The QAnon, Q-Anon or Q phenomenon, which started around October 2017, managed to attract a large amount of die-hard followers who hung on Q's every word.
However, 1.5 years later, we have enough clues to see who was really behind the whole thing, which now appears to be over. Yes, "Q" is still posting, but its origins have been exposed and its credibility busted.
There were many clues that QAnon was a psy-op, including his blatant support of:
QAnon Praises Neocon Warmongers
Whitney Webb wrote in this June 2018 MintPressNews article:
Jason Bermas' Interview with Defango and Dreamcatcher
In this January 2019 interview, Jason Bermas (producer of documentaries such as Fabled Enemies) interviews 2 men who go by "Defango" and "Dreamcatcher."
They claim they started Q as a LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game which sprung from Cicada 3301, a group that constructs very difficult-to-solve puzzles.
Dreamcatcher admits that, at the start, he was "shitposting" just to see what would stick and, to his surprise, the QAnon phenomenon took off like no other LARP before it had.
Both Defango and Dreamcatcher refer to another person who posted as Q known as "Microchip" who they say took trips to Israel.
They speculate that he may be connected with the notorious Israeli spy agency, the Mossad.
What About the Sealed Indictments?
QAnon supporters will point to PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records - the US nationwide database of court records for Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts) as proof that not all of Q's posts were without substance.
However, the presence of an increase of sealed files itself is not evidence. We don't know what's in these sealed files. They may be arrest warrants or they may be something far less serious.
As this article states:
QAnon Phenomenon Explained - Cryptic Clues, Cult Following, Gamification
This Corbett Report podcast explains how society is being gamified as a way to lure us into surveilling ourselves and giving over our data to the Corporatocracy and Big Gov.
Examples are the Pokemon app a few years back and the Chinese Sesame Credit system.
Look how QAnon worked.
This led to countless hours being wasted on a game and puzzle of no importance when more pressing matters that require activist attention went unnoticed.
Who Endorsed QAnon?
Early on, Alex Jones jumped aboard the QAnon bandwagon by devoting a lot of attention and airtime (and employing Jerome Corsi) in analyzing Q's cryptic threads.
However, Jones' credibility has been in question for a very long time now over his failure to grasp the issue of Zionism (whether deliberately or not), plus the way he has gone off the rails and has devoted his headlines to how Trump and Republicans are good, and how Democrats, Muslims and immigrants are bad, no matter what, end of story.
Many people have used Alex Jones and InfoWars to start their awakening process, only to quickly move beyond his very limited and partisan perspectives.
Anyone who simplistically believes that one political party is "good" and the other "bad" has fallen very deeply for the fake left-right paradigm.
David Wilcock's Damaged Street Credibility
In this recent interview, David Wilcock stated he believed that there was something to the QAnon phenomenon.
For his part, Wilcock has over the years also lost a lot of street credibility with his staunch support for Obama, who turned out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing (read about the top 10 lowlights of the Obama legacy).
Wilcock has thrown his weight behind Corey Goode and his stories of the Blue Avian ETs, a phenomenon which remains to be corroborated, since of the tens or hundreds of thousands of other ET abductees and contactees around the world, no one else to my knowledge has ever spoken of "blue avian" aliens apart from Goode (some other SPP - Secret Space Program - whistleblowers like Tony Rodrigues believe him however).
Wilcock also foolishly led a lot of people up the garden path on a road to nowhere by teaming up with Benjamin Fulford (and a mysterious, anonymous "Drake" character) around 2011-2012 to propagate the idea that,
We're all going to be saved. Hmm-hmm... Nothing of the sort ever happened...
Does the QAnon phenomenon contain the same sort of embedded psychology when it advocates that we just need to sit back and "trust the plan" that mass arrests or incarcerations will occur due to the "sealed indictments"?
Save Me! Save Me!
This idea that we can all be lazy and complacent while some white hat, good guy group comes out of nowhere to take down the bad guys is absurd.
A study of history shows us that it is extremely rare for one group to overthrow another and then to voluntarily relinquish the reins of power to hand it back to the masses.
It happens occasionally, but it is not the norm.
We have to be vigilant when we come across movements that promise such a thing, for it could very well be a trick to exploit the part of human psychology that wants to hope, to believe and to be saved without doing any of the grunt work that it takes to be free.
QAnon is Over
The QAnon phenomenon appears to be over for now. Q may throw out more posts but the cat is out of the bag.
So what lessons can be learned from it? QAnon was a distraction and a puzzle that kept people entertained and engaged in digging for clues or solving mysteries of no importance while real injustices deserving of attention were ignored.
As Whitney Webb wrote,
The QAnon phenomenon has shown that many people still lack the discernment to be able to separate truth, hoax, psy-op and other forms of disinfo from each other.
It's difficult because truth is never just served up on a silver platter and there are times when you have to follow your intuition in the absence of hard evidence.
Swinging to one extreme and demanding hard, material proof for everything will limit your perspective, as will swinging to the other extreme by believing any fairy tale that comes along.
Hopefully this will act us a wake-up call to those who fell for it.
Ultimately, the truth is out there and I believe we all the capacity to resonate with it and see through the lies… but it requires,
...and an ability to see general patterns amidst all the detail.