Are you, or is someone you know, leaving QAnon? We want to hear from you.Some talked about being up all night because they were too excited to fall asleep. “President Trump would never quit and abandon us to a commie administration. Not gonna happen,” wrote one person. Another compared the adrenaline rush to awaiting a battlefield deployment. Then, as Biden was not arrested, but rather sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, the mood in Q circles shot from giddiness to anger, rejection, and despair. … [Read more...] about QAnon Faithful Believed Biden Would Never Be President. Now They’re Shocked, Heartbroken, And Angry.
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By the spring of 2016, the anti-Trump forces started fighting back. Much of the pushback came in California. On April 26th, left-wing protesters scuffled with the right at a city council meeting in Anaheim; a few days later, leftists tossed eggs at Trump supporters in San Jose. Then, on June 26th, the Traditionalist Worker Party, a neo-Nazi group from Indiana, held a march in Sacramento with the Golden State Skinheads. Its stated purpose was to take a stand against the anti-Trump protests – or what the rally’s planners called the “orchestrated pogroms by Zionist agitated colored people.” A group called Antifa Sacramento organized a countermarch, arranging carpools for its members, readying medics for the injured and setting up a bail fund for those who got arrested. The neo-Nazis’ permit allowed them to march in a park outside the domed state capitol at noon. The two sides clashed almost at the moment they arrived. Within minutes, one antifa fighter was … [Read more...] about Antifa on Trial: How a College Professor Joined the Left’s Radical Ranks
Toler doesn’t see the cross-pollination of disillusioned QAnon believers with other fringe groups as a significant risk, viewing the former as a distinct group with a distinct ideology in itself. “I think a lot of the Telegram people are just there for QAnon. For example, I don’t think the boomers and middle-aged moms who were on 4chan/8kun” — the message boards where Q posted — “just for Q really ventured into a lot of the other boards,” he says. But with its lax content moderation guidelines and the facility of joining individuals threads, “Telegram is a lot more accessible, to put it mildly.” He predicts that even though there may be a fracture within the community or an exodus of disillusioned hardcore believers from the movement, with confirmed QAnon believers elected to Congress and the anti-trafficking #SaveTheChildren movement gaining ground on social media earlier this year, the community could become a lot more … [Read more...] about QAnon Believers Struggle With the Two Hardest Words: ‘President Biden’
As Biden’s inauguration became ever more certain on Wednesday, QAnon believers rapidly cycled through rationalizations. They claimed that Trump was stepping down as the head of the United States “corporation” — an idea borrowed from fringe sovereign citizen legal theories — to become the head of a restored republic. Some QAnon leaders claimed that Biden himself was in on the scheme, and would soon help Trump carry out the arrests. … [Read more...] about ‘I’m About to Puke’: QAnon in Chaos as Biden Takes Office
How did the surprise unravel? The first night [in the south of France] we had a gorgeous dinner and drank champagne, we toasted the sunset and ten years of marriage. The next day we woke up, Vernon surprised me. I opened my anniversary card and it said, 'Today we are going to renew our vows.' He said, 'We're just going to renew our vows, I've arranged it. I've found a catholic priest.' I thought the kids were at home and the grandparents were looking after them for the weekend. [But] Vernon had arranged for all of them to fly over. … [Read more...] about Tess Daly details secret wedding vow renewal story for the first time – EXCLUSIVE