It would be smart to fund an alternate more entertaining narrative to harness all that gullibility towards goodness instead of evil.
AKA Trump’s Chumps©
I suspect that the evil is a major share of the attraction.
And their actions have already had very real world consequences on people. (Like the guy that runs Comet Ping Pong.)
A quick wiki search shows this Quonspiracy goes waaay back.
It’s said that Matthew and Luke both used Mark and Q as sources.
Sorry, I’ll show myself out…
This is pretty much the plot of Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, about some publishers who invent (and perhaps uncover parts) of a conspiracy theory that ties all conspiracies together - the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians and even the Masons. By the end of the book their creation has gathered a life of its own with dire consequences.
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Christ, what an asshole.
Another Italian novel that might be relevant:
“Most followers of QAnon tend not to visit Q’s posts on 8kun and the ‘chan’ boards where they are initially posted”
They are actively encouraged not to do so, in order to hide the fact that Q hangs out with Nazis and borderline kiddie porn purveyors on 8kun. Bad for the brand image to be open about the source.
It seems that’s not the only place where Q world rubs shoulders with its supposed enemies.
I’d say it’s more like Luther Blissett, except I doubt that they have read Q.
maybe the original Q knew about them and stole the idea.
BTW, antifa may have no leaders (or at least the anarchist part of antifa don’t, the Marxist part might) but they are still organised. It’s just that it is not top down “you will do as i say” organisation.
yes, exactly. same with the original Occupy.
Oh, well, that makes all the difference in the world, doesn’t it? “I’m innocent. I didn’t make speeches calling for people to commit felonies. All I did was retransmit speeches calling for people to commit felonies. I only gave the guy who made speeches calling for people to commit felonies a chance to reach a wider audience.” Yes, thank you very much for clearing that up for us. How could we have gone on misunderstanding just how spotless and pure he was? Thank you for explaining why he is utterly blameless and should be given a pat on the head and a lollipop and sent skipping on his merry way.
This is indeed scary, and I’m honestly not sure if it’s evidence for or against Watkins being a self-aware scam artist. Is he a true believer, and starting a SuperPAC is his version of doing God’s work? Or is he a scam artist who has stumbled into a honeypot and is taking it to the next level? At some point it no longer matters and he just has to be stopped.
Or a bigger scam artist has made him an offer that he couldn’t refuse. If Q is his invention, then various parties would pay a lot of money for control of it.
The innovation is in the encrypted signatures on the “drops,” confirming that they’re all from “the same person,” or anyway from some entity in control of the private key. The actual conspiracy theories sound like the standard Infowars/Rense/WND stuff.
Qanon is like the Bitcoin of conspiracy cults.
The tripcode signature isn’t a real encryption signature system. It’s pseudo-security, that’s “good enough” for trivial use.
I haven’t looked at it in detail, but it seems like it’s wide-open to the board operator saving the poster’s portion of the key. Even if Watkins wasn’t Q to begin with, he could easily take over the Q identity, and even lock out the “real” Q.