The QAnon ‘Storm’ Never Struck. Some Supporters Are Wavering, Others Steadfast : Inauguration Day: Live Updates : NPR

Former President Donald Trump did not declare martial law in his final minutes in office; nor did he reveal a secret plan to remain in power forever. President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were not sent to Guantánamo Bay. The military did not rise up and arrest Democratic leaders en masse.

QAnon is less a baseless conspiracy theory than an umbrella of many baseless conspiracy theories, but it centers on a belief that there is a shadowy cabal of pedophilic, satanic world leaders. For years, a mysterious figure called Q has issued promises that this cabal is on the verge of being exposed and defeated by Trump in a cataclysmic event that QAnon calls “the Storm.”

And two women who have expressed some support for QAnon, Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene, are now sitting members of Congress.

Will Sommer, who tracks conservative media and is working on a book about QAnon, wrote in the Daily Beast that even late on Wednesday morning, QAnon groups were still hopeful that the mass arrests would materialize. But after noon, “the mood changed quickly,” Sommer wrote, with supporters saying they felt fooled by Trump and felt sick…..some argue that Q is best understood as a religious movement).

The QAnon ‘Storm’ Never Struck. Some Supporters Are Wavering, Others Steadfast : Inauguration Day: Live Updates : NPR

The religious SSStorm was supposed to happen on inauguration day.. It did not happen, just like all of the other failed prophecies, made by false prophets.