Thursday, January 21, 2021

QAnon Sad Sacks See Their World Implode

Yesterday, according to domestic terrorist cult QAnon, was supposed to be the "Great Awakening," when at noon a great storm would cleanse the nation of its sex trafficking, treasonous leaders (like =snicker=  the Clintons, Obamas, and Bidens).  Anxious watch parties of low- IQ, high gullibility QAnon sad sacks waited for the moment yesterday at noon when the arrests and executions would begin. 

Then as Kamala Harris then Joe Biden took their oaths of office, countless tiny, damaged brains started exploding around the country:

“Well this popcorn just got cold,” one QAnon supporter wrote. When do the arrests start??” another questioned. Still, they continued clinging to hope while counting down the minutes until their long-awaited “great awakening.”

But as noon arrived, and a grinning Biden placed his hand on a Bible to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, reality came crashing down.

“I can’t stop crying. Fuck. Why?” one person pleaded. “It’s over,” another conceded. Some wondered how they could possibly mend their broken relationships with the loved ones they’d pushed away over their obsessions with Q.

Like a flipped switch, the attitude inside online QAnon communities shifted from glee to shock and misery: “NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED!!!”; “So now we have proof Q was total bullshit”; “I feel sick, disgusted and disappointed”; “Have we been duped???”; “You played us all”; “HOW COULD WE BELIEVE THIS FOR SO LONG? ARE WE ALL IDIOTS?” [Ed.: Yes!] [snip]

But even some of QAnon’s most prominent influencers reluctantly acknowledged that it was time to move on. MelQ, a major QAnon leader, turned off commenting in her Telegram channel as Biden’s swearing-in drew nearer and members appeared to lose faith, in order to “have everyone take a breather.” But once the ceremony was complete, she changed her tune: “Ok let it all out,” she wrote, later adding, “We’ll get through anything together.”

Ron Watkins, the former administrator of 8kun — a platform that has long been vital to Q’s communication with believers — also pulled the plug: “We gave it our all,” he told his nearly 120,000 Telegram subscribers. “Now we need to keep our chins up and go back to our lives as best we are able."

Yep, disregard the threats and violence and wreckage -- nothing to see here, move along!  

Sadly, people inclined to swallow even the most outrageous, illogical conspiracy theories will continue to look for a "system" that explains what they can't understand or don't like about their lives or the world.  That they've been made to look like fools is temporarily satisfying, but ultimately many will gravitate to other scams that reinforce what they want to believe despite all evidence and facts to the contrary.  They're still a danger to themselves and to us -- and at least two QAnon crackpots are Members of Congress (for now).  Deep breath!

(h/t Silver Spring Bureau Chief Brian)

BONUS:  The attorney for QAnon "shaman" and organic food fancier Jacob Anthony Chansley had hoped for a pardon for his client from Mango Mussolini, which was not forthcoming.  His response to the snub is a pure schadenfreude moment:

“The request was of extraordinary value in that it accorded Trump an opportunity to do what his followers believed would have been the ‘honorable’ thing to do,” said
[attorney Al] Watkins. “Mr. Chansley, along with many others who were similarly situated, are now compelled to reconcile a betrayal by a man whose back they felt they had for years. In turn, they are compelled to be introspective and evaluate how they got where they are, the role of their former leader in that tragic course, and the vulnerabilities they share such as to be led down a primrose path by a man whose back is now squarely fading into the Mar Lago sunset as he walks spiritually hand-in-hand with Lil Wayne.”


(Photo: The aforementioned QAnon "shaman" Chansley, center, currently in custody -- no pardon for you!)


donnah said...

I believe that the Insurrection was one of the worst things we've faced on American soil because it wasn't an attack from a foreign entity, but by Americans. It was instigated and encouraged by the president and a handful of Senators and Representatives and we have yet to see justice fully served.

It also showed who the Trump supporters actually are, and in which groups they congregate. The attack was not just one group, but several. There were professionally trained military soldiers, there were militia types, cosplay wannabe sofa warriors and a lot of average dopes who wanted to show support for their fearless leader.

The military guys went in, single file, weaving through the mob outside the Capitol, hand on shoulder to stay connected. The cosplay warriors in paint and tattoos and junk regalia swarmed the steps and broke through glass and doors. The wannabes and dopes followed, fueled by adrenaline and stupidity. And many just stayed outside, cheering and chanting.

The military pros went looking for hostages and information as they rifled the Senate chamber and separate offices. The sofa warriors shit in halls and plopped their fat asses in representatives chairs and climbed up on statues. The dopes mingled around and just looked at the Capitol like a bunch of tourists.

So, hopefully the FBI will continue the search, ID, and arrest of all manner of thugs, and charge and prosecute them. Trump invited them and they showed up, fortunately taking endless videos of themselves committing all of the crimes. Now the authorities have a sense of who's who in the Trump Insurrection camp, from warriors to wannabes, and they can sort them all out.

I hope that Biden's people will continue the massive task and get back some of our dignity and the sense of security we used to have.

W. Hackwhacker said...

donnah -- excellent summary and, yes, the Capitol assault was so shocking to the core that the response will be rightfully harsh. You can already see the brave warriors ducking other opportunities to riot. They got the message -- "we're not playing games."

Mart said...

BIL Trumper wrote several rants that it was no fair jailing the wannabes. I wrote back that Trump issued an EO in response to BLM tearing down treason statues, and the Federal building in Portland mess. Trump's EO included anyone trespassing on Federal property is subject to up to 10 years in prison, and or fines up to $250K. That silenced his rant.

W. Hackwhacker said...

Mart -- well done!

Anonymous said...

OT, but I've really enjoyed the "name that band" meme that has arisen around this picture. The Pillage People, Rage Against the Voting Machines, etc. I thought they could be The Tweedles, but you have to be a Lexx fan to get that.

W. Hackwhacker said...

Anon -- those are wonderful!