1. robro says

    I got it. Only took a second. Didn’t need to “embiggen”…ugh! I did, but that was just out of some form of morbid and masochistic curiosity.

  2. johnlee says

    What about Ley Lines? It doesn’t mention Ley Lines anywhere. Where the hell are the Ley Lines?

  3. anchor says

    If that isn’t the most comprehensive concentration of baloney I’ve ever run across, its pretty close.

    “FULL DISCLOSURE” it proclaims at the bottom. If they missed anything it would be hard to cram it in. I’d rather die than check it for omissions. Now I’ve got a headache and feel the urgent need to scrub my brain with oven cleaner and wire brush.

  4. says

    My theory about Qanon is someone read Foucault’s Pendulum and decided to try a meta-conspiracy.

    Umberto Eco was probably secretly murdered by the Qanons so he couldn’t spill the beans.

  5. HappyHead says

    This really should be properly presented as a bunch of post-it notes and fake newspaper clippings with pushpins and coloured string back and forth all over it. Whatever loon put it together really fell down on the job there.

  6. says

    A friend of mine used to generate things like this, but I knew he was aware that it was an edifice of pathetic BS. He also used to deliver a rap (in those pre-Rap days) about Nazi Flying Saucers from Inside the Hollow Earth, though I never got around to driving 60 miles to hear it.

    Anyway, there’s a better diagram out there from Paranoia Master Robert Crumb. Accept no imitations!

  7. says

    I wonder if they’ve played Steve Jackson’s Illuminati. That connection map looks suspiciously familiar.

    I’m too lazy to look at it closely but, are the Fiendish Flourinators and the Secret Masters of Fandom in there? If so, Qanon is being run by Steve Jackson Games.

  8. Akira MacKenzie says

    Oooooooo… years and years of RPG adventure material in one image.

    Macus Ranum @ 8

    I have no idea Fnord what your talking about.

  9. doubter says

    My eyes aren’t so good any more. Did they throw Nature’s Perfect Timecube in there anywhere?

  10. says

    It doesn’t seem to be a very good connection map; Tibetion Rainbow Body stuff is on there twice with no connection between the two. I sort of think this is meant to be a chutes-and-ladders-style board game, but somebody forgot to draw the boxes in.

  11. Owlmirror says

    As any fool with eyes can see, this is not about QAnon, except as one player in a much, much larger game. This is the Great Awakening Map, available to all who seek wisdom and truth.

    Behold: [large purple letters]The Great Awakening . . . !![/large purple letters]

    Also available in PDF format, so you can copy & paste text. The tiny text at the top reads:

    Increase your service to others and be more loving to yourself and everyone in order to raise your vibrational consciousness level. Forgive yourself and others (thus releasing karma). This will change the vibration of the planet, raise the shared consciousness of humanity, and change humankind one person at a time. Treat your body as a temple and change over to a higher vibrational diet to aid in the process. –RA

    What was that great line I read recently? “It’s like reading the label of a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap, after drinking a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap”

  12. stevewatson says

    The first thing that reminds me of is the charts of Biblical history and prophecy drawn by dispensationalists and JWs. But even they didn’t produce anything with that level of obsessive detail.
    @6: Someday, I’m going to find a good excuse to create one of those cork boards, I just need an appropriate subject. I drew some pretty elaborate diagrams on my whiteboard when I was still working in software, but it’s not the same. In the mean time, I’ll just have to enjoy the one at the beginning of Unfortunate Events.

  13. says

    I wouldn’t be surprised if QAnon, or any other conspiracy theory, contained material that originated in a piece of fiction, since it’s actually happened. There are still people who think Alternative 3 is a real thing, and not a British mockumentary.

  14. springa73 says

    I’m pretty sure it’s an attempt to organize every popular fringe, “New Age”, and conspiracy-based idea into a (semi) coherent whole. In practice, though, it looks like a crazy stew of barely-related ideas.

  15. Larry says

    @#11 – doubter
    I don’t know anything about a timecube but I believe the thing contains maps to the location of the infinity stones, Jimmy Hoffa’s remains, and the way out of Trump/GOP government shutdown.

  16. Frederic Bourgault-Christie says

    @8/9: I’ve actually wanted to write a Spirit Science-inspired tabletop setting, mash New Age nonsense together (like having fourteen worlds, seven for the first rainbow and seven for the second). QAnon-inspired stuff could make the other half of it. I can imagine all sorts of crazy technocracy golems. We’d have to file off or make optional some of the child sex trafficking and other aspects of their fake mythology so the game would be fun, but I think it’d be interesting.

  17. Crudely Wrott says

    I’m afraid that it’s worse than we first suspected.
    This is just the shit that stuck to the wall.
    Do not, repeat, DO NOT approach the diagram!
    The floor beneath it is layered in the really slimy shit,
    the kind that will crawl up your legs if you get it on your feet.