The media has picked up steam in its reporting of the message board found in different parts of the internet and on social media posts, across the world. They say it’s a ‘fringe group’ that promotes dangerous conspiracy theories.
They may be right.
It does promote conspiracies although not all conspiracy theories are false simply because they’re labeled conspiracy theories.
For example, the Q boards started posting pictures of high profile politicians with Jeffrey Epstein years before the mainstream media even acknowledged it or spent any time covering it (and many of them still haven’t).
The Q boards also promoted the ‘conspiracy theory’ that President Trump was being spied on by the intelligence communities, years ago, while there wasn’t a soul in the mainstream media willing to dive into that issue at the time.
I, myself, have not read the entire board and this article is not to support or defend QAnon. There could certainly be parts of it that promote dangerous theories. I just haven’t seen them so I can’t say for sure.
My question about this resolution has more to do with the timing.
“QAnon is arguably no longer simply a fringe conspiracy theory but an ideology that has demonstrated its capacity to radicalize to violence individuals at an alarming speed,” Riggleman and Malinowski say in their resolution, quoting a report from the Combating Terrorism Center at the West Point Military Academy.
Perhaps this is true but, again, I'm not seeing that across the country.
What I am seeing is a few very violent groups of people causing massive destruction and violence across the country.
The groups that are causing this destruction and violence are not Q supporters. They are wearing Antifa and Black Lives Matter gear, holding those signs, and chanting those slogans.
Yet we do not have a bipartisan resolution condemning those groups. Democrats won't even say they condemn them, let alone draft a resolution.
How many people across the country have been terrorized by 'Q' supporters? Not argued with at a rally, terrorized. How many buildings have been burned down by Q supporters? How many people have been beaten and jumped by Q supporters?
This violence we are seeing across the country is a real issue. This violence and destruction is actually happening before our eyes, yet Congress is spending their time drafting a resolution to condemn a message board that promotes conspiracy theories?
According to Miriam-Webster:
Definition of conspiracy1: the act of conspiring together They were accused of conspiracy to commit murder.2a: an agreement among conspirators uncovered a conspiracy against the governmentb: a group of conspirators a conspiracy made up of disgruntled aristocrats