I made a commitment years ago that I intend to live to be 100 years old. I have less than 27 years to achieve that goal.
I may not reach that goal but, if I do live to be 100 years old, I will never understand QAnon believers and how they have been so brainwashed as to believe some of the most incomprehensible, ridiculous, idiotic, stupid, vacuous, foolish, ludicrous, senseless, brainless, imbecilic, half-witted, inane, mindless, moronic, unthinking —- in short, dumb beliefs that have dragged them into a bottomless abyss of insanity.
The QAnon phenomena is un-understandable to reasonably intelligent people like me. Actually, as I understand it, many otherwise reasonable intelligent people have bought into the QAnon madness and get unreasonably offended by anyone who would dare to question their beliefs.
The QAnon movement has spawned several websites to offer help to people across the country — across the world — who have lost family members to QAnon idiocy.
One such site is QAnonCasualties a site where reasonable people who have lost loved ones to the QAnon hysteria can go to find support for the devastation of losing loved ones to the insanity of believing in the QAnon rubbish.
The first QAnonCasualties post went up July 4, 2019, two years after the conspiracy’s unidentified online originator, known as Q, baselessly claimed that Donald Trump was secretly leading a war against an elite cabal of pedophiles who controlled Washington, Hollywood and the world.
The founder of the QAnonCasualties site described his experience with his mother as “exhausting, sad, scary, demoralizing” and invited members to vent or share coping strategies.
Unlike other online conspiracy theories, QAnon had the blessing from top Republicans such as Donald Trump.
On the day the news media declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election, QAnonCasualties added 2,500 new members. More than 6,000 joined in the days after the Capitol riots and another 7,300 people signed up in the hours after Biden was inaugurated.
One man who had lost his mother to the rancor and conspiracy theories fueled by the Trump presidency hopes one day to rebuild a relationship with his mother. He moved out of the house in which he was living with his mother — his mother — who told him not to come back until he bought into her insane beliefs. She had thrown his clothing onto the front lawn for him to pick up and carry to wherever he was living. His mother did that to her son.
“I just don’t see the humanity in this,” the son said. “I wanted my family back, not this hatred.”
Again, if I live to be 100 I will never understand this insanity, nor how it leads mothers to abandon their sons.