Are the Q people a new Know Nothing Party or a new religion.
Its rare that a new religion starts. The Mormons are the last I can recollect.
But Im beginning to think the Q folks are the first social media religion. Which should I guess be expected. Back when people talked to each other face to face it was almost impossible for a new religion to start. But with social media it does not surprise me that it is accelerated.
Currently their predictions keep changing and the dates of trumps re-installment keeps moving back. Its apparent to any thinking person, including all the republicans I know that is has been bullshit from the git-go.
For several months I thought the whole Q thing would go away like the Know Nothings. But they keep doubling down. At this point even after Biden wins a second term and trump had met the maker I cant see them joining reality. They will still be here in 2026.
When the Mormons came on the scene they were thought crazy. But their believers were all in. And now there are millions of them.
I cant see the Q people just walking away at this point. And most of them are religious anyway. And they are all in. It dominates most of their lives.
Sorry for the crazy OP. But it just hit me that these people are behaving more like a religious group than a group of political junkies.
Im not religious. Ex-evangelical. Q peoples faith in their crazy beliefs reminds me of the shit I believed in as a kid.
I suspect the same substance that made me post such a crazy post is what made me miss such a basic grammar basic! But Im truly amazed at so many people believing something so improbable. And continuing to believe when nothing predicted happens.
I just hit me that it is more like a religion than anything else. Believing on faith.
Borderline on the insane. One has only to crack the spine of The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James to figure that out. Especially, his story about George Fox, the Quaker, who he describes as a psychopath.
But psychopaths probably started many religions. In my opinion of course. I have respect for liberal religious people. Just disagree.
My best friend of 42 years who I love like a brother is a leader in his church. Very liberal church. We grew up together in an evangelical church. We went different ways. But are both liberal democrats.
who follows them; some are well-meaning stooges; and some are just demented
I believe they call themselves Qretins.
We know them as Qreeps and Qrooks.
With false predictions transformed into affirmation of their non-evidence based crazy thinking, since such disinformation is supposedly necessary to confuse a widespread cabal of enemies.
Q has dismissed their false claims and incorrect predictions as deliberate, claiming that "disinformation is necessary". This has led Australian psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky to emphasize the "self-sealing" quality of the conspiracy theory, highlighting its anonymous purveyor's use of plausible deniability and noting that evidence against it "can become evidence of [its] validity in the minds of believers".