I think we’ve gotten somewhat used to this grouping in our national political life, but if you think about it, it’s odd that QAnon is pulling together…
-people who are religious, especially white, evangelical Christians,
-people who have left religion purposefully, yet replaced it with this religion-like phenomenon,
-people who are holistic health practitioners,
-people invested in MLMs,
-people who are Neo-Nazis and/or members of white supremacist militias
… and the list goes on.
This week, I attended a public panel discussion from Arizona State University, entitled, “Religion, Violence, and Digital Culture: Understanding QAnon,” and I thought it was very insightful. I’d like to share that below. The QAnon phenomenon has grown for a number of reasons, including the disruption and angst taking place during a pandemic. A sizable portion of our U.S. population believe in these associated conspiracy theories. It’s important to learn more about them.