After a time, people get used to it, as the messages bleeding into mainstream culture. The ideas resemble something moral, superficially.
People want to stop human trafficking, but by falling into this group, their impact is anything but helpful.
Instead, they fray the fabric of society. Violence from Q- followers has popped up around the world.
This past February in Hanau, Germany, a lone gunman espousing Q-anon like beliefs massacred nine people in bars frequented by immigrants before killing his mother and himself. This is what Q-anon brings, regardless of what they proclaim.
Remember the mask memes saying masks helped human traffickers? Q-anon. Have you seen people comparing slavery to human trafficking, attempting to downplay the racial inequality in the US? Q-anon. Have you seen people saying that the news is against Trump and wants to unseat him because he is a force against the establishment? Q-anon.
Mainstream media is a liberal propaganda machine?
This is a commandment in the Q sacred text — thou shalt not trust mainstream media.
Even knowing what I do about the group, it shocked me to realize how many of their ideas had affected me and it led me to care about the integrity of the sources and outlets I consume in the media.
Be very careful what you read — even what you spend time around.
Everyone thinks the monkey house at the zoo smells when they first walk in, but by the end, you barely notice it at all. Conspiracies can be like that.
Think about what you share.
If you are saying it is OK that it’s Q-anon, the group has already affected you. If you are suddenly concerned about human trafficking but never had a concern about it before 2020, that might be Q-anon influencing you. That is how people end up joining these organizations.
People see a noble cause, stopping trafficking, and never even notice the fact nothing they do has any effect on victims. Where are the victims they have helped? Stop and ask yourself basic questions, like why do I think this is true? Do I have proof? Where is the proof from and does a source have an interest in getting me to believe something?
No one thinks they are in terrorism, just like people rarely think they’re biased.
Now, other countries have had a problem with the US exporting this ideology in the way some used to fear terrorists immigrating here.
If you don’t see the problem with sharing Q-anon content because it has a decent message, you’re well on your way into a domestic terrorist organization.
I’m sorry if that’s upsetting to hear, but it’s the truth. That is something we need to defend more now than ever.