There’s an inherent danger in making near-term predictions. Predictions are testable, and the people who get it wrong have to deal with the consequences.
This is true of people like ‘Nobel Prize-winning Economist’ Paul Krugman who is still living down his prediction that Trump’s policies would crater the American economy.
It is also true of another group that had a significant following within more conservative circles. A group that was convinced they had inside knowledge on what was ‘really’ happening ‘behind the scenes’ in the draining of the swamp.
People were told to ‘trust the plan’ — when that plan never played out. Standing with the clarity of hindsight, one YouTuber is asking the question whether this whole trend might have been orchestrated as a trap to keep conservatives complacent and happy rather than raising hell in the face of some obvious outrages – high-level corruption in the FBI among them.
After explaining a devious Bolshevik strategy to distract and placate public opposition from organizing and rising up to unseat what history now remembers as the early leaders of Soviet Russia, video host An0maly draws parallels to a series of big-name figures driving the energy behind Q-Anon… and how their key promises failed to deliver.
In short, anyone who implicitly trusted someone was going to magically come to the rescue, stop the bad guys and save the day… got left holding the bag.
It doesn’t venture too deeply into the motives of these people — except for some of the obvious examples of hysteria profiteering. But it does point to some suspicious ties between the political left and at least some of the voices steering this movement.
Could this have been used to placate and dampen the energies of the political right so that we didn’t come together and build some kind of an America First movement that picked up where the TEA Party left off when Obama/Biden illicitly weaponized the IRS to interfere in those 2012 elections?
What do our readers think?
Was the movement he’s talking about a deliberate head-fake to rope in conservatives? Was it profit-motivated? Overhyped credulous optimism that much-needed change really was coming? Or was there really a ‘plan’ that just never materialized.