Conspiracy theories have existed for as long as humanity has been conscious of the wider world. What matters is if they are allowed to flourish or sent to the shadows.
Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America, by Fever Dreams co-host Will Sommer, was published last month. After diving into the world of QAnon, he reveals what built it up to the movement it has become and what can be done to stop it.
The narrative is a combination of first-person interviews and an examination of the elements of this perspective. Built up since the 2020 Presidential election, the internet (and social media by extension), a number of influential politicians, and world events, QAnon’s influence has spread across the globe.
My first thought is to laugh at these people. Anyone with a brain can see the holes that a truck can go through. But then it becomes a problem when those with influence start to believe the theories and follow through on them.
What gives me hope is that it is possible to stop QAnon. We just have to buck up and do what needs to be done.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America is available wherever books are sold.