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QANON: Shall we play a game?
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andi*pandi
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Nov 9, 2020, 10:25 AM
 
https://medium.com/curiouserinstitut...n-580972548be5

Interesting, and how this fiction plays into the endorphin rush of figuring out a puzzle, and pride, and a sense of belonging for those who desperately need it.
     
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Nov 9, 2020, 12:56 PM
 
Fascinating stuff.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Nov 9, 2020, 01:14 PM
 
Never understood why anyone believes in anonymous shit posted on 4 chan.

Pizzagate at least was based on the DNC/Podesta emails leaked by wikileaks, which were legit things. Nobody knows what was really going on, and the media never investigated anything and put anyone who talked about it in with the flat earthers, but... my point is that there was SOME shred of real things on which to base some of it on. Qanon? Just random shit posted on 4 chan, and if you post enough bullshit some if it will wind up being true.
     
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Nov 9, 2020, 02:17 PM
 
The thing which bugs me most about Q and Pizzagate is there totally are pedos in high places (q.v., Jimmy Savile, Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew), and the over-the-top conspiracy theories just throw everyone off the trail.

In regards to the article, I’m intimately familiar with the problem from tabletop RPGs. Players will often tunnel vision themselves on a piece of “set dressing”, but at least there a good GM can run with it.
     
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Nov 9, 2020, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
The thing which bugs me most about Q and Pizzagate is there totally are pedos in high places (q.v., Jimmy Savile, Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew), and the over-the-top conspiracy theories just throw everyone off the trail.
Even more bizarrely, Trump is painted as the saviour who will rescue everybody, when we KNOW that he regularly hung with Epstein at his parties and almost certainly attended parties of his with underage prostitutes also in attendance.

Of all the people who might be assumed or expected to clear the world of this depravity… why him?
     
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Nov 9, 2020, 05:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Of all the people who might be assumed or expected to clear the world of this depravity… why him?
Because he came front-loaded with a fanatically loyal base of followers who already believe him to be the savior. They’re gullibility writ large. That made him a perfect tool through which, whomever Q are, to wreak havoc on the country (and now the world.)
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Nov 9, 2020, 06:16 PM
 
It’s kind of interesting, though, that Q has been dead silent since just before polls opened last week.
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Nov 9, 2020, 06:22 PM
 
OMG no one has seen bill barr since lastweek....





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Nov 9, 2020, 07:34 PM
 
Pretty sure Q can be literally anybody, since 4 cahn is anonymous. You can go post there right now pretending to be Q.
     
   
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