Deciphering QAnon: Is Trump’s Inner Circle Dropping Intel on 8Chan?
I like a good mystery. I’m a dream guy. A large part of dream interpretation is deciphering the symbolism found within a dream with the help of the Holy Spirit. [Side note: No Holy Spirit >> no true interpretation.] This week I happened onto a great mystery. QAnon. Or Q.
The short: Q is a person/group that evidently has close ties to or is in the inner circle of President Donald Trump’s Administration. Since October 2017, Q has been posting anonymously, at first on the website 4Chan and now on the 8Chan image board site. The subject matter of the posts have varied but in general they have been centered around President Trump’s “Drain the Swamp” initiative. It has served as a back channel, of sorts, to the public about what is going on behind the scenes with government corruption.
I first learned about QAnon on 8/8/18 [interesting date – new beginnings x3] from Johnny Enlow via Facebook. I love Johnny and his voice to the Church, America and the World. He does an excellent job communicating the Father’s heart prophetically. Having him be the initial source of my “awakening” to Q is somewhat surprising but not. I later watched a video with Johnny and his wife Elizabeth where they both clarified they are not given to discussing this type of information [spy vs. spy, cloak and dagger, etc.]. I will second that. I pay close attention to their ministry and you won’t find government conspiracy fodder. We’ll get back to conspiracy.
Enlow recommended learning more about Q from Praying Medic. Who is that? Obviously that is not the name his mother gave him, but I had a previous awareness of David Joseph [real name] in regards to his ministry which you can deduce from his pseudonym. Praying Medic is also a “dream guy” which lends credence to his involvement … at least to me! Praying Medic has stated that the information posted by Q “confirms what God is showing me in my dreams.” If you visit his website or social media you will see that he has been tracking and decoding Q messages for several months. Since discovering Q, I have consumed several videos that Praying Medic has posted.
Admittedly, I am quintessentially late to the party [Republican, Democrat or otherwise :)]. Widespread national consciousness of Q really began July 31, 2018 at a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida. Supporters showed up with Q signs and from there the mainstream media reported, I mean, attacked. Because I do not pay attention to MSM I did not know what had happened.
Who is Q?
As mentioned previously, someone began posting on 4Chan in October 2017 and introduced themselves as a “Q clearance patriot” on November 1, 2017. A “Q clearance” is a very high level security clearance issued by the Department of Energy. For the record, Q has never stated that they work for the DOE. After a couple months due to internet trolls and invasive bot posts, Q was set up with his own private board on 8Chan. It is believed that Q is not one person, but a small group that have close access to the President. At times the posts are signed Q+ which could refer to the entire group. Praying Medic, a self-described Q researcher, does a great job summarizing the basics in this video.
Another identity element of Q is related to the military. There are plenty of theories that name high ranking generals as possible players in the Q inner circle. Early posts from October 29 and November 2, 2017 seem to plainly state that military intelligence is a large part of the swamp draining. A snippet from November 2:
How many MI generals have been in/out of WH in the past 30 days?
Focus on Flynn.
Background and potential role.
What is the common denominator in terms of military backgrounds close to POTUS?”
What is the purpose of Q?
To get directly to the point, Q is out to expose the “deep state” that has infiltrated the United States government. One of President Trump’s core campaign promises was to “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C. Intel “drops” about that progress have been a main focus of Q. The aforementioned November 1st Q post gives a good synopsis.
My fellow Americans, over the course of the next several days you will undoubtedly realize that we are taking back our great country (the land of the free) from the evil tyrants that wish to do us harm and destroy the last remaining refuge of shining light.
Much of what Q posts is a riddle or question posed to the anonymous users (Anons) of 8Chan to research further. The founder of 8Chan believes Q uses this method because he wants people to research and educate themselves on what is happening.
If you go back to some of Q’s original posts, you will see claims that Hillary Clinton and John Podesta will be arrested. Not just eventually … the posts said it would go down on specific dates in November 2017. Well, that did not happen. Why would anyone listen to someone who started off communicating false or misleading information? Disinformation. Q has mentioned multiple times that disinformation is real and that it is necessary. Why? The implication is that the “enemy” is also listening in to the Q conversation. Misleading an enemy is a tried and true military op.
Why does Q post on 8Chan?
The image boards 4Chan and 8Chan are an “anything goes” type of platform. The format is set up to make it easy to post anonymously. Users are called Anons or sometimes referred to as Autists. The latter term refers to the penchant of Chan users to be singularly focused on a topic and researching it voraciously.
The Chan websites have served as a good outlet for releasing clues and encouraging investigation of government corruption while keep anonymity for Q. Not completely anonymous, though, as there have been several hints or “proofs” that Q is well connected to the Oval Office.
Is Q a conspiracy theory?
Now that the general public is aware of Q to a certain extent, there has been several articles written. Nearly all of them define QAnon as a conspiracy theory and many sources refer to those with interest in Q as “cult members.” The issue is that most of the investigative reporters have not actually done much investigating into the source material. I don’t know if that is very different from other stories that are covered. ;P
Conspiracies are real things but it has become a misnomer in today’s cultural. This especially so in this case. On August 6, 2018 Q’s had his own take on the accusations:
The clear implication here is that there is no “secret plan to do something unlawful or harmful” or even the action of “plotting or conspiring.” Everything Q has said is readily available for the public to digest. In my estimation, this entire Q exercise is the process of uncovering the real conspiracy against the American people.
What’s happening next?
With the newfound publicity and attention toward the QAnon mystery, the coming days should be quite the adventure. Today, August 10, 2018, there was a “hack” on the official post board that Q uses.
The final post seems to indicate that this may have been “allowed” in order to hook somebody … ??? The community of Q as I have witnessed for the past two days is expecting significant occurrences, shall we say.
And now we wait …
Many thanks to Praying Medic for doing a lot of the work to educate many on this subject.
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