Trump's Former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn is Now Openly Promoting QAnon
Once a respected lieutenant general, former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is now promoting QAnon t-shirts and hats for a website called "Shirt Show USA." The website’s offerings include camo trucker hats and sweatshirts with the phrase “WWG1WGA,” a reference to QAnon's infamous motto, “Where we go one, we go all.”
QAnon supports a wacky conspiracy theory that leading Democrats and the "deep state" are controlled by a shadowy cabal of child eating pedophiles, and some followers have come to believe that Flynn is the mysterious “Q”, who leads them by dropping online clues.
The whole thing would seem like another lame internet hoax, concocted by bored teenagers, except that the FBI has now classified QAnon as a potential source of domestic terrorism. "The conspiracy theory has been tied to three murders, a terrorist incident, alleged child kidnapping plots, and other crimes." They were also involved in spreading disinformation about Covid-19 and efforts to fight its spread, and several followers, running as Republicans, have sought political office with one winning in Georgia.
According to the descriptions posted on Shirt Show USA, proceeds from the sale of the QAnon merch will help launch a new Flynn news site called “Digital Soldiers.” That site bills itself as a collaboration between Flynn and the crazy conspiracy theory website UncoverDC which has been all-in on Trump's election fraud claims. And, Flynn is reported to have pushed the "stolen election" hoax way further than many other Republicans.
NBC: "On Friday, President Donald Trump met with current and former advisers in the Oval Office, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and a person familiar with the meeting said Flynn advocated an extreme way to overturn the November election: declare martial law.
The idea is hardly limited to Flynn, Trump's disgraced former national security adviser. It has also been embraced by the QAnon movement and some members of the Republican Party."
Cooler heads will prevail, and Joe Biden will take office in January, but Trumpism and the crazy conspiracies like QAnon that developed in his wake will be with us for quite some time to come.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content