February 14, 2021 ☼ qanon
“She wasn’t always like this,” Sam said. “It just keeps getting worse.”
Elaina lost her mom to QAnon three years ago, not long after Q’s first post on 4chan, an 8kun predecessor, in late 2017. What started as idle curiosity is now a full-fledged addiction. Her mother spends hours every day watching YouTube and BitChute videos discussing things like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mutilating children and drinking their blood to get high off a drug called adrenochrome — a QAnon theory known as “frazzledrip,” which she believes to be true.
It’s a cult.
The story is unbelievably sad. When we talk about “deprogramming” this is what folks talk about, not your run-of-the-mill conservative.