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“The Radicalization Process”
QAnon was modeled on Al Qaeda and ISIS. Mike Flynn admired them.
In 2006, the FBI put out a report on the process of radicalizing people into joining Islamic extremist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda. It included this chart identifying the steps these groups use to groom, identify, radicalize and weaponize targeted individuals
Here’s the full report.
On January 20, 2018, less than three months after QAnon started, someone posted a short slide deck to Medium called “QAnon Radicalization Pathway” which expanded on the 2006 FBI slide above but follows the same format and draws the same conclusions. However, this wasn’t about ISIS recruiting and deploying violent extremists, it was about QAnon doing it.
January 2018 was still extremely early in the development of QAnon into a violent fifth column prepared to overthrow democracy. The remarkable thing about this slide is how accurately it identified and predicted exactly what would happen.
In March and April 2018 the chart was introduced to the QAnon audience and used by “Q” as proof that “clowns” (CIA) were infiltrating the QAnon movement.
Here’s a screenshot from 8chan (rebranded 8kun) of a long thread called “The Comprehensive Redpill Flow Chart” which is a project to radicalize “normies” into neo-nazi ideology. “Redpill” is a euphemism for indoctrination. This was perfectly predicted by the January 2018 slides.
Here is part of the “flow chart” — a list of Nazi propaganda and white supremacist screeds.
Julius Evola was an adviser to Hitler and promoted an extreme version of fascism that incorporated the occult and eliminationist ideas. Steve Bannon considers him a major influence.
Connected to the January 2018 chart are two other slides purporting to show a “de-radicalization plan” being planned. In reality this is an instruction manual on how to spread propaganda.
The third slide shows clearly that this is not an official government presentation or a plan to stop QAnon but rather a plan to protect and amplify it. All of these tactics were used by QAnon, including “deep cover real accounts,” some of whom are still operating as controlled opposition to protect QAnon — not to stop it.
What is critical to understand about these slides is that no one was really paying attention to QAnon in January 2018 — except a few of the “deep cover accounts” — much less predicting it would turn into a violent terrorist cult.
Also of note, the third stage of the chart above is as follows. Note the hashtag “#IAMQ.” As I have noted repeatedly, QAnon itself is deeply infused with “I AM” and related theosophy ideology. Many major QAnon accounts including “Snow White” aka @SnowWhite7IAM promoted “I AM” constantly.
Last year, Mike Flynn led a Christian church in a prayer by “I AM” cult Church Universal and Triumphant.
In 2010, Flynn wrote this paper which proposed taking the tactics learned from ISIS and al-Qaeda and bring them to America.
Mike Flynn learned the techniques used to radicalize Muslims into extremist violence while he was executing a modern version of the Crusades with his friend Erik Prince in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The conclusion of the document is eye-opening. Twelve years ago, Mike Flynn expressed his admiration for the “Russian bear.”