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Below is a news article posted on ZeroHedge introducing their readership to the phenomena of ‘Q’ and related Qanon movement.  ZeroHedge is one of the more significant Alternative Media websites in the US, so their Q story has had a significant impact.

The article is self explanatory and serves as an excellent introduction to ‘Q’.  That said, I’ve added some additional comments regarding Q at the end of the article which you may choose to read.

Alex Paterson January 2020


American Thinker:

by Tyler Durden

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 23:45

Authored by Deborah Franklin via

Who is Q? What is Q? And, perhaps most importantly, why is Q? 

Q and the ever-growing worldwide movement it’s inspired have been the objects of fascination, mockery and hatred, but of surprisingly little serious analysis.

Q first appeared in October 2017 on an anonymous online forum called 4Chan, posting messages that implied top-clearance knowledge of upcoming events. More than 3,000 messages later, Q has created a disturbing, multi-faceted portrait of a global crime syndicate that operates with impunity. Q’s followers in the QAnon community faithfully analyze every detail of Q’s drops, which are compiled here and here.

The mainstream media has published hundreds of articles attacking Q as an insane rightwing conspiracy, particularly after President Trump seemed to publicly confirm his connection to it.  At a North Carolina rally in 2019, Trump made a point of drawing attention to a baby wearing a onesie with a big Q.

In recent weeks, the tempo of Trump’s spotlighting of Q has accelerated, with the President retweeting Q followers twenty times in one day. Trump has featured Q fans in his ads and deployed one of Q’s signature phrases (“These people are sick”) at his rallies. The President’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has also retweeted Q followers.

Q has noted that the media never asks Trump the obvious question: What do you think of Q? To Q followers, the reason they don’t ask is obvious. They’re afraid of the answer.

In the meantime, Q’s influence continues to spread. Protestors in Hong Kong, Iran, and France have held up Q signs and chanted Q quotes. Q’s revelations are uniting people all over the world who want freedom.

If you’re unfamiliar with Q or only know it through the media’s attacks, I’d like to provide a brief introduction to this extraordinary phenomenon. I’ve followed Q since the first drop, and I’ve grown increasingly impressed by the accuracy, breadth and depth of Q’s messages. Q followers were prepared long in advance for the easing of hostilities with North Korea, the deflation of the mullahs of Iran, and the discovery of Ukraine as a hotbed of corruption for American politicians. They knew a great deal about Jeffrey Epstein’s activities before the public did and anticipate even more shocking revelations to come. As Q likes to say, “Future proves past.” As Q’s predictions come true, they lend retroactive credibility to the entire enterprise.

Q’s followers believe that Q is a military intelligence operation, the first of its kind, whose goal is to provide the public with secret information. Many Q followers think the Q team was founded by Admiral Michael Rogers, the former Director of the National Security Agency and former Commander of US Cyber Command.  Some suspect that Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, is part of the team, because the high quality of Q’s writing has the luster of a communications expert.

Q is a new weapon in the game of information warfare, bypassing a hostile media and corrupt government to communicate directly with the public. Think of Q as a companion to Trump’s twitter. Whereas Trump communicates bluntly and directly, Q is cryptic, sly and subtle, offering only clues that beg for context and connection.

Here’s the way it works: Q posts messages (also known as “drops” or “crumbs”) on an anonymous online forum, which are discussed, analyzed, and critiqued by the board’s inhabitants. (The forum has changed a few times after massive online attacks.) Hundreds of social media accounts then spread Q’s latest posting to worldwide followers who share their research, analysis, and interpretations of Q’s latest information.

I’ve compiled a list of Q’s most famous catch phrases and tried to put them into context.

The Great Awakening: We’re living in a unique time in which ordinary citizens around the world are collaborating to understand and expose the corrupt system that rules us. The system thrives on deception, and the overwhelming task of The Great Awakening is to penetrate its lies and reveal the truth.
  1. The first phase of The Great Awakening is heightened awareness of the Deep State – the interlocking governmental entities that operate outside the law to expand their own power. Elections and popular opinion don’t impact the ability of the Deep State to enforce its agenda.
  2. The second phase of The Great Awakening investigates the Deep State’s alliance with other powerful sectors: the media, Hollywood, charities and non-profits, public schools and universities, religious organizations, medical, scientific and financial institutions, and multinational corporations. This phase can be painful, as you discover that “those you trust the most” (in Q’s phrase) are deceiving you. Beloved celebrities, religious leaders, doctors, educators, innovators, and do-gooders are all in on the hoax.
  3. The third phase of The Great Awakening is perhaps the most painful of all. The people who rule us are not merely amoral creatures who view us as collateral damage in their drive for money and power. It’s scarier than that. The potentates we serve are actively trying to harm us. That’s their goal. We’re under coordinated attack.
Dark To Light: Q tells us that what our rulers fear the most is exposure. Bringing their crimes out of protected darkness into the light of public scrutiny destroys their power to deceive. And as their power fades, the darkness of our divided, violent world will yield to the light of freedom, cooperation, and peace.

Where We Go One We Go All (WWG1WGA): Q’s most famous phrase expresses the worldwide egalitarian nature of the movement.  Every country is suffering from the system’s oppression, and the whole world will benefit from a rebirth of freedom. In this unique movement, anonymous citizens work in collaboration with the highest-ranking military leaders and the president, and everyone’s contributions are valued. When commenters on the board have thanked Q for his service, Q has replied that no one is above and no one is below. “We work for you.”

These people are sick. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of The Great Awakening is coming to terms with the depravity of our rulers, whom Q has called The Cult. Jeffrey Epstein’s story has helped to awaken people to some of the elite’s crimes. The mysterious temple on Epstein’s island hints at possible future revelations that are frightening in their scope. Q followers believe that The Cult engages in ritual practices that enshrine the shedding of blood and which prey on the innocence of children. The sickness in their souls thrives on brutality, war, and terror. These disclosures will be tough for the public to take.

Trust the plan. The presumed military leaders who created Q and who protected Trump throughout the election and presidency have created a precise path to victory. Despite the seeming chaos of daily events, a steady progression of victories is taking place. The plan includes offensive maneuvers against the Cult’s financial power, legal standing, human supply chains, and military capacity. And, of crucial importance, the plan attacks the Cult’s ability to control the narrative that shapes what the public believes. In this high-stakes game of information warfare, Q plays a vital role by empowering ordinary citizens (like me) to spread the truth.

They want you divided. The hatred that’s growing between races, classes, age groups, religions, and political parties is purposely fomented by the Cult. The more we’re divided and focused on attacking each other, the weaker we become. Q urges us to stay together and to fight the Cult, not each other.

They think you’re sheep. The Cult believes, as Q says, “you’ll follow the stars” – the celebrities in media, Hollywood, and academia who tell you, in coordinated fashion, what you’re supposed to think. Their contempt for you makes them confident they can control you and ensure your surrender to any agenda. Q, on the other hand, offers only clues and can only be understood by high-grade critical thinking, spurred by constant crowd-sourced criticism and reassessment. The essence of the Q movement is to think for yourself.

Bigger than you can imagine. Expand your thinking. Q encourages us to reevaluate everything we think we know.  The Cult may date back to ancient times, and through its powerful families, it might have manipulated historical events in ways that we haven’t suspected. The Cult may also possess advanced technology and medical cures that have not been released to the public. One aspect that may be “bigger than you can imagine” is the unfathomable scale of theft from our national coffers, as funds for foreign aid and wars wind up in the Cult’s pockets.

Track resignations. Beneath the surface, a broad and deep cleansing of corrupt players is taking place. Q asked us to track resignations to understand the scope of activity. (Here’s a website that took him up on his request: Resignations, retirements, and unexpected deaths from major players in politics, media, charities, and corporations all point to possible deals being made quietly without the public fanfare of arrests. For me, a notable resignation is Eric Schmidt’s abrupt exit from Google, which received little media attention. Schmidt resigned on December 21st, 2017, the same day that President Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency related to “serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world.” Further context for Schmidt’s resignation may be inferred from this photo of him in North Korea, apparently in an advisory role. Standing next to him is Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, the state in which Epstein had a secret ranch. Richardson has been accused by one of Epstein’s victims.

Their need for symbols will be their downfall.  The Cult uses certain symbols over and over again, which may serve some ritualistic need, but makes them vulnerable to detection. Q followers are familiar with Y-shaped horns that mimic those of the goat deity Baphomet, owls, pyramids, one eye encased within a pyramid, red shoes, bandaged fingers, and other repeating symbols, including the mysterious black eye that afflicts so many famous people. The Q Army also knows the coded pedophile symbols listed by the FBI. When Q drew attention to the design of Epstein’s temple, alert Q followers noticed how similar it is to the set design of a famous talk show. And the red ring on the hand of dead terrorist Qassam Soleimani prompted Q followers to compile images of similar rings on the hands of powerful people.  An excellent source for understanding how these symbols are incorporated into pop culture targeting the young through music videos, TV shows and movies can be found at

Nothing can stop what is coming. Nothing. Now comes the pain.  The headlines on any given day may sound discouraging for those who want justice to prevail. But these setbacks are temporary, as a juggernaut of justice heads our way. As Q likes to say: We have it all. Massive amounts of irrefutable evidence await the criminals who try to evade their reckoning in court. For those who worry about Trump’s ability to overcome impeachment, election fraud, and assassination attempts, Q assures us: Patriots in control. And no legal tricks can help the criminals escape the ultimate judgment of public disgust.  Q promises us that the day is coming when they can’t walk down the street.

You are the news now.  The “fake news” decried by President Trump is losing credibility and audience by the day. Q has exposed the 4 A.M. drops that provide the daily talking points to media personnel, so they can all parrot the same propaganda. Q has also named various journalists whom he says take bribes. The media is concentrated within six powerful companies; on the other hand, the Q army is vast, voluntary, and anonymous. Q assures us that our efforts to disseminate the truth through social media and conversations with family and friends are having a huge impact. We are the news now.

We know what happens in the end. God wins. Many times, Q has asked us to pray. He’s quoted the famous Biblical lines of Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” We’re living through monumental times. It’s comforting that Q believes that if we work together, God wins.

Additional Information about Q by Alex Paterson

I concur entirely with what the author of the above news story says about Q.

Below is some additional information about Q I’ve gleaned over the last few years.
  1. The patriots backing President Trump first have to clean out the corrupt elements embedded within the various intelligence organisations, the investigative organisations such as the FBI, the Dept of Justice (DoJ), the Judiciary, the Congress and the Senate (both State and Federal) and the various arms of government. This is a huge task because the Cabal has literally had hundreds of years to embed corrupt and compromised individuals into these positions of power.  Having said that, it is clear the process of “draining the swamp” is well underway, but none of this is being reported by mainstream media (MSM) because MSM is controlled by the Cabal.  It is worth noting that to date (January 2020) there are well over 140,000 sealed court documents on the books within the US Justice System, with the vast majority of those documents being Sealed Indictments.  Normal for a year is 1000 to 2000 sealed court documents. Of further significance is the fact that none of the contents of any of the sealed indictments has been leaked to the public which is an astounding feat considering that many, if not most, would involve the impaneling of Grand Juries etc.  Further, a sealed indictment can involve numerous people, so we are talking upwards of half a million people, which is clearly a monumental task to process.  This process will take years.  Most of the corrupt people associated with these sealed indictments will be offered some sort of plea deal in which they agree to testify against those above them in exchange for the dropping of charges against them and/or receiving a reduced sentence.  One can expect those lower down in the food chain of the Swamp to fall over themselves to cooperate with the prosecuting authorities considering many of those currently indicted will being facing life in prison or worst still the death penalty associated with acts of treason.  Remember, the penalty for treason in America is death.  It is the belief of myself and many other 'truthers' that ex Senator John McCain and ex President George Herbert Walker Bush Snr were both tried and executed by secret military tribunal in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order EO 13825: 2018 'Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States'.  This Executive Order clarifies the use of Military Tribunals to try and convict civilians engaged in acts of espionage and treason.
  2. Team Trump first has to demonstrate in the court of public opinion just how evil and corrupt the people associated with The Deep State are so that when the mass arrests do occur the event won’t result in civil unrest from the general public. Most of the public, both in America and the rest of the world, have no concept of just how evil those that they look up to really are. Thus for example, just about all our favourite Hollywood actors (male and female) have been involved in depraved acts of pedophilia up to and including the satanic ritual abuse, torture and murder of children. Think about that for a moment. Jeffrey Epstein’s operation on Little St James Island was just the tip of the iceberg.  A significant number of politicians, senior public servants, senior business executives and university academics worldwide are all involved in ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ and know that they will be brought to justice at some stage in the future under the auspices of President Trump’s Executive Order number EO 13818: 'Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption'.  This is the main reason why a significant number of senior executives of multinational companies have resigned over the past year and why Donald Trump is being constantly vilified by the Main Stream Media (MSM).  Many of those associated with the Swamp are not just fighting for their livelihood, they are literally fighting for their lives.
  3. The other reason there have been no mass arrests to date is that the Deep State Swamp players (especially the minnows) are panicking and in the process are engaging in extremely stupid acts such as the circus associated with the attempt to impeach President Trump in early 2020 and the current Covid19 'plandemic'.  As Q has said on a number of occasions  “Never Interfere With an Enemy While He’s in the Process of Destroying Himself”. (e.g. Q Post # 1794 & # 3466) Q has also pointed out on numerous occasions that “These people are stupid”. (Q has made this statement in 39 times as of March 2020)
  1. Q often shares information with the public that is classified, but must do so in a manner that does not breach national security laws.  He does this by posing cryptic questions on the Q message board in which teams of ‘Anons’ reading the board subsequently go out and research for information that is in the public domain.  The ‘Anons' then connect the dots and post their interpretation of the subject back on the Q Board and if Q re-posts their interpretation that is seen as confirmation they are on the right track. (e.g. Q post # 3500 in which Q "confirmed" an assertion by an Anon that structures at Epstein Island are part of an Subterranean Ventilation System)
  2. Q’s posts are closely followed by Deep State players in order to glean what the inner circle of the Trump Administration is up to.  The Q team knows this of course and from time to time Q posts disinformation in order to disorientate and mislead the Deep State players and observe their reactions.  Q subsequently clarifies the situation at a later date by saying “disinformation is necessary (e.g. Q Posts # 1281581685).  There is great irony in the fact that all the surveillance mechanisms put in place by the Cabal over the past 100 years to keep tabs on the general population have been turned against them by the military patriots backing President Trump. It is for this reason that it has become virtually impossible for the Cabal to coordinate their attacks on the patriots in secret because the NSA collects and analyses all means of communication, both digital and analogue. As Q said on 14th January 2018 in Q Post # 520;  “We see all . We hear all.”  The CIA is a "civilian intelligence agency” and is almost completely controlled by the Cabal despite the fact that many CIA personnel are themselves not corrupt.  By contrast, the NSA is controlled by the US military and as such is now totally controlled by the patriots backing President Trump. Further, Military Intelligence doesn’t leak.  The primary reason the NSA was setup in the first place was to monitor the CIA. The CIA will eventually be disbanded by the Trump Administration and its functions transferred to the NSA.
  3. Q posts often comprise arcane acronyms and symbols which are indecipherable at the time of posting, but subsequently become clarified by events months later and serve to prove to Q followers the authenticity of Q.  Q has made the statement “future proves past 38 times as of March 2020. These are what is known as "Q proofs”.  As Q has quite rightly pointed out on numerous occasions; when does it become “mathematically impossible” with regard to so called coincidences involving Q drops. (statement made 24 times by Q as of March 2020) A good example of this sort of thing was Q’s reference to John McCain in which he posted on 25 July 2018 in post # 1706 a meme of McCain (aka "no name")  with his hands up in the air and the words “No name returning to headlines. Thirty days later to the minute McCain was pronounced dead. Q then posted on the 27 August 2018 in post # 1933 the words; Suicide weekend? Hands up? [30] [0:28] Impossible? Coincidence? We are in control. BIG week ahead. Q”.  The implication is clear; Q knew the time McCain would pass on from this mortal coil to the minute thirty days earlier because McCain was tried and executed for treason.  This was one of the more famous “Q proofs”, but there have been many others over the past two years.

Alex Paterson

January 2020



Alex PATERSON is an Australian airline pilot by profession. He writes articles and advises on issues pertaining to aviation, politics, sociology, the environment, sustainable farming and forestry, history, computers, natural health therapies and spirituality. He can be contacted at: 

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