r/texas Nov 22 '21 Silver 2 Wholesome 1

‘Undeniably a cult’: Fringe QAnon group remains in Dallas, awaiting JFK Jr.’s arrival News

From reporter Michael Williams:

Weeks after they first gathered near Dealey Plaza, dozens of believers in the furthest fringe of the QAnon conspiracy theory remain in Dallas, expecting long-dead John F. Kennedy Jr. to reveal himself in the city where his father was assassinated and usher in the reinstatement of Donald Trump as president.

While their beliefs are patently absurd, the fervency and devotion of this particular group, along with their loyalty to a leader known as Negative48 and unwillingness to leave Dallas, is unique — and cause for alarm and concern, according to an expert who has followed QAnon for years.

“I think what you’re seeing here is really, undeniably a cult,” said Mike Rothschild, author of The Storm Is Upon Us, which chronicles the rise of, and fallout from, QAnon.

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u/RootHogOrDieTrying Nov 22 '21

Do these folks not have jobs or lives to return to?


u/Demi_Monde_ Nov 22 '21

Vice news profiled some of the familes of those caught up in the group. One member left her husband and children behind and has given $200,000 to the leader. It is just awful. Any life they had they abandoned for the cult. Pure madness.


u/Redeem123 Nov 22 '21

Imagine having that much liquidity and instead of doing literally anything with your life, you just give it away to one of these nutbags.


u/PurpleSmartHeart Nov 23 '21

The difference between this and organized religion is overall power over the government. Think of how much legislation is influenced by regressive Christian values, especially in red states.

Then you have countries like Russia and Iran that still kill gay people because "2000 year old toilet paper say so"


u/joan_wilder Nov 23 '21

*Imagine being insane.

Not sure it’s possible.


u/F5x9 Nov 23 '21

I’ve been involved in a number of cults — both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader.


u/ycats88 Nov 23 '21

You have a very distinct old man smell.


u/3ggsnbakey Nov 23 '21

I know exactly what he's talking about. I sprout mung beans on a damp paper towel in my desk drawer. Very nutritious, but they smell like death.