Friday, August 21, 2020

A New Cult Rises From Anonymity Thanks To Trump

Pandemic Diary
Day 158

Dear Diary,

Trump made it official yesterday; he likes QAnon because the growing cult likes him.

His tacit approval launched QAnon into the mainstream news. A goal the cult has been trying to achieve for three years now. An endorsement from the president of the United States is a recruiting dream for the group.   

It didn't bother Trump when reminded (the asshole already knew despite claiming otherwise) that QAnon was a cult that claims there's a deep state conspiracy, and that Trump has been sent to fight it. He even mentioning liking the idea about him saving the world.

Devotees babble about satanic liberals, pedophiles, and cannibals who must be hunted down to save democracy. Reason is left at the front door for devoted followers.

QAnon is an extreme conspiracy cooked up by one anonymous moron sharing his batshit ideas on 4Chan, a web platform for crazies. The group is on a FBI list that warns Americans QAnon supporters are domestic terrorists.

It's a good thing there was no internet when Jim Jones and David Koresh were around. It would have catapulted the number of followers aka/victims who would eventually die from mass suicide.

But the internet is here, and we have to learn to live with the good, bad, and ugly. Web platforms are trickling into mainstream news outlets, who seem happy to carry their conspiracy theories. That's the world today.

When Trump is run out of office by a landslide, the cult will continue to thrive with the help of alt right idiots. I wouldn't be surprised to see Trump hook up with QAnon and promote them in his own TV show. And Fox News of course, who'll carry every sentence Trump utters for years to come.

This latest outlandish endorsement comes at a time when Trump is melting down while watching the Democratic National Convention every night.

Somewhere in America right now QAnon advocates are packing in preparation of leaving their caves, sewers, and swamps to soil society.

Quote for the Day: "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' -Issac Asimov  

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