Posted in Analysis Conspiracy theories QAnon

Why white supremacists and QAnon enthusiasts are obsessed – but very wrong – about the Byzantine Empire

Roland Betancourt, University of California, Irvine Sunday, March 7, 2021   Inspiration for a mob of angry white men?  Getty Images   From Charlottesville to the Capitol, medieval imagery has been repeatedly on show at far-right…

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Posted in Arizona Conspiracy theories News

1 in 4 Arizonans still insist Trump won, as second impeachment begins

by Sarah Oven, Cronkite News Thursday, February 11, 2021 s the Senate began debate Tuesday on a historic second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, a recent poll shows that more than half of Arizona Republicans believe…

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Posted in Politics QAnon Republicans Right Wing Militias

New ‘Treason Caucus’ campaign targets Cruz, Hawley, and others for role in deadly Capitol Insurrection

“If we don’t take action now, Cruz and his band of conspiracy theorists will still maintain power in an office they dishonored and don’t deserve to hold.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, January 29, 2021…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Recruiting techniques for extremists and supremacists

by Wade Rathke January 26, 2021 New Orleans    In the wake of the January 6th days of rage at the US Capitol there’s a lot of buzz about the rise of rightwing extremists. The head…

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Posted in Censored News Conspiracy theories News QAnon Right Wing Militias

Armed QAnon supporters arrested over alleged plot to attack Philadelphia Convention Center

Local police and the FBI launched an investigation after two men with unlicensed guns who drove from Virginia were arrested near a site of the ongoing vote count in the 2020 election. by Brett Wilkins, staff…

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Posted in Analysis Conspiracy theories Religion The Conversation

How QAnon uses satanic rhetoric to set up a narrative of ‘good vs. evil’

A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Rick Loomis/Getty Images by  Paul Thomas, Radford University Tuesday, October 20 In front of a TV audience on Oct. 15, President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

Conspiracies cut both ways in reducing the vote

by Wade Rathke September 27, 2020 Pearl River   The gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson used to have a patented expression as he wrote about everything from Las Vegas to political conventions. He would write, “…and then…

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A woman holds a Trump 2020 flag and a QAnon flag outside of Mankato Regional Airport as President Donald Trump makes a campaign stop on August 17, 2020 in Mankato, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020

Trump panned for giving tacit endorsement of FBI-labeled terror threat QAnon, calling conspiracy group ‘people that love our country’

The president’s comments about the group labeled by the FBI as a domestic terrorism threat came on the same day Facebook restricted thousands of QAnon accounts. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 20 On the…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus The Conversation

Coronavirus, ‘Plandemic’ and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking

by  John Cook, George Mason University; Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge; Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol, and Ullrich Ecker, University of Western Australia The conspiracy theory video “Plandemic” recently went viral. Despite being taken…

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