What Can You Do About QAnon?: A Short Take from Documentary Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson

You know that QAnon sup­port­ers fig­ured promi­nent­ly in the Capi­tol insur­rec­tion. Two QAnon con­spir­a­cy the­o­rists now hold seats in Con­gress. And per­haps you read the dis­turb­ing pro­file this week­end about the QAnon sup­port­er who attend­ed the elite Dal­ton School in Man­hat­tan and then Har­vard. So–you’re maybe thinking–it’s final­ly worth under­stand­ing what QAnon is, and what we can do about it. Above, watch a 10 minute Op-Doc from film­mak­er Kir­by Fer­gu­son, whose work we’ve fea­tured here before. As you’ll see, his rec­om­men­da­tions (from late Octo­ber) align with expert advice found in our recent post, How to Talk with a Con­spir­a­cy The­o­rist: What the Experts Rec­om­mend. After the vio­lence of Jan­u­ary 6, how­ev­er, it’s rea­son­able to ask whether we need some­thing more than cod­dling and patience.

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Con­stant­ly Wrong: Film­mak­er Kir­by Fer­gu­son Makes the Case Against Con­spir­a­cy The­o­ries

How to Talk with a Con­spir­a­cy The­o­rist: What the Experts Rec­om­mend

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  • WW says:

    …and not a word about the domes­tic ter­ror­ists who threat­ened this nation from coast-to-coast, last sum­mer. As with QAnon, they (Antifa/BLM) were, and are, an equal-threat to this nation, and have rep­re­sen­ta­tion in Con­gress, as well. Mid­dle Amer­i­ca saw through their SJW/Civil Rights excuse and cha­rade, see­ing them for what they real­ly are: Social Marx­ists –as repug­nant as their Nazi coun­ter­parts on the far-Right. The Silent Major­i­ty, most­ly Mod­er­ates, need to rise-up and elim­i­nate the threats from both ends of the polit­i­cal spec­trum, can­cel­ing the peo­ple who will tear-apart Amer­i­ca from the inside (to Rus­sia and Chi­na’s delight). Only then will we be a nor­mal coun­try again, as it was 30 years ago, despite our dif­fer­ences. Sure, we had prob­lems then, too, but the adults were still in-charge, unlike today, where civ­il dis­course is a lost-art. Too bad the kids here don’t remem­ber or know how well-func­tion­ing Amer­i­can soci­ety was in those days! If they did, they’d imme­di­ate­ly rec­og­nize the hypocrisy of what they believe, here.

  • Not-Q says:

    … and not a word about Trump’s mus­lim ban.

    Oh sor­ry, thought we were play­ing a game of whataboutism.

  • Andrew says:

    There is a very clear, straight, and direct line from the extreme luna­cy of QAnon to the more mun­dane and banal con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries that are rou­tine­ly accept­ed as gospel on the right wing.

    The notion that there is a sig­nif­i­cant left-wing ter­ror­ist threat from “Antifa/BLM” or “Social Marx­ists” is one of those more com­mon false the­o­ries. It is pro­mot­ed by an entire media infra­struc­ture, from Fox on down, and it poi­sons the brains of painful­ly gullible, inse­cure peo­ple like WW.

  • ActualMiddle says:

    It’s cute when far-right con­spir­a­cy mon­gers that rail against jus­tice, civ­il rights, and anti-fas­cists and the fact the Black lives do mat­ter with wHaTaBoUt false equiv­a­len­cies in defense of Q‑MAGA try to claim they are some­where in the mid­dle.

  • WW says:

    All these peo­ple blind­ly attack­ing my post, but none can say WHY I’m wrong. Not an orig­i­nal thought amongst the sheep. The world isn’t black & white as left/right extrem­ists would have you believe, it’s grey. And f*ck Islam; I served in the Mid­dle East, and those peo­ple are racist, misog­y­nis­tic ani­mals.

  • WW says:

    BTW, go to BLM’s web­site. They out­right-state they’re Marx­ist, and want com­mu­nism in Amer­i­ca. Post­mod­ernism is for idiots!

  • Jack says:

    WW, I just went to BLM’s web­site and found no ref­er­ences to Marx­ism or Com­mu­nism. Please direct us to those ref­er­ences, if they actu­al­ly exist.

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