For the last several months, right-wing conspiracy theorist and Infowars Washington bureau chief Jerome Corsi has been spending hours online every day “decoding” the cryptic message-board posts made by a figure known as “Q,” whom Corsi and other fringe activists believe is a high-ranking member of the Trump administration who has been leaving clues about President Trump’s secret plan to root out government corruption and take down those involved in a supposed massive satanic pedophile ring.
The conspiracy theory has been dubbed “The Storm” and Corsi has been one of its leading proponents, but now it appears as if Corsi is souring on Q and the mysterious figure’s endless stream of predictions that never come true.
Last month, Q told followers to get ready because the “mother of all bombs” was going to be dropped that week. But when nothing happened except for the release of a heavily redacted report from Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, Corsi lashed out at Q and Trump on Twitter and YouTube.
In the days that followed, Q left a post warning that some in the “movement” are simply in it to make money and create a name for themselves:
Be careful who you are following.
Some are profiting off this movement.
Some are building a big following off this movement only then to retreat and go mainstream.
Patriots make sacrifices.
Some, the ultimate sacrifice.
Patriots are SELFLESS.
Do they ask for monthly payments to remain Patriots?
To some, it’s only about the money.
Those who would seek personal gain at the expense of others in this movement has an agenda.
This is not a game.
The only profit we should all be striving for is TRUE FREEDOM.
God bless you all.
Corsi is apparently convinced that this criticism was directed at him and he responded to Q, as well as those we are attacking him for criticizing Q, during a livestream yesterday in which he suggested that those who don’t like his attacks on Q are themselves trolls who are being paid to disrupt the movement.
“We’ve got plenty of people here who don’t like me attacking Q,” Corsi said. “Look, I’m going to attack Q when Q is wrong. I’m sorry. If he doesn’t like it, tough.”
“Whether Q likes it or not, I’m resolved now to raise more money for the movement—more resolved than I have ever been—and create some structures in which we can go to war,” he added. “And if Q doesn’t like it, not my problem. I was in the battle way before Q and I’ll probably be in this battle long after Q.”
Corsi said that he is going to start seeking out other sources of information and that a lot of the info he has already gathered didn’t even come from Q in the first place, which prompted a commentator to attack him and suggest that he call his next book “Killing The Truth.”
“That’s a good idea,” Corsi snarked back. “Why don’t you just go vote for Hillary next time.”
As criticism continued to roll in, Corsi grew increasingly fed up with “all these trolls” who are attempting to “divide the movement.”
“I hope you’re amusing yourself,” Corsi said, “because that’s the kind of thinking that will really defeat us. How much are these trolls over here getting paid to be trolls? This is a massive attack that we’re under.”