QAnon an intelligence agency-backed psychological operation?
By Suzie Dawson
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by The M+G+R Foundation
This is a thread of messages posted on Twitter by the journalist Suzie
starting on May
25, 2018 about QAnon (3).
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document) and Part 2.
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by The Author
#QAnon: Pied Piper op
After more than 6 months of watching people get scammed by the #QAnon
phenomena, I'm going to make the below thread to explain to you exactly
why it is an intelligence agency-backed psyop, what techniques are
being used, and why you need to stop people falling for it.
1. I referred to #QAnon today as a 'Pied Piper' operation. What I meant
by this, is that the operation exists to round up people that are
otherwise dangerous to the Deep State (because they are genuinely
opposed to it) usurp time & attention, & trick them into
serving its aims.
2. To achieve this, the operation moves through three phases.
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Phase 1: Establishing credibility
It does this by appearing to leak insider information to the #QAnon
audience. Making them feel that they are getting access to information
that they otherwise wouldn't be privy to
2a. This has several effects. Firstly, it establishes Q's reputation as
a government source. A whistleblower, or a leaker. More importantly, it
begins to shape him/her/them as an authority figure. Someone to be
looked up to. Someone who is different from the crowd. The Pied Piper
2b. The information "leaked" to establish credibility is not internal
NSA documents like Snowden, or publishing evidence of war crimes like
Assange, but is simply "heads-up' style reference points about what
will be in the news or internal political machinations in Washington.
2c. In other words, it is not information that is in any way a
meaningful threat to the supremacy of the intelligence agencies of the
United States. It will not cause them to lose any sleep at night. They
are not launching public manhunts for Q like they did for Assange &
2d. Q employs gamification.
This is a technique frequently used by
big data companies/corporates, surveillance companies, and intelligence
agencies. It's not enough for Q to simply tell you stuff outright. So
it has to become a quiz. It has to be a puzzle. It has to become fun.
2e. Q professes to share the values and priorities of his/her/their
This creates a natural affinity between
audience and Pied Piper. It creates a promise that if they follow Q,
they will be led towards achieving the perfect outcomes that they hope
and dream of.
2f. Of course the only place the Pied Piper will lead them is exactly
where the Pied Piper wants to take them. Not where the audience wants
to go. But every time these grand promises don't pan out, he tells
them, be patient! Wait! Have faith! We want the same thing. We'll get
Phase 2: Making it spiritual
3. To build a truly evangelical following, the audience must become
DEVOTED. Devotion is incredibly powerful. A devoted following is loyal
and compliant, willing to silence their Devil's Advocate inner
tendencies, willing to extend their faith.
3a. Concept of a global awakening was discussed by @davidicke in print
in the 90s. Was written about in James Redfield's Celestine Prophecy
series in the '00s. I suspect the concept dates back centuries. The
information age has accelerated awareness, yes. DS seeks to control it.
3b. Q/Q followers cross-pollinate the concept of a global awakening
with a spiritual awakening, and funnel that energy straight back into
the conventional two-party political paradigm. A paradigm which is
fundamentally opposed to the empowerment of individuals & spiritual
3c. I have no doubt that the human brain & consciousness is capable
of far more than what legacy science has suggested. But the mix of
spirituality with politics, & spiritual devotion to a man who rubs
shoulders with Kissinger, appoints Pompeo, Bolton & Haspel, is
Phase 3: Shifting The Targets
& Unleashing The Audience
These ops are not simply just like the day-to-day info ops where they
want to make the audience believe false things. In order to unleash
their full power, they have to shift focus & direct the audience to
4a. Slowly and subtly, the Pied Piper starts to shift the direction.
Where Q started out focusing on the int
agencies/Deep-State-Will-Be-Drained promises, he begins to start
drawing other figures into his narratives. Edward Snowden. Julian
Targets of the Deep State.
4b. This is where Q's stated motives begin to fall apart.
We don't even have to ask who benefits.
We can just start asking some other really basic questions. Who does
the Deep State want dead or in jail, more than anyone else?
Edward Snowden, Julian Assange & Kim Dotcom.
4c. Therefore, what is the most subversive thing that an opponent of
the Deep State can do?
Clue: not reading #QAnon all day every
day on the internet.
Taking action in support of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Kim
THAT is what the Deep State don't want you to do.
4d. The reason I am mentioning Kim Dotcom is not because of Q, but
because Ed, Julian and Kim are all being prosecuted in the Eastern
District Court of Virginia. The home of the CIA.
All three are being targeted by massive
operations undertaken by the same intelligence agencies
4e. The Snowden file revelations (not the revelations in the MSM, but
in the actual documents which @ElizabethleaVos &
I have extensively
studied) reveal way more than mass surveillance. They reveal the total
subversion of every facet of human society by the intelligence agencies
4f. Those files reveal, in the NSA's own words, that they are seeking
to build a "global network" that gives them "100% coverage" of every
inch of the planet. The wars aren't just for oil. They are for global
supremacy. The globalists intend to dominate every country on earth.
4g. We know this thanks to sacrifices of real whistleblowers. Not
whistleblowers who showed us what Trump will tweet, or where he will be
visiting next, or what will be in the news tomorrow. Whistleblowers
that exposed the innermost secrets of the most powerful agencies on
4h. So when Q started telling people to look into Snowden and his
family, I smelled a rat instantly.
The only people who want you digging
dirt on Snowden are the people who want him dead or in jail.
And those people ARE THE DEEP STATE.
5. A lot of you are asking me questions "what about this" "what about
that" - I will address the common themes shortly. But first I want to
explain why the Q methodologies of building trust, gamification &
then subverting the original intent & purpose is so transparent to
5a. The answer is because this is how intelligence agency and private
security companies target activists. These methodologies have been in
use for years. They are the techniques of "handlers". What is different
about Q is they they are now handling people on a massive scale.
5b. They make you feel special. They make you feel clever. They make
you feel lucky. They otherise you. According to them, you are
different. You can do more, be more, achieve more. All these things are
true of everyone. But their intent is to build trust so they can shape
5c. I think Q - which is more likely to be an operation than a person -
is the first instance of a "mass handler". Same techniques and
methodologies, same training, same net results. End goal same as
#JTRIG: "to use
online influence ops to make targets take real world
5d. JTRIG is a psychological warfare doctrine from GCHQ (UK's NSA) but
is employed across the Five Eyes at minimum and more broadly the
principles are utilised against targets by every intelligence agency on
the planet. Study it. It is one of the many gems gifted to us by Snowden
5e. And what is the name of the NSA group tasked with hunting down
Snowden for having leaked such powerful information to the world?
(3) There is too much
information about QAnon in the net. For an overview, we suggest the
following two articles:
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