Stuart Thompson, the opinion editor at The New York Times, spent three weeks listening to people talk in a QAnon online community. The voices of the participants are embedded in his piece. Some of this stuff is chilling.
Here is a taste:
As President Biden’s inauguration ticked closer, some of Donald Trump’s supporters were feeling gleeful. Mr. Trump was on the cusp of declaring martial law, they believed. Military tribunals would follow, then televised executions, then Democrats and other deep state operatives would finally be brought to justice.
These were honestly held beliefs. Dozens of Trump supporters spoke regularly over the past three weeks on a public audio chat room app, where they uploaded short recordings instead of typing. In these candid digital confessionals, participants would crack jokes, share hopes and make predictions.
Read the entire piece here.