You will be shocked (not) to find out that Q is not actually a high ranking Washington military insider. He’s a not-so-high ranking helicopter repairman, pig farmer, porn peddler who lives in Manila who started 8chan named Jim Watkins.
I’m looking forward to watching the documentary coming out on HBO, because the harder question is why do people join this. For example, I still don’t really understand what our Peter Pan really believes verses what he parrots from others. QAnon just seems to be an ideological “Las Vegas” where supposedly well behaved conservative Americans can indulge their fantasies of religious extremism, racism, antisemitism, hatred, violence, anything and everything goes. It’s all OK now wink wink. That’s what these people love about it, that they can indulge their crazy thoughts…. until it doesn’t stay in fantasy land and it turns into real life such as the Nashville Bomber or the Jan 6 episode. Then the ugliness gets exposed for all to see.
” the harder question is why do people join this.”
as a coping mechanism
many (not all) conspiracy theorists are people who cling to fake inside knowledge and fake insight as a way to cope with a world that they cannot control or a world where they feel unfairly excluded at some level
If you notice, OT’s very name suggests he alone has the one TRUTH and even as all of his predictions blow up in his face, one after another, her STILL derides others as sheep who just believe everything they read/watch/hear in the MSM. This is because someone like OT uses “Q” as a way to artificially elevate himself above others. Because it fails all the time BUT IS ALSO CRITICAL TO HIS OWN VIEW OF SELF, the failed predictions just get re-worked into more elaborate “4d chess” steps because the goal isn’t the truth, the goal is maintaining the artificial leverage to self worth.
Ironic name for OT, because it seems like the idea of Q is to divorce from truth. Science, journalism, education, government, places where we used to look for answers, are all riddled with evil. There are no answers to be found there anymore. You take your ideology and then manufacture an imaginary world that fits your thoughts, then you tell yourself and each other that its true. The great thing about imagination is you can reimagine it any time, like an escape hatch. When the real world tries to interrupt you with real facts you just make up some more stuff and throw the old stuff out. Somehow you convince yourself to believe the new stuff and forget about the old stuff. I’m still not sure I understand how they are able to do that. Perhaps Peter Pan could elaborate on that.