What Possesses A Person To Follow Stupid?

A good question, right?

Why would anyone with half a brain saddle their life to a silly group like QAnon?

Another fine question.

QAnon believe that the United States’ federal government has been infiltrated by an international cabal of child sex traffickers, pedophiles, Satanists and cannibals, and they exalt Trump as the heroic figure who was put in the White House to fight the sinister cabal. But as absurd as all of that sounds, there were — to illustrate Uscinski’s point — people promoting absurd beliefs 50, 60 or 70 years ago.

Answers forthcoming…….

Anti-establishment sentiments are a key component of political opinion and behavior in the United States and are distinct from traditional indicators of political ideology, according to new research. The findings indicate anti-establishment viewpoints have played a key role in some beliefs that came to prominence during the Trump era, such as the QAnon movement.

The research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science and The Forum.

“I was interested in this project because it increasingly seemed to me that polarization and political identities were increasingly bearing the brunt of the blame –– perhaps erroneously –– for socially undesirable beliefs and actions that were probably the product of other orientations, like conspiracy thinking and a tendency to view politics as a struggle between good and evil,” said co-author Adam M. Enders, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Louisville.

Scientists uncover a psychological factor that explains support for QAnon better than political ideology

I made my thoughts known on changes for the Court…..https://lobotero.com/2020/09/25/i-have-lots-to-say-about-scotus/

As long as think tanks and political lobbyists pick the candidates we will have a court that are nothing more than a bunch of political slugs where ideology means more than the justice they pretend to defend.

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Closing Thought–19Aug21

I have never been one that puts much sanity to most conspiracy theories and those that push them…..and I have never seen the national necessity for a group like QAnon……but then I have retained my ability to rationally look at such insanity and find my own answer to complex questions.

And speaking of QAnon I read a story that is just disturbing how much ignorance there is out there….

A believer in the QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories killed his two young children, believing they had “serpent DNA,” according to federal authorities. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, owner of the Lovewater Surf School in Santa Barbara, Calif., was detained by border agents—who allegedly found blood in his vehicle—while trying to return to the US from Mexico on Monday, hours after he allegedly killed his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter, per NBC News. A farmworker at a ranch near Rosarito in Baja California had found the children’s bodies Monday morning, according to Baja California’s attorney general Hiram Sanchez. He said the boy had been stabbed 17 times, and the girl stabbed 12 times, per the Ventura County Star. Authorities said video footage showed Coleman leaving a Rosarito hotel with the children before dawn, then returning alone.

The three had checked in on Saturday. That same day, Coleman’s wife contacted police, saying her husband had left without a car seat and without telling her where he was going. But she said she didn’t fear for the children, per the AP. A criminal complaint from the Justice Department claims Coleman confessed to killing them by “shooting a spear fishing gun into their chests.” The 2-year-old didn’t die right away so he had to “move the spear around,” Coleman allegedly said, per KABC. A bloody wooden stake was also found. Coleman allegedly claimed “he was enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories and was receiving visions” revealing his wife “possessed serpent DNA and had passed it on to his children.” He allegedly said he had to kill the children to save the world from the “monsters.” He was charged with foreign murder of US nationals on Wednesday.

Killed children because he is a moron….

And this guy is NOT alone….there are more out there….probably more than I can imagine.

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Ya Think?

Closing Thought–26Jul21

Let me see….a 30 something that lives with his Mama….has to have a special diet….dresses in shaman’s headdress…paints his bod…..howls…..and thinks he is related to Jesus…..would you think this dude is mentally ill?

The lawyer for the QAnon Shaman has confirmed that his client is off his nutter…..

One of the most recognizable members of the mob that stormed the Capitol has been diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses that include transient schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, his lawyer tells Reuters. Psychologists with the Federal Bureau of Prisons made the findings after testing Jacob Chansley, aka the QAnon Shaman, says attorney Albert Watkins. A shirtless Chansley was widely photographed in the Capitol building wearing a headdress with fur and horns. He faces six charges stemming from the riot, per Insider, but Watkins is now working on a plea deal in the wake of the mental health diagnoses. The test results mesh with what the US Navy found in regard to Chansley back when he served in 2006, Watkins adds.

“What we’ve done is we’ve taken a guy who is unarmed, harmless, peaceful … with a pre-existing mental vulnerability of significance, and we’ve rendered him a chocolate soup mess,” says Watkins. He says his client’s problems have been made worse because of solitary confinement. Prosecutors have generally pushed back against the notion that Chansley is harmless. They say video evidence shows Chansley inside the Senate chamber, where he called then VP Mike Pence a “f—ing traitor” and left behind a threatening note. Watkins, though, says his client is delusional and has expressed the belief that he is directly related to Jesus and Buddha.

Good!

Now put this d/bag in a rubber room for 20 years…..he deserves nothing for his part in the insurrection…..

Period!

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QAnon Update

Most my readers do not care what these mental midgets think….but it is interesting to see just what a clown show this group of slugs truly are and continue to feed the bullshit.

This is a disturbing although predictable poll numbers….

Fifteen percent of Americans agree with the central false tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory: that the government and other entities are controlled by Satan-worshipping pedophiles running a child sex trafficking ring, according to a new poll.

Among Republicans the survey, released Wednesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, found that 23 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “the government, media and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.”

That number declines to 14 percent among independents and 8 percent among Democrats. 

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/555699-15-percent-of-americans-believe-central-qanon-theory-poll

We have been told by the other guy that use to be president that he will be ‘reinstated’ as president in August of this year…..there is even a QAnon supporter that says she can time travel (and you think these dullards are rational)….

A QAnon adherent who claims she can time travel is whipping up her thousands of followers to carry out a plot to oust elected officials in the U.S. and replace them with QAnon followers, VICE News reports.

After months of building a network of groups in all 50 states, Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman promised her followers that “retribution” is coming for what she says was the stolen 2020 election. She also claims Donald Trump will be reinstated into office. 

While growing her subscriber base on Twitch, Maras-Lindeman, who streams under the name Tore Says, has raked in tens of thousands of dollars, even convincing her subscriber base to donate over $80,000, so she could buy a new Tesla.

“Maras-Lindeman is part of a growing ecosystem of grifters and hucksters who are leveraging the widespread belief that Trump’s election loss was somehow orchestrated by shadowy figures and companies tied to the Democrats,” VICE News reports. “This so-called ‘Big Lie’ has taken hold within the mainstream Republican Party, and fringe figures like Maras-Lindeman have succeeded in carving out a niche that’s proving to be highly lucrative.”

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/03/qanon-grifter-tells-followers-she-can-time-travel–and-says-trump-will-be-reinstated_partner/

There is am power struggle happening within the ranks of QAnon…..and the anti-Semites are taking control…..

Vice, reporter David Gilbert analyzed how the “grifter influencers” at the top of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement are scrambling as a new wave of anti-Semitism hijacks their movement.

QAnon, the pro-Trump movement that has claimed the former president is fighting a cabal of Satanic child-eating pedophiles that control the United States, has always borrowed from anti-Semitic tropes of blood libel. But, Gilbert writes, things have reached a new stage, with one specific account leading the charge.

“There is a war brewing within the QAnon community,” wrote GIlbert. “One one side you have an upstart anonymous account called GhostEzra who has amassed a massive following in the space of a few months by spreading wild claims about President Joe Biden being a fake played by Hollywood star James Woods in a mask. In recent weeks, the account has become more and more extreme, spreading Holocaust denial and neo-Nazi content.”

https://www.rawstory.com/qanon-2653113502/

QAnon is a clown show and like all clowns there is a struggle for dominance in the circus of the absurd.

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Closing Thought–13Apr21

For awhile now we have been bombarded by the lame conspiracies fro that group of morons that call themselves QAnon….and then their part in the insurrection of 06 January is well documented….regardless of the many that disavow their part in the craziness of that day.

Personally, I believe that those idiots that embrace the QAnon BS are mentally challenged……much like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers….those overweight in-bred dickless idiots.

But maybe there is something to what I am feeling about QAnon……

Many who believe in QAnon, the notorious far-right conspiracy, may have mental illnesses. While QAnon followers believe in a lot of things, the central tenet of their complicated and ever-changing belief system is that national Democrats, aided by Hollywood and a group of so-called global elites, are running a ring devoted to the abduction, trafficking, torture, sexual abuse, and cannibalization of children — rituals of their Satanic faith. And former President Donald Trump is the only person willing and able to mount an attack against them.

Sophia Moskalenko, a research fellow in social psychology, Georgia State University, during research for ‘Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon’, a forthcoming book she co-authored with security scholar Mia Bloom, noticed that QAnon followers are “different from the radicals I usually study in one key way: They are far more likely to have serious mental illnesses.”

As per court records of QAnon followers arrested in the wake of the January 6 Capitol insurrection, 68 percent reported that they had received mental health diagnoses. This was analyzed by Michael Jensen and Sheehan Kane for ‘Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States’, a research project “dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism”.

https://meaww.com/most-q-anon-followers-mentally-ill-capitol-riot-68-percent-diagnosed-study-sophia-moskalenko-radicals

That does it for me.

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Sex Slaves?

Closing thought–01Apr21

And NO this is NOT an April Fools post!

Does anyone remember that super ship that was stuck cross-wise of the Suez Canal?

I was stuck almost a week and was tying up lots of shipping traffic and mercifully it has been unstuck to resume its journey through the canal.

About now you will be asking where does the title of ‘Sex Slaves’ come into this post.

Well I am glad you asked.

Let’s begin with QAnon.

Remember those mental midgets?

Yes the very same group that was part of the breach of security at the Capitol…..the ones that believe that the California fires are started by Israeli lazers and so much more lunacy…..well they have a theory to why that ship was stuck in the canal…..

Their newest piece of manure is about Clinton Sex Slaves.

Many QAnon believers are disappointed that the massive Ever Given container ship has now been refloated after getting stuck in the Suez Canal because they believed the ship may have been used to transport Hillary Clinton’s sex slaves.

In the latest “Fever Dreams” podcast, Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer said that Q conspiracy theorists he follows latched onto the fact that the Ever Given is operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation — and that the Secret Service codename for Hillary Clinton is apparently also “Evergreen.”

“So they were like, ‘Maybe the boat was trafficking something on behalf of Hillary Clinton, maybe the captain ran it aground as a signal,'” Sommer explained to co-host Asawin Suebsaeng. “There’s always grist in the mill that these people can draw on.”

https://www.rawstory.com/qanon-suez-canal/

I mean I am NO fan of the Clintons…..but this is really out there.

I think the Clintons are as corrupt as there comes….but this is just plain moronic.

But that is what I have come to expect coming from the Titans of Stupidity…..and those overweight in-bred followers.

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QAnon Today

QAnon?

Those alleged inciters of the 06 January breach of the Capitol…..among others…..

But if you spent time crying over the last episode of the Kardashians or too many hours playing Sin City and have NO idea who these slugs of society are then the old professor can help out.

At its heart, QAnon is a wide-ranging, completely unfounded theory that says that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media.

QAnon believers have speculated that this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed.

In October 2017, an anonymous user put a series of posts on the message board 4chan. The user signed off as “Q” and claimed to have a level of US security approval known as “Q clearance”.

These messages became known as “Q drops” or “breadcrumbs”, often written in cryptic language peppered with slogans, pledges and pro-Trump themes.

Since 06 January and the failed uprising from the idiot Right….not much have been herd from the “leader of the pack” of rabid pigs…..now they are scrambling to explain away their failure on 04 March….

QAnonfollowers have already started to find excuses for why Donald Trump did not replace Joe Biden as US president on 4 March.

If you haven’t been following, conspiracy theorists argued that Trump would return this week due to a baseless claim that the US turned into a corporation, rather than a country, after the passage of the District of Columbia Organic Act in 1871.

Therefore, they believe that any amendment passed after 1871 is illegitimate, including the 20th amendment which moved the inauguration date from 4 March to 20 January.

Of course when nothing happened on Thursday, QAnon followers were left scrambling for an explanation.

Some influencers in the movement had turned away from the 4th March theory early, claiming that the date may have been set up as a “false flag” operation by the US government designed to lure in members.

https://www.indy100.com/news/qanon-trump-conspiracy-theory-march-biden-b1812863

There is always an excuse, right?

Since they have lost some of their venom the question needs asking about the future of the slime in QAnon….

Everyone agreed that QAnon will likely persist as a major factor in American politics.

If these experts are right, and I suspect they are, the problems driving the QAnon movement will probably get worse before they get better, if they get better at all.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22252171/qanon-donald-trump-conspiracy-theories

Another question asked is why does QAnon attract so many white evangelicals?

QAnon revolves around the baseless belief that former President Donald Trump is fighting a secret war against a global cabal of Democratic elites who are Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles. Much of the lore comes from online posts, called “drops,” written by an anonymous person known as “Q” who claims to have insider knowledge. As the QAnon movement has become more culturally significant — QAnon believers were among those who took part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building — surveys have attempted to identify just how many Americans believe in this conspiracy. While that picture is still murky, it’s become increasingly apparent that this movement has attracted a significant number of white evangelical Christians, which could have implications for the movement’s future. Evangelicals, after all, played an important role in shoring up the Tea Party’s growth and influence.

Why QAnon Has Attracted So Many White Evangelicals

So is QAnon a  movement or a religion?

You decide.

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Will This Be Trump’s Big Day?

How about a little humor to start your day?

Trump will be president!

No this is not some post about 2024…..not at all….this is the newest conspiracy theory flying around that Trump will be president again on this day……will he retake the presidency?

Capitol Police are boosting security in response to a far-right conspiracy theory claiming Donald Trump will again become president on Thursday. Some QAnon supporters believed Trump would declare martial law and remain in office on Jan. 20. But “when that didn’t happen, the date was moved from Jan. 20 to March 4,” the original date on which presidents were sworn into office until the passage of the 20th Amendment in 1933, per ABC News. According to the unfounded theory—which some of QAnon’s own leaders have rejected—no president has been legitimate since the passage of an 1871 law “that secretly turned the United States into a corporation,” per USA Today.

“Now why that’s relevant, God knows. But any rate, now they are thinking maybe we should gather again and storm the Capitol on March 4,” Rep. Adam Smith said last month, per Forbes, which notes some QAnon supporters see a major hike in March 4 rates at the Trump International Hotel as validation of some event. Members of Congress were notified that increased personnel would be deployed on Capitol Hill via a Monday bulletin from the House’s acting sergeant-at-arms, Timothy Blodgett, who noted some have described March 4 as the “true Inauguration Day.” But “the significance of this date has reportedly declined amongst various groups in recent days,” Blodgett wrote. He added Capitol Police have “no indication that groups will travel to Washington DC to protest or commit acts of violence.”

More on this piece of crappy conspiracy…..

If you’re a hardcore QAnon believer, you had high hopes for January.

Among other things, you expected Donald Trump to remain president. You expected mass arrests and public executions. You expected an underground cabal of child-trafficking Democrats to finally be captured.

None of those things happened.

Instead, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. So if you’re one of those people — perhaps millions — who were deeply invested in the various QAnon conspiracy theories, the past few weeks likely produced an immense amount of dissonance.

But for the most die-hard QAnon followers, hope springs eternal! The next big prophecy is supposed to unfold on March 4, which had been Inauguration Day before the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933 — and the day Trump will gloriously return to power and retake the White House, according to the febrile imaginings of the QAnon movement.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22252171/qanon-donald-trump-conspiracy-theories

Can you believe this crap?

Of course we can.

The House has decided to take no chances…..better safe than sorry…as they say.

The House of Representatives has canceled its Thursday session over reports of a possible plot by an “identified militia group” to attempt a repeat of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. One Democratic lawmaker tells the Hill that there is “growing concern about threats to the Capitol and Democratic lawmakers in particular tomorrow.” Votes that had been planned for Thursday have been moved to Wednesday, including a police reform bill named in honor of George Floyd, per USA Today. The Capitol Police said in a Wednesday statement: “We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4. Our Department is working with our local, state, and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol. We are taking the intelligence seriously.”

According to a far-right conspiracy theory, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the country’s 19th president Thursday, per Fox News. The fringe theory is based on the belief that the US secretly became a corporation in 1871, making Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president, the last “real” president of the US. Presidential inaugurations were held on March 4 until 1933, which is why the date is significant to believers of conspiracy theory. There are no reports of the Senate canceling its Thursday session. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin tells USA Today, “In light of what we went through on Jan. 6, it’s understandable that people are concerned,” adding, “I’m not going to second-guess Speaker Pelosi. At this point, Sen. Schumer has not released the same conclusion.”

How stupid can the Trump-ites be?

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Bin Laden Lives!

Closing Thought–15Oct20

It seems that QAnon has started a conspiracy that bin Laden is not dead and it was his body double that was killed…..and the president has decided to help spread the manure (as usual)……

The alleged killer of the terrorists has this to say….

A former Navy SEAL famous for his involvement in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden is calling out President Trump for amplifying conspiracy theories that the death was fake.

Robert O’Neill, who has publicly said he killed bin Laden in the 2011 raid ordered by former President Obama, pushed back on Trump in a series of tweets for promoting the conspiracy theory that it was a bin Laden’s body double who was killed and not the terrorist leader.

“Very brave men said goodby to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden. We were given the order by President Obama. It was not a body double,” O’Neill wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. 

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/521030-navy-seal-who-says-he-killed-bin-laden-pushes-back-after-trump-amplifies

Liars just cannot cease helping other liars spread their bovine fecal matter…..and Trump is the biggest liar of them all.

All presidents stretch the truth when they need to….but this just flat out lies and does not care that he is caught in that lie…..besides his adoring brood will lick up lies like ice cream.

How sad is that?

“Totalitarianism in power invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of intelligence and creativity is still the best guarantee of their loyalty.”  Hannah Arendt

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QAnon–Making Of A Cult?

There has been lots of airtime devoted to the fringe group calling themselves, QAnon……I even tried to educate my readers about the group…..https://lobotero.com/2020/08/28/qanon-wtf-is-qanon/

So there is more about this group of (insert an adjective you like here)……even the president of the United States seems to have a connection to this group……

Vice President Mike Pence and top officials from President Trump’s campaign are slated to attend a Montana fundraiser next week hosted by a couple who have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an event invitation obtained by the AP and a review of social media postings. The hosts of the fundraiser, Caryn and Michael Borland, have shared QAnon memes and retweeted posts from QAnon accounts, their social media activity shows. The baseless conspiracy theory posits that Trump is fighting entrenched enemies in the government and also involves satanism and child sex trafficking. Beyond Pence, the Sept. 14 fundraiser in Bozeman, Montana, is expected to draw influential figures in the president’s orbit.

They include Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top Trump fundraising official who is dating Donald Trump Jr., GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee finance chairman Todd Ricketts and RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., the event invitation shows. While many Republicans have dismissed QAnon, the fundraiser is another sign of how the conspiracy theory is gaining a foothold in the party. Trump has hailed Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, another QAnon supporter, as a “future Republican star.” The president has refused to condemn QAnon, recently telling reporters that the conspiracy theory is “gaining in popularity” and that its supporters “like me very much.”

This is nothing surprising…we have known for many years about Trump’s embracing of the radical Right (for lack of a good title)…..

Is this group, QAnon, moving from fringe group to a full blown cult?

A secret cabal is taking over the world. They kidnap children, slaughter, and eat them to gain power from their blood. They control high positions in government, banks, international finance, the news media, and the church. They want to disarm the police. They promote homosexuality and pedophilia. They plan to mongrelize the white race so it will lose its essential power.

Does this conspiracy theory sound familiar? It is. The same narrative has been repackaged by QAnon.

I have studied and worked to prevent genocide for forty years. Genocide Watch and the Alliance Against Genocide, the first international anti-genocide coalition, see such hate-filled conspiracy theories as early warning signs of deadly genocidal violence.

QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded

I worry that groups like this are getting too much attention which gives them more power than they deserve.

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