I’ve been asked to participate in an interview about “Qanon” by someone who has previously let their negative feelings towards me be known. I am on the fence. On one hand, recent experience has proven that this person has little regard for my thoughts; on the other hand, any conversation we can have about the critical state of our country is an important start.
As I ponder this decision, I want to clarify a few things.
- There is Q
- There are Anons
- There is no QANON
Q began posting to anonymous chat boards (8 chan, 4kun, etc) in 2017. These posts are known as Q drops. The primary purpose of the drops has been to develop a team of citizen journalists who seek answers to deep questions about corruption in our country.
The anons (anonymous) are individuals those who responded.
Q and the anons interacted for several years – Q posing questions, the anons responding with their own questions, developing insights and building an understanding of various events that have occurred.
Qanon is a term mainstream media uses to connect anons (both real and imitation) to Q. This gives the media the ability to classify Q as a conspiracy theory and debunk the theory by associating false information with it.
The Q drops are all available at this link: Q Alerts. Some of the anon responses are included as part of Q’s response.
Through their research, the anons have identified factual information and developed working theories. They share those with us on platforms such as GAB and telegram, but most importantly, they encourage us to expand our thinking, to do our own research and develop our own understanding.
Those of us who have engaged in this process have been ridiculed, belittled, kicked off social media, and been called traitors.
Simply for thinking for ourselves. When did that become controversial?
Anyone who takes the time to simply question the information being produced by big tech fact checkers and main stream news outlets will no doubt find there are discrepancies.
What do we do with those discrepancies? We share, we talk, we refuse to be silenced.
What lies are you being told? And what are you going to do about it?