving the CIA.) Q also claims that Trump, the genius that he is, figured all of this out way back when he was just a measly presidential candidate, and has been pretending to love Putin and/or be involved with Russia ever since as a way to force a third party to investigate these horrors — without drawing the attention of those evil Dems-who-must-not-be-named, of course — because he’s just that selfless of a leader.

In this fantasy world, all of the far right’s wildest dreams come true: Q promises that Clinton, Obama, Podesta, Abedin, and even McCain are all either arrested and wearing secret police-issued ankle monitors, or just about to be indicted; that the Steele dossier is a total fabrication personally paid for by Clinton and Obama; and that the Las Vegas massacre was most definitely an inside job connected to the Saudi-Clinton cabal.

They believe all of this will be coming to a head any day now. That “The Storm” — of arrests, political turmoil, and Republican vindication — is coming. Though there have been some, uh, miscalculations as for exactly when.


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PostPosted: January 5 18, 10:30 pm 
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These people are insane and I don't know how we marginalize them in our society. This nonsense will be all over conservative media and Facebook soon. Then it's real to those people. Then we are all [expletive].


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PostPosted: January 7 18, 1:41 am 
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IMADreamer wrote:
These people are insane and I don't know how we marginalize them in our society. This nonsense will be all over conservative media and Facebook soon. Then it's real to those people. Then we are all [expletive].


This is what I predict: mainstream GOP candidates will use coded language to insinuate that they support all these secret arrests that have been made, and that we have to investigate Hillary and Obama. Also, at some point Fox News will pick this story up and Trump will tweet something about "crooked Hillary" 10 minutes later.


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PostPosted: April 24 18, 3:31 pm 
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Has anyone received a Storm update recently?


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PostPosted: April 25 18, 9:25 pm 
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Has anyone received a Storm update recently?


A few hundred thousand people on facebook and youtube have. Do we know for sure that Popeye isn't Julian Assange?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro/hi ... plL1gw646g


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PostPosted: April 26 18, 7:56 am 
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This is a mainstream thing now. It's not just internet loonies spouting this nonsense.

Conspiracy theory claims Trump is a 'secret genius who pretended to collude with Russia to defeat child sex traffickers'
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But for many people, QAnon is very real. Barr has tried to make contact with Q on Twitter. InfoWars, the website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones — who has a close relationship with Trump confidant Roger Stone — has consistently promoted it. Last month, Cheryl Sullenger, senior vice president of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, posted an article on the group’s website about an “intel drop” from Q revealing a White House plan to end Planned Parenthood. Sean Hannity retweeted a post with the #QAnon hashtag.

I think this is a pretty good point:
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One twist, however, makes QAnon unusual. Conspiracy theories are usually about evil cabals manipulating world events. QAnon, by contrast, is a conspiracy theory in which the good guys — in this case, Trump and his allies — are in charge. It’s a dream of power rather than a bitter alibi for victimhood. It seems designed to cope with the cognitive dissonance caused by the gap between Trump as his faithful followers like to imagine him and Trump as he is.


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