I think we’ll be able to see all 7 stages of grief was QAnoners start to realize that Donald Trump is just going to play a lot of golf, and not realize that he will try to relieve them of every last dollar he can:
Followers of QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, have spent weeks anticipating that Wednesday would be the “Great Awakening” — a day, long foretold in QAnon prophecy, when top Democrats would be arrested for running a global sex trafficking ring and President Trump would seize a second term in office.
But as President Biden took office and Mr. Trump landed in Florida, with no mass arrests in sight, some believers struggled to harmonize the falsehoods with the inauguration on their TVs.
Some QAnon believers tried to rejigger their theories to accommodate a transfer of power to Mr. Biden. Several large QAnon groups discussed on Wednesday the possibility that they had been wrong about Mr. Biden, and that the incoming president was actually part of Mr. Trump’s effort to take down the global cabal.
“The more I think about it, I do think it’s very possible that Biden will be the one who pulls the trigger,” one account wrote in a QAnon channel on the messaging app Telegram.
Others expressed anger with QAnon influencers who had told believers to expect a dramatic culmination on Inauguration Day.
“A lot of YouTube journalists have just lost one hell of a lot of credibility,” wrote a commenter in one QAnon chat room.
However, it must be noted that at least one publication that considers itself on the left feels that QAnon Raises Some Good Points:
Absolutely no one:
Seriously, zero people:
Jacobin: Hey could you get me 2,000 words two weeks after the Capitol riot on how QAnon isn’t that bad https://t.co/pBB0tmcrJi— Jonathan Myerson Katz (@KatzOnEarth) January 20, 2021
An article in Jacobin today describes QAnon as “a true Rainbow Coalition.” The amount of intellectual violence that inheres in such a claim—such an abomination—is astonishing. One of those days where I’m proud they rejected a pitch from grad-school me.— Simon Balto is telling you to defund the police (@SimonBalto) January 20, 2021
I remember I once thought that they would let up on their single-minded focus on trying and failing to own the libs once the primaries were over but nah.
…Top QAnon lieutenant says whoopsie, drive safely and try the veal:
This man facilitated the destruction of so many lives and relationships and is now like cool that was fun guys maybe check out my new podcast or whatever https://t.co/nYCpkGKLHm— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 20, 2021