Conspiracy theorists tapped in to “The Storm” have declared today to be the day in which they “post a continuous barrage of memes” in order to prepare the nation for the release of a video that they believe will serve as the “nail in many coffins” for liberal politicians who are involved in a massive alleged pedophile cult.
The Storm is a conspiracy theory that has captured the imaginations of “Pizzagate” truthers who believe that the highest ranking liberal political and business leaders are engaged in a secret satanic pedophile ring dedicated to trafficking and abusing children. At the helm of The Storm sits an anonymous poster on 4chan and then 8chan message boards known only as “Q.” Many followers of The Storm believe “Q” to be a high-ranking government official whom President Trump has ordered to leave cryptic clues—dubbed “crumbs” by conspiracy theorists—about supposed behind-the-scene efforts to unravel the alleged pedophile ring. An archive site of QAnon posts has documented nearly 1,000 cryptic messages since late October of last year.
Since the theory began in October, hordes of people have been engaged with it. YouTube videos about “QAnon” regularly rack up hundreds of thousands of views. The most dedicated participants in the conspiracy theory, including Infowars Washington bureau chief Jerome Corsi, spend hours per day in Discord chat rooms attempting to decode posts written by “Q.”
Now, these activists believe they have been ordered by Trump to “set the stage” for the impending release of a video concerning Hillary Clinton that they say will contain footage that is “impossible to defend” and will lead to the undoing of the liberal elite.
On March 23, “Q” posted a cryptic string of phrases that contained text “Stage_5:5.”
Earlier this month, amateur researchers engaged in The Storm interpreted this dispatch and concluded that the “5:5” text is connected to other posts from “Q” claiming there would be a drop of a “raw vid” that will serve as the “nail in many coffins” for liberals and that President Trump had ordered them to “Set the STAGE”:
Today, in order to set the stage, believers of The Storm conspiracy theory are flooding social media with hashtags, videos and images aimed at building suspense for the supposed impending release.
On Twitter, an image carrying the banner “QAnon Think Tank” detailed instructions for the campaign:
Clock Activated. #HRCVideo
— Past proves future (@B754344255) March 27, 2018
The image detailing instructions for the campaign was spread by crackpot conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin, who has placed herself in the center of The Storm, as well as many other accounts that have been relentless in spamming Twitter with hype about “Q” and the suspected revelations to come.
Since then, thousands of people have flooded Twitter on behalf of the campaign.
True believers of The Storm and “QAnon” are convinced that the Trump administration has promised to produce various documents proving their conspiracy theories, including video of global elites butchering children. The conspiracy theory has even been picked up by anti-choice group Operation Rescue, which believes that “Q” will deliver them damning information about Planned Parenthood.