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7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 11:45 AM Mar 2023

Ok DU. I have to share from a dear friend. He is an investigative journalist, an author DU friends,i

Last edited Thu Mar 2, 2023, 03:20 PM - Edit history (1)

Tremendous knowledge. He walked the world in peace in his youth.

This most recent essay is a must read!

The QAnon Shaman, Trench Coat Man, Headless Time Traveler, and the January 6th Plot

If sifting through the ashes of Trump Operation Chaos wasn’t such a serious, sad, dire situation for the country and world, this would make a wacky Mel Brooks film. The QAnon Shaman, Trench Coat Man, and Headless Time Traveler are just a few of the er, colorful characters in this saga.

By Kevin J Shay

https://democracyguardian.com/floridas-deep-connections-to-the-january-6th-plot-b7103516fe69

The QAnon Shaman, Trench Coat Man, Headless Time Traveler, and the January 6th Plot

If sifting through the ashes of Trump Operation Chaos wasn’t such a serious, sad, dire situation for the country and world, this would make a wacky Mel Brooks film. The QAnon Shaman, Trench Coat Man, and Headless Time Traveler are just a few of the er, colorful characters in this saga.

By Kevin James Shay
COPYRIGHT 2023



DU, meet Kevin J Shay!

Ms7wo7rees

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Ok DU. I have to share from a dear friend. He is an investigative journalist, an author DU friends,i (Original Post) 7wo7rees Mar 2023 OP
404 page not found error. FalloutShelter Mar 2023 #1
The OP inserted a space in the link, rendering it useless Effete Snob Mar 2023 #2
Thank you. I've been trying to fix it. I am challenged technology wise. 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #3
You had the complete address but only part of it was clickable. SharonClark Mar 2023 #5
Thanks! FalloutShelter Mar 2023 #8
Thanks for sharing. SharonClark Mar 2023 #4
Thank you. To you all. I keep trying to correct and am failing each time. 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #6
You did it! SharonClark Mar 2023 #9
Here's a sample from OP link - first 4 paragraphs FakeNoose Mar 2023 #7
Thank you. I know all that. Was just having difficulties this pm. 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #13
404 notice Sorry WhiteTara Mar 2023 #10
In. The. Name. Of. Jesus. No. Less. czarjak Mar 2023 #11
Shows why religion... 2naSalit Mar 2023 #12
K n R....... Dear DU, please read. Ms7wo7rees 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #14
Thanks for that!!! It's my first time to have the pleasure of reading his insights. MayReasonRule Mar 2023 #15
Just one more K n R 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #16
Link worked perfectly. Looks interesting & will read it later on. Thanks! Hekate Mar 2023 #17
You are one of the "elders" I was looking for! Thank you! 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #18
Well, thank you Hekate Mar 2023 #19
Much love and respect back to you. Ms7wo7rees 7wo7rees Mar 2023 #20
I am now working my way thru this. Right off the bat his reference to Mel Brooks made me laugh... Hekate Mar 2023 #21
love this pic of Floriduh Celerity Mar 2023 #22
QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded Kid Berwyn Mar 2023 #23

7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)
6. Thank you. To you all. I keep trying to correct and am failing each time.
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 12:04 PM
Mar 2023

Sad. And I am sorry. Thank you all for helping. Tell me what to do to fix in op and I will.

Ms7wo7rees

I think I fixed it. My bad!

FakeNoose

(32,070 posts)
7. Here's a sample from OP link - first 4 paragraphs
Wed Mar 1, 2023, 12:06 PM
Mar 2023
After former President Donald Trump urged thousands to march to the U.S. Capitol and fight harder for him on January 6, 2021, after an adviser claimed he stopped an even more violent scene the previous night when he was accosted in his Trump Hotel room by a bald guy wearing a trench coat who said there would be 10,000 similar unstable types with “long guns” taking over D.C., after his lawyer claimed the supposed voter fraud scheme was revealed to her by a headless source who time traveled, after more Trump “patriots” fought police and destroyed windows and doors to break into the Capitol and halt the constitutional process of ratifying the 2020 presidential election, a curious, shirtless figure covered with Norse mythology tattoos and patriotic face paint, wearing a furry, horned hat and holding an American flag with a decorative speared tip, burst onto the Senate floor.

“Fucking A, man,” exclaimed Jacob Chansley, the man some called the QAnon Shaman. He surveyed the scene as he ambled to the raised platform at the head of the chamber where former Vice President Mike Pence had stood a few minutes before. “You guys are fucking patriots.”

Then, things got weird.

Joshua Black, wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, camouflage jacket and pants, boots, and vest, sat on the floor, his back against the marble-lined, ornate desk where the parliamentarian and clerks monitored official proceedings. Dried blood from a cheek wound blended in with his reddish beard. The Leeds, Ala., man later told FBI investigators he broke into the Capitol to “praise the name of Jesus on the Senate floor,” that he “felt like the spirit of God wanted me to go in the Senate room.”


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Message to poster 7wo7rees - it's customary to post the first 4 paragraphs, and it's not a copyright violation to do so. Otherwise many DUers would be reluctant to click on the link you provided.


MayReasonRule

(1,451 posts)
15. Thanks for that!!! It's my first time to have the pleasure of reading his insights.
Thu Mar 2, 2023, 11:36 AM
Mar 2023

I wholly recommend "Foucault's Pendulum" - - Umberto Eco.

It remains as a seminary work that propelled me in the direction of reason.

It encouraged me to question the veracity of all, and to do so with zest and great abandon.

As a result, I came to understand that "doubt" instead of being my enemy, was indeed, my friend.

I'd been beat to hell, then lifted out, odd to say, both times by doubt.

When nothing else, not pain, not love... doubt lifted me!

When I "lived by faith", by definition, I rejected doubt. When I rejected doubt, I rejected reason, and embraced delusion.
When I embraced doubt, by definition, I embraced reason, thus rejecting delusion.

Mythology reveals and informs.
Religion obscures and deceives.

Q-Anon is delusion. Reason is their only antidote.

May reason rule.

7wo7rees

(5,128 posts)
18. You are one of the "elders" I was looking for! Thank you!
Thu Mar 2, 2023, 03:18 PM
Mar 2023

Malaise
H20
Kid Berrwyn
BoZarts
PC
Calimary

The list is long.....

Hekate

(89,685 posts)
21. I am now working my way thru this. Right off the bat his reference to Mel Brooks made me laugh...
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 03:53 AM
Mar 2023

Just a little — these really are awful times.

The thing is, Mel Brooks actually could make a musical comedy out of it all — after all, he did “Springtime for Hitler” as a play-within-a-play. I’ve been just hoping to live long enough to see a good documentary film about our own nightmare era — but maybe I’ll get really lucky and get to see a savage comedy riff on it.

Thank you for introducing Kevin Shay to us! I’ll finish up tomorrow.

Kid Berwyn

(14,334 posts)
23. QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 03:09 PM
Mar 2023

by Gregory Stanton
JustSecurity.org, September 9, 2020

Excerpt...

QAnon’s conspiracy theory is a rebranded version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

QAnon purveys the fantasy that a secret Satan-worshiping cabal is taking over the world. Its members kidnap white children, keep them in secret prisons run by pedophiles, slaughter, and eat them to gain power from the essence in their blood. The cabal held the American Presidency under the Clintons and Obama, nearly took power again in 2016, and lurks in a “Deep State” financed by Jews, including George Soros, and in Jews who control the media. They want to disarm citizens and defund the police. They promote abortion, transgender rights, and homosexuality. They want open borders so brown illegal aliens can invade America and mongrelize the white race.

QAnon true believers think Donald Trump will rescue America from this Satanic cabal. At the time of “The Storm,” supporters of the cabal will be rounded up and executed.

The QAnon conspiracy theory has now spread to neo-Nazis in Germany, where over 200,000 German QAnon accounts infest the internet. A faction known as “Reichsbürger,” or citizens of the Reich, orchestrated a brief storming of Parliament on Aug. 29.

Many people are perplexed at how any rational person could fall for such an irrational conspiracy theory. But modern social science shows that people in groups don’t always think rationally. They respond to fear and terror. They blame their misfortunes on scapegoats. They support narcissistic demagogues they hope will rescue them.

Continues...

https://www.justsecurity.org/72339/qanon-is-a-nazi-cult-rebranded/

Always punch NAZIs.

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