We’re not even at the Silly Season yet, even as we’re reminded of the predictions of Harold Camping about the end of the world in 2011. But DHS has taken it seriously by keeping troops in DC until Mid-March. Accordingly the nutters are casting about for prophetic revisions to maintain the delusion of a Trump victory.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 25, 2021
“It's concerning because it means QAnon is borrowing ideas from more established extremism movements.” https://t.co/BXGk5LAFOn
— VICE News (@VICENews) January 25, 2021
QAnon-inflected fascism will be the official position of, like, half the state-wide Republican parties by 2022.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 25, 2021
The QAnon Party has no place in American democracy https://t.co/hSDfFr2okq
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 24, 2021
QAnon seems now to have overlapped with sovereign citizens and any claims of Boogaloo Bois as somehow being the armed wing of BLM, is RW disinformation.
Ah, we partner with the armed libertarians, violently overthrow the government, usher in a new age of feudalism, forcethevote in each of our lords fiefdoms and then ForceTheVote…. now i get it! 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/yLRNoR1j6X
— Sam Seder (@SamSeder) January 25, 2021
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 19th president of the United States on March 4, 2021.
This is the latest conspiracy that QAnon followers have embraced in the wake of President Joe Biden’s inauguration last week, and extremist experts are worried that it highlights the way QAnon adherents are beginning to merge their beliefs — about the world being run by an elite cabal of cannibalistic satanist pedophiles —with even more extreme ideologies.
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) January 25, 2021
“There was some crossover between QAnon and the sovereign citizen movement before, but I’ve seen sovereign citizen ideas about the United States being a ‘corporation’ become more popular within QAnon and beyond in January,” Travis View, a conspiracy theory researcher, told VICE News.
“It’s concerning because it means QAnon is borrowing ideas from more-established extremism movements.”
Sovereign citizens believe that a law enacted in 1871 secretly turned the U.S. into a corporation and did away with the American government of the founding fathers. The group also believes that President Franklin D. Roosevelt sold U.S. citizens out in 1933 when he ended the gold standard and replaced it by offering citizens as collateral to a group of shadowy foreign investors.
Sovereigns use indecipherable legal filings based on arcane texts to separate themselves from the legal entities the government has supposedly created in their name in order to sell to investors.
It isn't just QAnon. We're all susceptible to hoaxes that play to our confirmation bias https://t.co/pmlBgeLMw1
— Mashable (@mashable) January 25, 2021
Was on @BBCWorld to talk about QAnon's reaction to President Biden's inauguration and "the storm" failing to materialise.
The anons didn't really take it well. pic.twitter.com/RVGOtkNQVH
— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan86) January 25, 2021
Harold Camping’s prediction for May 21, 2011 was widely reported, in part because of a large-scale publicity campaign by Family Radio, and it prompted ridicule from atheist organizations and rebuttals from Christian organizations. After May 21 passed without the predicted events, Camping said he believed that a “spiritual” judgment had occurred on that date, and that the physical Rapture would occur on October 21, 2011, simultaneously with the final destruction of the universe by God. Except for one press appearance on May 23, 2011, Camping largely avoided press interviews after May 21, particularly after he suffered a stroke in June 2011. After October 21, 2011 passed without the predicted apocalypse, the mainstream media labeled Camping a false prophet and commented that his ministry would collapse after the “failed ‘Doomsday’ prediction”.
In 1992, Harold Camping published a book titled 1994?, in which he proclaimed that Christ’s return might be on September 6, 1994. In that publication, he also mentioned that 2011 could be the end of the world. Camping’s predictions use 1988 as a significant year in the events preceding the apocalypse; this was also the year he left Alameda Bible Fellowship. As a result, some individuals criticized him for “date-setting.” Camping’s later publications, We are Almost There! and To God be The Glory, referred to additional Bible passages which, in his opinion, pointed to May 21, 2011, as the date for the Rapture and October 21, 2011, as the date for the end of the world.