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The media's false narrative that Q is a violent movement has been used by Facebook to justify the removal of thousands of users, pages, and groups. For some, the cost of discussing Q on social media has come at a high price. His posts about Q on Twitter cost Texas Assistant Attorney General, Nick Moutos, his job.
Most candidates aim to highlight the good their ideas would be for the community. You know, like improving schools or expanding healthcare access.That's not the case with QAnon-obsessed Marjorie Taylor Greene. https://t.co/ea41DtGMIt — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 4, 2020
Many of my friends on Twitter have large followings. Conservative influencers tend to have a lot of followers who support Q. Some realize that if they attack Q, they risk alienating their followers. Knowing this, many have chosen not to weigh in on Q publicly. Others have admitted they don't follow Q, but they've refrained from attacking the movement. They understand that we're on the same side. They know that being friendly to the Q community will increase their visibility. There is little to gain and much to lose by expressing hostility toward Q.
@mediamatters considers QAnon & any supporters #ViolentExtremists My support for #1A & against #Censorship & #Purging of Q followers & supporters was used as a reason to terminate my employment. #FreedomOfSpeechMatters pic.twitter.com/MKXB4ZdzWW— Nick Moutos (@votenickmoutos) September 3, 2020
The above tweet was not published directly to Twitter but from the social media app Hootsuite. Whoever was in charge of Solomon's account that day seems to have sent the tweet without checking to see how it was being received on Twitter. The rest of the day, his account was bombarded with negative comments from Q followers who would normally be supportive of him but had suddenly turned against him.
House lawmakers draft bipartisan resolution condemning QAnon and its ‘conspiracy theories’ | Just The Newshttps://t.co/csaoln106e — John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 26, 2020
WHERE WE GO ONE, WE GO ALL! pic.twitter.com/HaUwhOJuhH— ENoCH (@elenochle) September 6, 2020
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Anyone with aspirations of being elected to public office has nothing to lose and much to gain by supporting Qanon. Since Q is primarily about exposing corruption, would-be politicians can add to their base support by associating themselves with a grassroots anti-corruption movement.
Today, I'm introducing a bipartisan resolution with @RepRiggleman condemning QAnon.Our aim is a fully bipartisan Congressional repudiation of this dangerous, anti-Semitic, conspiracy-mongering cult that the FBI says is radicalizing Americans to violence. — Tom Malinowski (@Malinowski) August 25, 2020
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Memes emanating from the conspiracy group—which are tenuously united in the discredited belief that there’s a plot to oust Trump from the presidency—have made their way into the social media accounts of everyone from Michael Flynn (who was briefly national security adviser) to White House social media adviser Dan Scavino. Sometimes these memes can be as innocent as an image featuring Trump with a QAnon slogan (as was the case for Scavino), but at other times they take on more sinister overtones such as the oath to QAnon—“Where we go one, we go all”—which Flynn posted on July 4.The Subtle Smear
#TakeTheOath 🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 God Bless America 🇺🇸 @SidneyPowell1 @molmccann @BarbaraRedgate @JosephJFlynn1 @GoJackFlynn @flynn_neill @lofly727 @TJHproject 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Z2LCsgHLkw— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) July 5, 2020
Everyone else in the family remembers the stir that corner caused when they claimed that Tom Hanks had a sex slave.In any cross-section of the population, you're likely to find a few people who believe Tom Hanks has a sex slave. In the truther community, that belief is more common. However, Q has never mentioned Tom Hanks in any of his posts. To discredit Q, the media falsely claim that his operation involves subjects he has never mentioned.
Anons theorized that although he was negotiating with Congress at the time, President Trump actually planned to build the southern border wall using the Army Corps of Engineers and funding from the Defense Department. That hunch turned out to be true when nine months later, President Trump announced for the first time publicly this was how he intended to build the wall. Q's messages must be correctly decoded and the right meaning inferred, but it is only later that we receive confirmation of our theory.
22) Red_Castle It's just a guess, but the Army Corps of Engineers has as their symbol, a red and white castle. Is Trump planning to build the border wall using Defense Department money and the corps of engineers?#Qanonhttps://t.co/15ALngHfaZ pic.twitter.com/BWMP9p7ktK— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) March 23, 2018
The same day, Attorney General William Barr released a statement in response to the Inspector General's report. Barr's response was posted on the DOJ Twitter account at 1:29 eastern.
DOJ OIG releases Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.View on website here: https://t.co/nKywtnrjA8. View on https://t.co/URzSQ6ib9h here: https://t.co/UhaaKRaWh9 pic.twitter.com/ZgS1xjsH35 — Justice OIG (@JusticeOIG) December 9, 2019
That same day, U.S. Attorney John Durham released his response to the Inspector General's report. His reply was posted on the Connecticut U.S. Attorney's Twitter page at 1:29 eastern.
Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Inspector General's Report of the Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation https://t.co/b8gBk9UxUb— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) December 9, 2019
Did Q's watch photo showing the time of 1:29 foretell these events exactly one week in advance (to the minute) or was it just a coincidence? That is for each person to decide. When we observe events that appear to be a coincidence, at some point, it might be worth considering whether they are truly coincidental or whether they are coordinated. The media portray Q's messages as a collection of false predictions and incoherent ramblings. Are they ignorant of how Q's posts appear to foreshadow news stories? If they are aware, why do they ignore this in their reporting?
Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham https://t.co/1dV40dyzDU— U.S. Attorney CT (@USAO_CT) December 9, 2019
In February, in Hanau, Germany, a lone gunman espousing QAnon-like beliefs massacred nine people in bars frequented by immigrants before killing his mother and himself.The media have no evidence that Q followers are violent. Such evidence doesn't exist. But they've found another way to establish the violence connection. In 2019, Yahoo News published an article claiming that the FBI issued a bulletin warning about the threat of violent extremism related to "fringe conspiracy theories" like Qanon. The article centers around a bulletin supposedly published by the FBI's Phoenix Field Office.
The FBI classifies domestic terrorism threats into four main categories: racially motivated violent extremism, anti-government/anti-authority extremism, animal rights/environmental extremism, and abortion extremism.One of the links provided by the Press Office pointed to a hearing where FBI Director Christopher Wray testified about violent extremism. Wray said the FBI doesn't "investigate ideology, no matter how repugnant."
Despite being issued by different field offices in different years, the same revision date appears at the bottom of both forms on the customer satisfaction survey. On the last page of the black identity violent extremism bulletin (top), there is a product serial number that provides a unique tracking number. The product serial number was redacted from the bulletin that appeared in the Yahoo News article (bottom), making it virtually impossible to track. That step would be necessary if you hoped to pass off a forged document as real.
The conspiracy isn’t going to go away soon and, as the Republican Party begins to count on QAnoners for votes, its paranoid style is almost on the verge of political normalization. In one important aspect, though, QAnon is like Islamic State: Adherents often start from a feeling of alienation and then acquire an unquestioning faith in the righteousness of a cause that gives vent to their frustrations.The Endgame
Once society believes a group is violent, they can be attacked financially. If banks and payment gateways can be pressured to close the accounts of Q followers, it wouldn't just be the icing on the cake for the media; it would be mission accomplished. I believe that in time, we'll learn this was their real objective all along.
We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. In line with this approach, this week we are taking further action on so-called ‘QAnon’ activity across the service.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 22, 2020
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‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand. Deut. 32:39
“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; Is 45:5My atheist friend was right. The Bible does say, "there is no God." But when we consider the phrase in context, we can see that in each case, it is part of a larger statement that emphasizes the realities of God's existence. When a statement is removed from its original context, it can be twisted to mean the opposite of what was intended.
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Shipp's tactic is no different than that of Jerome Corsi. Corsi endeared himself to anons by providing commentary on Q's posts. Shipp endeared himself to the community by appearing in the film Out of Shadows. In that film, he discussed CIA programs like MKUltra and Operation Mockingbird. He didn't reveal anything that wasn't already in the public domain, but that wasn't his objective. He needed to make a public appearance where he seemed to be on the side of patriots and truthers. He needed us to trust him. That way, when he attacked Q, we would perceive his actions as being motivated by a love for the truth.
I am a former counterintelligence investigator and handled serious espionage cases in the CIA. I have seen some complex PsyOps, which harmed good people. So, I am naturally cautious about Q. Secret identity is rarely a good thing when presenting important information. pic.twitter.com/pHQ1DrVScy— Kevin Shipp (@Kevin_Shipp) July 29, 2020