Richard Spencer goes hard against Q:https://twitter.com/RichardBSpencer/status/1025140355992154112
has burst into the mainstream media today, so it's time that I reveal to the world my QAnon Conspiracy Conspiracy.
Get ready to go down the deepest of all rabbit holes and take the reddest of red pills.
I'm sad to announce that most everything #Qanon
says, along with his bigger narrative, is complete gobbledygook. (I, of course, haven't read it all, but what I have looked at is laughable nonsense.)
conspiracy conspiracy — which I present as speculation — is that the author actually is a high-level person in the Trump admin or similar org, and he's engaging, quite successfully, in masterful propaganda. (Or I might be wrong and it's all done for the lulz by some troll.)
What is the overall message of Q to his Boomer adherents?
Trust the plan ...keep the faith ...don't question or rethink anything ...Trump and Mueller will take it from here ...Vote for the GOP.
Effectively, Q's message is passivity
. Keep on keeping on.
My sense is that Trump's people correctly perceived that Trump won in 2016 precisely because he was viewed as an outsider who would totally change the system, that he would be a big Fuck You to the Powers-That-Be. Basically, Trump was elected on the basis of deep White anxiety.
As Trump became part of the system, his "outsider," "chaos candidate" status was depleted. Enter "Q," who put forth the provocative thesis that Trump was secretly about to arrest the Deep State and restore the Constitution.
The problem with conspiracy thinking is not that it's entirely wrong: there are
powerful cliques, which have far more influence than your elected representative. The problem with conspiracy thinking is that it inspires passivity. You could say that it is a slave morality.
is fascinating in that it a new type of conspiracy thinking. The Illuminati conspiracies were about these foreign elements (Jews, Catholics, Satanists, or literally aliens) controlling everything. Q tells his deluded adherents that they
are part of the conspiracy!
It's doubtful that mainstream, FOX-level "conservatives" will embrace Q. But they won't denounce him either. The phenomenon serves their purposes, and they will put forth a slightly less wacky version of the Q narrative."