The Q Conspiracy Theory

During the rally trump held in Tampa, his supporters wore t-shirts with “QAnon” on them. this is a reference to the latest conspiracy theory, favored by trump supporters, which says that an official in military intelligence circles-know simply as Q- is feeding everyone “information,” through the social networks 4chan and Reddit (favorites of right-wing extremists),  of a fight between trump, Robert Mueller, and the military brass on one side, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, Hollywood liberals, billion-dollar corporations, the “deep state,” and a child sex-trafficking ring on the other; that Mueller is not really targeting trump, but has secretly indited the Clintons. This idea all began in 2016, when a gunman raided and shot up a pizza parlor in Washington, thinking it was the center of a child sex slave ring.

Conspiracy theories have a long and sorted history in this country; our own “President” was a leader of the “birther” conspiracy theory, that Barrack Obama was a Muslim born in Kenya. There have been conspiracy theories centered around Jews, the Catholic Church, and Communists (with some overlap between them). Added to this is the decades-long conservative campaign against the mainstream news media for not “reporting” the news according to their bias, and so the followers of trump and his cronies have to get their “news” from some other source, other than a reliable news organization, in order to make any sense of what goes on in the world.

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Okay, now what?

the elections are over, thank God, and it has been, to use that elegant word, contentious. Hillary Clinton has conceded the election to Donald Trump-an act that Trump himself wasn’t sure he would do if HE lost.

I am NOT please with the Trump victory, and it’s not just a case of “my candidate lost.” AMERICA lost this election, all that has been decent about it. Due to this election, the racists and neo-fascists have crawled out of the baseboards and into the mainstream of political discourse.

Hillary Clinton may have conceded the election-which is the tradition to respect what is left of our democratic tradition. HOWEVER, I will NOT concede my rights to any one, let alone Donald trump, who, in spite of how the media may pretty him up, remains a racist, sexist, ignorant, narrow-minded plutocrat who talks to the American people like they are ignorant yahoos-his political base.

For me, I DEFY Donald trump. I will continue my life and my learning and my activism. I will continue to take part in the issues this country faces. And in the long run, I and the rest of the progressive forces of this country WILL be victorious.

America will be free!