It seems to be a law of nature that the less anyone knows about something, the more certain they are about it.
There’s a certain logic to this, which is that someone who knows very little about something usually possesses one or two incontrovertible facts about it, about which they are accordingly perfectly certain. It’s only when they find out a little bit more about it that they realise that what they had regarded as facts weren’t really quite as solidly factual as they had thought. Yes, it’s true that sailing ships are blown along by wind. But occasionally the wind is so strong that it capsizes them. And sometimes there’s no wind at all to blow them along. And, no, they don’t always run before the wind, going whichever way it blows: sometimes they tack across the wind, and sometimes they almost sail straight into the wind. So what started out as a simple fact about sailing ships gets gradually hedged around with exceptions, with ifs and buts and maybes and sometimes. And so I imagine that if I ever got talking to a sailor who had spent his life sailing ships across the seas, he’d quite likely say that the wind and the sea was an infinite mystery about which he knew almost nothing.
I’ve been having the same experience with atmospheric physics. When I started studying it I thought it would all be quite simple and straightforward. Now that I’ve had a few tries, it’s become far more mysterious and unfathomable than I ever imagined. So much so that I can say with confidence that I now know less about it than when I started.
And over the past couple of months I’ve been getting interested in Q. And Q is another mystery.
Q is the discovery of Jerome Corsi. Or perhaps it would be truer to say that Q is the invention of Jerome Corsi. For I’m not sure that he actually exists.
Perhaps the best introduction to Q is the one that he himself provided a few days ago, of Donald Trump tracing the letter “Q” in the air as he spoke about the trade war he’s just started.
Who is Q? According to Corsi, Q is someone from US Military Intelligence who is working very closely with Donald Trump in his battle against Globalism and the Deep State. He works with him so closely that he even predicts from time to time what Trump is going to say or do, sometimes just a few minutes or hours before Trump says it or does it.
Q has been posting brief, enigmatic, and sometimes indecipherable messages on a thread on 4chan. He came to Corsi’s attention sometime late last year, when somebody told Corsi that Q had been mentioning the titles of a few of Corsi’s books. That was what started Corsi paying attention to him, and becoming convinced that Q was a deep insider in the Trump administration, with uncanny insight into Trump’s activities (and a lot of other people’s activities as well). And Corsi now spends much of his time decoding Q’s cryptic posts, and translating them for his viewers.
For Corsi has now started a live video channel where he analyses Q’s posts, and tries to answer questions about them from the thousands of viewers (and fellow analysts) he has attracted from all over the world.
Who’s Jerome Corsi. According to Wikipedia:
Jerome Robert Corsi (born August 31, 1946) is an American author, political commentator, and conspiracy theorist best known for his two New York Times Best Selling books: The Obama Nation and Unfit for Command (with co-author John O’Neill). Both books, the former written in 2008 and the latter in 2004, attacked Democratic presidential candidates and were criticized for including numerous inaccuracies.
In other books and columns for conservative sites such as WorldNetDaily and Human Events, Corsi has discussed topics that are considered conspiracy theories, such as the alleged plans for a North American Government, the theory that President Barack Obama is not a United States citizen, criticism of the United States government for allegedly covering up information about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and alleged United States support of Iran in its attempts to develop nuclear weapons.
In 2017, he became the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the conspiracy theory website InfoWars.
Corsi knows Trump. Corsi also has a new book, out yesterday, and already at number 5 on Amazon: Killing The Deep State.
I first came across Corsi on Infowars last year. He talks in a slow, steady voice. He never gets angry. He’s always polite. I can’t say that I’m much interested in Obama, or 9/11, or most other conspiracy theories. But Q isn’t another conspiracy theory. Q is more like a TV soap opera, or an internet version of the X Files. It’s an unfolding story, which goes whichever way Q takes it. The story is the trail of clues that Q leaves, and which Corsi (and now his army of assistants) then decode. What makes it riveting is that all the characters in the story are real people: Trump, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange. Q is, or purports to be, a new Deep Throat. Only instead of meeting Washington Post reporters on street corners at night, he posts publicly on 4chan. And Q provides an alternative account of what Trump is doing.
I don’t myself read Q’s posts on 4chan. Nor do I watch Corsi’s live feed. Instead I watch YouTube (from which he was briefly banned) videos of Corsi talking about Q, and decoding his posts. And these days there are new videos, usually an hour or so long, posted up every day. And in these videos, Q from time to time drops some interesting new ‘crumbs’, such as:
Donald Trump has already met Kim Jong Un. He secretly met him when he visited China in November. The meeting was organised by China’s Xi. At the meeting, Kim agreed to stop firing rockets and detonating nukes. And has been keeping his word. Their meeting in May will be their second meeting.
Jeff Sessions is busy indicting and arresting lots of people. The MSM simply isn’t reporting it.
Theresa May is a “ghost” prime minister, installed in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. And she has been “neutralised”.
Edward Snowden has left Moscow, and is now in either Shanghai or Hong Kong.
Angela Merkel is a close relative of Adolf Hitler.
Obama and the Clintons won’t be tried in civilian courts, which are packed with Obama-era judges. They will be instead tried in military courts. Q jokes that Obama will seek Kenyan nationality.
Trump didn’t want to run for president. He was asked to run by people in the military who had been plotting a coup to overthrow Obama until they were persuaded to do it democratically. Trump is very, very closely guarded by the US military. He’s the most closely guarded president in US history.
After dealing with North Korea, Trump will deal with Iran, and then with Israel.
Some of those things I can easily believe. Some I can’t. But Q (as decoded by Corsi) regularly provides a different perspective. It’s an alternative take on the ‘news’.
I’m treating it as a fascinating soap opera, a kind of topical X Files. I half think that Q is a real person, and I half think he’s a fictional character. But I’m hooked on it much like I got hooked on the X Files or Star Trek. It’s a new genre. And it tells a new and different story. And the story has the added twist that it might just be true.
Anyway, here’s Corsi’s YouTube video from yesterday, 13 March 2018. It takes a while (15+ minutes?) before Corsi returns to Q (In fact, this video is more a general discussion of the Trump presidency, Tillerson, Snowden, Assange, Hillary).