June 20, 2020 – Day 96 of my quarantine
I, along with friends and family who, ever since Trump was elected, have questioned why his followers stick with him – despite his very public and blatantly obvious cognitive and moral decline over the past 4 years. It seemed to us that the crazier and more bizarre he behaved and the more and more outrageous, baseless, conspiracy theory fantasies he shared – the MORE and MORE his supporters stuck with him.
Now we are faced with REAL threats – we are 4% of the world’s population yet have 25% of the COVID 19 deaths and it is growing worse with every passing day – his lack of leadership and promotion of deadly misinformation is literally KILLING his supporters now. The rally in Tulsa today is nothing more than a viral Super-Spreader Event. Thousands of screaming and cheering people jammed into a confined space breathing circulated air not wearing masks IN AN ALREADY IDENTIFIED VIRUS HOT SPOT. He has made it clear that he thinks people who wear masks are “secretly signaling” they are Democrats and disbelievers in his “truth” that his supporters will be fine.
These people are now openly willing to risk death for him. Not just their own deaths but the deaths of their family members who they will, in turn, carry the virus back to when they return home.
We ask each other this same question over and over during our conversations – if we see can his lies and see how OBVIOUS the truth is – why can’t his followers see it? What are THEY seeing that we are not seeing? What compels them to support someone so obviously unfit to hold ANY public office let alone president of the United States?
I was doing dishes this morning and this interview came on in the background … and I stopped cold and turned around to watch it. Suddenly the light came on for me – these people ARE NOT POLITICAL SUPPORTERS – They are CULT MEMBERS. This is exactly how a Cult Behaves – This is just like the tragic events we’ve seen in the news for decades – this SAME UNEXPLAINABLE BEHAVIOR – Jim Jones and the mass suicide he orchestrated in the Jonestown Massacre immediately comes to mind …
In total, 909 individuals died in Jonestown, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning, in an event termed “revolutionary suicide” by Jones and some Peoples Temple members on an audio tape of the event, and in prior recorded discussions.
This is why we cannot understand these people. They are in a Cult and he is their leader. They are drinking his Kool-Aid.
Check out this eye-opening interview –
From Wikipedia –
QAnon[a] (/kjuːəˈnɒn/) is a far-right conspiracy theory detailing a supposed secret plot by an alleged “deep state” against U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters. The theory began with an October 2017 post on the anonymous imageboard 4chan by someone using the name Q, who was presumably an American individual initially, but probably later became a group of people, claiming to have access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States. Q has falsely accused many liberal Hollywood actors, Democratic politicians, and high-ranking officials of being members of an international child sex trafficking ring, and has claimed that Donald Trump feigned collusion with Russians in order to enlist Robert Mueller to join him in exposing the ring and preventing a coup d’état by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros. “Q” is a reference to the Q clearance used by the Department of Energy. QAnon believers commonly tag their social media posts with the hashtag #WWG1WGA, signifying the motto “Where We Go One, We Go All”.
The conspiracy theory, mainly disseminated by supporters of President Trump under the names The Storm and The Great Awakening—QAnon’s precepts and vocabulary are closely related to the religious concepts of millenarianism and apocalypticism, leading it to be sometimes construed as an emerging religious movement—has been widely characterized as “baseless”, “unhinged”, and “evidence-free”. Its proponents have been called “a deranged conspiracy cult” and “some of the Internet’s most outré Trump fans”.
According to Travis View, who has studied the QAnon phenomenon and written about it extensively for The Washington Post, the essence of the conspiracy theory is that
there is a worldwide cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles who rule the world, essentially, and they control everything. They control politicians, and they control the media. They control Hollywood, and they cover up their existence, essentially. And they would have continued ruling the world, were it not for the election of President Donald Trump,
who was elected to put a stop to the cabal, and whose struggles behind the scenes are being revealed by “Q”. “The Storm” is an anticipated event in which thousands of people, members of the cabal, will be arrested, possibly sent to Guantanamo Bay prison or face military tribunals, and the U.S. military will brutally take over the country. The result will be salvation and a utopia on earth.
QAnon adherents began appearing at Trump re-election campaign rallies during the summer of 2018. TV and radio personality Michael “Lionel” Lebron, a promoter of the theory, was granted a photo opportunity with President Trump in the Oval Office on August 24, 2018. Bill Mitchell, a broadcaster who promotes the QAnon conspiracy theory, attended a White House “social media summit” in July 2019. Hours after a published report in August 2019 that the FBI determined QAnon to be a potential source of domestic terrorism—the first time a fringe conspiracy theory had been so rated by the agency—a man warming up the crowd before Trump spoke at a rally used the QAnon motto, “where we go one, we go all”, later denying it was a QAnon reference.
I am so glad and feel somewhat vindicated and relieved that I have finally answered this perplexing question – “Why do they continue to follow him?”
Sending you all my Love and Light. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Stay Sane. Stay Strong out there.
Until next time … Here’s Level 42 -“Freedom Someday”