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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
And then Hillary emerged from the zombie bunker to deliver this important, redeeming message:
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: bastion
Not true. The general public has a very short attention span (a week, tops). A systematic, coorindated and heavily studied release regimin would be needed to ensure it had peak impact.
Information overload is a very real thing. It is one of the primary tactics (along with logical abuses/fallacies) being used in the domestic information war we're engaged in presently.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
I'm going to do what others refuse to do and call out BS. It's flooding ATS and I'm yet to see anybody call it out like it is.
Let's get down to the points I'll be focusing on. 1. Who is Qanon? 2.What is all this huffpuff and hooblah all about? and 3.Is this something people should care about and take seriously?
To start, in October of last year an anonymous user by the name of 'Qanon' began posting cryptic messages on a website called 4Chan and claimed to be a high-level government insider with Q clearance .
I'm going to break down the above for some of you here.
A) He's an anonymous user who claims to be a high level government insider.
B) He started posting on an alt-right forum called 'Politically Incorrect' on 4Chan. A website notorious for spreading Alt-right conspiracy theories. 4Chan sub forums were also responsible for spreading the now debunked Pizzagate conspiracy theory earlier.
The above itself should ring alarm bells. It's also very indicative of the bias from many posters on here who expect us to just ignore the above, but listen to their complaints about anonymous sources used on other major, non-alt right media outlets.
So what more about Qanon? His claims are fantastical at best.
He (or she) claims that Trump is following some Masterplan to fight the Deep State. Apparently Trump is a terrific mastermind and it's all a show.
Trump was never involved with Russia
Obama and Clinton are actually being investigated by Mueller
It goes on.
Look I don't expect you to even believe what I've posted. According to Q there's a storm coming and all these corrupted Democrats will be arrested (including the big ones) and Trump will be vindicated. It's going to happy soon so you're welcome to just wait it out. Time will prove so. That being said, if you're going to follow somebody so closely, you should have enough respect for your own intelligence to ensure this is a person of some authority and credential. This Q individual clearly doesn't. For all anybody knows this could be a 15 year old kid getting his rocks off in his basement by all the attention he's receiving.
On a final note, let's remember one thing:
It’s been a little over a year since Edgar Welch, military-style assault rifle in hand, walked into a D.C. pizza parlor, convinced it was part of a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton, and the internet hasn’t gotten better. If anything, it’s worse.
It's all fun and games on the internet, until somebody becomes so indoctrinated and takes it to the next level. Qanon isn't doing a positive service at all and neither are those spreading his fantastical claims.
We've had all sorts of anonymous sources come and go on ATS. None of their fantastical claims panned out. We should know better. Or at least strive to be better.
originally posted by: ZogJones
Edgar Welch seems to have been a crisis actor. What a coincidence. archive.org...