Man who escaped QAnon cult has terrifying prediction of what group will do next

Man who escaped QAnon cult has terrifying prediction of what group will do next

An ex-QAnon member has candidly opened up about his experience with the cult and their twisted fantasies fuelled with bizarre and creative lies - and he fears that it’s a doomsday cult that’s about to explode into violence.

Most people turn a blind eye to the unbelievable conspiracy theories, and with social media clamping down on absurd claims, it feels as though QAnon is dying a slow death.

But, former member Jitarth Jadeja revealed that QAnon is very much alive and they’re still waiting for the “storm” to arrive.

Without Trump in office and the mysterious ‘Q’ directing the community, QAnon has become a more decentralised movement with untamable beliefs and a stronger distrust in the institution.

A movement with no real motive can become a serious issue. Jadeja expressed his concern that “QAnon has a lot in common with doomsday cults and in the past, doomsday cults turned violent.”

Stating that he was not surprised by the January 6 Capitol Riots, he said: “Eventually, Anons will get tired of waiting for the Storm. Then, they will take the bringing of the martial law into their own hands.

“I had lost two years of my life to a vile conspiracy crafted by a psychopath,” he said. “I had even introduced my dad to it. He is still a follower; I can’t get through to him.”

He warned that everyday people are “underestimating the real-world danger.”

Jadeja fell deep into the QAnon world in the winter of 2017 which tried to glamourise the idea of violence against notable figures – with no proof that these ideas were even close to the truth. “I was looking forward to the execution of Hillary Clinton,” he told Politico, “whom Q portrayed as a paedophile and a murderer. I would have cheered.”

“I internalised the idea that the world was run by the Cabal, a Satan-worshiping child-molesting group of liberal politicians, Hollywood moguls, billionaires and other influential elites,” he said. “I believed that Donald Trump was leading the fight against the Cabal and that there was a plan in place to defeat them. I couldn’t wait for the coming of the Storm.”

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He added: “QAnon showed me that I can be enthusiastic about violence, and it’s hard to forgive myself for that.”

In June 2019, Jadeja “escaped the lie” after discovering that QAnon was nothing but a sick and twisted fiction.

QAnoners believed that the phrase “tippy top” was Trump’s way of signalling that everything was heading in the right direction for the fight against the so-called “deep state.” But after further research delving into the origin of the saying, he discovered “Trump had always used this phrase a lot, long before he ever ran for the presidency and Q came to be.”

While Jadeja felt “politically homeless”, opening up to media outlets about his escape was “cathartic.” He said: “I even apologised to Anderson Cooper on his show for having once thought that he ate babies.”

Speaking about his goal, Jadeja candidly said he’d like other former QAnon followers to share their experience, so he can “fade away into obscurity and bum around.”

“I had a life before this and I want to go back to it,” he concluded.

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