Masked Comedians Of Discordia and the QAnon Phenomenon

book coverBy now, if you are American, and spend a lot of time on the interwebs, you will be asking yourself, as I have, is the QAnon phenomenon (kindof rolls off the tongue nicely, that) a big spoof, a bit of light-hearted fnordic ludibrium with some unfortunate side-effects.
Fnordic humour is a big part of the Discordian outlook. Taking yourself, or the world around you too seriously would just kill the joke. The other thing is, not everyone gets to be in on the joke, some folks are busy being serious and don’t have time to joke around about reality, and that’s just fine. In fact, it often makes the joke even funnier for those in on it, as it did in the case of the Q phenomenon, for those who maintained that Q were a group of hackers LARPing about, at everyone else’s expense. When Donald Trump decided to do something very serious, on Friday 13th April, involving Syria, a disputed chemical attack, and a bombing mission, the joke turned very sour, as his most loyal supporters, dubbed the ‘deplorables‘ by his election opponent Hillary Clinton, reeled in shock from the departure from the promises he had made in campaigns. They were no longer in the mood for the triumphalist joking about that gave birth to some truly epic memes such as Pepe the Frog.

Not all Discordians have a sense of humour unfortunately. There are some people who are right full of themselves there, as there are in all organisations, no matter how loosely organised they say their structure is. Take Cramer Florian, for example, who got quite irate over a PewDiePie video that was posted on the Discordian ‘Neoists‘ page on Facebook.

His anger seemed a bit over the top, until he admitted that himself and many of his pals are affiliated with the Antifa political organisation, which has recently been designated an internal terrorist group by the US government, after a series of particularly violent clashes with ‘alt-right‘ groups at protests. Eric Clanton, anyone? Mr. college professor, Don-a-balaclava then attack people with a bike lock in order to fight to make social conditions better for the proletariat.

Or ‘Moldy-locks, Antifa’s pin-up gal, who thought she could throw Molotov cocktails with the best of them, until someone shut her down with a swift punch to the forehead, proving that it is not always wrong to hit a girl. In fact, I have to admit, I laughed a little.

 

Other posts featuring angry people over here, and here.
Other posts on Discordians over here. and here.

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Q – The Big Finish

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Crossing the Delaware Demotivation

The Q phenomenon is quite a thing in the US. Outside of there, not so much. Ireland’s RTE Radio 1 Sean O’ Rourke radio show managed to discuss a new book about the Alt-Right by Mike Wendling,  ‘From 4Chan to the White House‘, without once mentioning Q. Which was strange, given how crazy ‘The Storm’ has gotten over there. I don’t know if you will all be able to hear this radio show without having to fiddle about with the links on the webpage a bit to get options for your country, but here goes the link anyway:

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2018/0405/952351-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-5-april-2018/#102775325

They also discuss the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica story, for the three people in Ireland who don’t know about it yet.

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Here’s another radio show, this time the Zero Books Podcast, which gives an insight into how Irish journalists perceive US politics. Anna Neagle writes for one of the National Newspapers, The Irish Times. Her interview starts at around 11 minutes in. I’m not saying I agree with her, as I haven’t even heard it yet. But I know people love de bitta de Irish brogue, so dey do, so I included it here.

http://zero-books.net/blogs/zero/zero-squared-90-from-4chan-to-the-white-house/

Now this idiot here (the one on the right; we know Hillary is on the left)…….

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…….I am pretty much guaranteed NEVER to agree with. I can’t stand even the sight of his ugly little mush, so I can’t, not at all, at all. An’ dat’s a fact. He is a total mouthpiece of the state, and hasn’t an original idea in his head, that he thought up without first considering the size of the paypacket that would result from holding that view. He absolutely loves Hillary Clinton, and recently got an opportunity to metaphorically kiss her powder blue behind. He took loads of photos of it to put in an album to give to his mam, so he did. Brace yourselves for incoming sh*te. This guy is so stupid he doesn’t realize he’s insulting her to breaking point. You’re a granny, love. Get your rocking chair out.

Jaazus. I’d love to do the Graham Norton ting with the two o’ dem, on the big red chair, where he just pulls the ejection lever when their story gets boring. Neither of them would last a second, and they are both so horrid that I would enjoy de laugh when dey fly backwards and de knickers show, like Mrs. Brown.

I can’t guess where all this right-left polarization will end. Not to mention all the shades of grey in between. It’s all a mess, but there are a few who reckon they’ve got a few answers to the mysteries, and have worked out their own answers to the riddle, like Denise from Natural Orchid Crafts. Let her break it down for you. Her latest theory is that it’s left, right, and Alex Jones the figurehead, directing the action.

So glad I could do what little I was able to in clarifying the mystery for you. Now back to my book. Can’t wait to see how it ends.

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Who is Luther Blissett?

More reading, if you fancy it: On the Q Phenomenon, and on Anonymous from whose ranks Q may (or may not) originate.

Update: View my latest shocking Q Confessions over here!