Conspiracy theories have been around since that apple incident in the Garden of Eden. Yet as the human race progressed, so have the exaggerated and outlandish theories postulated by the fringe of society. But nothing has fueled the explosion of conspiracies and growth of their believers like internet, which is stunningly ironic since the internet birthed, “The Information Age.”
Still nothing has prepared Americans for the incomprehensible rise, and dare I say mainstream belief in QAnon. It’s so ridiculously absurd and utterly irrational, there are barely enough words to describe how fucking bat shit crazy it really is that it should be laughed off and summarily dismissed.
The problem is QAnon followers like Edgar Maddison Welch are dangerous. In 2016 he shot up a Washington pizzeria using an assault rifle on a “rescue mission” based on “intel” released by Q. He was sentenced to four years in prison.
In 2018, comedian Jim Jefferies sat down with four Q Anon believers for an interview on his show. Jefferies barely said a word, he just let the wack-a-doodles talk. And it was brilliant.
If this isn’t proof America’s education and mental health care systems are busted ass broken and ineffective, I don’t know what is. They have created a perfect storm of a fearful inability to critically think. If they hadn’t, America would not have elected the Patron Saint of Stupid and Hate. Therein lies the problem.
Where as Republicans, once “the party of Lincoln” are now quite literally the “Party of Trump” having forgone a new 2020 platform at their convention opting a pledge of loyalty to Trump First. Last week Donald Trump embraced the support of QAnon and come November, there will very like be a Republican QAnon follower elected to the House.
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah breaks it all down in “What is QAnon? If You Don’t Know, Now You Know.”
What the FuQ?