QAnon followers now convinced UFOs are being used to distract from Trump’s ‘big lie’


QAnon conspiracy theorists are now convinced that the recent increase in revelations and interest in UFOs is a way to distract public attention from the so-called “big lie” pushed by former President Donald Trump and some of his supporters whose 2020 election was stolen. him.

QAnon followers also believe the renewed interest in the alien world is being used to distract from conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 pandemic.

“There is no doubt that this mainstream UFO disclosure surge provides a practical distraction for the Deep State to divert our attention from important issues like scam and voter fraud that are exposed,” wrote theorist Jordan Sather. of the UFO conspiracy and QAnon on the social media platform. Telegram of May 19.

Mr. Sather argued that the renewed attention to UFOs is a way for left-wing “warriors of social justice” to “signal virtue”. His response is typical of the QAnon crowd, The daily beast reported.

InfoWars, a gathering place for conspiracy theorists, has published extensively on UFOs, but the outlet has recently started to consider possible new revelations about alien life – or a mysterious interference by foreign powers – as an extensive plot. by the so-called deep state.

InfoWars producer Greg Reese said in an April video that UFOs were rigged using technology from inventor Nikola Tesla and the Nazis. The end goal, according to Mr. Reese, would be to simulate an alien invasion to enslave humanity. He called it “the most terrible false flag imaginable”.

Using words and phrases familiar to followers of QAnon, Mr Reese said the recently released UFO videos were a plot to falsely convince people that aliens are real, before vaporizing much of it. humanity.

“We know the cabal has the will to do it, and it looks like it has the means too,” he said.

The daily beast reports that claims that the new UFO focus is the work of a global evil cabal show the growing overlap between the UFO “disclosure” community and other conspiracy theory movements, particularly QAnon.

Michael Barkun, professor at Syracuse University and expert in conspiracy theory, coined the phrase “stigmatized knowledge”, meaning ideas that have been rejected by those with dominant beliefs.

Believing in UFOs means accepting “stigmatized knowledge,” which may facilitate acceptance of other conspiracy theories rejected by the general public.

Ufologist Steven Greer has claimed that others who pushed the theories about UFOs were killed by intelligence agents to prevent them from revealing the truth. But since the government could make real revelations in the near future, Dr. Greer now believes that whatever the government may say is a hoax intended to hide the truth about UFOs.

In a YouTube video last week, he said, “This is the rise of false disclosure that we have warned about,” adding that UFOs were falsely portrayed as a “threat to national security.” .

Travis View, co-host of QAnon Anonymous Podcast, Recount The daily beast: “The promoters of QAnon are gaining an audience by claiming they have access to information that the mainstream media does not have. “

“When the mainstream media reports on their favorite subject, like UFOs, it actually hurts their brand because their audiences have been trained to be wary of anything that comes from the mainstream media,” he added. .

Pro-Trump figures on the right have also embraced the idea that UFOs are used to distract the public.

Emerald Robinson, Newsmax White House correspondent tweeted on May 19 that the new UFO footage was used to distract from the 2020 Republican ballot recount in Maricopa County, Arizona.

“They want you to talk about aliens because they don’t want you to talk about Maricopa. They want you to talk about UFOs because they don’t want you to talk about stagflation, the dollar collapse, the border crisis and Biden’s sanity, ”she said. wrote.

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