I think that the people who approach the social sciences with a ready-made conspiracy theory thereby deny themselves the possibility of ever understanding what the task of the social sciences is, for they assume that we can explain practically everything in society by asking who wanted it, whereas the real task of the social sciences is to explain those things which nobody wants—such as, for example, a war, or a depression. (Lenin’s revolution, and especially Hitler’s revolution and Hitler’s war are, I think, exceptions. These were indeed conspiracies. But they were consequences of the fact that conspiracy theoreticians came into power—who, most significantly, failed to consummate their conspiracies.)
QAnon may be the first conspiracy to have fully embraced the participatory nature of the contemporary internet. The core texts of the QAnon movement are a set of more than 3,000 brief messages posted on Internet message boards 4chan and 8chan. These message boards are anonymous, chaotic and ephemeral, all characteristics that would seem to mitigate against the broad transmission of these missives... of course, the process of deciphering and interpreting these vague clues is a hell of a lot more interesting than reading the rantings of a paranoid mind.
The viking bodypaint guy was the most visually striking part of the recent coup attempt. He goes by "Jake Angeli" and here he explains his theories of shamanism, fractals, DNA antennas, and the New World Order keeping us in a Saturnian prison https://t.co/wlkvA4lghS— mtraven (@mtraven) January 9, 2021