On the news, you may have seen crowds gathered in Dallas, Texas, in the USA. They were there because the ‘Q’ social media account told them to be there. At its heart, Q and its followers, the ‘Anons’ is a wide-ranging, completely unfounded conspiracy theory that believes former President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media. QAnon believers think that this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed1.
This stuff all started In October 2017, when an anonymous user put a series of posts on the message board used by right-wing nutters, 4chan. The user signed off as “Q” and claimed to have a level of US security approval known as “Q clearance”. These messages became known as “Q drops” or “breadcrumbs”, often written in cryptic language peppered with slogans, pledges and pro-Trump themes1.
Meanwhile back in Texas, the first wave of supporters gathered in downtown Dallas on Monday night (November 1), and the following day another wave of supporters gathered near Dealey Plaza, where former President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in 19632.
These hundreds of people were there because they expected the return of John F. Kennedy Jr. (the former president’s son), who they believe would then help reinstate the Mango Mussolini (Donald Trump) as president. Q said that after Trump is reinstated, he will step down so John F. Kennedy Jr. can become president and that former national security adviser Michael Flynn would be appointed as his vice president2.This apparently would make The Mango Mussolini the ‘King of Kings’ seemingly replacing Jesus in that sinecure2.
Some of the people at the gathering in Dallas, also expected to see the former president John Fitzgerald Kennedy, he who was assassinated in 1963 in Dealey Plaza, front up with his son2.
There are two problems with these expectations. Firstly, John F. Kennedy Jr died with his wife and sister-in-law in the crash of a plane he was piloting in July, 1999. All three bodies were recovered and autopsies conducted, determining the three died on impact3.
Secondly, former president John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald (conspiracy theories notwithstanding) on November 22, 1963, as his motorcade drove down Dealey Plaza. During the Second World War, he was in the US Naval Reserve and was a commander of a couple of Patrol Torpedo boats in the Solomon Islands, having one of them rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer. If Kennedy were to return, as these QAnon people believe, he would be 104 years old, having been born in late May, 19174.
While I know gullible people are everywhere, as demonstrated by the number of people who have fallen for the ‘Nigerian scam’ or the ‘unexpected money scam’5 or who believe Scott Morrison is honest, these QAnon people take the cake. The funny thing is that these QAnon nutters were told that JFK Jr was going to appear in July 2019, to be the Mango Mussolini’s running mate in the 2020 election6. You’d think they would cotton on after that failure, but there have been so many ‘predictions’ like this which have failed to eventuate, that you do wonder about their ability to realise what is happening. Whoever Q is, he must spend a proportion of his day pissing himself laughing at the gullibility of his ‘followers’. I certainly do.