QAnon has folks running for Congress on their nutball myths

In November 2017, Marjorie Taylor Greene, a small business owner in the suburbs of Atlanta, uploaded a nearly half-hour long video to Facebook outlining the elements of a new conspiracy theory known as QAnon, which casts President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children.

“Q is a patriot, we know that for sure,” Greene said in the video, which has since been deleted. “There’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out, and I think we have the President to do it,” she said, referring to Trump…

There is no factual evidence or foundation for the conspiracy theory. In the three years since the conspiracy was born, QAnon has grown from an American virtual cult to a global phenomenon. QAnon beliefs aren’t just divorced from reality but can instigate real-world violence; The FBI warned last year that QAnon posed a potential domestic terrorist threat.

And now the people who have engaged with the QAnon conspiracy theory, including Greene, are running for Congress.

Because their campaign is baked into absurdist conspiracy theories doesn’t make this klown show any less dangerous than the Neo-Nazis playing at being conservative Republicans. Read it and weep. And wake up your friendly neighborhood Democrats to the need to stand up to these creeps.

3 thoughts on “QAnon has folks running for Congress on their nutball myths

  1. Sheesh says:

    “QAnon Is Winning : Conspiracy thinking in America had a huge night on Tuesday.”
    “QAnon goes to Washington: two supporters win seats in Congress – Believers in Deep State conspiracy enter halls of power”
    “Eric Trump shared a fake QAnon-promoted video of a person claiming to burn 80 Trump ballots. It had been debunked by officials the day before.”
    “Were voters manipulated by QAnon a force behind Trump’s ‘red wave’ in 2020 election?”
    “Alleged QAnon Goons With AR-15 Arrested Near Vote Center: Reports”

  2. Fester says:

    “Rudderless” QAnon may reinvent itself after US election, warn experts : Trump’s defeat hurts movement, but influencers continue to hype conspiracy theory.
    p/s: “QAnon scored its first national political victory on Tuesday when Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of the convoluted pro-Trump conspiracy theory, won a House seat in Georgia, bringing into the halls of Congress an online movement that has inspired real-world violence and been branded a potential domestic terrorism threat by the F.B.I.” (NYT 11/6/20)

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