Trust the plan. For four years, this simple three-word phrase paralysed all resistance to the Establishment. It was repeated over and over by followers of QAnon, a legendary poster on various underground imageboards, until it became a mantra. Those who repeated it seemed to be privy to some important secret plan to save the world.
Donald Trump came to power in 2016 on the promise of being an anti-Establishment President. The original three-word phrase, often spoken by him, was “Drain the Swamp”. Trump would drain the festering swamp that was Washington D.C. politics by ridding it of corruption. All we had to do was vote him into power and then wait for the wheels of justice to turn.
To that end, Trump was apparently working with military intelligence services to orchestrate a mass arrest of all the corrupt elements of the American Establishment. Trump supporters were led to believe that several tens of thousands of sealed indictments existed and, when the day came, these would all be unsealed and the bad guys would all be arrested.
Early in 2017 it started to dawn on people that Trump either couldn’t, or wouldn’t, do anything about the corruption in Washington. He got into power and then… nothing happened. Soon after that, people started asking themselves if they’d been had.
In order to quench the rising discontent caused by Trump’s inaction, a psyop known as the QAnon LARP was put into action. It was launched upon the world in October 2017, with a semi-plausible horseshit story about how Hillary Clinton was about to be arrested. This story renewed hope that the international pedophile cabal might soon be brought to justice.
From this date, until Joe Biden assumed the American Presidency in 2021, imageboards were inundated with posts from a mysterious figure named Q. Many supposed Q to be a high-ranking intelligence officer, as Q apparently revealed classified information in their posts, known as “Q drops”. Q’s posts all furthered the idea that mass arrests were imminent.
The “trust the plan” narrative played a crucial role here. By constantly hearing this phrase repeated, many people came to be convinced that not only was there a plan, but also that it was a wise plan and that it was in the process of execution. It seemed that, out there in the shadows, good guys with white hats were closing the noose around the bad guys with the black hats. All we had to do was lend our moral support to the plan and to not interfere.
The ultimate effect of getting people to wait on some vague plan was paralysis. Any time that someone suggested taking some kind of action, others would bleat “trust the plan”, and all progress would be neutralised. There was no reason to take any action oneself if the white hats had everything under control. In such a case, it would be better to sit back and not interfere.
The QAnon LARP sucked in an enormous number of Christians. This is probably due to the fact that it targeted the same mentality that predatory Christian preachers target: the smug, self-righteous delusion that one is privy to secret knowledge. As the Christians have passively waited for Jesus to return, instead of taking action, so have the Q cultists passively waited for their own messiah figure.
Now Trump is gone, and Q is heard from no more. Most Q cultists have, by now, realised that they were taken for fools.
The whole QAnon LARP bears a close resemblance to another psyop from almost a century previous – Operation Trust. This was a counterintelligence operation conducted in the early days of the Soviet Union.
The goal of Operation Trust was to convince monarchist forces, who had recently been ousted from power in the Bolshevik Revolution, to believe that anti-Bolshevik forces were organising and were about to stage a counter-revolution. These monarchist forces were convinced that their allies were organising behind the scenes and would take action at any moment. As such, it was best not to interfere.
In reality, the Bolsheviks were strengthening their position, using the delay to purge monarchists from the civil service and the security forces. By the time the monarchists got wise to the ruse, it was too late. The Bolsheviks had consolidated their control, condemning the Soviet people to the Holodomor and the horrors of the Gulag Archipelago.
The QAnon psyop was no doubt conducted for similar reasons, and appears to have achieved a similar effect. In the belief that nationalist forces were about to strike against the globalists, the actual nationalist forces did nothing, and squandered the opportunity they had from Donald Trump occupying the American Presidency. With the globalist Joe Biden now in charge, the real noose – that around our necks – will tighten.
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