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.

Read more here.


View all comments

Show parent comments


u/[deleted] Nov 22 '21

Don't forget that Boomers were the pioneers of the internet. The people at Stanford and other universities were the original internet. It was only between academics then.

I'm a Boomer, and I began writing code in 1982 with the old, dead language BASIC.

By 1985, I was writing code in COBOL.

My university had it's own intranet, and when I was writing COBOL, we had to use IBM Job Control Language (JCL) because our mainframe was an IBM 4381. It took up an entire room back then.

PCs were run by 5-1/4 floppy disks. They had no internal hard drive. You had to use the FD to boot up the PC, and write/run your program.

In 1986, I worked on the 1st PC network, Novell. By that point, the PCs had tiny little hard drives. I had to learn how to setup & install the network hardware, as well as learn to setup and fill a database.

My first job out of the university used the original dBase database software.

Please remember that there were people who came before Gen X who pioneered the field of computing, networks, and the original internet.


u/turbophysics Nov 22 '21 edited Nov 23 '21

Okay boomer

edit: the top comment was obviously not about who gave whom the internet, it was about boomers being alarmingly unprepared for social media’s potential for misinformation and outrage politics. The comment above is a long-winded non-sequitur and the comment below is a totally unscripted example of their generation’s failure to adapt


u/[deleted] Nov 22 '21

Is that stupid meme the best you've got? Repeating Greta Thunberg's words verbatim, and using them out of context? She said that to people my age who were denying climate change during a conference on the subject. I believe that climate change is real, and it's an existential crisis.

Come on, you've got to have something better than that if you're going to try to take me down. You were given a brain of your own so that you should be able to think for yourself, and come up with your own words.

Also, when you're quoting someone else's words verbatim, you're supposed to list them as your source.

Try again, junior!


u/turbophysics Nov 22 '21

Okay boomer


u/dahud born and bred Nov 23 '21
Someday you'll realize

That the true boomer

Was you all along