Oh friends, I hardly know where to start! Last week, we mentioned Christianne Northup and her book, The Wisdom of Menopause, and we felt it was necessary to add that she’d gone over to the dark side and become a QAnon queen. That revelation, in combination with the insurrection on Wednesday compelled me to better understand QAnon, their message and what makes them tick.
When I understood that Christianne Northup is a promoter of this baseless, false, anti science rhetoric, I was taken aback. I used to like Northup’s advice. I mean, so did Oprah. And that’s where this gets weird. That’s when I bumped into this term, Conspirituality. Consprirituality is the confluence of new age believers and conspiracy thinkers. This melding is how alternative meds and treatments are channels through which QAnon makes inroads. Also mom’s groups. And anti vaxxer groups…
’‘Conspirituality is a rapidly growing web movement expressing an ideology fueled by political disillusionment and the popularity of alternative worldviews.
Please, oh please check out Conspirituality, the podcast, this is a “weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism.” I feel like in the coming days, weeks, and months it is becoming more and more important for us to have an awareness and understanding of what’s going on in this space.
Fortunately for me, as synchronicity would have it, a good friend sent me an extremely well researched pair of articles from the Atlantic. I’m putting the links in here and here, but be forwarded, they are LONG! Here’s what I have gleaned so far:
Believe it or not, one theme of QAnon is that celebrities and the liberal elite are enmeshed in a world wide child sex trafficking plot and are basically untouchable. This one is enhanced by Hillary Clinton’s pre #metoo relationship with Harvey Weinstein. Sometimes this includes drinking the blood of children.
QAnon adherents see Q’s anonymity as proof of Q’s credibility—despite their deep mistrust of unnamed sources in the media.
The media is not to be trusted and is basically a tool of the cabal mentioned in the previous bullet.
Trump is the only one who can be trusted to rout out this gang and the Mueller investigation was really a ruse - Trump tapped Muller to investigate this organization.