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Monday, February 22, 2021

Tens of millions of Americans believe QAnon's core -- and false -- theory that an evil cabal of Satan-worshipping elites commits atrocities against children and controls much of the world. Where does this movement stand and who has it impacted? Lesley Stahl reports.

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Nate, a school psychologist, says his 70-yr.-old mother canvassed for Bernie Sanders in 2020 before becoming a QAnon follower. "She's not a crazy person. She's a very bright person. But this thing happens in a million little paper cuts."

We need to come to terms with the fact that QAnon believers are not exclusively right-wingers who are Trump cultists:

Wellness Influencers Are Calling Out QAnon Conspiracy Theorists for Spreading Lies

Yoga and spirituality influencers have been watching the mainstreaming of QAnon with horror, so they decided to take a stand
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Conspiracy theories of QAnon find fertile ground in an unexpected place " the yoga world

QAnon's conspiracy theories have taken root among yogis and other adherents of natural medicine.
www.startribune.com

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 07:35 AM | Reply

"She's not a crazy person. She's a very bright person. But this thing happens in a million little paper cuts."

PS This is not a reflection on Bernie supporters. As her son points out, his mom was a Hillary supporter before that:

Lesley Stahl: Was she a political person before this? Was she a big Trump fan in 2016?

Nate: No. In fact, we were Hillary supporters then. And my mom was even a Bernie Sanders canvasser in the primary in 2020.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 07:42 AM | Reply

BTW no, she's not a bright person if she fell for QAnon.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2021-02-22 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wonder if she was on social media of any kind? I suspect there was a sophisticated psyops being run on FB and Twitter that targeted vulnerable people and that was made more convincing and, hence, dangerous by the algorithms those sites use.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-02-22 12:12 PM | Reply

But this thing happens in a million little paper cuts.

Exactly that. I have seen it with several people. Sowing the seeds of doubt.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-02-22 05:37 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by jpw

Something happens in the minds of many people - especially the elderly. I am seeing it in my own mother (80) and it has been getting worse over time. Your brain really does start to process differently.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-02-22 05:39 PM | Reply

Your brain really does start to process differently.

#6 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

I know it's not a pleasant thought but cognitive decline is just a polite way to saying "not to bright." Maybe sharp is a better word?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2021-02-24 09:45 AM | Reply

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