QAnon confident Trump will be president March 4 as they adopt more conspiracy theories after January 20 let down
Followers of the cult were heartbroken when Joe Biden was sworn-in as president on January 20 -- thereby destroying their strong belief Trump would resume his bid to tussle with an elite faction of satanic pedophiles
Donald J. Trump will become president again on March 4 to continue his war against the "deep state," QAnon followers have reportedly declared. Followers of the cult were heartbroken when Joe Biden was sworn-in as president on January 20 -- thereby destroying their strong belief that Trump would remain in office and resume his bid to tussle with an elite faction of satanic pedophiles.
Believers were initially upset, but many have now reportedly renewed their confidence in "the plan" once again. A peculiar conspiracy theory started making rounds among QAnon followers over the weekend, according to Vice News.
The belief reportedly stems from the "sovereign citizen" movement that believes a secret law was passed in 1871 that turned the United States into a corporation by erasing the American government of its founding principles.
Followers of QAnon reportedly believe that President Franklin D. Roosevelt literally "sold U.S. citizens out" in 1933 when he secretly began offering citizens -- instead of gold -- as collateral to dubious foreign investors.
According to Vice News, QAnon has now adopted the theory and modified it to suit their beliefs. The theory has reportedly gone viral on Gab and Telegram, where most followers gathered to communicate after being kicked off Twitter.
The discourse even features certain documents regarding the 1871 act, attempting to make a case that Trump will be sworn in on March 4. The specific date reportedly comes from the fact that 1933 was also the year when inaugurations were changed from March 4 to January 20 in order to shorten the lame-duck period of outgoing presidents.
Trump will become the 19th president of the original republic, according to QAnon, leading to the destruction of the so-called corporation they believe the 1871 act created.
"There was some crossover between QAnon and the sovereign citizen movement before," conspiracy theory researcher Travis View told Vice News. "But I've seen sovereign citizen ideas about the United States being a ‘corporation’ become more popular within QAnon and beyond in January. It's concerning because it means QAnon is borrowing ideas from more-established extremism movements."
This comes as a theology expert has warned that QAnon could soon evolve into a religion. "Now that Biden is actually president and QAnon predictions about Trump’s continuing hold on power have failed to come to fruition, it would seem logical that they would pack up shop and admit that they were wrong," Candida Moss, a Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, wrote in The Daily Beast. "But if history has taught us anything it is that failed prophecies and frustrated predictions don’t always mark the beginning of the end for radical social movements."
Moss said that movements based on unfounded prophecies have historically morphed into religions numerous times. One example she cited was a movement from the 1830s called the Millerites.
The movement was named after New York farmer and Baptist preacher William Miller, who reportedly predicted that the Second Coming would happen in 1844. When it didn't happen, Miller furnished another date, but to no avail. Distressed followers, however, came together and morphed into the Seventh-day Adventist faith, per the report.