Who are QAnon supporters? The QAnon subreddit, analyzed with data. – Vox

He went to /r/greatawakening, the community that drives the QAnon conspiracy theory, a pro-Trump theory that posits that the president is at the center of a fight against a pedophilia ring run by Democrats. Enough of these people have shown up at Trump rallies wearing Q T-shirts — in reference to the persona at the core of this conspiracy theory — that a reporter had to ask White House press secretary Sarah Sanders whether President Donald Trump supported QAnon. (She dodged the question.)

A key part of the QAnon narrative is that Donald Trump and Robert Mueller are working together to unearth a high-profile, Democrat-run pedophile ring.

We found that most participants are relatively casual conspiracy theorists. Their interest in /r/greatawakening largely comes from their enthusiastic support for Trump. (There’s also a handful of Bernie Sanders supporters mixed in.) Their interests coalesce around things like video games, cryptocurrency, men’s rights, and martial arts. Although Reddit doesn’t ask for demographic data, it’s not a reach to say they are predominantly white men.

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  1. This is What Libertarians Consider The Perfect State: A Miltarist Nuclearist State and what They call a purist Ethnostate (short for racist)

    https://beinglibertarian.com/visit-japan-see-alt-right-society-look-like/

    Visit Japan to See What an Alt-Right Society Would Look Like
    by John Engle October 5, 2016 Featured Articles, Politics

    “When people talk about the alt-right, and what its proponents want to see their society become, they frequently fall back on descriptions of the fascistic societies of 1930s Europe. Critics argue that a society governed on alt-right principles would be a dystopian hell of the kind that the free world rightly expended its full effort to destroy.

    Yet, that critical view is blinkered, because there is already a successful state operating on principles that mirror the tenets of the alt-right: Japan.

    In this article I will lay out five ways in which Japan is already living the alt-right dream, as well as outline why this matters to libertarianism and why people should be worried about it.

    It’s an ethno-state, and proud of it
    The alt-right is not a monolith, obviously. But major currents within it certainly harken back to a racially charged rhetoric and philosophy once popular amongst avowed white supremacists. The language has been sanitized, but the sentiments are largely the same. Jared Taylor, who has been described as “the intellectual godfather” of the alt-right, is an avowed race-realist. Race-realism is the latest rebranding of white nationalism and couches itself in a pseudo-scientific language, drawing at times on statistics (some genuine, some debunked) about disparities in intelligence tests between races, to build a case for racial separation and the creation of a white ethno-state. Taylor and his views are no fringe in the movement; he has moved in the same circles as alt-right darlings Milo Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInnes. The desire for a white ethno-state unquestionably runs deep in the alt-right’s “intellectual” circles.

    While those views have long been considered outlandish and taboo in the American mainstream (and continue to be so for the most part in spite of the tech-savvy alt-right rebrand), they are long-established policy in Japan. Japanese nationality and identity is deeply bound up in ethnicity. It is excruciatingly difficult to immigrate to Japan, and few who do are ever allowed to become full citizens. While laws promise non-discrimination to immigrants, policies severely restrict entry, and business and social practice all hold with a sense of deep ethno-centrism.”

    THEY PROBLY LOVE THE UKRAINE TOO: THE PERFECT PURIST ETHNOSTATE

    NEVERMIND THAT BOTH JAPAN AND UKRAINE ARE THE TWO MOST RADIOACTIVE SHITHOLES ON THE PLANET POISED FOR FALLING APART.
    THE FASCIST ABE IS DETERMINED TO OPEN MORE DANGEROUS REACTORS TO FLOOD THE WORLD WITH MORE DEADLY RADIONUCLIDES FROM CATASTROPHES LIKE FUKUSHIMA. TRUMP

    NEVERMIND, THAT THERE ARE ROVING GANGS OF NEONAZIS TERRORIZING THE COUNTRYSIDE IN THE UKRAINE. THAT IT IS IN A PERMANENT STATE OF CIVIL WAR

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