What Can You Do About QAnon?: The Age of Info Insanity - NYT Opinion


Video from New York Times


This is perhaps one of the most balanced and fairly written pieces I have read about Qanon and what we need to think and do about it. This opinion piece reminds us that instead of ridiculing and making fun of Qanon followers we instead need to be patient and continue to point out reality. The writer also makes the point out that Qanon as a movement is unsustainable, it will collapse.



"A global cabal of celebrity pedophiles? Trafficked children being sold online through a furniture website? And Donald Trump about to rescue us from it all? These QAnon conspiracy theories are so outlandish — not to mention demonstrably untrue — it feels like the natural response … is laughter and mockery. But according to documentary filmmaker Kirby Ferguson, that’s the opposite of what you should do. Dunking on fools may feel good, but humiliating QAnoners risks driving them further down the rabbit hole. And you should care because you might have a QAnon believer among your friends or family — and on Nov. 3, it’s possible several will be elected to Congress. Q is not going anywhere soon. So what can you do?" from video introduction.