The Qanon conspiracy theory was one of the more unique incidents surrounding the 2020 election, and it appears as though there might be more where that came from.
In the run-up to 2020’s presidential contest, a mysterious internet user known as “Q Clearance Patriot”, (or simply “Q”), began posting a series of cryptic messages to clandestine online message boards. As more and more users began to follow along, they formed a sort of investigatory network that soon deciphered what they believed Q was telling them: That a massive, stealth war between Donald Trump and the Deep State was coming to a head.
Then, as Trump’s election loss became official, Q disappeared, only reemerging from the shadows this week, and with a rather ominous reintroduction.
On Friday night, someone with access to Q’s login credentials posted on 8kun, the anarchic internet community where Q last posted in December 2020.
“Shall we play a game once more?” the first post marking Q’s return to the board read, signed “Q.”
The message was written in the same clue-like format as thousands of earlier Q posts, dubbed “Q Drops” by their fans, that led to the creation of QAnon in late 2017.
The Q poster followed up with two more messages on Friday night. Asked why they had disappeared for more than a year, they wrote, “It had to be done this way.”
“Are you ready to serve your country again?” Q wrote in another post. “Remember your oath.”
The news will certainly act as a bit of a jolt within the MAGA Movement, and could lead to some strange storylines as we near the 2022 midterms.