QAnon followers believed Trump’s presidency would result in exposure and execution of Democrats, plutocrats, paedophiles and the rest of the “Deep State”. It didn’t happen, which has left disillusionment and re-imagined beliefs.
The storing of the Capitol has led to a day of reckoning as to how America’s shared values, embedded in faith, have fallen prey to lies, violence and a threat to the republic itself.
It is absolutely certain that QAnon will continue to flourish whatever the outcome of the election, even if it makes no political sense: it functions according to the logics of religious belief
QAnon — the bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory alleging Satan-worshipping paedophile elites — has made a foothold in the UK with 1:20 people supporting the movement.