Well, they are Trump supporters so that kind of goes without saying.
Courtesy of Politico:
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denounced the QAnon conspiracy theory as “dangerous” and “embarrassing” Friday, suggesting those that support it should seek mental health treatment.
“I’ve been a big supporter of mental health,” Biden said. “I’d recommend the people who believe it maybe should take advantage, while it still exists, of the Affordable Care Act.”
Speaking at a campaign event in Wilmington, Del., Biden said the QAnon phenomenon was humiliating for the country and condemned President Donald Trump for failing to denounce it.
The QAnon narrative involve cabals of pedophiles corrupting the federal government and combating the president. Believers see Trump as a messianic figure fighting a deep state. It is entirely fictitious and has been deemed a domestic terror threat by the FBI.
“What in God’s name are we doing? Look at how it makes us look around the world. It’s mortifying. It’s embarrassing, and it’s dangerous,” Biden said. “If the president doesn’t know better, which he has to know better, then my Lord we’re in much more trouble than I ever thought we were.”
“This can’t go on. This cannot go on. It’s the deconstruction of our democratic system.” he added.
If you are still not a neophyte when it comes to QAnon, Buzzfeed offered this introspective:
The nebulous nature of Q’s dispatches has been a blank slate onto which other deeply troubling conspiracies have been projected. “Birthers,” for example, who promoted the easily disproven claim that Barack Obama had been born outside the US and was therefore ineligible to be president (it’s now being applied to another Black aspirant to the White House, Kamala Harris), and anti-vaxxers, who want to deny lifesaving vaccines to children, have entered the QAnon universe. Some QAnon conspiracies are deeply rooted in anti-Semitism, and they have amplified efforts to demonize George Soros.
It has also embraced the dangerous “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory — a fixation on a Washington, DC, pizza parlor owned by a Democratic supporter whose name appeared in the infamous WikiLeaks emails. This culminated with a man driving from his North Carolina hometown to the restaurant, determined to investigate the alleged child abuse happening in the parlor’s basement — the building has no basement — and firing an AR-15 rifle inside the pizzeria. “I just wanted to do some good and went about it the wrong way,” the gunman told the New York Times. “The intel on this wasn’t 100 percent.”
Some people have even compared it to a religion; it has a savior figure (Trump), prophetic scripture, what they have dubbed a “Great Awakening” (an acknowledgment by the mainstream that what they believe is true), and many followers refer to Q as a saint. “It is also already much more than a loose collection of conspiracy-minded chat-room inhabitants,” Adrienne LaFrance writes in the Atlantic. “It is a movement united in mass rejection of reason, objectivity, and other Enlightenment values. … To look at QAnon is to see not just a conspiracy theory but the birth of a new religion.”
QAnon is not something to joke about. The mere concept — a global Satan-worshipping cabal led by prominent Democrats, under the eye of Hillary Clinton, who are kidnapping, abusing, and eating children and drinking their blood in order to live forever — is cartoonish on its face. But it’s not to be underestimated, and it can’t be treated simply as an online phenomenon. The real-world effects of QAnon have already been made clear: In 2018, a Q believer engaged in an armed standoff at the Hoover Dam. Recently, they’ve worked to hijack legitimate attempts to fight child sex trafficking.
It is really hard not to mock these people, but they have actually started to go mainstream.
Courtesy of WaPo:
A House candidate whom President Trump recently called “a future Republican Star” posted an image of herself holding a rifle with photos of three liberal congresswomen of color and the vow to “go on the offense” against members of the “Squad,” an unprecedented threat against lawmakers from a probable future colleague.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP candidate for a Georgia congressional seat in a heavily Republican district and a professed QAnon conspiracy believer, posted the photoshopped image Thursday on Facebook. The image includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). On Friday, the post had been taken down.
Before it was removed, the caption under the gun-toting Greene read: “Squad’s worst nightmare.”
“Hate America leftists want to take this country down,” Greene wrote. “Our country is on the line. America needs fighters who speak the truth. We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart. Americans must take our country back. SAVE AMERICA. STOP SOCIALISM. DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS!”
There was a time when these lunatics would have remained on the fringe and the only way we would probably hear from them was when The Daily Show tricked them into making fools of themselves during an interview that would then be played on Comedy Central.
However Donald Trump has lent legitimacy to lunacy, and now these nutjobs are all over the damn place.