You might say it’s a serious concern of public health, just like mental health and suicide, two issues about which the group has sown prolific misinformation to devastating consequences.
There are actually people in public health who really study and fight against these problems. Those people are also familiar with Fauci, from decades of working with him. That is why they respect him.
If you have never heard of him before 2020, but you have strong negative feelings about him, then Q-anon has likely already affected you. It isn’t because he’s done something wrong.
He is literally the first person to include a minority in writing a policy about them. He ordered the FBI not to arrest protestors. Then he invited the protestors to meet with them, and he listened to them. Many of his staunch opponents became friends. He has always been that man.
If you do not see that, Q may be a part of your life.
Before you get sucked into these narratives, ask yourself, what is the proof?
Has anyone said this is happening to them?
Is there a simpler explanation since we know conspiracies with vast numbers of people do not stay secret? That’s how we know about Watergate and many other conspiracies.
Conspiracies — real ones — fall apart. That’s what happens when people have to keep secrets.
If you are attempting to help fight human trafficking, that’s wonderful.
Join a legitimate organization because you’re not doing it spreading a pseudo-religious cult based upon an unsubstantiated fantasy that is actively endangering the public. The movement has gained traction with the Republican party, but true conservatives should know this party has nothing for those who have traditional values.
They only play on what they know you want to hear, muddying the line between groups so people in the Republican party feel this is just another value in their party line. The Republican party in Texas sells merchandise with Q-anon slogans, and other minor politicians affiliated with the party have given it subtle nods.