Truth and fiction are at times hard to tell apart. What if I told you that Qanon is a Far-Right Neo-Nazi? A Nazi playing the part of a “Neo,” if you will. A clever construction designed to blind you to the truth. If the bullshit looks, feels, smells like truth, is it truth?
A few months ago, Stormfront and the Daily Stormer had their websites taken down for hatespeech. Around the same time, the enigmatic Q pseudonym aka #TheStorm began posting on the /pol board of 4chan, a forum known to serve as a sort of digital Zion for those wanting to express…colorful opinions. 4chan and 8chan have long been a home away from mom’s basement for those wishing to discuss the Final Solution from the safety and virtual anonymity of a keyboard.
It’s no coincidence that among the breadcrumbs are the phrases “the storm is coming,” and “follow the white rabbit.” Sprinkle in some subtle Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and you’ve got the perfect Matrix program to plug unwitting Conservatives, Libertarians and Alt-Lighters into. Welcome to the desert of the real.