PART 6 (to be continued from Part5 CLICK HERE)
Written by Jeff Williams | Published on July 24, 2021
36.Likes For UK-Based QAnon FB Groups Are Surging
Terms and Language
Once you know how QAnon followers speak, you start to understand how widespread it has become. Their codes, slogans, and hashtags may look harmless or even nonsensical to an outsider, but they encapsulate everything about the cult and its success.
And you can find them everywhere.
Where We Go One We Go All (WWG1WGA)
‘Where We Go One We Go All’ is the rallying cry of QAnon.
It first appeared in a Q post from January 2018 and quickly took off, with the hashtag #WWG1WGA skyrocketing across social media – until it was banned.
The prominence and popularity of “Where We Go One We Go All” shows the greatest appeal of QAnon: it brings lonely, scared, isolated, and angry people together and gives them a sense of belonging, shared purpose, and community.
‘Q Drops’ is the term for Q’s posts, in which he ‘drops’ clues and codes for supporters to decipher and share.
Decoders, Digital Soldiers, and Bakers
QAnon researchers and supporters give themselves many titles. Some have come directly from Q, while others have developed over time via community adoption.
The most popular titles given to people operating in the QAnon ecosystem are:
- Decoders: The people who have learned how to interpret Q’s increasingly cryptic posts and decipher their true message. Whenever a Q prediction fails to materialize, decoders will go back and attempt to refine their interpretations.
- Bakers: Q’s posts are “breadcrumbs” of information that insiders (usually decoders, but also regular believers) can turn into ‘dough’ and create… cake?
- Digital Soldiers: A term that predates QAnon, it was first coined by Michael Flynn in 2016 to describe Donald Trump’s online supporters. It’s since been embraced by QAnon followers who self-identify as Digital Soldiers, with Flynn as one of their leaders. A role he, in turn, enthusiastically embraced.
See also: crumbs, dough, Patriots.
The Storm is one of the most fundamental beliefs that drive all of QAnon.
Taken from the Trump press conference that inspired the entire conspiracy theory, The Storm is an ill-defined day of reckoning, when Donald Trump will order the mass arrest of the entire evil cabal running America (and the world).
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The liberal elite, the Deep State, ‘opposition’ media figures, Democratic politicians, anyone who betrayed Trump – they’ll all be rounded up and convicted for their numerous crimes.
Then, the US military can take over the country and deliver salvation and utopia on Earth.
The Storm has been predicted numerous times and never taken place, just like the 2012 Mayan apocalypse and every other doomsday prophecy.
See also: Calm before the Storm; CBTS.
The Great Awakening
The stated goal of QAnon is to wake up the sleeping masses. To show them the truth of what Q has uncovered, to expose the global elite and puppet masters, and inspire us all to rise up and take back control of our lives and destinies.
This global event is referred to as the Great Awakening and will quickly follow the Storm.
The phrase ‘The Great Awakening’ is deeply ingrained in American Christian history. Historians have identified four periods between the 18th and 20th centuries in which Christian religious enthusiasm surged to the point of a ‘Great Awakening.’
See also: The Awakening.
The Deep State
The Deep State is an idea that has been floating around the fringes of American society for decades.
According to believers, the Deep State is a secret group of influential government workers embedded in every level and branch of the US government. Depending on the period, the Deep State is acting to sabotage the current US president and promote its dark agenda instead.
In the past, the Deep State was interchangeable with government bureaucrats and civil servants.
In the Trump/QAnon era, the Deep State has grown to include anyone opposing Trump’s agenda and attempts to defeat the evil child-eating Satanic cabal running the world. Its reach has also extended beyond the US government and incorporated business leaders, celebrities, civil rights activists, and many more.
The most prominent figures are the usual QAnon villains: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, George Soros, Liberals, ‘disloyal’ Republican politicians, progressives, Jews, and so on.
Even Trump’s allies aren’t safe from a Deep State smear.
US attorney general Bill Barr and Vice President Mike Pence – two of Trump’s most loyal servants – have been exposed as ‘deep staters’ after betraying Trump by upholding US law and defying his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
40.Et tu Pence
"Dr. Anthony Fauci is also widely considered a member of the deep state for not showing Trump sufficient loyalty."
Adrenochrome is a chemical compound that is a byproduct of adrenaline.
It’s a real substance with very limited medical uses. While some small studies investigated adrenochrome’s effects on the brain, they were deeply flawed and inconclusive.
The idea of ingesting adrenochrome ‘recreationally’ can be traced back to three distinct, darkly counter-cultural novels: Aldous Huxleys’ The Doors of Perception; Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange; Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
QAnon believers claim that Democratic and liberal Hollywood elites kidnap, torture, and rape children to extract adrenochrome from their live bodies through Satanic ritual.
‘Elites drinking human blood in Satanic rituals’ is ancient conspiracy theory steeped in anti-Semitism, dating back to the 12th Century Crusades. Henry Ford believed a version of this related to the Rothschild’s and other Jewish families.
QAnon is just the latest, modernized version of this twisted anti-Semitic myth.
It’s also oddly similar to the storyline of lovable Pixar classic Monsters Inc., as many QAnon believers have pointed out.
“Enjoy the Show”
The ‘Show’ refers to the coming apocalypse-style Great Awakening, as foretold by Q.
His followers, who have long expected the Great Awakening, will be able to sit back and enjoy the spectacle, knowing that the chaos is all part of the plan and salvation will follow shortly after.
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The red pill is an idea taken from The Matrix movie.
The movie’s main character has to pick between taking the blue pill, thus remaining oblivious to the truth about the world they live in, or the red pill. If he takes the red pill, he’ll wake up to the truth about existence and all the dark secrets and powerful forces shaping his false reality.
The idea of ‘taking the Red Pill’ to ‘wake up’ spread through cyberculture quickly and gained particular prominence among Men’s Rights Activists and self-styled pickup artists.
QAnon followers firmly believe in the ‘red pill moment’ – when you consume so much QAnon misinformation that you finally wake up.
They now work tirelessly so everyone else can share the experience.
MAGA is an acronym for Donald Trump’s election slogan: Make America Great Again.
For many, the phrase is loaded with racist, white supremacist undertones and glorifies a time before black people and minorities in the USA started fighting for equality and basic human rights.
MAGA has morphed into a culture of its own, well beyond just an election slogan, representing diehard allegiance to Trump and what he represents to his followers.
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MAGA culture and QAnon supporters have enthusiastically embraced one another, creating popular phrases like ‘MAGA-Pill’ (a portmanteau or MAGA and Red Pill).
Pizzagate emerged during the 2016 US presidential election after Russian operatives hacked Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisor and leaked his emails online, pre-dating QAnon by over a year.
Promoters of Pizzagate claimed the emails contained coded messages linking a Washington DC pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, with a child sex trafficking ring run by high-level Democratic party officials, including Clinton.
Many conservative websites and far-right media figures actively spread the Pizzagate, which quickly went viral and remains deeply ingrained in the US psyche.
The owner and staff at Comet Ping Pong received numerous death threats and continuous harassment. In December 2016, a man was arrested for firing his rifle into Comet Ping Pong. The suspect was intent on saving the children he believed to be imprisoned within.
Q referenced Pizzagate for the first time in May 2018, and his followers quickly embraced the defunct conspiracy theory.
See also: Pedo-gate
QAnon’s takeover of the #SaveTheChildren hashtag is the most troubling example of how easily it adapts and spreads online.
Save the Children is a well-respected global NGO founded in 1919 to champion children’s rights and provide emergency aid during conflicts and natural disasters.
As social media platforms clamped down on QAnon and its hashtags, promoters of the conspiracy co-opted #SaveTheChildren to bypass restrictions and spread into new communities.
Sadly, it worked. By the end of 2020, QAnon had infiltrated parenting, yoga, wellness, and child welfare online communities.
It’s now often incredibly difficult to separate genuine child welfare messages from QAnon propaganda in such communities.
See also: #SaveOurChildren, #FreedomForTheChildren, #SaveOurKids, #PedoHunters
HRC is shorthand for Hilary Rodham Clinton, Q’s first target. Clinton has remained the no.1 target for many QAnon believers and conspiracy theorists ever since she ran for president in 2016.
Her husband’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is considered irrefutable evidence of their role in child sex trafficking. QAnon has mostly ignored Donald Trump’s close friendship with Epstein.
The Clinton Body Count is a conspiracy theory claiming Bill and Hilary Clinton have ordered the assassination of over 50 of their associates.
The theory predates QAnon (it started in the 90s) but has been enthusiastically adopted and promoted by QAnon followers.
The Clinton Body Count has gained increasing mainstream acceptance in 2020, openly discussed numerous times on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
In a June 2020 post, Q encouraged his followers to ‘take the oath.’
Without any further details, numerous followers began uploading videos of themselves taking an oath of allegiance to Q and the QAnon movement.
People continue to upload videos ‘taking the oath’, including Trump associate Michael Flynn and his family.
Operation Mockingbird is an alleged 1960s CIA influence campaign that sought to manipulate news media and journalists in the US to spread pro-government propaganda.
Operation Mockingbird’s existence has only ever been a Cold War conspiracy theory. However, it’s an idea based on factual events, including a large-scale wiretapping operation called Project Mockingbird, in which JFK’s government eavesdropped on American journalists.
QAnon followers have fully embraced Operation Mockingbird. They believe the operation never ended and continues to influence the media and news for over 50 years. Operation Mockingbird is responsible for spreading anti-Trump fake news and any story or fact that contradicts QAnon.
Coined by Trump representative Kellyann Conway in 2017, ‘alternative facts’ were originally a simple way to defend and justify Trump’s many lies and falsehoods.
As QAnon gained momentum, its followers depended on ‘alternative facts’ to explain the conspiracy theory’s wildest lies, false predictions, and misinformation.
Believing alternative facts is a mark of pride. It shows you’ve woken up and know the real truth, unlike the ignorant masses that continue accepting objective, provable, and legitimate facts.
Despite QAnon targeting celebrities in many of its conspiracies and attacks, it’s still found plenty of supporters in the world of entertainment.
While some celebrity QAnon supporters appear to be milking it for exposure, the cult also has some well known celebrity true believers.
The comedian and former sitcom star has a long history of controversial statements and tweets, which eventually led to her TV show being canceled in 2018. She was one of the earliest notable QAnon promoters. She tweeted about the conspiracy in November 2017, just weeks after it started.
In 2018, Barr tweeted praise for Donald Trump, claiming he had ‘broken up pedophile rings in high places everywhere.’ A baseless claim, it’s also a trademark of QAnon. Barr later claimed she was referring to Trump naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
Woods, better known these days for spreading right-wing propaganda, disinformation and conspiracy theories than his acting career, referenced QAnon in 2018 with the following tweet: “I’m holding back my thoughts on #Q. Let’s see where the wind blows.”
Since then, he’s included QAnon tropes in numerous tweets, including an accusation that first lady Michelle Obama embraced “Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, and other Democrat rapists and child sex traffickers.”