Tag: QAnon

Revisiting the Authoritarian Personality: Pseudoconservatism and QAnon

In his latest piece on Adorno’s Authoritarian Personality, CARR Doctoral Fellow, Andrew Woods, unpacks Adorno’s definition of pseudoconservatism and determines whether we can use this concept to understand those who follow QAnon. Introduction  The authors of the famous 1950 study The Authoritarian Personality (AP)—Theodor Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel J. Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford—hypothesize that it is… Continue reading “Revisiting the Authoritarian Personality: Pseudoconservatism and QAnon”

QAnon has gone from fringe conspiracy to full-blown cult

Attempts to ban and censor the group have only given it more power and helped usher in a new era of the far right. On 12 August, Donald Trump endorsed a congressional candidate from Georgia, the victor in a Republican primary runoff held the previous day. Like an alarmingly increasing number of congressional hopefuls and… Continue reading “QAnon has gone from fringe conspiracy to full-blown cult”

‘The Plan’: Analysing the QAnon conspiracy theory on 8kun

The QAnon conspiracy theory is part of a larger esoteric belief system known as the ‘Great Awakening’. The enclosed map reveals the depth and breadth of this pseudo-religious belief system. Are more and more people shunning reality to cross over into unfounded and shadow worlds? On 20 February 2020, Tobias Rathjen uploaded a video message… Continue reading “‘The Plan’: Analysing the QAnon conspiracy theory on 8kun”