Did you know that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is about to be reinstated to the White House? You didn’t? Then you must have missed the message in a 2013 episode of “The Simpsons,” which members of the QAnon cult say is proof-positive that the Donald is headed back to the office of the presidency.
A report from Vice News reveals that something said by German lawmaker Friedrich Merz about the Russian invasion of Ukraine has set off a new wave of bizarre claims by the QAnon faithful.
In his speech, Merz misspeaks and says that everyone will remember where they were on September 24, rather than February 24, the day Russia invaded. Merz corrected himself in the official record of the Bundestag, but QAnon followers in Germany believed they’d spotted Merz revealing a detail of a secret plan. One member of a German Telegram channel pointed out that in episode 9 of Season 24 (9/24, Sept. 24, get it?) of the animated sitcom, the plot revolves around a group of preppers.
Preppers, as in doomsday preppers, who are convinced the end of civilization is just around the corner:
In particular, the characters discuss WROL, or Without Rule of Law, which is doomsday-prepper lingo for the complete breakdown of society after a major catastrophe. The episode also features an electromagnetic pulse device, which QAnon followers believe will usher in ’10 days of darkness’ and ultimately the return of former President Donald Trump to the Oval Office.
Got that? The breakdown of society, an electromagnetic device, days of darkness, and just like that Trump is back in office. How’s that for paranoid delusion?
Oh, and the latest bullshit conspiracy theory among the QAnon throngs even includes members of Donald Trump’s family, who have attended events where the the doomsday scenario was openly discussed.
Everything from nuclear armageddon to a financial reset to widespread water poisoning and an armed revolution has been predicted by those spinning these conspiracies to their followers. Last weekend, one of the speakers at the conspiracy-filled Reawaken America conference series, where Trump’s two adult sons have spoken in the past, told the audience that “the day of vengeance” was a week away, before adding: “We’re going to watch it happen.”
So then next time you watch what you think may be a harmless cartoon or laugh along as Homer Simpson gets his comeuppance, keep in mind there’s another message behind what you see, and it all leads to the fall of civilization and Donald Trump being president yet again.