There are a few articles around now about how laughable Qanon is. It’s true, they’re the most absurd and easily mocked face of modern nazism. And as atheists, seeing a new religion arise around a well-documented and incredibly obvious con man confirms our prejudices about religion as a whole. Trump as messiah? One wonders how much a twisted crapsack a historical Jeezy could have been and still ended up with that hagiography.
Trump showed the right wing of politicians across the entire planet how much they could achieve with bald-faced lies and appealing to straight-up white supremacy. Qanon was a crucial component in the latter part of that project in a number of ways. One, there is a limit to the bullshit the masses will accept, even if it’s dangerously high, and Qanon showed us the upper extent of that limit. The majority of people who see the facts regarding Qanon will not accept it, now we know. That gives the fascist bullshitters a neat metric to constrain their lies.
Two, Qanon has not reflected badly on Fox News, Breitbart, OANN, or any of the other people that helped create them. It was an object demonstration in how the public consciousness is utter shit at connecting important related concepts, at holding the right people accountable for serious problems. Now more than ever, Fucker Carlston knows he can have 100% swastika facial tattoo having nazis as audience members and nobody in the USA that matters will ever call him to account for it, or at least they will not be believed.
I’m not going to breathe any sighs of relief about this fascism crisis being near an end. Not that I think any of my comrades are either. They’re just taking the chuckles they can where they can. But personally, not laughing right now.