On Friday night, the anonymous message board user known as "Q" (or someone else with access to his login information) posted on 8kun, breaking his/her/their nearly two-year silence. We know it's Q, or can safely assume it is, because posts by Q use a unique identifier called a "trip code."
Whoever Q may be.
(Although, as Mike Rains told us on the Failed State Update podcast back in June 2020, it's probably the father/son team of Jim and Ron Watkins.
Q's message, as usual, was brief and lacking specifics: "Shall we play the game again?"
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“Remember your oath,” Q said in a subsequent post. "Are you ready to serve your country again?"
The psyop originally stopped posting in December 2020, shortly after Trump’s election defeat. The final communique' was a link to a music video for "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister.
Despite its absurd claims, QAnon has managed to establish itself as a major force within the Republican Party. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado are two current members of Congress who have expressed support for the conspiracy theory, and more Q supporters are expected to win office after the midterm elections.
In April 2022, a poll from The Economist and YouGov found that the majority of Republicans believe that "Top Democrats are involved in elite child sex-trafficking rings," a core QAnon conspiracy belief.