QAnon conspiracy theory: Origins, basic beliefs, infection of the Republican Party

You’ve been hearing about QAnon and its massive right-wing conspiracy theories that have been spreading nationwide and have infected the Republican Party.  Here are links to some articles about its origins and basic beliefs — and how it has infected the Republican Party:

 

Basic information and background from a few years ago:

This was published in 2018:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-qanon-explainer-that-even-your-grandma-will-understand_us_5b62f755e4b0fd5c73d6ca23?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__Politics__080318&utm_content=__Politics__080318+Version+A+CID_d56e265fc30133e4cae275c52c5b975a&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=What%20Is%20QAnon%20The%20Donald%20Trump-Centric%20Conspiracy%20Theory%20Isnt%20Going%20Away&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__Politics__080318

 

This 2018 article said the QAnon conspiracy theory has roots in the CIA:  https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/we-have-cia-thank-qanon-conspiracy-theory?src=newsletter1095081

 

This 2019 article exposes origins and activities of QAnon and internet conspiracy theory wackos and hackers:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/02/19/1830545/-Hidden-History:-The-QAnon-Conspiracy-Theory?detail=emaildkcs

 

This 2020 article reports that “Out of Shadows” Is a QAnon Film Going Viral: https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/out-of-shadows-is-a-qanon-film-going-viral/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rww&utm_campaign=bestof

 

QAnon is infecting the Republican Party:

 

This 2020 article says Republicans are being eaten from within by the QAnon cult, and no one can stop it:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/16/1961352/-The-creep-of-the-QAnon-cult-threatens-to-consume-what-s-left-of-the-Republican-Party?detail=emaildksp

 

This 2020 article reports that Trump refuses to deal honestly with QAnon and continues praising U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who is immersed in the conspiracy theory:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-qanon-conspiracy-theory-marjorie-taylor-greene_n_5f36cf68c5b69fa9e2fb4292?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics

 

This 2020 article discusses what the author calls “he Church of QAnon” and expresses concerns about Trumpian conspiracy theories that are forming the basis of a dangerous new religious movement:  https://www.juancole.com/2020/05/conspiracy-dangerous-religious.html

 

 

Later I will post other articles from 2020 and 2021 with further developments, including its spread within the Republican Party and its racism and anti-Semitism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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